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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (174) - - NOV 14, 2013
22oz bottle from trader joes. Dark in color with a very persistent head and a creamy mouth fill.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 22 oz bomber - labeled as Boatswain H.L.V. (Heavy Lift Vessel) Ale. Pours a deep dark cola-like brown a thin but persistent eggshell white head. Aroma has some licorice accents, a touch of chocolate. Flavor has some odd sourness to it, a touch of bittersweet baker’s unsweetened chocolate, a touch of olive oil. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Something just not really right about this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2593) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
29 oct 3013, bottle. Brown. Nose is big bready malt, toasty as well. Med body and moderately fizzy. Toasty malt, more than mildly metallic. Not very good in that account. Has bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - OCT 15, 2013
Oscura, espuma dorada fina se cuelga del vaso, aroma dulce, le falta lúpulo para aroma y más amargor, cuerpo medio, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4127) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
22 oz bomber, disguised ast Boatwain HLV Ale. Fluffy-beady tan head on a clear, ruby-black pour. Average label. Slightly tangy chemical and diacetyl aroma. Tastes the same as it smells, except with a little toast. I was enthused because this was $2.49 for a bomber - makes for a low success target, the bottle is almost worth that for homebrewing - but I still came away disappointed. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (263) - - OCT 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Another bad beer from Trader Joe?s. Weak head, pours black. Hints of chocolate, very little hops. Gets worse the longer you drink it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (946) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joe’s as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Mahogany brown with an average off white head. Aroma of raisins, sherry, root beer. Sweet and malty, caramel, a faint herbal note. Finishes somewhat dry, and just a bit watery. Listed as a Brown Ale, but more like an Old Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1599) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours a caramel brown. Very malty and somewhat sweet. A drinkable beer. Beer than the poor ratings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
November 2012. From bottle. labeled as Boatswain HLV. Amber color with a white head. Caramel, malt and fruit aromas. Thin and light in flavors. Watery finish with a bit of malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle 650ml as "Boatswain H.L.V. Ale " @ Hotel Room, Bay Park Hotel, Monterey, CA
Pours clear brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a caramel and hint of coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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