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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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75
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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +30%

hollywood_15063, Dec 05, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured fine and had nice head. flavor very nice, fresh chocolate or cocoa and bold. This is as good if not better than Guinness extra stout and for the price is amazing. It did lose the foamy head but was perfect with the last gulp of beer. So stout lovers drink up!

jlmlvsbrew, Dec 01, 2011
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4.11/5  rDev +25.7%
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.

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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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.

yesyouam, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

gregmoscetti, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

rogerthegill, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

MikeDre, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

jmodus, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

ptarmigan98, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

wendylg, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

GPGURU, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Shalini, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

MilkManX, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

kepp, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

milkbone_underwear, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Sivad, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

bruindre, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For $2 a bottle at Trader Joe's, I feel like this is definitely worth trying at least once. I'm a big fan of chocolate and of stouts. So, when I saw this on the shelf I snatched two bottles.

I really enjoyed the chocolatey, dark bitterness. Definitely will have again.

iSunMonkey, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

tbone1384, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

dmorgan310, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Thias, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, almost black (just a hint of deep mahogany at the edges). Head was 1 finger of light brown, but it faded fairly quickly and left little lacing.

S: A mixture of aromas, appearing one after the other: Burnt sugar, muscato grapes, coffee, and faint cocoa notes.

T: Initially a strong mixture of sweet malt and acidic coffee; grape jam joins them shortly. Tangy, fruity flavors dominate for a moment, then fade to leave bitter coffee mixing with bitter chocolate, with just a hint of hops tang lingering.

M: Carbonation is fair, but the overall feel is a bit thin for a stout. Just the slightest bit of dryness in the finish.

O: Smell and taste are a mixture of coffee (more than chocolate) stout and imperial stout, although the mouth-feel is more like a medium porter. Good on its own account, and excellent for the price point.

TappaKeggaBrew, Nov 13, 2013
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.