Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery
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3.21/5 rDev -1.8%
From the 750 ml. bottle obtained from a Trader Joe's. Sampled on March 11, 2014.
The pour is very nice and dark brown to about black with a modest long lasting tan head. It looks the way a stout should.
They boast that it is brewed with cocoa powder as opposed to just cocoa and that is mainly what I get at first along with some dark malts and a slight buttery sensation. Low hop note.
The body is a little under medium.
I am picking up some chocolate malts and a slightly bitter hop bitterness at the end. But the beer really feels like someone sprinkled some Nestle cocoa mix into the beer. That cocoa powder they boast about on the label tends to become its downfall.
03-11-2014 21:38:26 | More by puboflyons
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
Purchased from Trader Joes in Carmel Mountain, CA. Pours a dark black with a whiteish coffee colored head that faded quickly. Smell is of chocolate, malts, and kind of an earthy dry malty backbone to round out the nose. First sip, very malty, choclatey, smooth mouthfeel, pretty thin for a stout, but overall pleasant. Some coffee coming through a bit more as it warms up to room temp, balances out nicely with the malts and chocolate. Overall a pretty decent stout, I like that its not too heavy but still has some nice flavors coming through.
02-08-2014 05:57:23 | More by theteleman
4.11/5 rDev +25.7%
A: Pours black with a mocha head.
S: Vanilla, chocolate and dark roast coffee in the nose. Smells delicious.
T: Begins with tropical fruit, peach and orange, followed by medium and dark roast coffee and dark chocolate.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: Definitely recommended if you like a good chocolate stout. Well worth a try.
02-07-2014 16:34:02 | More by BierJager89
3.4/5 rDev +4%
Bottle from Santa
Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head.Aromas heavy on the roast and coffee and light on the chocolate as advertised. Bits of caramel and dark fruit round out the nose. The flavor is a slightly sweet roasty coffee malt beverage. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet roasty mouthfeel. Decent beer, but a bit one dimensional and not nearly enough chocolate of malty sweetness to make me think of chocolate.
01-11-2014 17:57:36 | More by johnnnniee
3.6/5 rDev +10.1%
Seven words or less: Solid value beer, chocolate coffee not bad
A: Solid black with a one finger head.
S: Chocolate and coffee.
T: I get a little chocolate, a little coffee, and a little bitterness at the end.
M: Pleasurable, semi-creamy.
O: This is a good beer, but great value for the price. $1.99 at Trader Joe's in Columbus, Ohio. Totally worth it!
01-11-2014 16:18:47 | More by thedifferencemaker
3.39/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a dark brown to black color with a very thick foamy 3 finger tan head that faded very slowly and left very good foamy lacing and a layer on top. Smells of cocoa powder, grains, oatmeal, caramel, vanilla and peat moss; very nice chocolate nose that smells rich. The flavor is a drop off from the nose as it's a muted version with cocoa powder, grains, oatmeal, caramel, vanilla, herbs, floral hops and peat moss; still pretty good, but very thin for a stout. Mouthfeel is very light and watery with basically no carbonation and a slightly bitter and dry cocoa powder finish. Overall it was decent, above average, but lacked any real flavor excitement.
01-01-2014 03:33:19 | More by CHickman
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.