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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Letter of Marque 2010: Rye Porter

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, 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 (7112) - 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 (5063) - 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 (8000) - 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 (6286) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, toffee, cocoa, and toasted bread. Flavor of rye, toasted bread, caramel, baking cocoa, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours a deep rich brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, grapefruit, and roasted coffee are present. Has a flavor profile of bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a definitive hop presence of grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 (22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) deep rich brown with creamy bubbles and good lace. Nose of juicy citrus, rye, and pumpernickel bread. Taste of bitter chocolate, rye bread, with a nice bittersweet balance. Subtle grapefruit is worked in here, with an oily chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle from Sam’s. Pours dark brown with smallish beige head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy and spicey... only slightly roasty. Smells a bit more like a "black IPA" and tastes much more like one. Hops come through more than anything else, but the rye adds some spice. Meh.

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