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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1090) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
omber: Aroma is malt, caramel, rye, hard candy, and the slightest bit of hops on the backend. Appearance is almost an opaque black with a thick tan head that lingers for quite a while. Taste is rye upfront melding into a hop texture then more of the malt and caramel characteristics. Palate is nicely mouth coating, aftertaste has got the rye in there and a lightly astringent flavor. Overall, Pretty good stuff and packs a punch with taste and alcohol. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. A dark brown color pour with a two finger frothy off white head , good retention and lacing , medium carbonation . Aroma of roasty malt , spicy hops, rye , coffee and a faint note of cherry pipe tobacco . Flavor is full of rye , earthy spicy hops , coco, caramel and coffee , nice balance , long dry spicy rye finish , full body , very drinkable and one of the better offerings I have had from this brewer , nice work , great ale .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Keep up the good work Hugh. This bomber is great. Fortunately I love rye and it is put to good use here. It’s crispness is the perfect foil for the wonderful heavily roasted malts. Nice toffee and caramel notes. Might be better in the winter sitting near the fireplace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark and silent with a big inch-thick top of foam. The aroma is of alcohol and pine. Easy to drink, this delivers mellow notes of vanilla, chocolate malt, and java. Bring on the ice cream sundae. (#3946, 7/16/2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 $7 22oz - Hmmm....not liking the rye with this one. This porter is balanced, but nothing stands out except too much rye--very dry with some malt. Sort of odd brew. This is rated as one of Clipper City’s best, but it misses the mark for me. ADD - On retry, I liked this a little better. Still stand by my original rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2010
7/11/10. Bomber. The pour is not quite black - very dark brown, almost black, but definitely brown when held to the light, with a HUGE brown head - pour carefully. The aroma is a little roasty, but mostly very chocolatey. The flavor is big bitter roast with undertones of dusty dark chocolate. The spicy bitterness lingers for quite awhile. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a deep ruby with a cream head. nose is rye, hops, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. thick on the palate, flavor is heavy caramel, chocolate, rye, and a caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) Hoppy smelling porter with some caramel. Medium brown color. Some roast and caramel in the taste, then more burnt flavors coming out. Quite dry. It’s interesting and I’m enjoying it. If the alcohol was less it could be a good sessioner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white head. Hoppy citrus, a bit of rye and grapefruit. Caramel and some nice hops and a bit of malt. Light spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
bottle, deep brown pour with tan foam, hoppy, woody grapefruit aroma, flavors are smokey hops and caramel with a peat finish

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