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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This beer pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head and smell of toasted coffee and light cocoa. It has a pronounced roasted coffee flavour with slightly sweet cocoa notes concluding with a subtle, well balanced, hop bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (346) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This is the Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny Stout with the exact same label as pictured here. Pours a dark brown with a creamy, tan, two finger head that fades within a few minutes and leaves a slight lacing. Aroma is chocolate and malt with hints of coffee and caramel. Not faint, but not very strong either. Taste is cocoa and roasted coffee with hints of maple syrup and molasses. Finishes with a decent hoppy bitterness. Body is on the lighter-medium side with a slight creamy texture. Carbonation is a tad heavy and stings the tounge and mouth. Nice long finish of cocoa and hops. Overall a decent chocolate stout. Certainly nothing ground breaking, but far from bad. I only paid $2.99 for the 22oz at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Indiana, so definitely worth the price.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Boatswain chocolate stout from Trader Joeís. Opague brown, black color topped by a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate with subtle roasted, smoked almonds. Rich cappuccino malt flavor, sweet cocoa and dried fruit. Light bodied for a stout, creamy with very little carbonation. Some herbal hops in finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pour is dark brown with mild tan-brown head. Aroma is sweet coffee with smoky-barley flavor, mild chocolate notes. Taste is sweet, more syrup than expected, but has nice light bitter ending. Mild carbonation, slick somewhat oil like mouth feel overall. Good beer, one or two at a time max

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5153) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bomber as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joeís. The body was black with a medium tan slightly orange tinted head. The nose is milk chocolate with some light coffee. A tatse is light citrus and coffee is up front along with some molasses. There is also some canned peaches.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandfishin (9) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
Bottle from Trader Joes. Great beer!! Very malty aroma. Taste of malt and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light and smooth. Overall very good. I will buy this again! Definately worth more than the $1.99 I paid for a 22oz bottle! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Two aliases later I find the right page. Bottle. Black with a thin creamy yellowish tan head. Smells like cocoa powder and caramel with some floral vanilla notes. Tastes of cocoa powder caramel and candy sweet vanilla. A bit too sweet for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
A $2 chocolate stout? Long live Trader Joeís of Williamsburg, Virginia! 22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass. A: Pours a surprisingly thick looking dark burgundy color with faint hints of light coming through. The head is a rather fizzy one finger tan color with low retention and underwhelming texture. Very little lacing. S: Actually fairly solid. It has a nice roasted malt and coffee profile, but only a hint of chocolate. I didnít expect Choklat (at all), so itís not really disappointing. T: It doesnít have a huge chocolate presence...rather, itís strong with coffee and roast. Light fruity tones also exist on the back end, with some light hoppiness. You can kind of tell that the brewers cut corners here and there - it has a bit of an unrefined macro lager-esque grain profile, only roasted - but this isnít nasty or undrinkable. I could see myself easily finishing the bomber, and I think I will. M: Thin bodied and a little watery, with a bone dry finish and moderately strong carbonation. I hate to use the "it drinks like a porter" spiel...but it drinks like a porter. At least its very drinkable. O: Not bad at all! If this were a $7 bomber, Iíd kvetch and whine about this being a failure of a chocolate stout, but considering it was $2, Iíd say this is a shockingly decent dark beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (10128) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa powder, toasted barley, lightly roasted coffee and toasted black malt. Cocoa seems a bit artificial. Lighter than average body. Very drinkable, just not much to it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (4311) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Aroma is roasted malts and fruit, not much chocolate in there. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts and a rather mild chocolate flavor. Not as much chocolate as expected, a relatively decent stout but not what it needs to be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (996) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 17, 2012
purchased from Trader Joeís under the moniker Boatswain Chocolate Stout. 2$ for a 22; thatís enough to get me excited. If itís as good as their 2$ wine, then weíre in business (itís not quite that good, in my opinion.) Pours black with light warm brown head, thick and fizzy, reducing to an attractive film. Aroma is grass, sweet grain, light bbq/smokey wood and cocao. Has a refreshing after-rain smell that Iíve gotten in stouts before; Iím neutral on that smell. Body is a bit thin; carbonation is moderate and fairly coarse, still a bit blanket-like. Flavor has quite a bit of that woody, smoke/bbq. roast, caramel, and cocoa are all of less intensity, making the flavor profile seem a bit thin and weak. Maybe some grassy hops in there, and some strawberry (from the yeast?) Minimal bitterness; very watery aftertaste in light of this.


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