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RATINGS: 292   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (702) - Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours ultra black with an off-white head, looks delicious. Aroma of roasted malt, maybe some chocolate.. smells a bit thin. Tastes strongly of cocoa, maybe some syrup too - fairly sweet. Palate is quite bitter, but smooth just a little thin. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3236) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Picked this up as Boatswains Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe’s. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt and cocoa powder. The flavor is not overly sweet, well balanced with the roast malts. Coffee and cocoa notes. Good body. A little on the high side carbonation wise, but not a real fault just noting it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (823) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This beer pours an amazingly rich deep black color with a chocolate milk colored head. It has a rich dark chocolate aroma. It has a slightly more bitter taste than most stouts but is still a good flavorful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Chocolate syrup, coffee, and raisin nose, moderately strong. Black, medium beige head, good lacing. Medium body, but watery. Chocolate covered raisin flavor. Finishes with smoke and ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate and slight coffee. Tastes of the same with a lingering bittersweet finish. Decent stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (589) - - MAR 5, 2014
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from TJ’s- as always their beer is great value but just average in every other way. This one seems to be marketed under many guises- one description read: "is there beer in my chocolate or chocolate in my beer". Super strong notes of chocolate on the nose and palate- some coffee and earthiness in there as well. Decently balanced with 66 IBU’s. Mouthfeel a bit thin for a stout- more porter like to me. Overall pretty drinkable- definitely an easier going stout than many I have had this winter. For 2.99 would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (394) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Picked up a bottle at Trader Joes. Pours a dark brown almost black with thin tan head that fades quickly. Pretty good chocolate aroma with a little sweet caramel hint. Taste is definitely dark chocolate with some coffee. Minimal bitterness at the end. Not overly sweet. A little to thin. Would like it to have some more body. Pretty good sweet stout but not amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1472) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Boatswain Chocolate Stout has a thick, soapy, beige head, a very dark-brown (essentially, black) appearance, some stray, ascending bubbles appearing on the sides of the glass, and a thin lacing sheen. The aroma is of sweet, malty, dark bread, char, a touch of chocolate, and some cream. Taste is of those elements, with a mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and Boatswain Chocolate Stout finishes semi-wet and easy drinking. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
smells a little like a public pool. tastes much better. very strong coffee bean skin flavor. nice and milk chocolaty. creamy.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Nice caramel color head on a pitch tar body. Wonderful flavor. Lots of coffee over tones with cacoa powder rally coming they on the tongue. Great stout. Tastes like an oatmeal stout with chocolate syrup infused. Its worse quality is exactly how sweet it is. Dark chocolate, coffee liquor flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (151) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
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.

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