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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Catching up on ratings. I like imperial/strong porters in general, this beer was decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours is deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of spicy rye, strawberry, cherry, coffee and chocolate. Flavor shows the same with an additional light roast quality to it and finishes somewhat spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle from Dak. Thanks! Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roast coffee and malt, chocolate and hops in the aroma.Flavor is roast and bitterness. A bit spicy. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Deep brown, light head. Very roasty, spicy, hoppy aroma and some bitter coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is quite bitter(hops), spicy(rye) and some coffee and very bitter chocolate. Almost a peppery note to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle picked up at StateLine... Poured into a snifter, decent head. Light black in color that lets some light through. Leaves a good lacing on the glass. Nose of some rye, roasted malts and some light chocolate. Taste is close to the nose... Lots of roasted malts, light chocolate, and rye. Kind of simple but nice. Cream and oily... Nice and smooth. Overall a tasty and enjoyable brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
22oz bottle, courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks, Jim! Pours a dark, cola-brown color with decent clarity; modest head formation (light-tan, fine-bubbled) with solid lacing; pretty nice-looking pour aside from the head bulk. Some nice spiciness along with some dark chocolate and caramel notes in the aroma; overall, pleasantly dry and seamless, with a focus on rye and cola; no overt alcohol. Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Following the aroma, there’s a very seamless presentation of spicy rye, cola, and caramel, along with some bitter chocolate-like notes that never reach the point of added bitterness or much roast; very smooth overall, a vibrant presentation, flawless brewing, and a potent show of rye and malt without the accompanying alcohol showing; a very well-handled beer. Lasting finish of light cocoa, modest caramel notes, and even a touch of a lingering mineral bitterness at the far end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Location: Bottle at jcos’s place pre-Homecoming 2010, 10/29/10

Aroma: The nose has some bread and rye notes, pine hops, caramel, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a dark brown, almost black, color with a lighter brown head
Flavor: The flavor is rye/bread malts, with caramel malts, and some pine hop bitterness
Palate: This beer is medium bodied leaning a touch toward full, and is actually quite drinkable
Overall Impression: This was a pretty cool beer. I would say that a Black RyePA would be a better way to describe this one then a Porter. Regardless of how you classify it, this was some good stuff, and I’m glad I was able to get the opportunity to sample it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Mahognany woth a large 2.8 finger tan slowly dissipating head, leaving a bunch of lace. Aroma of rye, grains, molasses, chocolate, caramel and some mild hops. Taste of heavy rye, dark malts, caramel, chocolate, grains and mild alcohol. Fairly sweet with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Guzzled this one down wile Bret Bielema blew the Rose Bowl for the Badgers with his poor gameplan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2011
I enjoyed this one very much, tasted like a blend of rye pale ale and a porter to me. Thick hops up front, malty backbone. I guess it’s all gone now, but this was a strong entry from heavy seas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Deep brown appearance with an average size tan head and very good lacing. Aroma seems a bit muted for such a strong porter, but you can still pull out roasted malts, caramel and some resinous hops. Modestly sweet flavor is more complex, with the rye and other malts balanced by a liberal dose of spicy, piney hops. Even more in the long lasting aftertaste, with hints of dark chocolate, smoke and coffee. Just a bit more hops in the finish and you could mistake it for a Cascadian dark ale.


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