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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Pours a clear, very dark brown, almost black. Large dark tan head from an aggressive pour. Head is mostly remaining with large bubbles. Inviting aroma of a fairly high intensity. Smells sweet, but bitter with chocolate and caramel aromas. An intense flavour, with a lot of things going on. Salty sweet on the front of the tongue, full bodied with a long aftertaste. Round and creamy texture. with sweet, sour, salty, bitter, toasted, hoppy tastes ( a whole lot going on). A complex, rich quality. Very Appreciated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1316) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle - had this as Boatswain HSV from Trader Joes - average size thick head, dark brown color, sweet roast & chocolate malt aroma and flavor, with a pretty good hop balance

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joe’s under the Boatswain HLV name. It poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of some toasted, bready malt, with dark fruit. The taste was of toasted malt, brown sugar, roasted grain, dark fruit and earthy hops. A decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4184) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
The aroma is malty with caramel malt and pine hops. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma but astringent and bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall this is pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2930) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Strong taste, but as a mellow taste with a touch of nice burnt malt. the hops are not that strong. still it has a great amount of character. I can enjoy this one the big scale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2012
This beer sticks with you. It’s very dark with coffee overtones and has a very lasting aftertaste. A good brown ale. I got it under the name "Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle from Trader Joes, Merrick. Labeled Boatswain HLV Ale. Sweet, cocoa and brown sugar, nuts. Pours dark brown, cream colored head. The flavor is sweet, brown sugar, weird sort of spicy, like ginger, some cocoa. medium in body, slightly on the thick side, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is again sort of spicy, ginger-like (hops, maybe?) Really not bad. Hardly a standout in brown ales, but enjoyable enough. A little too sweet maybe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. One finger of head. Light tan lacing with some see through black spots. Random tan film on the sides. Smelled of dark chocolate malts with coffee and toffee. Heavy on the malts. Tasted somewhat similar to the smell but could get the alcohol as well. Also tasted bourbon, dark chocolate and coffee. Malty. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long smooth finish. I really, really liked this beer. My ratings are ridiculously high compared to the others from Underworld (Minhas), but I can’t hate on it. One more really liked it for the road.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours nearly black with a clinging tan head and a mild chocolate aroma. There is a fruity treacle flavor with a smoky dry bitter finish. Lots of flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
Single bottle purchased from an Olympia liquor in Calgary, AB on 03/12/2012. Colour: extremely dark brown with low brown head. Nose: tomato juice, burnt embers, fresh broccoli. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Sugary cola-roasted malt dominant. Light sour blast on the finish. Too sweet.


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