DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad for the price, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. So, it’s just all right but worth a try at $2/bomber.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from TJ’s - Not bad at all! I thought the finish was a little funky, and it reminded me of tropical fruit. sort of an odd hop selection, but solid beer, especially considering the value.
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout"
22 oz bottle from Trader Joes,Salem OR. $1.99
Quite an attractive looking beer black,maybe darker brown accents and a lovely thick and rocky tan head.
Aroma pretty nondescript..little cocoa and very little chocolate,nutty and slight roast mostly
Taste has more semi-bitter chocolaty/cocoa nibs and some lacticity(if that is even a word!). But its pretty shallow.
OK mouthfeel nothing great but not too watery.
Overall a lite stout not much to it but it isnt horrid
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had some nice roast and chocolate scents. Taste is quite watered down, pretty weak.
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DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geez! Three re-directs from "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" to get to this page. Anyway, $2/bomber at Trader Joe’s. Big rocky foam pour in my Nonick. Smell does have some coffee and chocolate overtones. Appearance is solid black with brown foam. Taste is pretty nice. Some cocoa on on the front, but in the back is the bitterness of coffee roast that does little more than hold the taste rating to a 6. Well, the label actually admits to 66 IBU, which is kind of high for a Stout. Had they cut the hops back and let it finish a tad sweeter, it could be a nice chocolate stout. Maybe a little low on the rating side, but I’d have no trouble recommending this as a good $2 bomber!
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours super dark brown... Light brown head... Aroma is chocolate and raisens...some nuts in there also...taste is similar... Not the smoothest stout... but jeez...for a 2 buck bomber...i will buy this again.. Pretty suprised... Was expecting crap since the other 2 trader joes beers i bought were just "drinkable"
Bacterial (1370) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$3 for a bomber - is this total crap?? I am happy to report 'No'! Thin tan head over a very dark black body. Aroma is chocolate with some mild burnt malt. Mouthfeel is thin, carbonation is good - taste is chocolate malt roast, chocolate bitter and a nice stout undertone. Not too shabby!
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Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best of the three beers that I bought in this line from Trader Joe’s (only skipping the American IPA). It has a pronounced chocolate note with a very tempered finish. That one over one woman at the picnic I was at, who was concerned about the bitterness of dark beers (a concern I answered by noting that there is no correlation between "dark" and "bitter"). My wife also remarked that this would go particularly well in a stout float. Could be. Good value at $1.99 if your standards in stouts aren’t extraordinarily high. Bottle.
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Trader Joes. This not a bad stout, especially for the $2 bomberr. Low carbonation and thick, rich palate. Flavor is moderately roasted grain and coffee. Flavor has some coffee and light chocolate, somewhat sweet.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and astringent finish. The taste is rich chocolate notes, roasted malts. Medium bodied.