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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

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RATINGS: 149   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Medium sized offwhite head with fair retention and some skinny lace. Seriously murky brown color. Nose is soft with whisky notes, a little cherry and vanilla, a little grainy, dusty. Med/full body, soft carbonation, lightly oily. Whisky flavors up front but not overpowering though they do dominate the BW aspect of this beer. A bit fruity with some sweet malts coming through, notes of wood, vanilla, caramel malts and pleasent earthyness. Notes of roast and maybe some chocolate too. Lightly sweet whisky finish. Bourbon is dominant but not overly so. Tastey and entertaining. May age well. Bomber procured @statelineliquors. Decent quaff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle… Mostly clear burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Smells like a straight-forward, simple, non-estery English barley wine – caramel and vanilla are highlights. The bourbon barrel aging doesn’t detract; it mellows the beer while adding to the vanilla nuance. Medium to full-bodied and oily with gentle carbonation. Flavor-wise, toffee and vanilla are the stars here. A kiss of butterscotch works its way into the mix. Malty, sweet, warming finish. Kudos to ygtbsm94 for providing this bottle!

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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a very thin head. The aroma is quite subdued with just a bit of wood and some caramel. The flavor is quite nice, the caramel comes through with a good bit of hoppy bitterness. The after taste is quite nice and lasting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2013
El bombero del diablo (2012) - pours murky amber with yellowish-brown head and it lacing. Nose is bourbony and sugary. Flavor adds alcohol, caramel, and rye. Sweetnd quite so. Apple/pear aftertaste. Dominated by the bourbon, but it might reveal more goodness as it warms. Bitter (unripe almond) taste in the back of the throat. Provides a literary buzz (Naked Lunch movie reference).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (744) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bomber into snifter glass. deep reddish-brown color with thin white head that disappears into a ring. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruits and some vanilla. Taste is the aroma, adding some spiciness, chocolate and alcohol. Full body, low carbonation smooth with somewhat boozy finish. Warming and complex. IMHO much better then their regular Barleywine!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bretteux (173) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
Le liquide est d’un brun rougeâtre opaque et trouble.Le col s’estompe rapidement et laisse un anneau de mousse en plan.Au nez,des notes d’érables,d’alcool,de caramel et de bourbon.Au goût,c’est doux et sucré à l’entrée,suivi par un relent de bourbon qui est juste et pas trop intense avec une fin toute en chaleur que l’on sent bien descendre dans la gorge.J’ai bien aimé cette bière qui est sans grande éclat mais bien fait.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle, 2010 ed, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Copper pour, off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Taste is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, molasses. Palate is soft, oily, slick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
650 ml bottle
This was a fine barrel aged release and worth trying once. This particular bottle had about two years on it and has held up reasonably well. The next time I buy one though I may just drink it fresh. If you are a fan of the style pick up an affordable and relatively accessible bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - The bottle poured with lots of sediment. A thin short lived head collapsed downwards. Thick caramel, vanilla, and chocolate are like a sundae in a glass. Dense and chewy the ABV is hardly subtle.

Flavor / Palate - The taste of warm maple syrup matches the thick chewy mouthfeel. Warm hits of midrange bourbon sweep across the palate before the oaky finish. This is heavy - one or two pours was enough for me. That said it was also a great deal at about $7.99 and something worth trying again.


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