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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of Elicoleman
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of lou50rp
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Nice dark chocolate color with tan head
Milk chocolate smell
Taste is heavily chocolate with a touch of hops at the end
Mouthfeel is smooth with definite carbonation feel
Overall a good brew for the cost. A good session beer.

lou50rp, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.5/5  rDev +7%

monkeybeerbelly, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Bryfind
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Bryfind, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
3/5  rDev -8.3%

WoostaBia, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of beerman21
5/5  rDev +52.9%

Appearance- pours a deep dark brown, nearly opaque black, with a tan frothy expresso like head, two fingered in height.

Smell-not surprised but chocolate! Lots of it, hint of bitterness aroma from the hopes.

Taste/mouthful- nice and smooth great body lives up to the stout style, almost creamy in texture, bitter sweet chocolate malt, hopped perfectly, just a hint of tanginess from the hops but sits back to let the chocolate take the fore front of the flavor. For 2.99 I was a sceptic, you could charge way more. Must try, would par Nicely with any desert.

beerman21, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of anthony23cippy
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a pint bottle into a pint glass. Pours a medium to dark brown with three fingers of a foamy khaki head. Smells of malt, hints of metal, and a corny lager smell overall not too appealing on the nose. It tastes of malt, hints of roast or smokiness, with a strong chocolate finishing taste, medium carbonation. Medium bodied with a crispy carbonation feel. Overall it's nothing exceptional and the best thing it has going for it is it's appearance

anthony23cippy, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -8.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of JohnLasher92
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my frozen beer mug. The one thing this brew has going for it is the appearance - rich creamy brown foam with small to medium lacing. So dark when I held it up to the afternoon sun you STILL can't see through it. However, this one proves the saying 'you get what you pay for'. Yes, it is definitely a stout. It just lacks depth and has a certain watery body to it. Couldn't taste any chocolate, personally. A bit of creaminess with a slightly hoppy aftertaste. It's drinkable, but I won't be looking out for this one next time I'm in the store.

JohnLasher92, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of fountainofyouth
2.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Guinness glass.

Appearance: Opaque black, modest light brown head.

Smell: The bottle smells kind of like an oatmeal stout with some cocoa. The glass seems to bring out some citrusy hops, as well. Bittersweet malt underneath. Smells like it's got more of a "brown" than "black" flavor profile.

Taste: The hints of cocoa powder are in there. The body of the beer is fairly weak -- keeps with the "brown" rather than "black" profile, kinda like a traditional porter. Underwhelming and kinda boring. A bit of hop acid around the edges.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full. Standard carb. Sugary.

Overall: Nothing special. Much cheaper than a chocolate stout from Rogue, but not nearly as enjoyable.

fountainofyouth, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

AndrewMichael, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Apellonious
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, no apparent dating, poured in a tulip glass.

A - Dark black with brown highlights, a one finger tan head that moves to a thin lace.

S - Chocolate nibs (yep, said nibs), some dark fruit, coffee/nut notes, cocoa.

T - Some chocolate, cocoa, almond, and some unsettling smoke/ash on the finish, which ends up dominating the taste

M - Thin in the beginning, and it maintains its thinness as it warms. The carbonation level is moderate, trending to low.

O - Gave it a chance, but it wasn't happening. The chocolate fades fast, and you are left with smoke/ash.

Apellonious, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

BamfBacon, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

KyleSweetsema, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

leosfire, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

deonreds, Jul 25, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev +7%

carlmoberg, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Noelito76, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

DrBass, Jul 08, 2014
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.