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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -8.3%

01-22-2012 22:39:14 | More by djaeon
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.3%

09-08-2012 21:37:18 | More by OldTime
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2013 19:40:00 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Rollzroyce21

California

2/5  rDev -38.8%

05-15-2014 17:32:52 | More by Rollzroyce21
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A $2 chocolate stout? Long live Trader Joe's of Williamsburg, Virginia! 22 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a surprisingly thick looking dark burgundy color with faint hints of light coming through. The head is a rather fizzy one finger tan color with low retention and underwhelming texture. Very little lacing.

S: Actually fairly solid. It has a nice roasted malt and coffee profile, but only a hint of chocolate. I didn't expect Choklat (at all), so it's not really disappointing.

T: It doesn't have a huge chocolate presence...rather, it's strong with coffee and roast. Light fruity tones also exist on the back end, with some light hoppiness. You can kind of tell that the brewers cut corners here and there - it has a bit of an unrefined macro lager-esque grain profile, only roasted - but this isn't nasty or undrinkable. I could see myself easily finishing the bomber, and I think I will.

M: Thin bodied and a little watery, with a bone dry finish and moderately strong carbonation. I hate to use the "it drinks like a porter" spiel...but it drinks like a porter. At least its very drinkable.

O: Not bad at all! If this were a $7 bomber, I'd kvetch and whine about this being a failure of a chocolate stout, but considering it was $2, I'd say this is a shockingly decent dark beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:25:46 | More by ThisWangsChung
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augustgarage

California

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Samuel Smith nonic.

Opaque seal brown liquid capped by a thin lion head of foam. A light dusting and steady collar are all that remain after a few moments despite a vigorous pour. Thin lacing, no legs.

Hefty roast barley aromatics suggest dark roast coffee, black malt, and cocoa powder. Grainy nose overall with a hint of pine as well.

Rustic roast malt base with a faint metallic note on the palate entry. Lots of grain and specialty malt comes through next along with a mild peppery bitterness and a growing chocolate sweetness. Not very well integrated though the balance is decent. Chocolate barely registers until the aftertaste where it lingers on the tongue.

Rather light-bodied with adequate carbonation.

Reminds me of a Foreign Export Stout to some degree - a touch sweet and rough overall, but quite drinkable and almost as good a value as "two buck Chuck."

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 03:46:51 | More by augustgarage
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CHickman

New York

3.39/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 03:33:19 | More by CHickman
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yesyouam

New York

4.08/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boatswain Chocolate Stout is a black ale with a slightly reddish cast. The smooth, dense, brown head has decent retention. It has a roasted aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. It feels smooth and full bodied with a clean, dry finish. A little grit is left on the teeth. There's a hint of sweetness, but it's dry overall. The chocolate flavor is very dark and pretty subtle. There's a bit of caramel going on mid-taste. The chocolate is probably most prominent in the dusty aftertaste. The bitterness is very subdued and is just enough to balance things out. This is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable stout.Boatswain Chocolate Stout is a black ale with a slightly reddish cast. The smooth, dense, brown head has decent retention. It has a roasted aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. It feels smooth and full bodied with a clean, dry finish. A little grit is left on the teeth. There's a hint of sweetness, but it's dry overall. The chocolate flavor is very dark and pretty subtle. There's a bit of caramel going on mid-taste. The chocolate is probably most prominent in the dusty aftertaste. The bitterness is very subdued and is just enough to balance things out. This is a very solid, drinkable and enjoyable stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:59:14 | More by yesyouam
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-23-2012 00:42:36 | More by neckbracesub
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

11-12-2012 21:38:29 | More by Rekrule
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +22.3%

11-04-2013 05:56:46 | More by tbone1384
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-20-2013 00:59:33 | More by mychalg9
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.39/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black with tawny brown highlights. Rich head of foamy suds. Thick tree-line lace.

Nose is cocoa. Simply put, cocoa. Not bad at all.

Taste is definitely overwhelmingly chocolate. I get a silky milk chocolate character more as this brew warms up. Not a complex nor multi-dimensional ale, but decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 22:48:58 | More by secondtooth
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7%

12-29-2013 16:38:58 | More by thebigredone
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -38.8%

12-27-2012 01:00:09 | More by Hopstout
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

03-20-2014 12:29:14 | More by bostonryan
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Kerrie

Michigan

1/5  rDev -69.4%

12-03-2012 02:10:18 | More by Kerrie
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +22.3%

11-11-2012 20:03:48 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Drknight

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

05-29-2013 14:17:43 | More by Drknight
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2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

11-04-2012 22:36:02 | More by 2GOOFY
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bcm75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

03-23-2013 18:33:01 | More by bcm75
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boatswain Chocolate stout pours a black color with a nice large tan head. There is a strong hoppy aroma with good hints of chocolate, but with a metallic note. The taste has a nice strong chocolate flavor, weak beer flavors. A bit watery, but not overly sweet. Overall it has a nice good chocolate flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 01:06:12 | More by vette2006c5r
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Danny1217

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

05-28-2012 19:12:42 | More by Danny1217
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CEDAMA

California

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

12-20-2012 21:14:24 | More by CEDAMA
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BucannonXC5

California

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?

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:21:06 | More by BucannonXC5
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
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