RATINGS: 318   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Pours black with a tan was that dissipates. Nice lacing but not sticky. Smells of cocoa and coffee. Tastes cocoa up front with strong roast, finished with tangy hops. Pretty good but Ive had better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3155) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Trader Joes Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Looks very attractive, like an imperial stout. Nose is sweet, roasted and full of chocolate. Taste is woody, roasted, a bit of smoke, toasted malt and chocolate. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (772) - - FEB 4, 2013
Strong chocolate. Dark black pour. Tan head. Choc/coffee, alcohol flavor though not a strong beer, 5.4%. Finish is a bit like sweet red wine. Thin texture and bubbly. Alias-Trader joes: Boatswain Chocolate Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Sample (as Boatswain Chocolate Stout) at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/26/2013: Dark brownish pour with a medium thin beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, malt and a bit of coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a short chocolate aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6178) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
22 oz Bottle. Pours opaque black/brown with a thin cocoa head. There is a touch of cocoa in the aroma, but more roasted coffee than anything. Same for the flavor. Good, but I was expecting better cocoa flavor and less coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Not a bad chocolate stout at all and for $2 I was very happy, smooth, dark, thick and tastey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
As Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny Stout: A deep dark stout with a thick lacing and frothy dark brown head. In aroma, sweet milk chocolate with vanilla and solvents. In mouth, a sweet chocolate with chalky notes, a bit watery and plain. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 19 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (1269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a black-brown color with a dark brown hue and an average-sized, foamy and creamy, dark tan head with modest retention, and very good cling and lacing. The aroma was a roasty cocoa and chocolate blend with touches of coffee, and some earthy and grainy hops with light bread and toasty effects. It had a bitter-sweet cocoa flavor with sour and bitter touches of earth and grainy, along with a bread and barley component. It had a fairly wet and creamy body with average carbonation, and was watery with a below average thickness.

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