Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev +14.1%
$2 at Trader Joe's? I couldn't not try it. Poured from bottle into Bruery tulip
Appearance is motor oil black with a little bit of brown at the top. Decent carbonation yields a good head that settles down into a nice ring around the glass
Smell is as it should be. Slight roasted chocolate goodness. There is also just the slightest hint of sweetness
Taste is good. It could use a bit more body, but it's definitely an easy drinker. The chocolate is there, but it's not overwhelming. Sweetness is there as well.
Since this is pretty light bodied, the mouthfeel is great. Goes down clean and smooth.
Overall, for $2 this is a steal. I would absolutely buy this again for that price.
12-02-2011 03:11:59 | More by UnknownKoger
3.73/5 rDev +14.1%
A: dark roasted color, almost black. Head did not retain well at all as it flattened almost immediately but left a nice lasting lace on the side of the glass.
S: smells like a coffee truffle with whiskey in it! Very boozy and warm smelling for a 5.4% beer, cocoa and roasted coffee are prevalent, some burnt toast.
T: taste follows the nose with burnt coffee and dark chocolate favors at the forefront. There is a boozy, hard alcohol bite that is peculiar for a beer that is only 5.4%.
M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel, slightly syrupy. Carbonation is good for the style.
O: Not a big fan of the style but surprisingly good and more complex than a $1.99 beer deserves to be.
11-25-2012 05:14:25 | More by Aaron_Ramson
3.7/5 rDev +13.1%
A - Nice deep brown almost black, one finger very tan head and some nice lacing
S - Lots of roasted malts, brown sugar, milk and dark chocolate, earth and wood, nice mellow coffee, some earthy hops and more sugar
T - Tons of earth, crisp and refreshing, nice malts sweet and toasted, mellow chocolate more on the milk than the dark, soil, minerals, brown sugar, cinnamon, wood and a slight floral hop note
M - Medium minus body, low complexity, low acidity, medium balance and medium finish
D - Very drinkable, if you like guiness stout and are looking for something "craft" give this one a whirl. Refreshing, tasty and surprisingly light
Final thought - $2 and very drinkable? Yes please! Add a teaspoon or 2 of bourbon and a pinch of sugar and watch out!!!
01-15-2012 06:59:34 | More by whatthehull
3.68/5 rDev +12.5%
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip
A- Pours surprisingly black. A small off brown colored head with little retention.
S- Big chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. A bit of caramel and on the sweet side. A roasted coffee forward flavor. A nice smelling brew.
T- A bitter sweetness up front. A roasted malt takes over and a nice addition of coffee as well. The cocoa isnt very sharp in this beer but does provide a solid base to the beer and adds a lot to the brew overall. Its fairly bitter/sweet and is fairly well balanced.
M- A bit light on feel. A sweeter beer. I think there may be lactose sugar.
O- Don't expect a lot from this beer but I got a bottle for $2.50 which is unbeatable.
05-28-2013 23:00:04 | More by TwelveOunces
3.65/5 rDev +11.6%
A no-frills, uncomplicated, yet very pleasant chocolate stout that is what it says. Deep, dark brown in color, creamy tan head, with a rich, malty scent. The flavor is not complex or original, but the roasty malts and strong chocolates are great, balanced by just enough hops, give a rich but smooth and dry finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, but very drinkable and not heavy. Overall tasty, very easy to drink, and well worth $2 for 22oz.
01-17-2012 04:26:21 | More by fezmeister
3.65/5 rDev +11.6%
A: Black with a nice light brown foamy head. The head recedes a little too quickly though and completely disappears.
S: Tootsie roll, subtle yeast notes, marzipan, chocolate and a bit of spiciness.
T: Roasted malt, some powdery cocoa powder and a hint of earthy hops on the finish. For me, the taste was a little too one-dimensional and it got old before the bottle was through. Still, at $1.99, this is an absolute steal. Very worth the price.
11-30-2011 09:30:03 | More by notchucknorris
3.65/5 rDev +11.6%
A - Black bodied stout, no detectable light passing through. A light brown head foaming up when poured, but quickly fading to lace and a few mini islands of bubbles.
S - Nose of mineral water, sweet and metallic. Faint notes of roasted grain and sourdough.
T - A light flavor profile, with some sweet and mild chocolate, hints of roasty malts. Light sweet mineral water, some dry grain.
M - Very light bodied for a stout, its clean and crisp with a mildly dry end. Very drinkable.
O - A drinkable stout, with this light feel and subtle flavors.
07-10-2012 03:09:03 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.63/5 rDev +11%
A big light brown head takes its time falling into a nice lacing above a clear really dark brown to black colored stout.
Dark roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee, and it seems to almost have the added aroma fresh mashed barley malt.
Coffee and light chocolate within a dark roasted malt grains taste.
A dryish aftertaste without much of the darker roasted grains hanging around on this medium to full bodied beer.
An alright stout, the aroma seems to be better than the taste, but still very drinkable.
12-27-2012 22:51:59 | More by LXIXME
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
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