bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
callmemickey (4222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Mildly sweet milk chocolate and tootsie roll. Simple. Bland. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering sweetness.
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
$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.
rjplumer (987) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ironforlife433 (2) - - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My buddy bought that at the store today. And for a $2 chocolate stout it is good
plaugher (394) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
beerbaaron (1939) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Clarkdvm (445) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Called boatswain. Average flavor and aroma. Bit too chalky. Get what you pay for..
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.