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RATINGS: 313   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
Black with lasting light brown head. Quite pleasant roasty. Cocoa. Probably the best of the Rhinelander/Minhas/Botswain beers Ive had, which doesnt say much, but this is pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (481) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from trader Joes. Called boatswain. Average flavor and aroma. Bit too chalky. Get what you pay for..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
1 pint, 6 oz. bottle from Trader Joes. Nose of yeast and dark malt. Taste of dark cocoa and toast. Flavorful and sweet with limited bitterness. Enjoyable at first but not so easy to have more than one of these. My own preference would be to dial the sweetness back a notch for drink-ability. As is, it works as pleasant dessert or sipping beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
[Bottle (650ml). As Boatswain Chocolate Stout] Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate along with oats and light leafy hops. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, lactic notes and light leafy hops. Slightly watery mouthfeel and average bodied. Its fine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
got as boatswain chocolate stout. this beer is so incredibly boring. there is nothing to capture the attention at all. its so weak. its like drinking a slightly better guiness. ill pass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1610) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Aroma is chocolate syrup, molasses, roasted malts and vanilla. Taste is pleasant roasty malts, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and a light but well balanced bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin light brown head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (1630) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with little to no aroma. Taste is metallic mixed with watered down coco. A very faint/light malt flavor, very watered down beer. A weak flavored stout. Bottle of "Boatswain Chocolate Stout."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
not gonna waste my time with explaining this one...bomber was given to me....terrible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (193) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a nice two finger mocha colored head, body is pitch black. Head retention was above average, started dying halfway through, lacing was average. Smell is of bakers chocolate, chocolate malt powder, and sweet caramel malt. Hops and alcohol arent present. Taste is of chocolate malt, slight cocoa powder also. Sweetness was cut by a hint of burnt metallic coffee. Hops were muted and alcohol was very light. Mouthfeel was good for a light stout. Wish head contributed more to the body. Theres a slight chalky aftertaste. Overall this was a decent representation of the style but nothing outstanding. There was something that tasted off but i couldnt pinpoint that thing. Glad I tried it but its far from the best in a crowded market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadRobin (2865) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle labeled "Boatswain Chocolate Stout." Opaque, black-brown with a 4-finger brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, plums, prunes and roasted malt. Taste of cocoa, chocolate flavoring, plums, berries, prunes and mild roasted malt. Medium body and medium carbonation, yet with an oddly insubstantial mouthfeel. While better than the other Boatswain beers, this still falls well short of the quality stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with tan head and good lacing. Aroma of watery hot chocolate and very mild roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, grain, prunes, caramel and vanilla. Medium body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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