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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DinoMartini (7) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Found at Trader Joe’s under Boatswain Chocolate Stout. A bitter malted chocolate flavor. I’m not a stout guy, but not a bad choice for $1.99.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled as Underworld Brewing Chocolate Stout and purchased at Fresh & Easy grocery store. Pours deep brown with a thick, long lasting head. Aroma of chocolate and moderate hop that is herbal and grassy. No coffee notes I could tell. Good body with some toasted flavor. Cocoa notes and hop bitterness mesh but not necessarily well balanced. Finish is dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Cheap as fuck, and not terrible. I had it alongside Choklat and Dubious, it was probably the lowest but not my much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
22oz bottle of Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Satisfyingly persistent brown sandy head and fast covering lacing over a deeep red body that barely passes light. Delicious roast chocolate and wood with notes of ripe sour fruit like cherries, and berries and semi-sour fruit like nectarine, peaches and plums aroma with a hint of smoke. Taste is salty, sweet, and bitter carrying the chocolate most excellently. Body is medium and not light. Texture is thick and creamy. Carbonation is not quite but almost as full as cola. Finish is long and bitter. Overall a great find for the price at Trader Joe’s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle at trader joes. Dark brown pour with chestnut head. Aroma is chocolate roast and cereal grains. Taste is chocolate powder and roasted malts. Body is a bit thin. Way better than I was expecting for $1.99.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
AROMA:some chocolate and roast maltnose APPEARANCE: black with a BIG tan head. some lacing TASTE: Roasty malt with a chocolate aftertaste and some bitter coffee notes. NO apparent hops. PALATE: medium to full bodied and slightly creamy on the tongue. Lighter than expected for this style OVERALL: an OK stout, seemingly made with a minimum of ingredients. I suppose this is reflected in the $3.99 price, however I expected more flavour in a chocolate stout.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick tan head. faint lacing. Flavor and aroma is roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor is dry and a little roasty bitter. Medium body. An OK beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doublebock (502) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark black with thick tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Heavy, creamy and filling body. Tastes like a fairly typical stout with espresso and tobacco. I’m not really picking up on any of the chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Burg326: Poured a chocolate brown with no head. Aroma is a sour chocolate if that made sense. Taste is a carbonated chocolate extract and roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Blackish-brown beerw ith a tan head. Cocoa and malt aroma with light roast. Malt and cocoa flavor with toffee and light roast. Medium bodied. Roast and cocoa lingers with malt and light toffee.


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