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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a hazy dark brown with lots of light brown head. Aroma is sweet and consists of caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, nuts and a bit of breadiness. Taste is very sweet and unique but not in a good way. It is as if many sweet items were jammed together with chemicals and this is the result. I don’t like it and found myself struggling to finish my first glass so I poured the remaining half of the bomber down the drain. It tastes a little better than Nyquil but that is about the only thing. This is the first and last beer I will have from this brewery.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (296) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from trader Joe’s. Says made by Rhinelander. Clove aroma. Sweet caramel flavor. Tiny bite. Surprisingly, more u have the better it gets

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (2963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joes (HLV Ale). Huge foamy head, medium brown body. Aroma is too sweet, candy, cough syrup. Taste is just a tad bit better, sweet and cloying, soda sweet. Body weight OK, mouth feel alright, terrible finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3563) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Deep amber,small beige head.Rather vague malt nose and palate with a faint hop finish. Not much here

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dekester1 (344) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Poured a dark deep red with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was of sweet malts with a slight fruitiness. Taste was primarily of sweet malts - caramel, bread, with a light hop finish. Palate was good. Overall, this was pleasant surprise. Very rich and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2270) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber. Hazy brown with small beige head. Aroma is light nuts, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is toasty malt and some nuts.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bomber: labelled as ’Boatswain H.L.V. Ale. Opened on 28th May 2015, my fourth beer of a mini tasting session I am having with myself while here in Southern California. Only bought the beer because I thought it was a new brewery to me: turns out it is not a new brewery, just a ’Trader Joe’ make believe name. Anyway this live rate is about to start: beer poured into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip (twice). Nice looking beer, clean and clear body: chestnut red, with a full and lasting off-white crown. Malty and woody nose, sweet malty taste, raisins and a spoon full of sugar per sip . A little too sweet, even for my sweet tooth: needs to calm down and have some hop influence somewhere. Bordering on sickly. Struggled to finish the whole bottle: hand full of M&M’s helped.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (993) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
malty dark smell, taste is mostly malt with a slightly hoppy finish, nothing of note though

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bomber from Trader Joe’s - pretty lame-ass strong brown, a little like an English strong - strong caramelized maltiness, more like charred/burnt - leafy bitterness, syrupy sweetness - some dark bread and dried fruit - a bit of a medicinal finish - pretty lame.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joe’s labeled Boatswain H.L.V. ale. Pours hazy medium brown color with tan head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas with some nuttiness. Caramel and toffee flavors with toasted malt, dough, and nuts with lots of sweetness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Lean brown but ok better that Newcastle and cheaper. Some light brown malts great color. Lean mouthfeel. Good carbonation.


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