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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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Not particularly remarkable, but certainly drinkable. I was a little weirded out by the bottle design, but the pour is more roasty than chocolatey, which I enjoyed. Decent for the small price tag.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saltyseadog (58) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Rhinelander Boatswain Chocolate Stout, 22oz bottle from Trader Joes, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Faint aromas of chocolate malt, vanilla, caramel, wet earth and a trace of candied plums. Pours oily black with generous effervescence on the glass and a finger of foamy tan head that dissipates in a matter of minutes. Uncommonly starchy malt up front, not unlike spaghetti water, followed by light roast coffee and earth with sweet chocolate, caramel and vanilla notes emerging on the finish. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate. Good carbonation, decent balance with lightly mouth-coating sweetness. For the $2.00 pricetag you can certainly do a lot worse, but the biggest criticism I can make here is simply that there isnt much intensity to this brew. The aromatics are nice, but weak, the flavor is nuanced and appealing, but starchy and weak, and other than the assertive carbohydrates theres really nothing memorable or unique to distinguish it from any other major commercial or craft dark beer on the market. Its just generic, starchy dark beer, which is probably exactly what a person should expect when they buy the store brand? Lesson learned.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kchampagne (170) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Color is dark brown, almost opaque black. Thin brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate and little coffee. Taste follows suit. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2658) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Chocolate and a light roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with cocoa and roast. Not bad for a stout, but overall enjoyable to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Picked up at Trader Joes for cheap, like a 2$ bomber. Good for the price. Black pour with small tan head that quickly dissipates. Notes of coffee, not a ton of chocolate,a hint of licorice. A little too watery for me but good for the price.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable (2394) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Pours coffee black with some tan head that fades quickly, no lacing. Nose is root beer and chocolate. Flavours are root beer, chocolate, coffee. Taste medium/big sweet light bitter. Lightish body with medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (376) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 6, 2016
uh, am I crazy to give this a high rating??? Look is abstract brown, thin tan head. smell is rich milk chocolate, small coffee, and some malt. Taste is pure fn milk chocolate. Exactly as sweet and bitter as.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (4017) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. Bottle was labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and some roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and roast. A little watery for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout moniker from Trader Joes in Newport News. Black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light cocoa and watery chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains and light chocolate notes. Body is medium with a soft, prickly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt and light chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Purchased under Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a real dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, long lasting with creamy lacing. Chocolate malt aromas with the cacao added. Some stronger hops than usual for this style. Eventually, nutty notes comes out with mild coffee. Some sweetness flavours from the chocolate with roasted malts and light bitterness in the finish. This chocolate stout is a little too sweet, rich overall. Started with a lot of hops for the style, but now has disappeared in the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Somewhat artificial sweetener taste to it - but not too bad.


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