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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | 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 RonaldTheriot
3.51/5  rDev +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.


RonaldTheriot, May 26, 2014
Photo of Warpiglet25mm
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Warpiglet25mm, May 21, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

TruePerception, May 19, 2014
Photo of Rollzroyce21
2/5  rDev -39%

Rollzroyce21, May 15, 2014
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
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

M_C_Hampton, May 04, 2014
Photo of jadler16
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of Mikus
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Mikus, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of stealth
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

stealth, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Guayaba
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Guayaba, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of comrade_tony
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

comrade_tony, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of sjh207
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

sjh207, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Juno_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Juno_Malone, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of bcuz7
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

bcuz7, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

irthesteve, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

bostonryan, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of davedeluca
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

davedeluca, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

tdm168, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

puboflyons, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Willi_BW
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Willi_BW, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Recless7
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Recless7, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

RBorsato, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of einman
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

einman, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of theteleman
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

theteleman, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.11/5  rDev +25.3%
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
Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.