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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
not gonna waste my time with explaining this one...bomber was given to me....terrible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (167) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a nice two finger mocha colored head, body is pitch black. Head retention was above average, started dying halfway through, lacing was average. Smell is of bakers chocolate, chocolate malt powder, and sweet caramel malt. Hops and alcohol aren’t present. Taste is of chocolate malt, slight cocoa powder also. Sweetness was cut by a hint of burnt metallic coffee. Hops were muted and alcohol was very light. Mouthfeel was good for a light stout. Wish head contributed more to the body. Theres a slight chalky aftertaste. Overall this was a decent representation of the style but nothing outstanding. There was something that tasted off but i couldn’t pinpoint that thing. Glad I tried it but its far from the best in a crowded market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle labeled "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." Opaque, black-brown with a 4-finger brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, plums, prunes and roasted malt. Taste of cocoa, chocolate flavoring, plums, berries, prunes and mild roasted malt. Medium body and medium carbonation, yet with an oddly insubstantial mouthfeel. While better than the other Boatswain beers, this still falls well short of the quality stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with tan head and good lacing. Aroma of watery hot chocolate and very mild roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, grain, prunes, caramel and vanilla. Medium body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (169) - - DEC 22, 2014
(Bottle) Very very chocolatey. Slight bitterness at the end which is kind of nice so it’s not too over-sweet. I like it okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HourGlass13 (434) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From Trader Joe’s as the "Boatswain" label. Its cheap..its not very good. Pours nearly solid black with small tan head. The aroma was yeasty and malt, with only a hint of chocolate. The taste had some chocolate , but It definitely had some other strange flavors coming through. Like a fake plastic version of the real thing, and some earthy notes. It tried hard to be a good beer, but just didnt pull it off. Its drinkable.. but thats about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (943) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Ok and affordable chocolate stout. Not the top tier obviously but most certainly an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (258) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Pours black, thick tan head. Scent roasty and chocolaty. Taste is dark chocolate, sweetness and a little black cherry flavor. Tasty beer, especially for $2.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
I picked this up at Trader Joe’s under the "Boatswain" label. Its pretty darn affordable, but there’s a lot better out there. The aroma was mostly yeasty/malty and the palate had some cocoa, but I prefer the kind of chocolate flavors that come from the roast of the malt rather than the added flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Very dry from the cocoa powder, otherwise decent stout overall. Solid if simple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
22oz bottle - Picked up a bomber of this while at Trader Joe’s. This was a pretty bad attempt at a stout, let alone a chocolate stout. The aroma starts out with some V-8 juice, light metallic notes with some basic really light coffee aroma. Flavor suffers the same fate as the aroma, just an awful messy beer with a fake chocolate syrup like flavor, but even that was very light and chalky. Blech.

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