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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (961) - 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 (410) - 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 (41) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Deep brown, red-tinged brew with a creamy, lusty, brulee head. A bit of dankness clanks off the glass. Musty old hops with some nut-brown malt squishing out around the edges--aroma improves with aeration and gains a sweet-barrel aged quality. Medium-bodied, perhaps a bit thinner than the appearance would project, but lasting flavor. Brown malt, some maple syrup, caramel and some weigh on the palate. Re-rate 10-31-13. My impression this time was a bit more favorable. The body was medium, and the flavor has nice malt depth for a brown ale. This version seems aged perfectly. Powerful, but well balanced and flavorful.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22 oz bottle. sold as Boatswain HLV Ale at Trader Joe’s for $1.99. Pours a clear dark brown. Aroma of roasted grain, caramel, plum, peat, dust. Flavor is toasty, raisin, plum, wine with a touch of pine. Not too bad. Especially for the price.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is rather faint malt, some smokiness, raisin, chalk, chocolate. Rather sweet flavor segues into a late mild bitterness. Watery mouthfeel. Is OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1070) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Poured a very dark reddish brown color with a medium-sized off-white head. Some earthy notes in the aroma with caramel and grains. Some dark fruit. Taste is a little boozy even for 7%. Lots of fruity notes with dates and plums. Some caramel and roasted notes too. Overall I think it is pretty tasty, I’m surprised by the low ratings here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (807) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Ported from BA, purchased from TJ’s as Boatswain HLV A Nearly opaque brown, good head retention S Yeasty, estery, a bit fruity, root beer T sweet, somewhat bitter, somewhat bland, root beer M Good carbonation, a bit thin O This beer isn’t bad, but its nothing special. It tastes and smells a lot like root-beer. Still for two bucks a bomber, its not bad at all. Serving type: bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (330) - USA - JUL 13, 2012
From Trader Joe’s under the alias "Boatswain H.L.V." Pours a black ruby with a bit less than a finger of beige head. Strong raisin notes to the nose. Taste has some burnt toast to the finish, starts off with a dark fruit sweetness. Overall, not what I expected, but not too bad.


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