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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (271) - - 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 (968) - 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 (1679) - 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 (2340) - 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 (7750) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, some nutty notes, some roast and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes and some fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. As Boatswain HLV Ale. It pours a clear, brown body under a big, off-white head. The aroma has a touch of coffee grit, with roasted malts and some chocolate. Dry, medium-bodied and very soft on the carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malts, some hoppy bitterness and coffee grit in the flavor. Long, bland, roasted finish. Might need some food, certainly didn’t impress on its own. 130808

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Dark Brown, Medium Bubbly Head That Does Not Last, Decent Lacing. No distinctive aroma whatsoever. Sweet, chocolate, malt, hop bitter finish with slight alcohol Zing. Although this is one of my favorite styles, this is average at best. Rather dull and forgettable. The only good thing going for it is that hoppy finish. Booze shines too much for the style. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Sampled from Trader Joes. A fair brew. Nothing special and no need to return, but it was fairly priced and had a decent hop palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottled as Rhinelander Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale. Dark fruit flavor, maybe raisins, in a medium-bodied ale. Base of roasted malt.


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