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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5684) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sugary chocolate. The finish has some light roast and cream. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Purchased from Trader Joes. labeled as Rhinelander Chocolate Stout. The aroma is chocolate, raisins/prunes, roast. The appearance is deep black, light tan head. The flavor is chcolate, raisins, brown sugar, slight gypsum. The finish is chocolate, pine, gypsum. Medium/thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good. Factor in the $1.99 ffor a bomber price tag, and itís a total winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2012
I was worried that this might be too chocolately but I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Not bad. Dark. Stormy. Smokey. What I expected and hoped. I like the label.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is lacking, but a decent amount of lacing is left. 3.0 S: Light roastiness with cocoa powder. Smells good, but is boring. Lightly tangy. 2.0 T: Lightly roasty, cocoa powder, and cooked vegetables. Itís bad, but itís not unthinkably horrid. 2.0 M: Super light body. Carbonation is right. Not creamy at all, just thin. 2.0 D: Again Minhas has disappointed. While this is better than the Imperial Jack, itís still something Iíd never like to drink again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-07-2012 01:54:31

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
As "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" from Trader Joes. I didnít expect much if anything from this beer - both being an obvious aliased beer at Trader Joes and for the inexpensive price point (like 2.50 a bomber), so I may have come away a bit more impressed than others might have otherwise. Aroma is a semi-sweet chocolate, with a touch of caramel, and malts. Flavor is a bit like powdered chocolate, with a touch of creaminess to it. Certainly not my first choice to drink, but it may make its way into my cart again, especially to share with some of the uninitiated craft beer friends I have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (892) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Dark brown pour with with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa and a hint of coffee. Taste of chocolate, hint of coffee and a tinge of hop bitterness. Higher carbonation. When I seen this was brewed by Minhas I didnt even want to try it but I didnt want to offend the person handing it to me. Simple beer but everything came together nice, really enjoyed this and without a doubt hands down their best beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rader58 (820) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22 oz bottle. Purchased as Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joeís for $1.99. Pours a dark clear brown/black. Aroma of cocoa, peat, toasted grain, molasses. Flavor is molasses, raisin, chocolate. Pretty good. When factoring price, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kliggerwar (142) - - JUL 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 A very tasty chocolate stout. Very soft and slick on the palate. Coffee taste with a slight coco bite, enjoy the softness and how easy it is going down. MMM.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (666) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2012
A 22 oz bottle yielded a very dark brown brew with ample, pillowy, well-sustained tan head. It smells of cocoa and some coffee. The flavor is a little sour, like a brown ale, with cocoa and coffee bitterness riding high. The palate is soft, even if a bit thin. It finishes rather quickly, crisp, with a light powdery touch. Not a bad bomber, very approachable chocolate stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (889) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2012
I got a 22oz bottle of this from Woodmanís in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in early 2012. According to the current ratebeer score, this is the best beer currently being made at Minhas and I would agree. Most of their beers are average at best, but this has some good flavor to it. Pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. There is a mild scent of robust malts. Flavor is rich cocoa mixed with other robust flavors and sweet caramel malts. Surprisingly decent taste with decent lacing.

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