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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1414) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Nice aroma of chocolate, with a bit of rye spice. Dark color, with just hints of ruby around the edge, nice light tan head. Interesting flavor, with the spiciness of the rye playing with hops. There’s just a bit of roast in the finish, and the alcohol is very well hidden. A very drinkable beer, not quite sure it fits into the Porter category though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, but certainly not black, with a dirt white khaki head. Aroma is solid, but boring--some dark malts and light hops. Just not that much going on. The flavor is fruity upfront with some slight hop tinge in the finish with a medium dry resinous finish. The more I drink it, the more coffee quality comes out. Medium body with medium low carbonation. Overall--certainly solid, just not very unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is very piney and prefumey with some hints of chocolate. It pours a dark brown with just a tad of transparency when held to the light and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The head leaves a nice sheet of lacing behind. The flavor starts with light chocolate. There’s a touch of rye in the background. The finish is real heavy on pine and perfume notes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours really dark brown with a foamy, clingy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aromas of dark malt and some hop. Medium plus body with lots of foamy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. The rye harshness, sorry other rye lovers, is present, there’s a strong hint of coffee/chocolate, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Love rye. Love hops. Love this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
krautberry (4) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010 does not count
The perfect beer for us. She likes Rye IPAs, I like porters. This is a great beer with malty, bread, chocolate, roasty, vanilla flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Rye Porter. Pours brown with copper edges and a two finger creamy dirty white head. Nose is peppery with hints of juniper, mildly sweet, a bit one dimensional. Flavor is dominated by rye, notes of juniper and white pepper. Precious little "Porter" coming through. Palate is super astringent and unpleasant. Need more than Rye to this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle and served in standard pint glass with friend in Bloomington: Mahogany hued with a nearly white frothy head. The aroma has notes of pungent and fruity hops, chocolate, rye, walnut, bready, earthy and yeasty. The taste starts with sharp bitterness followed quickly by rye bread and chocolate covered nuts. Some lasting dark and tropical fruit characteristics throughout. The finish displays a bit of chalky and asprin like tone. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive, dry and astrengent. A solid brew i would have again, too bad the finish was not a bit cleaner however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Great strong porter that’s a bit bitter and roasted and has lots of smokey and wispy notes. Somewhat harsh due to crispness and roastiness, and the darker flavors from the higher alcohol are there for support. A very nice porter, one of Clipper City’s nicer releases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nice moderately dry body, good cocoa flavors, fairly dry and highly drinkable.

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