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RATINGS: 302   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (1777) - 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; itís 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: Itís pretty unimpressive, but not undrinkable, either. Of course, itís 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (509) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4627) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 A bomber for $2.50 @ trader joeís. 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (457) - 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 wonít 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 itís not watery. I agree with other eaters. Pretty good for the price!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kvv104 (29) - - AUG 3, 2015
Boatswain chocolate stout. Pour black. Nice aroma. First taste is of chocolate but quickly turns into a weird aftertaste that last.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (337) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Expresso and chocolate aroma with caramel added to the flavor as well. Very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1363) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. First off, I love chocolate and I love chocolate beers. This one was "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" from Trader Joeís. Deep, dark brown almost black. No head. Aroma was burnt grains and chocolate. Taste was bitter dark chocolate, coffee and roasted grains. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
For the price you canít do better. Seriously, I challenge you do find a better chocolate stout for $2.39 in the Pacific Northwest. Taste is very heavy on the chocolate, somewhat similar to Rogueís offering, but honestly I like this one better. Carbonation is light, which is fitting for this beer. I didnít bother to poor it, just swigged it right out the bomber. A fine beer for the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dadís for the half marathon tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa on the nose, soft dusty chocolate. Medium bodied, light spicy chocolate. Soft cocoa, nice maltiness. A bit papery into the finish. Slow chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." Pours near black with a beige head. Chocolate sweetness, mild roasted malts, and some odd light bitterness. Not horrible.


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