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Boatswain Chocolate Stout - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Boatswain Chocolate StoutBoatswain Chocolate Stout

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: mactrail on 11-20-2011

66 IBU
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Photo of Carolvs
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

I tasted quite a bit more chocolate than many of the reviewers here, but generally concur that it falls short of what a chocolate stout can be. For the price, not bad at all, but quite a few other comparably-priced Trader Joe's offerings surpass it.

Photo of Mendoz3
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Troy_P
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of KlayWey
2.12/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of KevinL
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PacNWDad
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Not enough chocolate, not enough black patent malt. But not bad by any stretch.

Photo of Hoppy_Hippy
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bcsbeer
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of aklude
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JamesBondGA
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Bought from Trader Joe's in Raleigh, NC. supposed to be chocolate stout but minimal chocolate flavor. Not very good. Won;t be trying again.

Photo of flagmantho
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Another contract-brewed Trader Joe's offering.

Appearance: dark brown with lots of haze. Head pours a finger of creamy tan foam with great retention and a nice lace. A great looking beer, really.

Smell: subtle aroma of lightly sweet malt with some roasty qualities. Chocolate is minimal, but can sort of be distinguished.

Taste: lightly roasty malt flavor, with a little sour astringency. Rather homebrew-ey in its flavor, the chocolate is low-key but raw in nature. Not the satisfyingly silky treat that a chocolate stout should be. That said, it's mostly inoffensive.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a raspy creaminess. Not too bad, I guess.

Overall: it is unfortunate, but this doesn't seem like a super high quality beer. It's not horrible or anything, but a chocolate stout can be so much more than this.

Photo of erwityk
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KA06
5/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of Elicoleman
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of lou50rp
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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.

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Bryfind
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of WoostaBia
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of beerman21
5/5  rDev +52.4%

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.

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Photo of sjrodriguez
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Minhas Craft Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.