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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bomber bought as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. Poured into a pint glass, jet black with a mocha colored head which lasted longer than average with a nice lacing.Taste of chocolate, cocoa, sweet roasted malt, prunes, caramel and vanilla. Medium body and low carbonation, an affordable chocolate stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
callmemickey (4254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Dark brown body, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Mildly sweet milk chocolate and tootsie roll. Simple. Bland. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
$2 bottle courtesy of Linh. Pours a deep brown with thin tan lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is spicy, with notes of spicy chocolate and sharp spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
(aka:Boatswain Chocolate Stout from "Trader Joe’s") Cocoa aroma. Solid black with slim tan head. Mild coffee taste but the cocoa dominates. Smooth dry finish with a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Very lean and seems to be a character of this brewery. Good cocoa and some roast in nose. The good side of this brewery not putting much too forward is that the typical harshness associated with this style is not there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ironforlife433 (2) - - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
My buddy bought that at the store today. And for a $2 chocolate stout it is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
plaugher (407) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
650ml bottle as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Pours jet black with sparse beige head, quickly dissipates. Nose of sweet cocoa, a bit of coffee, a bit of vanilla. Roasted malts. Slight hop bitterness, bitter finish. A little too light on the palate; was hoping for something more robust.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
Black with lasting light brown head. Quite pleasant roasty. Cocoa. Probably the best of the Rhinelander/Minhas/Botswain beers I’ve had, which doesn’t say much, but this is pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Called boatswain. Average flavor and aroma. Bit too chalky. Get what you pay for..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
1 pint, 6 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Nose of yeast and dark malt. Taste of dark cocoa and toast. Flavorful and sweet with limited bitterness. Enjoyable at first but not so easy to have more than one of these. My own preference would be to dial the sweetness back a notch for drink-ability. As is, it works as pleasant dessert or sipping beer.

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