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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our award winning barley wine which has been aged two ways – in wooden bourbon barrels and Cabernet barrels. It will benefit with aging.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bomber from Nimbleprop. Nose of oaky vanilla, toffee, and a hint of bourbon. Hazy amber brown with a small beige head. Flavor is toffee, light bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. It pours clear mahogany with tan head. The aroma starts with sweet bourbon and then moving toward mildly harsh boozy bourbon as well as prunes, figs, raisins, molasses and some heat at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth sweet inviting molasses, caramel, vanilla, sweet bourbon, spicy oak, raisins, figs and a thin strata of dates. Yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
beer of summer @ OTH. deep copper color, tan head. aroma, bourbon goodness, oak, light note of vanilla followed by some dark fruits. flavors, nice warming abv, lots of bourbon, vanilla, wood while not overpowering the whole aspect. Caramel malts, toffee, butterscotch. Vanilla is sweet and nicely present, some earthly notes in the finish. solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle from SL. Pour was orangey brown in color, nice initial head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was fruity malts, some darker fruits, bourbon too. The flavor followed and was pleasantly not over-bourboned where the base beer couldn’t express itself (props to CC for that!). The fruits shined with caramel and some oak also present. Mouthfeel was full to slightly sticky, but not in a deterring way. A decent brew, but the bourbon aging isn’t impressing me in general anymore.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Pours brown with thick off white head. Huge nose of bourbon, oak, and maple syrup. Palate is thinner than I expected. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, and oak. The bourbon definitely improves the base beer. Would like to have more to see how this ages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2010
22 oz bottle from State Line. Poured a muddy brown with a smaller light beige frothy head. Aroma was very nice with lots of Bourbon barrel, vanilla, roasted coconut, syrup, burnt caramel, toast. Surprisingly easy drinking with a medium syrupy body and soft to average carbonation with a medium duration aftertaste. Flavor was dominated by Bourbon and wood barrel with some caramel, pancake syrup and a touch of candle wax. Nicely done beer at a bargain basement price for a bourbon barrel aged beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle and served in my Duval snifter: Deep ruddy brown with a small but constant frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of roasted and nutty malts, vanilla and oaky bourbon barrels, some marizpan and floral esters, hint of maple syrup and sea salt. The taste starts aggressive with lots of boozy and BA influence surrounding the base sweet malts and somewhat hidden ripen dark fruits. Seems quite young still and likely really needs some cellaring to bring about a more classic English Kilned flavor profile. The bitterness is partly hop driven and far too brash at this point along with what appear to me as natural earthy tone that still need developed further. A bottle of this is going into my cellar not to opened prior to 2012, maybe then it will be what I want to be... or not. Promising like a blue chip prospect, the jury is still out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a surprisingly clear amber color with just about no head and minimal visible carbonation. S: I don’t really pick up much bourbon, but some hints of vanilla do make their way into the nose. The nose is mostly toffee, molasses, and a bit of caramel. The usual aromas, but somewhat muted. T: The flavor is just as flat and one-note as the nose (if not a bit more). There is more bread than anything else on the nose with molasses and a hint of vanilla, along with some alcohol. M: The body is quite thin for a barleywine and the carbonation is minimal. D: A rather bland effort for a barrel aged barleywine. I would not really bother with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours hazy amber with tan head. Aromas of caramel, malt, bourbon, and booze. Flavors of sweet caramel malts, bourbon, booze, and vanilla. Better than the base beer but not by much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this one. Pours a reddish orange. Nose is sweet malt and bourbon with some definite fruit character. This is a damn fruity barley wine. Which doesn’t bother me that much. I bet the cab version is very nice though. Vinous but lacking body to back it up. Nice caramel notes and lingering bourbon cherry caramel finish. This one has alot of potential but needs more body and needs to be pulled together a little better. Still better than I expected.


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