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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bought at Trader Joe’s under the name Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Pours a medium red brown liquid with a nice thick head of mocha small bubbles. Nose is a little cola with a hint of molasses sweetness. Taste is sweet malt with just a hint of roasting. Body is thinish and not very spectacular. Finishes cleanly with just a lingering amount of good bitters and toffee. For what it is, it’s a very nice beer. High alcohol content a plus.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
drinking bad hare ale
sniffing, sipping, swallowing
trying not to puke

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (771) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2012
bought as Boatswain HLV ale at Trader Joes. Dark very full and stiff head, stuck to my mustach pretty well. malt and carmel slight alchol

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
Trader Joe’s, DC 650ml ($2.30): Pours on the darker side of brown with a rather wee head. Aroma is a somewhat unbalanced combination of hops and roasted malts, not that it is particularly bad or anything. Taste is slightly on the bitter side of things. Good amount of roastiness. Not a terrible beer, but a somewhat bland bitter brown. In any case, I was expecting way worse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 16, 2012
This brown has a nice aroma with a sweet malty taste to it. Isn’t a bad choice for the price.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1427) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle; pour is murky brown with a mahogany undertone. Khaki head, albeit modest, with mediocre retention and lacing. The nose is heavy on the caramel, it reminds me of a shitty doppelbock actually. The flavor profile has light bittering hops, heavy on the caramel, Brown sugar. Toffee..... Roast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours a clear, dense, mahogany brown with an average sized tan head. Sweet nutty malt aroma. Sweet nutty flavor that follows the aroma. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
22oz bottle 4/5/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-40° in Dimpled Mug-Pours a brown with a ruby tint with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, sweetness, light chocolate, and slight hops. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse.

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 (1729) - 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


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