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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our award winning barley wine which has been aged two ways – in wooden bourbon barrels and Cabernet barrels. It will benefit with aging.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4593) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4566) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at the bocktown, should stay below decks for a few years before they tap this again. Just a clean simple aroma. Big raw American wannah bee barly wine with shades of whisky in there. These course BW wannah beez are simply that. There is a slight hint of harvies in there I think but it may be my imagination. Almost triggers that gag reflex. does not hide alky well. cloying finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4501) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Vintage 2010. 22oz bottle. Red color, white head. Aroma of apple blossoms, toasted barley malt, fusel / booze, dark fruit. Flavor is of alcohol and candy. Like those liquor filled chocolates. Nice toasted malts, a good representation of dark fruit. Some woody notes, vanilla. Finishes with a good amount of wood and lots of alcohol. I’m glad it’s gonna be a long cold night. 6,4,7,4,14

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4232) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours mostly clear brown with an amber tint and a thin, frothy off-white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sweet, cookie and caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is sweet malt forward, booze, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate; lightly sweet, bourbon finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bomber shared by maniac. Pours a murky dull orange with creamy khaki long lasting head. Nose is sweet vanilla and malty backbone. Flavor is woodsy light bourbon and residual foresty hoppy notes. Great sweet character. Rockin’ brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3956) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3950) - - DEC 24, 2011
2011 bottle. clear brown with no head. nutty caramel nose with a hint of oak. a sweet BW with lots of caramel. very low hop presence. the oak adds a vanilla note the flavor. medium to light body. warming but not hot. pretty nice BW with an english feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3888) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Vintage 2012. Sa robe est plutôt rougeâtre et la longévité de son petit col mousseux m’étonne. Ses parfums de bourbon se font bien sentir. Ils demeurent toutefois bien enrobés par de riches malts caramélisés. Son nez est tout en simplicité et reste bien agréable tout au long de la dégustation. Ses saveurs de toffee et de caramel tapissent rapidement ma langue. La présence du bourbon n’est pas négligeable non plus. Il arrive bien chaud avec ses saveurs boisées et poivrées. Quelques notes de noix de coco et de vanille finissent par se signaler. Il y a peut-être derrière tout ce bruit la naissance de quelques notes fruitées. Sa bouche témoigne quelque peu d’un traitement subi par la barrique. J’aurais aimé davantage une texture plus forte. Sa finale est assez puissante et intense : le bourbon s’accapare de ma bouche mais refuse d’écraser les sucres maltés. Intéressante dégustation chez Ben. Merci pour ce digestif d’après-midi!


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