monk191 (607) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very strong tasting chocolate stout. Pours like black syrup, with a nice tab head. Smells and tastes of chocolate as well as coffee and caramel. Definitely more of a chocolate taste then most of its kind.
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scefer (8) - - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scored this beer for under $3 at a local grocery store. There is a slight chocolate aroma, but not much. Tasted is a solid stour with a good chocolate presence, but nothing overwhelming. Overall for the price this is a very solid beer, I’ve actually purchased this one a few times now. It’s a great buy when your looking for a solid beer without having to dish out too much dough.
Nik925 (725) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow...a double aliased beer...that’s how you build a brand....
Anyway, hard to find any chocolate in the aroma, just smells like a boring stout. Flavor has a slight hint of chocolate but mostly only the bitter aspects and those can easily be confused (or correctly identified) as crappy hops. An average stout...the chocolate is hardly worth mentioning.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed via trader joes for 2 bucks. Some rich dark cocoa on the nose with form dark coffee. Clean black, thinnish body, mocha head. Amazing balance of dark grain, chocolate, and coffee. I’m serious. Such a deal!
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 I found this to be a pretty solid beer. The flavor is good, plenty of consistent chocolate throughout. A decent thickness. Pleasantly surprised. Thanks Trader Joe’s! Had again under Underworld label. Still liked it a bit.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light roasty and sweet, bland but not offensive. Sweet and some caramel candy sugary and cocoa. Flavor starts sweet, quickly picking up a more bitter chocolate, which is good until it becomes metallic and astringent. Finishes bitter and sharp. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At last, a cheap chocolate stout bomber from my favorite purveyor of cheap brews. This one pours an opaque dark brown, almost black, with an almost nonexistent head and no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of coffee. Texture is befitting a stout, but more oily than creamy. Taste is almost sour, with chocolate coming up in the finish. A decent but not great offering, which proves that cheap craft beer is not an oxymoron.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown in color with a rather sizable tan head. Not a bad aroma, actually. Some chocolate along with roasted malt and a mild toffee sweetness. There might even be a touch of vanilla. The roasted malt is the most dominant flavor, but there is a little bit of toffee and chocolate in there. The vanilla that seemed present on the nose doesn’t really come through at all. The body on this beer is incredibly thin and light.
StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Purchased as Boatswain Chocolate stout from Trader Joes. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is mild and indistinct with traces of mocha, coffee and dark fruits. The taste is earthy with leaves, dirt, raisins and dark bitter chocolates. The palate is unbalanced starting thin and closing pasty. Finishes short and dry. Overall: Not bad, but not much to recommend it either. A great value at $1.99 a bomber at Trader Joes.
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in the big bottle from Trader Joes. Interesting brew. Like the chocolate flavor but it really likes the creaminess you expect from a stout. Really kind of watery, but still very good.