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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours dense black with light notes of sweet chocolate. A very carbonated palate that shows lw points of grain but a deep blast of chocolate syrup. Quick sweet finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Geez! Three re-directs from "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" to get to this page. Anyway, $2/bomber at Trader Joeís. Big rocky foam pour in my Nonick. Smell does have some coffee and chocolate overtones. Appearance is solid black with brown foam. Taste is pretty nice. Some cocoa on on the front, but in the back is the bitterness of coffee roast that does little more than hold the taste rating to a 6. Well, the label actually admits to 66 IBU, which is kind of high for a Stout. Had they cut the hops back and let it finish a tad sweeter, it could be a nice chocolate stout. Maybe a little low on the rating side, but Iíd have no trouble recommending this as a good $2 bomber!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Not bad for the price, but that doesnít mean itís good. So, itís just all right but worth a try at $2/bomber.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (662) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2012
A 22 oz bottle yielded a very dark brown brew with ample, pillowy, well-sustained tan head. It smells of cocoa and some coffee. The flavor is a little sour, like a brown ale, with cocoa and coffee bitterness riding high. The palate is soft, even if a bit thin. It finishes rather quickly, crisp, with a light powdery touch. Not a bad bomber, very approachable chocolate stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2012
I was worried that this might be too chocolately but I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Not bad. Dark. Stormy. Smokey. What I expected and hoped. I like the label.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 17, 2012
purchased from Trader Joeís under the moniker Boatswain Chocolate Stout. 2$ for a 22; thatís enough to get me excited. If itís as good as their 2$ wine, then weíre in business (itís not quite that good, in my opinion.) Pours black with light warm brown head, thick and fizzy, reducing to an attractive film. Aroma is grass, sweet grain, light bbq/smokey wood and cocao. Has a refreshing after-rain smell that Iíve gotten in stouts before; Iím neutral on that smell. Body is a bit thin; carbonation is moderate and fairly coarse, still a bit blanket-like. Flavor has quite a bit of that woody, smoke/bbq. roast, caramel, and cocoa are all of less intensity, making the flavor profile seem a bit thin and weak. Maybe some grassy hops in there, and some strawberry (from the yeast?) Minimal bitterness; very watery aftertaste in light of this.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4125) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22 oz, double aliased "Boatswain" version. Opaque black with a little ring of bubbles. Aroma of caramel and light cocoa. Taste is similar, with a bit more cocoa and some tart apple fruitiness. Light-medium body is watery, sweetish and a tad too fizzy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Location/Date:Bottly split with Dave on October 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours black with white head.
Aroma: Faint roast, chocolate syrup.
Taste: Chocolate that is slightly artificial, faint roast, very faint bitterness.
Palate:Medium light.

Summary: Drinkable but just okay, mostly bought because of the name.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sugary chocolate. The finish has some light roast and cream. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2955) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joeís in Rochester NY under Boatswain chocolate stout. The aroma consists of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of coffee and then some chocolate. The finish has some coffee and cream. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. This has more coffee than chocolate.


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