TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a nice murky black with a frothy tan head that steadily fades, leaving some light lacing on the glass. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, slight hops, slight coffee and a tiny bit of smoke. Taste arrive with a bit more smoke (unexpected but not at all unpleasant,) turning to dark chocolate and coffee, dry finish. Somewhat watery mouthfeel but has very nice carbonation for the breed. A rather good chocolate stout; there are better of course but at a mere $4 CDN a bottle not many that offer this good a glass at that good a bargain.
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottly split with Dave on October 4th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours black with white head.
Aroma: Faint roast, chocolate syrup.
Taste: Chocolate that is slightly artificial, faint roast, very faint bitterness.
Summary: Drinkable but just okay, mostly bought because of the name.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very good. Barely any chocolate in this beer and it was way too thin to hold substantial flavor. Needs more body and a better malt back to tasty like much of anything.
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A mostly black with a ring of beige. A syrupy chocolate nose. This tastes ashy more than chocolate. Not great at all.
brosco (5) - - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very soft texture. Taste of raspberry with a hint of minty orange fruit snack. Very appetizing, but not repeatable.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, coffee color, with generous head. Chocolate, coffee, nutty, caramel aromas. Rich, creamy, chocolaty, roast, coffee, caramel flavors & aftertaste. Very sweet with some mild bitterness.
Tejas (920) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle says Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Oh well. A nice little stout here. I like the 5.4%. It’s a session beer that has good body and good flavor.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is light chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is watery, bitter chocolate. Glad it was cheap and I bought only one.
nearbeer (4121) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz, double aliased "Boatswain" version. Opaque black with a little ring of bubbles. Aroma of caramel and light cocoa. Taste is similar, with a bit more cocoa and some tart apple fruitiness. Light-medium body is watery, sweetish and a tad too fizzy.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rhinelander Boatswain Chocolate Stout, 650mL bottle, Trader Joe’s Roswell. Black pour, brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Tastes of dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee, and caramel. Finishes with a creamy, milk caramel flavor with coffee liquor mixed in. Really, not all that enjoyable. It is a decent Chocolate Stout, considering the source of the beer.