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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Our award winning barley wine which has been aged two ways – in wooden bourbon barrels and Cabernet barrels. It will benefit with aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, but very dark brown color. Nice bourbon aroma and flavor. Alcohol is pretty well masked for 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Pours a transparent deep amber copper with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet dark caramely nose with some vanilla bourbon notes and some piny hops. Starts with pretty good sweet sticky fullness with caramel overtones and some warming astringent bitterness before the finish. Could use a little more balance, but the bourbon aging still enhances the base beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. Deep amber with a tight off-white head. The nose is strong woody bourbon. Caramel, vanilla. Moderately hot and spicy flavors. Roasted nuts, toffee. Red apple skin. Hot finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6946) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear burnt umber, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, toffee, bourbon, cherry, caramel. Flavor is full sweet, light bitter, vanilla, oak, ash, dark sugars, bourbon. Medium body, light astringency. Solid beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle:   Deep caramel, a little muddy, moderate foamy head, off-white, fairly nice lacing.   Soft bourbon on the nose, a little fruity even, bready, sweet caramel, mild hopiness.   Smells inviting!   A bit more alcoholic than I expected, that and chocolate cherry covered like flavorings up front.   It really comes across as a rum of sorts, with chocolate and dark cherries.   Mild maltiness on the backside, smidgen of bourbon and woodiness.   Not bad, not a lot of depth and it does seem to end rather quickly.   Fairly clean.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full, seems pretty silky.   Warming after the finish.   Sweet caramel maltiness lingers, with some light alcohol.   Not as hot as the Cabernet bottle at least.   Thanks to lukin013 for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6662) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Oak and bourbon. Vanilla. Light body. A bit boozy overall. Not bad, but want more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber brown color with tan bubbles, woody malt vanilla aroma with a sweet woody bourbon, oak flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
22 oz. bottle, 2012 vintage purchased at Georgios in Billerica, MA. Aroma is spot on for the style, prunes, raisin and sweet caramel, toffee.

Flavor is nice. Sweet without any booze, raisins, caramel dipped dates, sweet English malts, tones of yeast. The alcohol is not found at this point, the mouthfeel is lightly oily with a super sweet dried fruit finish. ABV is super smooth at this point, no oxidation found. Love how barely wines tastes at this point in the evolution. Solid sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6252) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On cask at rustico Arlington. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Bourbon and vanilla nose. Sweet and boozy with luscious dark cherry, raisin and toffee notes. Warming alcohol finish. A winner for a cold winter day.

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