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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Flavor was chocolatey with roasted malts, mild coffee, cocoa powder and a touch of toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"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..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Black with lasting brown head.Nose & taste of metallic light citrus;almost vinous.Light roast. Thin , tinny and bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4059) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HERRDUNKEL (10) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Had under the trader joes label of boatswain. No chocolate really. ...but some cocoa nibs..... tastes like mendota springs. Not worth getting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Poured almost black with tan head. Light carb med bod. Aroma choc soy bitter. Light bitter taste choc.

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