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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle labeled HLV. Clear medium brown with a creamy off white head. Soda pop biscuit and light chocolate aroma. Bright citrusy medium to full bodied velvety palate. Tastes of caramel soda and chocolate with a cocoa powder taste to the finish and a light nuttiness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2325) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Poured from bomber I picked up for $2, not a bad price but I have a feeling why it’s this cheap, pours a dark brownish red with an off white head and lacing, aroma is sweet with a hint of dark fruit and caramel, the flavor has some dark fruit and plum on the front end with a sweetness of caramel and malt, not good by any means but tastes better than I was expecting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Dark brown with an tan head. Aroma is very sweet, with raisin and licorice. Taste is very sweet and a little bitter. Cloying finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9982) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, light dark fruit and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, light dark fruit and a hint of smoke with a crisp dry lingering toffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdleigh (53) - - SEP 24, 2012
Thick, dark full-bodied with lots of hop character. Aroma is toast, citrus and pine. Tastes just like it looks...
Earlier Rating: 9/13/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Thick, dark full-bodied with lots of hop character. Aroma is toast, citrus and pine. Tastes just like it looks...
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Thick, dark full-bodied with lots of hop character. Aroma is toast, citrus and pine. Tastes just like it looks...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle, labeled as Boatswain Heavy Lifter at Trader Joe’s. Weird beer, like an amber/brown mix--both in color and style. A bit hoppy, but pretty cloyingly malty sweet. Not very well carbonated. Not exciting at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is a little metallic, roasted malt, sweet , and a little nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8760) - 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 (1923) - Salem, 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 (2272) - 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.


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