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RATINGS: 313   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Dark brown pour with with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa and a hint of coffee. Taste of chocolate, hint of coffee and a tinge of hop bitterness. Higher carbonation. When I seen this was brewed by Minhas I didnt even want to try it but I didnt want to offend the person handing it to me. Simple beer but everything came together nice, really enjoyed this and without a doubt hands down their best beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rader58 (882) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22 oz bottle. Purchased as Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joes for $1.99. Pours a dark clear brown/black. Aroma of cocoa, peat, toasted grain, molasses. Flavor is molasses, raisin, chocolate. Pretty good. When factoring price, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kliggerwar (144) - - JUL 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 A very tasty chocolate stout. Very soft and slick on the palate. Coffee taste with a slight coco bite, enjoy the softness and how easy it is going down. MMM.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (746) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2012
A 22 oz bottle yielded a very dark brown brew with ample, pillowy, well-sustained tan head. It smells of cocoa and some coffee. The flavor is a little sour, like a brown ale, with cocoa and coffee bitterness riding high. The palate is soft, even if a bit thin. It finishes rather quickly, crisp, with a light powdery touch. Not a bad bomber, very approachable chocolate stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (976) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2012
I got a 22oz bottle of this from Woodmans in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in early 2012. According to the current ratebeer score, this is the best beer currently being made at Minhas and I would agree. Most of their beers are average at best, but this has some good flavor to it. Pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. There is a mild scent of robust malts. Flavor is rich cocoa mixed with other robust flavors and sweet caramel malts. Surprisingly decent taste with decent lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Got from Trader Joes under a different name. A pretty tasty chocolate stout that was a very reasonable price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2012
22oz bottle 7/10/12 (Trader Joes Naperville as Boatswain Chocolate Stout)-42 in English Pint-Pours black with a two finger brown head. Aroma of chocolate, sweetness, and slight coffee. Taste of the same with a bit of a bitterness on the back end with some more chocolate. This medium bodied brew is not too bad as I was expecting worse from this brand.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novajeepfreak (1) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
I had this as a "Boatswain Chocolate Stout".....Aroma is chocolaty/coffee, not much head but thats fine. I love dark beers so thats the reason for my high appearance number. Black in color, head is caramel in color. Taste is sweet, Id say medium. Light bitter finish. The body is medium with creamy texture, I would say average on the carbonation with a slightly bitter but not bad finish. I really enjoyed this beer. I got it a Trader Joes, price was right and I love dark beers so figured what the heck....Ill be getting what they have in stock....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1929) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Purchased at Trader Joes as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." It poured an opaque dark brown color with creamy beige foam, somewhat lasting with nice lace. Aromas and flavors were true-to-style dry stout, very dry, with nice combination of tart hops and roasted grain bitterness plus actual cocoa reminiscent of Nestle Quik powder, complete with the same kind of oxidation. Medium body and carbonation, lasting toasty and roasty aftertaste. Rough around the edges, but nonetheless tasty. There are many superior chocolate stouts available, but none this cheap. This one is by far the best in the otherwise lame "Boatswain" lineup.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1100) - - JUN 27, 2012
pours coffee black with minimal head, micro CO2, few barely visible CO2 streams. A bit of coffee on the nose but not much else. Soft sweetness (4/10), silky-creamy-fizzy mouthfeel, tastes of light dessert chocolate, mild coffee, and a long lingering gentle bitter (2/10) coffee finish in the mouth and throat. Low-medium complexity, low-medium depth, good transitions, okay carry, decent drinkability. I like this because its not super-aggressive in chocolate flavouring or stoutiness - everything is subtle and the balance is there.


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