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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ljthiessen (971) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JUL 6, 2014
Disappointing. Just a really disappointing stout. Chocolate and malt, thin bodied. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout moniker from Trader Joes in Newport News. Black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light cocoa and watery chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains and light chocolate notes. Body is medium with a soft, prickly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt and light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2837) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Purchased under Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a real dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, long lasting with creamy lacing. Chocolate malt aromas with the cacao added. Some stronger hops than usual for this style. Eventually, nutty notes comes out with mild coffee. Some sweetness flavours from the chocolate with roasted malts and light bitterness in the finish. This chocolate stout is a little too sweet, rich overall. Started with a lot of hops for the style, but now has disappeared in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Somewhat artificial sweetener taste to it - but not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Joy of Joys! The third in the dart tournament contest. A solid chocolate stout. Sweet and full bodied. Nose of cacao and bakers chocolate. Subtle hop finish for me. Evidently aliased to Trader Joes. Especially economical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4590) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
22 oz bottle as Boatswain Chocolate Stout, poured into a tulip pint glass. Dark brownish black with two fingers of nice tan head. Aromas of maple syrup, milk chocolate, roasty notes. Tastes of milk chocolate, light roasty notes, vanilla. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not bad for two bucks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2015
650 ML bottle from Trader Joes; labeled as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." $2.49 for this big bottle. Aroma: Cocoa powder is most prevalent along with some very light roasty notes; its fairly one dimensional all around but not offensive. Appearance: Thin, dark garnet brown pour with a sticky mocha head that settles into a creamy skin. Flavor: More caramel than cocoa up front, and all around; anything resembling cocoa or roast character is dialed back; the finish dries up well. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Its pretty unimpressive, but not undrinkable, either. Of course, its a bargain, and probably best reserved for those moments when you need a quick stout fix, or you are far enough into your drinking session for flavor and execution not to matter much anymore.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (555) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Aroma of artificial chocolate, taste is more of that chocolate, coffee, alcohol isnt present, okay to drink a 6 pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4887) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 A bomber for $2.50 @ trader joes. Mine said boatswain chocolate stout. Personally I like name bunny stout better. Beautiful darker beer pour. Smell is a tad metallic. Taste is perhaps a little ruder than expected but it certainly has an ashy stout kick to it. Not sure if I like the hop bitterness presented here. Good buy any day for a beer of this quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle as boatswain from trader joes. Deep brown, my same was a bit flat having been opened awhile, so I wont rate on head or carb. Aroma malty chocolate, dark fruit and raisin, bread. Taste chocolate, raisin, a little molasses and coffee at the finish. Not too sweet even. Palate is ok, could be heavier, but its not watery. I agree with other eaters. Pretty good for the price!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kvv104 (34) - - AUG 3, 2015
Boatswain chocolate stout. Pour black. Nice aroma. First taste is of chocolate but quickly turns into a weird aftertaste that last.

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