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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: mactrail on 11-20-2011

66 IBU
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Photo of angelmonster
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 aren't 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 couldn't pinpoint that thing. Glad I tried it but its far from the best in a crowded market.

Photo of BrewMaven
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For $2.29 at Trader Joe's, it's a must try...Unfortunately, you get what you pay for.

Looks good..But taste and aroma are quite lacking. And without a payoff kick, it's not so stout.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boatswain Chocolate Stout
22 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "15 339 15"
$2.49 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Although this beer appears to be contract brewed at the mighty Minhas Brewery, the label reads "BREWED & BOTTLED BY: RHINELANDER BREWING CO., LLC. MONROE WI 53566". I've contacted Rhinelander about the illegality of this labeling but have not heard back.

Notes: Distinctly chocolatey with a decisive bittersweet dark chocolate character. Some fruit and roasted character appears as well, both in the aroma and the flavor. The grassy and leafy hops, as might be expected for the style, are relegated to a background role. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level that leaves it with a delicate caress before smoothly passing. Balanced. Pleasant but still somehow lacking.

Photo of dagubna
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pkalix
4.33/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wow! very nice. very chocolate-y. very under-rated, I think... i'm not afraid to call it what it is- a Trader Joe's Special! okay..... but it's pretty darned good. low abv, but that transfers to taste (hopefully). I do not understand the "75" rating.... maybe because it IS Trader Joe's stuff... but this is pretty good, in my opinion, on a neutral evening, and with un-biased taste buds...

Photo of Andrii
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of RedWeizen83
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of zp6167a
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TheWillMitch
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Cursed
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of joegallows
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Wiz99
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of dparker1000
2.88/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of doom_deluise
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of chalkda01
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Swaino
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Carolvs
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

Photo of Mendoz3
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Troy_P
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of KlayWey
2.12/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of KevinL
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PacNWDad
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.