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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter because I thought it was a strong ale. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown color with a slight transparency about it. There’s some light lacing after the head dissipated. The smell was weird as there’s some burnt grainy malts going inside of some burnt caramel breadiness with a lot of booze coming in. The taste was basically the same as the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed to be okay as a brown ale or a strong ale. Overall, brown ale or strong ale, well the boozy part is there. Honestly, I wasn’t really digging the smell and the taste. I probably wouldn’t seek this out again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (325) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bière achetée à Los Angeles. Couleur brune, mousse généreuse. Nez de sucre brun et de noisettes au chocolat noir. En bouche, c’Est malté et goûteux. C’est équilibré et rafraichissant : les notes sucrées qui rappelle les noisettes sont bien. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2140) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
HLV from Trader Joe’s. Pours hazy dark tawny brown with a bubbly, frothy beige head. Tastes lightly butter, light hops, nutty, roasted grains and cocoa, light sweetness, toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted grains, hops, light alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1244) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Boatswain H.L.V. Ale has a thick, spongy, cream-colored head, a dark brown, bubbly, opaque appearance, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, dark-roasted barley malt or brown bread crust, and the flavor is of that element, with strong, straight-forward bitterness and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Boatswain H.L.V. Ale finishes rich, sweet, and semi-wet. Overall, this one is surprisingly good. I recommend it! RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OscarFalls (45) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Good solid beer with slight roasted taste. I recommend drinking this after a car show while sitting on the porch for your dads birthday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is an okay dark ale, though its strange to think of this as a brown ale. Heavier mouthfeel than I expected and the sweetness is more understated and metallic. Picked up at Trader Joes in DC in 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rated on 5-25-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, semi-fizzy tan head with a short retention, transparent ruby brown body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasted, pine hops, sweet, and spicy. The flavor is sweet, pine hops, spicy, malt, and a hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice hop flavor and is worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown with amber highlights and a nice long lasting tan head. A toasty, hop free aroma that is sweet and malty. There are lots of malts in here along with some herbal and grass notes. A zesty bitterness. This beer has a medicinal quality that is not really pleasant. But then that somehow melds into a green effect. Not a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. A bit rough, aromas of coffee and roast. Taste is sweet and bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and cough syrup. Flavor is sweet chocolate, and cough syrup and a sour like bitter. Thin bodied and watery. Fizzy. not so good but not terrible


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