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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Trader Joes Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Looks very attractive, like an imperial stout. Nose is sweet, roasted and full of chocolate. Taste is woody, roasted, a bit of smoke, toasted malt and chocolate. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
opaque brown with a tan head. creamy full body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: chocolate, roast grain, carob, and toasted wood.

taste: astringent roasted barley, rubbery yeast phenols, chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (520) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 Got this from Trader Joe’s under the name "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." Personally, I think "Chocolate Bunny Stout" is a much better name, but what do I know? Pours pitch black with a tan head. The head almost didn’t form; I had to pour vigorously just to get a little bit of head. Aroma is coffee, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Flavor is mildly bitter. Smooth mouth feel, but I like my stouts to be a bit thicker. Overall, this a very drinkable ale. I just wish it were a bit more chocolatey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doublebock (491) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Dark black with thick tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Heavy, creamy and filling body. Tastes like a fairly typical stout with espresso and tobacco. I’m not really picking up on any of the chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Me likey the Chocolate Bunny Stout. Plenty of cocoa in the flavor with roasted malt and something sweet, maybe brown sugar. Hops are present in the finish but aren’t overpowering. Milk chocolate lingers after the hops fade.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Had as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Comes out of the bottle a beautiful warm sable with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma has roast malt, chocolate and coffee notes with a hint of caramel. Smoky flavor builds on a roast malt core with coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and caramel plus a hint of horehound. Smooth, firm texture is quite fizzy and lively. Boatswain or bunny, it’s a good choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22 oz bottle with a Boatswain label from TJ’s served in a De Koninck snifter at about 55F. Pours a very dark brown, clear but looks black in the glass excepting the brown edges. The dark tan head has decent retention and leaves good lacing. Plenty of dark and medium chocolate in both the aroma and the flavor. A hint of licorice lingers into the slightly smoky aftertaste. Creamy smooth medium-full body with excellent carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle from Fresh and Easy: Appeared a dark brownish tinted black liquid topped with a decent formation of foam head. What really surprised me about this stout was the aroma, it has so much character because of the rich dark malts used that bring about scents of fresh ground coffee bean and hints of chocolate. The flavor is less promising than my nose had led me to believe but it still does hold a mild blend of coffee bean while also allowing for a roasty flavor and a taste of sweetness as if I had added a shot of cream to my pint glass. The balance of the flavors is somewhat off but for only $2 for a bomber size bottle, I feel I shouldn’t be complaining or have such high expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Boatswain chocolate stout. 650ml bottle. I can smell the chocolate before even bringing the glass to my nose. Dark color. Aroma is roasty and dark chocolate. Almost a burnt flavor. Sharp carbonation.Different. Odd mix, but tastey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (971) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
~Strong Milk chocolate aroma with carmel and bread. ~Pours black with quickly disappearing brown head ~Rich bready malt flavor with chocolate and light carmel throughout with roast and a sharp lasting bitterness. ~Medium bodied, medium high CO2, Roasty bitter finish. ~Good beer, really enjoyed the aroma. Could drink a few of these. The bottle I got I think was old as I got some papery notes.


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