slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Much better than the "double ipa". pleasant aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, malt balls, touch of hops. a little thin on the feel, but not bad. looks good...black with big fluffy tan/brown head. flavor at times is as nice as the aroma, but then you get a hint of vegetal flavors that throw it off just a bit. Subtle, but there. If not for that I’d actually buy this again. As it is probably a one timer..."
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of malt and minerals. Taste is malt and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 9/15/2014 Total Score: 3
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Malty roast aroma. Taste is molasses. A little twang.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with lasting brown head.Nose & taste of metallic light citrus;almost vinous.Light roast. Thin , tinny and bad
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Left in our fridge by someone: Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and coffee. Taste is not too sweet. Quite chocolatey. Nice mild coffee notes. Light roast throughout. Quite a good beer for Minhas.
Bulk_Carrier (2532) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug. Basically the same in both glasses.
The appearance was a dark brown color close to black with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light lacing sticking around the glass.
The smell had a slight roasty coffee to sweet chocolate malt running really tight together.
The taste was mainly the same thing with a slight roasty caramel showing a side note to the flavor.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was semi - smooth leading into a fair amount of malty notes over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a decent stout, probably could have another go at this.
Darwenus (605) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe’s. It poured dark brown with a little bit of head and foamy, soapy, tan-colored lace. The aroma was exactly as fairly average as chocolate stout goes; there was malt, coffee, chocolate. The flavor was the same, although the coffee was dominant over the other flavors, and there was a little bit of hop burn on the back end. Not an amazing or unique chocolate stout, but not a bad one.
HERRDUNKEL (9) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good color & slight dry cocoa powder smell. Had a few bottles left over from a dark beer tasting. Very good dark beer for those who are afraid of the dark/stouts.
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had under the trader joes label of boatswain. No chocolate really. ...but some cocoa nibs..... tastes like mendota springs. Not worth getting.
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a friend. Poured almost black with tan head. Light carb med bod. Aroma choc soy bitter. Light bitter taste choc.
beertholomeus (1075) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel and malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel and dark fruit flavor. Medium light body and average carbonation. Flavor seems a bit off. Caramel and roasted malt finish.