Boatswain Chocolate Stout | Rhinelander Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rhinelanderbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
66 IBU

Added by mactrail on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
443
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 443 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of Thebeerreich
1.69/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Hephaestos
3.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tjb14
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFC21
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of walkinginplace
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Black, opaque, 1 inch light brown head, no lacing

S: A little chocolate, a bit of a yeasty smell

T: A little bit of sweetness up front, a slight chocolate taste comes in next, very underwhelming

M: Light and thin, much thinner than expected

O: Definitely get what you pay for with this one. Not a bad beer just not the quality I expected.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Xamonline
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of G_Shoe
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elneely88
3.09/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
4.9/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnj21655
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with ruddy brown and ruby hints at the edges and two fingers of medium brown head with large bubbles that disappears completely. Aroma is very muted but roasted barley and subtle chocolate notes finally come through. Taste has a sweetness upfront that is paired with some chocolate and an undefinable artificial note. The roasted barley from the aroma is almost completely lost in the taste and makes a half hearted appearance very late in the finish. Light+ bodied with low carbonation and a slight sweet-slickness. When viewed critically I didn't really love this beer, it isn't terrible but is hoping to be average. When I had a single can of this last weekend I enjoyed it far me. It has enough flavor to absentmindedly drink but doesn't really have enough going on to be the focus of your attention.

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Photo of drstalker
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmcbeerington
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Here is my story. I actually was going to get mission st brown ale in Trader Joe's, but they did't have that in stock, and I found this beer with price tag sightly more than the brown ale. What the heck. bought 8 bottles for 20 USB, and here is what I think about This. First of all, Even though this beer has less ABV than the brown ale, or 5.4% in exact, the original gravity is very high, or 14.26 in exact. What this high OG means is that it will get you drunk easier. So to me this beer is equivalent to 11.4% ABV. Other than that. I really have nothing especially to talk about this beer. It's a stout, so it's dark. Taste smooth or watery. Slightly bitterness, doesn't get a lot of sweetness to it. The Chocolate is not too over-powering. All and all, a drinkable and easy to drink beer that can be used to pair with many different food. Not something that I will fall in love with, nor hate. if mission st brown ale is 5.0, this is about 3.2.

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Photo of degueulasse
3.01/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours very dark with a slight tan head, not unlike some of my favorite stouts. The smell is promising too: sweet dark chocolate. It tastes rich, like chocolate, but also rather watered down, and the mouthfeel matches with a slightly too watery consistency for my liking. Not a bad beer by any means, but it's a bit of a shame the good flavor wasn't a little stronger.

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Photo of godawgs
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mooseisloose
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber at TJ's let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get some roasted malts and cocoa. Pours to a opaque dark brown with a dark tan head. On the taste the mouthfeel is very light. Taste is roasted malts with some cocoa notes but the flavors are not melded and very distant with such a weak mouthfeel. Not much bitterness to speak of, very much in the background and overpowered by the cocoa. A decent brew but nothing I would seek out or prefer with soooo many better chocolate stout beers (like Young's Double Chocolate Stout) out there.

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Photo of illpass78
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a very short crown of brown bubbles.

Aroma: Chocolate, dark malts, some lactose. Faint dark fruit like dates.

Taste: Follows nose. The chocolate is somewhat grainy and chewy in a pleasant way.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin but the graininess adds some body and texture.

Overall: Nice choco stout. Good deal at $2.50 a bomber. Should be rated higher.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12/07/2012
Bottle to pint glass (from Trader Joes)

AROMA: strong chocolate
LOOK: dark black pour, tan head
TASTE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol flavor-though this is not a strong beer at 5.4%.
FEEL: Finish is a bit like a sweet red wine.thin. Bubbly

OK

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Photo of Bammer21
2.14/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ab39z
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not as mediocre a stout as its rating's average.
I thought it went well with chocolate pie... but I wouldn't drink it by itself. Needs complexity.

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Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Rhinelander Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 443 ratings.
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