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Heavy Seas / Devils Backbone Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Virginia’s Devils Backbone Brewing Company, with Brewmaster Jason Oliver, was a perfect partner for us to do a collaboration beer. Not only is Devils Backbone one of the most award winning breweries in the country over the last few years, but Jason hails from Heavy Seas’ home port of Baltimore. Also, Ernie Igot, Heavy Seas’ Brewmaster, is clearly a lager lover and specialist, and he and Jason had a great time conceiving and developing this special lager. It has been a privilege working with both of these gentlemen, and I hope you enjoy the result of this joint effort.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Nearly opaque, deep mahogany with thin buff head and good lacing that starts very nicely, but doesn't linger. . Aroma of roasted malt, sweet pilsner malt, grain, chocolate and nuts Taste of roasted grain, sweet pilsner malt, pineapple, smokey chocolate and nuts. Medium/light body with medium/high carbonation. I liked the pilsner attributes with the dark, smokey roasted aspects. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2012
bottle - Pours near black with a roasted malt aroma. It has mild hops bitterness, roast character, a medium body, and overall is fairly good but not that special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Double deuce - pours dark ruby brown with beige head. Nose is roasted caramel and chocolate. Flavor adds floral hops. Better than any of the other schwarzbiers I’ve had. Watery to sticky. Light to medium sweet with slightly less bitterness. Coffee aftertaste. This is giving me hope that this style is not as bad I thought it was.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head, black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt plastic. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012

Name: Land Ho!
Date: July 16, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, touch of candy sweetness, light imaginary roasted
Flavor: sweet and roasted flavor, spicy, lots of roasted, touch of black malt bitterness, light spicyness, balancing sweetness comes through as it warms
Overall: unique, I like it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle shared by Brad while watching Le Tour de France. Merci! The beer is a dark chestnut color. Very dark, nearing black. Atop the beer rests nearly an inch of light beige head. Spotty lacing. The aroma is subtle, offering hints of chocolate, roast. Light, simple, mild roast. Easy drinking and soft on the palate. A touch of pine and bitterness. Overall, the flavor is a bit subdued and understated. A decent beer. Nothing wrong with it. Good pairing with some spicy food. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-21-2012

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5878) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has roasted grains, some earthy notes with some mild fruits. The flavor was roasted malts, earthy, mild fruit character, but comes off a bit thin and watery compared to other readily available schwarzbiers (ex. Dark Horse). Just OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Backlog rating on 10-20-2012 at Fort Wayne Gathering - This bottled beer has a medium sized tan head with a short retention and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, hops and a suggestion of fruit. The flavor is bitter hops, roasted malt, semi-sweet and also has a semi-burnt taste. This beer’s mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink and has a lingering roasted, burnt aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4077) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Grainy, light cola nose. Clear chestnut, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Grainy, then nutty flavor, walnuts. Hints of charred oak. Thin mouthfeel, astringent. A little on the weak side.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Roasted coffee aromas. Roasted coffee and a little hop bitterness. Overall not too bad for a black pilsner.


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