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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
Comes across like a black ale, with some hops. Just not that drinkable. Passable taste. Big dark head. Slightly underaverage mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (1850) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2012
22 oz bottle from Trader Joes ,Salem ( under the alias of Boatswain HLV ale). just $1.99 Actually a very attractive looking ale..dark brown body with a gorgeous thick,creamy light tan head. Aroma not so attractive..dusty ,apple,slightly floral..not expected Taste sweetish toffee like malts, on what can only be described as regular malt liquor fusels,,butter finish but of a chemical type like a ML. Not too bad on the palate..a little cloying perhaps in the end. Not good this is basically a Dark Malt Liquor..or maybe a Cascadian Malt Liquor ( joke)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 28, 2012
22oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale. Dark rusty red with foamy tan head. Tart red malty nose. Overly, residual sweet body but not terrible. Soapy, chalky. buttery caramel. Weird beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Poured an amber color with a strong, off-white pillowy head. Fairly malty and sweet with defined alcohol tones in the finish. Called Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale, bottle from Trader Joes.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (772) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
$2 bomber of "heavy lift vessel" at trader joes. pours brown, some chocolate, ok ish. Not great, better than the other offerings.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Smells fine. Really actually looks pretty good. I found this to be a decent beer. Some bitterness and grain, as well as a hint of sweetness and not any nuttiness really at all (which I’m not a fan of). Pleasantly surprised. A full body but tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (1025) - Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Dark brown. Medium tan head. Kind of bitter for a brown. Sweet. Interesting. Strange balance.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
As Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale from Trader Joe’s. $2 bomber poured into an English Pint glass. Dark brown color with ruby highlights and a fluffy tan head. Aroma is mostly pale malt with the faintest hint of chocolate and floral hops. Flavor is also pale malt with some nuttiness and a noticeable metallic note as well. Medium bodied with a mildy bitter finish. Overall a fairly forgettable brown ale, even at $2 for a 22oz bottle.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beaz1591 (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Faint taste of chocolate with an overpowering alcohol taste. This is a really cheap beer that I would avoid.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFParnell (46) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Bought as Boatswain’s Heavy Lift Vessel. Not a bad beer, but definitely not great either. For $2 a bomber, it is well worth the price. Just don’t buy the Boatswain’s Double IPA, it tastes like ass.


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