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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

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RATINGS: 150   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2975) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
22 oz bottle at home. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, brown sugar, mild bourbon, wood, dark fruits, vanilla, pretty much all malts and sweet barrel stuff, I like the English style barleywines better generally, but this is missing something, not bad, but...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Hazy brown-orange, boozy oak-bourbon aroma. Flavor is oaky-vanilla, sweet some citrus. Aroma is boozier than the flavor, though it does taste a bit like it is from a Kentucky a distillery. Medium bodied, not too thick or sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, cherry, orange, and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, oak, toffee, and cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours a very dark color with a thin head. Smells of bourbon and some sort of spice. Similar in taste to a octoberfest. Does not taste much like a barleywine but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4185) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 ounce bottle, 2010 vintage, opened 7/6/11. Pours a hazy reddish color with a fizzy tan head. Fairly poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, wood, cola and a bit of a cheesy note. The taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, peppery wood notes, vanilla, anise, bitter hop finish. A little bit on the thin side. Some alcohol warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3769) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Deep ruby with no head. Malt sweetness with pomegranate and stone fruit apparent. Taste is malt, grassy hops, and a tart citrus. Very slightly oaky. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Nearly opaque, deep mahogany with nice buff head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, oak, toffee, vanilla and fig with a hint of spice. Very sweet taste of brown sugar, oak, red grapes, toffee, vanilla, plums, raisins, figs, molasses and booze. Tastes like a caramelized bourbon barrel. Sweet but flavorful. Medium/light body with medium/low carbonation. Although too sweet for its own good, this is nevertheless an good beer even in its youth. It will be interesting to see how this ages. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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