yackery (157) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JoeTheYounger (1154) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
canuck_j (75) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
doublebock (516) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MattH (657) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Trader Joe’s, labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Black pour. Inch plus tan head that recedes to tan lacing. Aroma of cocoa and some tangy sourness. Taste is coffee, tangy sourness, and bitterness. Lighter body and heavier carbonation. Leaves a pleasant cocoa aftertaste on the tongue. Not a bad price at $1.99 for this 22 oz bottle.
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from TJ’s. Aroma of chocolate and roasted maltiness. Decent stout. Some roasted coffee and a bit of chocolate. A little hop presence as well.
pintbypint (2729) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown to balck pour and pretty much opaque, airy head is light brown, some good clingy foam in the glass. Nose has chocolate/cocoa and a bit of coffee and caramel. Taste has a lot of roasted barley, coffee and dark chocolate up front. A fairly bitter vein runs through this beer and it finishes with some decent leafy hops. Aftertaste has chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. A nice surprise from this usually lacklustre producer.