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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3579) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle at the 10th Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Labeled as Rhinelander Boatswain Stout. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Smells of roast malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee and chocolate, a little on the light side.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7353) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2017
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose light roast chocolate sweetness and some coffee. Taste is more of the light roast malts chocolate sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1562) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2017
the description actually nails this one "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." smooth finish with only light bitterness...got from Juli at SWANA 2017 but drank later at home

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nie (112) - - APR 28, 2017
Six pack of cans under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout label. Can to cup. Chocolate and smoke aroma, taste is more brown than stout. Hay, cocoa, a bit watery. Medium-thin, light finish. Great value beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2017
4/25/2017 Boatswain Chocolate Stout (12 fl oz can): Aroma of wet tobacco, earthy dirt, and a hint of molasses; deep brown color with a foamy khaki-colored head; flavor is roasty, but more like burnt coffee left sitting in the pot on the hot pad for far too long, blackstrap, fruity notes, earthy hops and a roasty dark cocoa finish; medium body, smooth, perhaps slightly overcarbonated; just okay overall, good enough to use in the marinade I just made with it and just enough for a good sample to taste and thats about it as I wouldnt drink this regularly even at the price of only $0.84/can!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
randy1969 (28) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 11, 2017 1 pint, 6 oz. bottle from the Minhas Brewery. Dark, rich stout with a taste of cocoa and coffee, not getting the licorice that some taste. Flavorful and sweet with limited bitterness. Enjoyable at first, a good sipping beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (932) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is dark brown with tinge of red--almost opaque--with finger width creamy beige head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is light roasted malts with mild chocolate. Taste is bittersweet roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Palate is medium bodied with thick, smooth texture, soft carbonation and chocolatey-roasted malt finish. Overall, the elements are all there but everything is a little on the light side.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1691) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate hints; taste is slightly sweet with malt and some hints of chocolate and coffee; finish is dry with some chocolate notes; a bit thin and watery for a stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (559) - Minneapolis, - JAN 22, 2017
Not a bad beer, fairly light bodied. Some chocolate, some black liqurice. Ok

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saltyseadog (65) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Rhinelander Boatswain Chocolate Stout, 22oz bottle from Trader Joes, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Faint aromas of chocolate malt, vanilla, caramel, wet earth and a trace of candied plums. Pours oily black with generous effervescence on the glass and a finger of foamy tan head that dissipates in a matter of minutes. Uncommonly starchy malt up front, not unlike spaghetti water, followed by light roast coffee and earth with sweet chocolate, caramel and vanilla notes emerging on the finish. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate. Good carbonation, decent balance with lightly mouth-coating sweetness. For the $2.00 pricetag you can certainly do a lot worse, but the biggest criticism I can make here is simply that there isnt much intensity to this brew. The aromatics are nice, but weak, the flavor is nuanced and appealing, but starchy and weak, and other than the assertive carbohydrates theres really nothing memorable or unique to distinguish it from any other major commercial or craft dark beer on the market. Its just generic, starchy dark beer, which is probably exactly what a person should expect when they buy the store brand? Lesson learned.


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