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RATINGS: 303   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1513) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber bought at trader Joe’s under the name Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Pours dark brown, opaque with a fine head of off white small bubbles. Nose is a nice milk chocolate powder slightly sweet. Taste is dry cocoa and dark roasty chocolate goodness. Medium body. good cocoa bitters. finishes just a tad bitter. A nice chocolate stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at Calgary facility. Dark and sweet. Probably their most drinkable beer. Hops do not come out as strong as advertised but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1003) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (2096) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Had some nice roast and chocolate scents. Taste is quite watered down, pretty weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
$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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
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.

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