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RATINGS: 321   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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3.2
Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2012
22oz bottle 7/10/12 (Trader Joe’s 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
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 that’s fine. I love dark beers so that’s the reason for my high appearance number. Black in color, head is caramel in color. Taste is sweet, I’d 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 Joe’s, price was right and I love dark beers so figured what the heck....I’ll be getting what they have in stock....

3.5
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Purchased at Trader Joe’s 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
sulawang (1209) - - 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 it’s not super-aggressive in chocolate flavouring or stoutiness - everything is subtle and the balance is there.

3.5
Panzuriel (2446) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber bought at trader Joe’s under the name Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Pours dark brown, opaque with a fine head of off white small bubbles. Nose is a nice milk chocolate powder slightly sweet. Taste is dry cocoa and dark roasty chocolate goodness. Medium body. good cocoa bitters. finishes just a tad bitter. A nice chocolate stout.

3.3
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle at Calgary facility. Dark and sweet. Probably their most drinkable beer. Hops do not come out as strong as advertised but easily drinkable.

3.1
DasBierChef (1081) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Not bad for the price, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. So, it’s just all right but worth a try at $2/bomber.

3.6
matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bomber from TJ’s - Not bad at all! I thought the finish was a little funky, and it reminded me of tropical fruit. sort of an odd hop selection, but solid beer, especially considering the value.

3.2
Reid (2675) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Rated as "Boatswain Chocolate Stout" 22 oz bottle from Trader Joes,Salem OR. $1.99 Quite an attractive looking beer black,maybe darker brown accents and a lovely thick and rocky tan head. Aroma pretty nondescript..little cocoa and very little chocolate,nutty and slight roast mostly Taste has more semi-bitter chocolaty/cocoa nibs and some lacticity(if that is even a word!). But its pretty shallow. OK mouthfeel nothing great but not too watery. Overall a lite stout not much to it but it isnt horrid

3.4
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Had some nice roast and chocolate scents. Taste is quite watered down, pretty weak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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