Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Pours black with a tan was that dissipates. Nice lacing but not sticky. Smells of cocoa and coffee. Tastes cocoa up front with strong roast, finished with tangy hops. Pretty good but I’ve had better.
loubar (142) - 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.
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle (650ml). As ’Boatswain Chocolate Stout’] Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate along with oats and light leafy hops. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, lactic notes and light leafy hops. Slightly watery mouthfeel and average bodied. It’s fine.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
got as boatswain chocolate stout. this beer is so incredibly boring. there is nothing to capture the attention at all. it’s so weak. it’s like drinking a slightly better guiness. i’ll pass
AgentAle (944) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate syrup, molasses, roasted malts and vanilla. Taste is pleasant roasty malts, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and a light but well balanced bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin light brown head that retains fairly well.
Barreras (1160) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no aroma. Taste is metallic mixed with watered down coco. A very faint/light malt flavor, very watered down beer. A weak flavored stout. Bottle of "Boatswain Chocolate Stout."
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
not gonna waste my time with explaining this one...bomber was given to me....terrible beer.
Angelmonster (135) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MadRobin (2248) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
smallfry (154) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
HourGlass13 (205) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.