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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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76
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322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
66 IBU

(Beer added by: mactrail on 11-20-2011)
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Nichols33, Sunday at 10:20 PM
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2/5  rDev -38.8%

Cursed, Saturday at 11:16 PM
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3.3/5  rDev +0.9%

joegallows, Nov 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Wiz99, Nov 21, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -11.9%

dparker1000, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

doom_deluise, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

chalkda01, Nov 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Swaino, Nov 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

I tasted quite a bit more chocolate than many of the reviewers here, but generally concur that it falls short of what a chocolate stout can be. For the price, not bad at all, but quite a few other comparably-priced Trader Joe's offerings surpass it.

Carolvs, Oct 26, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

Mendoz3, Oct 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 15, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +30.9%

Troy_P, Oct 13, 2014
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2.12/5  rDev -35.2%

KlayWey, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

LooseMoose1978, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

KevinL, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Not enough chocolate, not enough black patent malt. But not bad by any stretch.

PacNWDad, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

bcsbeer, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

aklude, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

psmith161, Sep 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Bought from Trader Joe's in Raleigh, NC. supposed to be chocolate stout but minimal chocolate flavor. Not very good. Won;t be trying again.

JamesBondGA, Sep 20, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Another contract-brewed Trader Joe's offering.

Appearance: dark brown with lots of haze. Head pours a finger of creamy tan foam with great retention and a nice lace. A great looking beer, really.

Smell: subtle aroma of lightly sweet malt with some roasty qualities. Chocolate is minimal, but can sort of be distinguished.

Taste: lightly roasty malt flavor, with a little sour astringency. Rather homebrew-ey in its flavor, the chocolate is low-key but raw in nature. Not the satisfyingly silky treat that a chocolate stout should be. That said, it's mostly inoffensive.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a raspy creaminess. Not too bad, I guess.

Overall: it is unfortunate, but this doesn't seem like a super high quality beer. It's not horrible or anything, but a chocolate stout can be so much more than this.

flagmantho, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

erwityk, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

KA06, Sep 07, 2014
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Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.