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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Letter of Marque 2010: Rye Porter

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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2010 Rye Porter

Winners from our 2009 Letter of Marque Homebrew Competition will work along side our brewers to create this one time special release. Letter of Marque will feature a different beer every year selected from our national homebrew competition. Historically, a Letter of Marque was a document that made a Pyrate a legitimate professional. Hence, our Letter of Marque makes a home brewer a legitimate professional as well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, almost completely opaque brown. Aroma has citrus hops, burnt coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate, and a bit of spicy rye. Flavor has some orange citrus, with a ton of bitter roast and bitter hops. Finish is extremely bitter. The trouble with this is that it’s too bitter, which swamps everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Nice hoppy, robust porter nose, some chocolate, spicy hops, lots of roast, light coffee. The taste is moderately to light sweet, moderately bitter, milk chocolate, light caramel, herbal/floral hops and spicy rye. Really solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pours a dark brown slightly hazy with a light tan head. Citrus hops on the nose with some pine, roast, a bit of caramel malt, and a touch of chocolate. Balanced malt and hop flavor. Some roast with caramel malt and a touch of spiciness. Good amount of bitter hops on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Root beer appearance with a dense bone colored head. Aroma is of spruce and tootsie rolls with a honey sweetness. Taste is more sprucey with hop bitterness playing lead throughout.. Finish is clean excepting pithy bitterness. $6/22oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
22 oz bottle. Just clear burgundy brown with lacy edges. Nose is purple grape, coffee and spicy rye. Medium light with moderate carb. Taste is coffee, molasses and rye. Dry, bitter finish balances out the sweetish start. A rather nice concoction from Heavy Seas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22oz at recommendation of nimbleprop. Pours pretty much opaque black with an extremely nice, dense, rocky, tan head that has excellent retention and very good lace. Aroma is really nice fresh citrus hops (not what I was expecting but a nice surprise), some pumpernickel, a little bit of spicy alcohol. Taste is massive citrus hop bitterness, grapefruit rind, and in the finish comes baker’s chocolate and coffee and little bit of rye malt earthiness/dirtiness. Long, bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Bitter, coating, creamy on the palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, rye, pine, and light citrus. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan heads that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, rye, slight malt, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, lightly sweet, hop, pine, rye, and hint of caramel finish. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout. This is a porter?!?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Interesting brew from Heavy Seas. Was expecting something totally different for being branded a ’Rye Porter." Could actually see some light coming through the glass. Taste actually had a bit of hop flavor in it, with some slight coffee and darker malt flavors coming through as it warmed. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4105) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bert, you are killing these lager lovin taste buds of mine! Big heavy Pine insulting tar mouthy implosion. On style for anything imperial style. Alky laced porter IPA aroma, mostly IPA or I guess its now RPA. If I closed my eyes I would never think of this as being dark. Man, porter has sure gone a long way from those smooth dark lager related porters of recent past, you know, 25 years ago. Oh, now I feel some of that porter background a few minutes after each swig if I can wait long enough. Big terrible rototilling master plastic blaster bitter medicine linger. Hah, so this is what porter has come to, like everything else, an experimental imperial double this that: yow, wew and zoopie. At nearly 8%, I think I’m getting happily dizzy towards the end of the glass. What a beer and a big thankle for sloth sending me this, such a great trader. You ROCK!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Nearly opaque brown beer with a thick dense tan head. Super sweet glass lacing. Aroma is sweet, balance of caramel and chocolate. Maybe a bit of rye, then again it could be my impressionistic brain... Flavor is big and caramely at first, then a kick of roast, followed by a blast of hops. The palate is luxurious but not teeth-coatingly so. A might fine brew.

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