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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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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2/5  rDev -38.8%

marshmeli, Nov 23, 2012
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2.12/5  rDev -35.2%

KlayWey, Oct 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

SoCalBeerBabe, Nov 06, 2013
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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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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

snowbeard, Dec 10, 2012
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2.31/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: April 4, 2013
Consumed: April 6, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a pitch black color with 1-2 fingers of brown head. Light foamy, foggy lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled dark cocoa, coffee beans, butter and smoky firewood, almost an ashtray.

Got a sharp taste of extremely bitter coffee notes right away. That bitterness lingered on the tongue for quite some time. Still dark cocoa and that smoky fire and ashtray.

Full-to-medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

A bit too smoky, but it was actually better than I thought it would be. And for $1.99 what more can I ask for?

BucannonXC5, Apr 11, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

22oz bottle from Trader Joe's. $2.29, haven't seen a bottle of craft beer so cheap so I figured why not?

Poured very dark, nearly black, with deep garnet hues in the light. Tan bubbly head that remained as a thin cap. Looks decent so far. The aromas are very one dimensional. Reminds me of a biscuit with honey on top getting toasted, with aromas of coffee and cocoa, but a fake, extract-like chocolate. Also, I'm getting a LOT of metallic aromas here, rather off putting. Actually, it is quite off putting. A big bit of booziness despite the lower abv. There is a strange sourness that just doesn't belong here. The flavor starts sweet with malt and chocolate but the sourness creeps up again along with the metallic flavor and kind of ruins it for me. The body is thin and very carbonated. Overall, this beer is plain disappointing. I added a bit of bourbon to see if it makes it any more drinkable but unfortunately, I wasted a couple teaspoons of bourbon. Ended up drain pouring it.

DmanGTR, Jan 31, 2013
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2.43/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

picked this one up at TJ's for 2.29. it comes in a bomber like their other TJ's offerings. got pretty excited as i'm a big fan of chocolate stouts in general.

poured an opaque, dark black with a tan half finger head. little retention and minimal lacing.

the nose is muted but i got hints of malt, slight bit of something medicinal, a bit of chocolate milk mix powder gone bad. not a fan.

taste is malty, hints of dark chocolate, with a somewhat pungent hop finish.

mouthfeel is thin with a fair amount of carbonation.

i'm overall pretty disappointed in this beer. granted it was $2.29, but it's nothing close to a decent stout.

gobseulmuhri, May 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

FUwolfpacker, Jul 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

bostonryan, Mar 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Drknight, May 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Danny1217, May 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

bcuz7, Mar 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

KornWallace, Jan 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

doucmehu, Feb 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

shade13, Jul 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

ddavis6740, Jul 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

CreightonSM, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

KidRagnarok, Jan 18, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

App: I gave this one a vigorous pour. Foamy head with decent retention and lacing.

Nose: Dark, roasted malt, slight hops clarity in the middle, perhaps some vanilla at the end.

Taste: Bitter and toasty with and chalky finish.

Notes: I did not get any chocolate out of this. Great value and true to the style, so i didn't kill it on the rating. It is, to me, entirely average.

travolta, Feb 27, 2012
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2.65/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Jet black with a creamy, medium-tan head that settles into a ring after about 30 seconds.

S: Moderate aromas of coffee, cocoa, roasted grains and little else. No hops, faint alcohol.

T: Roasty with some of that dark grain bitterness and a husky malt flavor. There is a moderate hops bitterness as well with little flavor hops. There isn't any malt sweetness giving a bitter balance to the beer. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is of a lingering biterness and dark roasted grains.

M: It comes across kind of thin with medium bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation.

O: An average American Stout without much character.

MadScientist, Nov 29, 2012
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.