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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Sampled on draft at Ginger Man with Ben. Pours a light amber body with thick white lacing. Aroma is sweet booze, caramel, toffee and malt. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet booze, caramel malt, light vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6502) - 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 (6264) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sampled on tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a translucent, slightly viscous copper amber with a little cloudy white head. Aroma is butterscotch, sweet candy, a little woody. Flavor is more butterscotch, wood, caramel, a little medicinal. The wood came through a lot more here than in the Cab barrel. Full bodied, sweet, salty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
In short: A sweet Sambuca flavored barley wine with only moderate bourbon barrel presence. Uninteresting
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when probably one year of age. Bottle from a friend from the dark site of the beer web sites. Thanks Heath
The look: Mostly clear copper-bronze body, many small particles, medium beige head
In long: Unimposing nose of sweet pastry (baklavas comes to mind), barley candy and timid bourbon notes. Taste is malt sweetness over more malt sweetness, sucking a big kid barley candy lollipop, caramel, sweet sugary pasty, a big shot of Sambuca, raisin bread, some vanilla, light notes of bourbon soaked oak, star anise like spiciness. Full big doughy mouthfeel. Very very sweet. The Sambuca and anise-like spiciness were not much fun. Smooth at first but gets more and more abrasive the more you drink it, I almost didn’t finish my bomber. Another disappointing bottle from Heavy Seas, and you’d be surprised at how many people will try to avoid you if you walk towards them smiling and with a bottle of Heavy Seas in one hand and an axe in the other.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is a lot of bourbon and oak, with some brown sugar, maple and alcohol. There is no doubt that this beer was bourbon-barrel aged. The flavor is also heavy on the bourbon. I get a lot of maple, vanilla and brown sugar, as well as some bourbon and oak notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This was sampled alongside the cabernet barrel-aged version, and I thought this was the superior beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5916) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(22oz bottle) clear rich orange with a film and ring of white bubbles with nice lacing as well. Nose of bourbon, honey, more bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, bourbon, alcohol, honey, fairly smooth, vanilla, chocolate, spicy and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with a light off white head. Boozy body, bourbon, woody boozy tones. Vanilla and caramel sweetness. Dark fruit tones with a medium etoh warming. Very rich and chewy. Ok.

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