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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Dark brown pour, brown head. Ashy, roasty, light chocolate, some bitterness. just average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (1972) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
purchased as Boatswain Chocolate Stout - alias of and alias, neato! Bomber (some markings o)n bottom, but means nothing to me) - I was in Trader Joe’s and handed my cell phone to my daughter (20months old) because she kept reaching for the jerky hanging next to the beers. Had I kept my phone, I would have looked this cheap ($2.49) product up and seen that it no longer meets my criteria for buying. Long story short, my daughter dropped the phone and cracked the back. We left shortly thereafter. This beer better be good. Nose is caramel and chocolate - the smell has the makings of adjunct products. 66 IBUs? yah about that, you know it’s probably, probably, not true. Chocolate and mildly roasted flavor, but with metallic notes. I would have preferred the chocolate bunny on my label. This is up there with Dieselpunk Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (286) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Sweet aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Pours pitch black with a brown frothy head. Mild bitter chocolate taste up front. Flavors are muted, filled with coffee and roasted malt notes. Finishes with an off bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrossini (34) - - FEB 2, 2014
I have it as boatswain chocolate stout. This is a very smooth stout. If you are not yet a fan of dark beers, this is a great one to get started with!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Black pour with a fluffy brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty with chocolate and caramel notes. Flavor is similar with a light body. Smooth.
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2013 Total Score: 3
Labeled Boatswain Double Chocolate Stout. Black pour with a brown head. Very mild flavor. Aroma is sweet with chocolate. Flavor is also sweet with some chocolate and caramel. Very smooth. Went well with a breakfast meal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. A- Cocoa, coffee, soy sauce, molasses. A- Black liquid, dark color, beige head. T- Soy sauce, chocolate, coffee. Slightly bitter. P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. O- This was a bit of a letdown. Tones of cocoa and an odd soy sauce flavor. A poor chocolate stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Amber_Lamps (6) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
650ml bottle. Dark black colour with weak head. Heavy coffee roast and strong alcohol aftertaste on back of tongue. Zero hops and little chocolate smell or taste. More thought and effort went into the label than the product. Worst beer in this variety I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2014
Black with a nice creamy mocha head. Aroma of a fair bit of roast, coffee, some ash, and a resin note. After beer warms a bit bitter chocolate flavor comes out as well, and some caramel. Taste sweet and chocolaty, lovely in itself but not quite straight "stout". I think possibly sweet stout or milk stout would be a better classification. Other than that, a nice beer. Sweet to the point that you probably wouldn’t want another, but not a bad desert. Chocolate on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2151) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Santa Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head.Aromas heavy on the roast and coffee and light on the chocolate as advertised. Bits of caramel and dark fruit round out the nose. The flavor is a slightly sweet roasty coffee malt beverage. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet roasty mouthfeel. Decent beer, but a bit one dimensional and not nearly enough chocolate of malty sweetness to make me think of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
justsayswell (53) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with a big rocky head. Looks like muddy root beer. Aroma is baking chocolate, soy sauce, and a hint of smoke. Medium to light palate. Taste is soy sauce, cocoa, burnt coffee. Kiss of piney hops. Meh. Incredible deal at $2 for a bomber though.

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