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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - 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 Joes. 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 Id have no trouble recommending this as a good $2 bomber!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bailz316 (255) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Picked up at Trader Joes for cheap, like a 2$ bomber. Good for the price. Black pour with small tan head that quickly dissipates. Notes of coffee, not a ton of chocolate,a hint of licorice. A little too watery for me but good for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable (2319) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Pours coffee black with some tan head that fades quickly, no lacing. Nose is root beer and chocolate. Flavours are root beer, chocolate, coffee. Taste medium/big sweet light bitter. Lightish body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 6, 2016
uh, am I crazy to give this a high rating??? Look is abstract brown, thin tan head. smell is rich milk chocolate, small coffee, and some malt. Taste is pure fn milk chocolate. Exactly as sweet and bitter as.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (3862) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. Bottle was labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and some roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and roast. A little watery for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout moniker from Trader Joes in Newport News. Black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light cocoa and watery chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains and light chocolate notes. Body is medium with a soft, prickly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt and light chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3094) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Purchased under Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a real dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, long lasting with creamy lacing. Chocolate malt aromas with the cacao added. Some stronger hops than usual for this style. Eventually, nutty notes comes out with mild coffee. Some sweetness flavours from the chocolate with roasted malts and light bitterness in the finish. This chocolate stout is a little too sweet, rich overall. Started with a lot of hops for the style, but now has disappeared in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Somewhat artificial sweetener taste to it - but not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1698) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Joy of Joys! The third in the dart tournament contest. A solid chocolate stout. Sweet and full bodied. Nose of cacao and bakers chocolate. Subtle hop finish for me. Evidently aliased to Trader Joes. Especially economical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
22 oz bottle as Boatswain Chocolate Stout, poured into a tulip pint glass. Dark brownish black with two fingers of nice tan head. Aromas of maple syrup, milk chocolate, roasty notes. Tastes of milk chocolate, light roasty notes, vanilla. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Not bad for two bucks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (2006) - 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; its 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: Its pretty unimpressive, but not undrinkable, either. Of course, its 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.

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