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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (860) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
This very dark brown ale has a rather typical ale aroma. It has a malty richness and a bitter hop bite. For $1.99 for 650 ml it's a steal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1378) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
An interesting beer. Pours a very nice dark red with a thick tan head. Smells and tastes like oatmeal. A little bit of a weird aftertaste. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2012 Total Score: 2.5
Interesting. Had the heavy lift vessel ale from Trader Joes. Pours a very dark red, with not much head. Malty yet hoppy taste. Strong tasting. Very hoppy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pour is dark brown but transparent. Light head but a good carbonation level. Smells like a roasty nut brown ale. Not a bad aroma at all. Not great either. Just kind of simple. Taste is more of the same with some graininess. Malt profile is a bit weak and flabby. Not bad. Drink this really cold if you have it..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1506) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottled as "Boatswain H.L.V. heavy Lift Vessel." Bottle from Trader Joe’s, Charlottesville. Pours a clear brown, frothy head with nice lacing. Smells of wet leaves and sour grapes. Tastes of bubblegum, burnt malts, and sugar. Long lingering alcohol taste that seems like it’s more than 7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle in KC picked up at Trader Joes. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown appearance with a nice brown head. Mineral, cracker, lightly nutty, caramel aroma. A bit tangy, light chocolate, slightly nutty, bready, caramel flavor. Pretty bland and not a whole lot going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
22oz. served into a snifter glass. A - Pours a super dark brown with ruby highlights. A firm 2" tan head ministers beautiful arbitrary lacing. S - Cocoa powder, wet grain, caramel malt, copper penny, grassy, bready yeast, brewed tea, hints of malt extract. T - Molasses, iron, English tea tannins stick to the cheeks, roasted malts, cocoa, burnt caramel/toffee malts layer against the tannins. There’s faint hints of herbal hops in the background. Finishes fairly dry with a coating of tannins. M - Medium lush body, with moderate carbonation, thins out when warm. This fits an English Strong Ale rather than the American version. Strong tea tannins pair with cocoa and a rich toasted caramel backbone with an herbal bitterness. This works well for an English Style. Serving type: bottle 08-11-2012

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bubblegum aroma. Flavor is malt, come nuttiness, sweet, pretty crappy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10907) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, and cookie malt with dates and faint earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 30, 2013
I didn't like some of the other beers from this brand. You can read those reviews. Basically I tasted alot of rice flavors that really turned me off. I did however really liked this beer. Medium bitterness. Slight chocolate. Kinda in between a amber and darker color. I thought this beer was really good for the price and will get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1893) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz bottle labeled as Boatswain H.L.V. Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Butter taste giving way to metallic but somehow still drinkable. It would be easy to say this is terrible but it actually isn’t and, given the low price at TJs it serves a purpose.

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