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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (5181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22 oz, double aliased "Boatswain" version. Opaque black with a little ring of bubbles. Aroma of caramel and light cocoa. Taste is similar, with a bit more cocoa and some tart apple fruitiness. Light-medium body is watery, sweetish and a tad too fizzy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Rhinelander Boatswain Chocolate Stout, 650mL bottle, Trader Joes Roswell. Black pour, brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Tastes of dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee, and caramel. Finishes with a creamy, milk caramel flavor with coffee liquor mixed in. Really, not all that enjoyable. It is a decent Chocolate Stout, considering the source of the beer. (3461)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Dark as night. Minimal head formation, slight lacing. Very nice chocolate flavor. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 14, 2012
Pours black with a nice frothy head. Head disappears into a fine cream. The aroma is chocolate, a little yeasty and doughy, a touch sour. Beer is a touch tangy with a frothy mouthfeel. Tastes of semi sweet chocolate surrounds this beer. A little light on body and carbonation compared to other stouts, but the rich flavors make this a taste beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This is the Rhinelander Chocolate Bunny Stout with the exact same label as pictured here. Pours a dark brown with a creamy, tan, two finger head that fades within a few minutes and leaves a slight lacing. Aroma is chocolate and malt with hints of coffee and caramel. Not faint, but not very strong either. Taste is cocoa and roasted coffee with hints of maple syrup and molasses. Finishes with a decent hoppy bitterness. Body is on the lighter-medium side with a slight creamy texture. Carbonation is a tad heavy and stings the tounge and mouth. Nice long finish of cocoa and hops. Overall a decent chocolate stout. Certainly nothing ground breaking, but far from bad. I only paid $2.99 for the 22oz at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Indiana, so definitely worth the price.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1503) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Boatswain chocolate stout from Trader Joes. Opague brown, black color topped by a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate with subtle roasted, smoked almonds. Rich cappuccino malt flavor, sweet cocoa and dried fruit. Light bodied for a stout, creamy with very little carbonation. Some herbal hops in finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pour is dark brown with mild tan-brown head. Aroma is sweet coffee with smoky-barley flavor, mild chocolate notes. Taste is sweet, more syrup than expected, but has nice light bitter ending. Mild carbonation, slick somewhat oil like mouth feel overall. Good beer, one or two at a time max

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5337) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bomber as Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joes. The body was black with a medium tan slightly orange tinted head. The nose is milk chocolate with some light coffee. A tatse is light citrus and coffee is up front along with some molasses. There is also some canned peaches.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandfishin (9) - Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
Bottle from Trader Joes. Great beer!! Very malty aroma. Taste of malt and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was light and smooth. Overall very good. I will buy this again! Definately worth more than the $1.99 I paid for a 22oz bottle! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Two aliases later I find the right page. Bottle. Black with a thin creamy yellowish tan head. Smells like cocoa powder and caramel with some floral vanilla notes. Tastes of cocoa powder caramel and candy sweet vanilla. A bit too sweet for me.


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