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RATINGS: 315   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottled as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout," and purchased at Trader Joes in Charlottesville. Pours with a dark body and a huge brown frothy head. Smells of copper, metal, light chocolate. Tastes metallic and like powdered chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (700) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22oz - purchased from trader joes. pretty tasty stout, much better than expected. great chocolate and coffee notes - smooth finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joes, $1.99/22 oz. You can hide a lot of flaws behind a big black beer, almost. The powdered cocoa and raw sugar dont quite mask the burnt, rancid figs, which I believe is their house flavor. There are a few pleasing notes. The expected stouty chocolate and coffee are in there. But, too little, too late. Dont Buy It. That will only encourage people to make more bad beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
22oz served into a snifter. A - Pours very dark brown, almost completely opaque. 1 finger of brown head with average retention and decent lacing. S - Big chocolate aroma, roasted malts, alcohol comes through with hints of berries and grapes. T - Follows the nose but the chocolate seems very artificial tasting. Acidic fruit mixes with roasted malt and fruity chemical flavor. M - Moderate prickly carbonation, medium feel. This is heavy on the chocolate but the flavor seems artificial and the fruity chemical tartness only worsened as it warmed. $2.99 for a bomber is still not worth it. Serving type: bottle 08-09-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 5, 2013
The chocolate comes through a lot more in the aroma than the taste. Flavor is certainly sweet, but less chocolate than milky brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1275) - Lincoln, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2125) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2013
22oz bottle labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. First thing I need to make clear is that this only cost $2.29 at Trader Joes. While this might not be any thing spectacular it is only $2.29 for a large bottle. This is a decent chocolate stout, easy drinking, nothing over the top with alcohol levels and, did I mention the price? This stuff is only $2.29 at TJs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (962) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours pitch black small tan head, some minor lace. Smells malty, but mostly like sweet chocolate. Tastes sweet and a little bitter, but mainly sweet malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (5368) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of a stout that has gone bad just before the addition of fake chocolate. Flavor the same with a weird bitterness at the end. Average texture. No thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout is a black ale with a slightly reddish cast. The smooth, dense, brown head has decent retention. It has a roasted aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. It feels smooth and full bodied with a clean, dry finish. A little grit is left on the teeth. Theres a hint of sweetness, but its dry overall. The chocolate flavor is very dark and pretty subtle. Theres a bit of caramel going on mid-taste. The chocolate is probably most prominent in the dusty aftertaste. The bitterness is very subdued and is just enough to balance things out. This is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable stout.

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