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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boatswain Chocolate Stout has a thick, soapy, beige head, a very dark-brown (essentially, black) appearance, some stray, ascending bubbles appearing on the sides of the glass, and a thin lacing sheen. The aroma is of sweet, malty, dark bread, char, a touch of chocolate, and some cream. Taste is of those elements, with a mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and Boatswain Chocolate Stout finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 00:19:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Warpiglet25mm

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-21-2014 12:31:15 | More by Warpiglet25mm
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TruePerception

California

3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Trader Joe's Boatswain Chocolate Stout, brewed with cocoa powder. 5.4% ABV.

A: Light brown head. Utterly black, with very dark brown in the dimple, and the slightest golden brown glow underneath

S: Very dark powdered cocoa, bordering on coffee. Toasted almond? Not sure on that one.

T/MF: Very dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee.

Nothing special. Solid enough, though. Especially given the price.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 09:14:07 | More by TruePerception
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Rollzroyce21

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

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

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark purple brown with a large tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: malty, chocolate, cocoa, bready, dark toasty malt

T: bitter up front, slight hints of cocoa in the middle, sweetens only slightly, finish is light one dimensional hop bitterness, malt profile lacks depth

M: slightly slick

O: decent cheap brew from Trader Joe's

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 02:52:13 | More by M_C_Hampton
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jadler16

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-02-2014 15:31:04 | More by jadler16
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

04-13-2014 15:51:08 | More by Mikus
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stealth

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

04-13-2014 11:45:40 | More by stealth
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Guayaba

California

3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a snifter. Super dark brown bordering on black color with a golden medium brown finger of head. Head dissipated after a few moments. Little to no lacing occurred.

Rather pleasant nose with a predominately cocoa aroma with a hint of spice.

Decent mouth-feel with taste dominated by sweet chocolate notes, though some vanilla, cream soda, and coffee came through.

Overall a decent chocolate stout, definitely not horrible, with some great characteristics, though not a comprehensive package. Certainly unique and appreciable for it's good appearance and vibrant chocolate taste, but still quite a distance from perfection.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:09:49 | More by Guayaba
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-01-2014 00:25:04 | More by comrade_tony
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sjh207

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-30-2014 22:34:04 | More by sjh207
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2014 00:00:32 | More by Juno_Malone
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bcuz7

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

03-23-2014 23:55:39 | More by bcuz7
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irthesteve

California

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-21-2014 03:50:20 | More by irthesteve
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-14-2014 20:21:11 | More by davedeluca
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-14-2014 20:17:12 | More by tdm168
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.21/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 21:38:26 | More by puboflyons
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Willi_BW

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-07-2014 22:14:38 | More by Willi_BW
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Recless7

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-07-2014 01:56:52 | More by Recless7
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-04-2014 18:50:07 | More by RBorsato
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-23-2014 03:41:40 | More by DOCRW
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einman

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

02-11-2014 03:07:16 | More by einman
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theteleman

California

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 05:57:23 | More by theteleman
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BierJager89

California

4.11/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 16:34:02 | More by BierJager89
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
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