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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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2010 bottle at dakís 1/31/11. typical porter color capped by an off white tannish film. a couple of spots of foam are left on the glass as well. odd aroma... very floral (but not rye so much), roast and a little chocolate. the flavor is surprisingly hoppy... the hoppiness translates to a bitterness on the finish too. .. notes of wood, soapy florals, choco, lactose, roast and a spicy minty rye aftertaste (which i really dig). itís a bit thin for an importer (but itís only 7.8%, wtf?)6/3/7/3/14

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Outstanding appearance! Clear brown color. Head was world class. Tall brown. Small bubbled. Long lasting. Lots of lacing. Spicy rye taste first. Roasted malt next. Touch of alcohol in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
bottle - Pours very dark brown with a fluffy tan head. The aroma is of chocolate, rye, and mild hops. The flavor includes well hopped bitterness, rye dryness, chocolate, and roast malt. Itís medium bodied, balanced, and overall a good combination of flavors. The bottle was at 800 Degrees in Fort Wayne awhile back but I know they donít have it anymore.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Pours dark brown with a huge frothy beige head that lasted through out, and a sticky thick lace that will be there in the morning, lol. Nose is surprisingly hoppy and spicy... only slightly roasty. Smells a bit more like a "black IPA" and tastes like one. Hops come through more than anything else, but the rye adds some spice, Full body and Some toasty malt. I was hoping for more "Porter" flavor, but this is still a fine beer. Rye was a nice touch.Hmmm....I see this is Retired, I will have to go back and check for more !!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2011
22oz dark brown color with tannish head and great lacing. oh the flavor of rye and porter.. you have that hot spicy flavor of the rye with a hop kick mixed in a bath of a porter. wonderful beer. malt is not overbearing at all. not sure if there is a very slight coffee tinge in there. the rye is quiet strong and thats ok..

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 ounce bottle form Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/28/11. Pours a reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, rye, minty and floral hop notes. The taste is Kind of an odd leathery, minty taste, if that makes any sense. Almost like menthol. Some roast and herbal notes in there as well. Medium bodied. Weird beer, and Iíll be drinking it rather quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1843) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Tasted on 8/6/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Sicilianoís, 2010 vintage. Pours an opaque dark brown with a very thick beige head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving lacy residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is spicy rye malt along with some baking spices, green hops bitterness, and dark chocolate malts. The flavor is spicy rye malt up front, moving to the more bitter green hops, and the dark chocolate and light coffee. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long spicy rye, bitter green hops, dark chocolate, and coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head, not much here...The aroma and taste are all rye from start to finish. Its an ok rye, but a little boring after awhile. The taste has a light coffee finish. Ok feel, a little tough to drink. If you love rye give this a try, but not much of a porter taste, otherwise skip it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours out a rootbeer brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is of rye bread, cocoa, sweet malt, and a touch of some hops. Taste is lots of rye, some nice chocolate notes, slight roast, licorice, and a lingering hop note in there also.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
A red copper ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice fruity hops with treacle and caramel. In mouth, a smooth DIPA with oily biscuitty malt, orange pulp, pinhey c-hops, all very nice and classy. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.


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