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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 16, 2012
This brown has a nice aroma with a sweet malty taste to it. Isn’t a bad choice for the price.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1232) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Bomber. Clear deep dark brown copper, firm lasting tan foam, Rich sweet caramel malt smell. Taste is sweet caramel malt, Nestle Quik powder, some spice, earth, treacle and dark fruitiness. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Gets vinous as it warms, syrupy finish. S’okay. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krittenhouse (18) - Shelby, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Dark, great foamy head, served room temperature. Boozy in smell,smooth mouth feel, good flavor. I'd like to have this cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (552) - Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
I had this bottled as Boatswain HLV from Trader Joe’s. It pours dark brown with an average head and lace, and the aroma is spicy malt, applebutter, allspice. The flavor is decent. Not great, but decent. It’s slightly boozy like an American strong ale, with a strong, oaky finish. The beers at Trader Joe’s are typically the best in their price range. This is as good as any twenty-two ounce beer you’ll find anywhere for less than $3.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beertholomeus (790) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Toffee, caramel, malt and biscuit aroma and flavors. Slightly oxidized. Medium body and carbonation with a malt and toffee finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Appearance: dark mahogany, with garnet highlights; short, creamy tan head quickly vanishing to a bare wash of bubbles. Aroma: muddled notes of wet cardboard, molasses, soggy brown bread, nutmeg, light clove. Taste: molasses, pumpernickel bread, cardboard, light smoke, hint of umami. Finish: sweet, muddled malts and a hint of booze. Notes: Terrible. Muddled and overwrought.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2014
22oz bottle pours with a clear rosy red to amber body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up a mix of cherries, prunes, brown sugar, molasses and honey covered hazel nuts. The taste however is nearly the same as I get brown sugar coated prunes and cherries blended with molasses and thin sweet nuttiness. Interesting.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, under the Trader Joe Boatswain HLV label. Murky river water brown, with little head, there’s little up-front appeal. The first whiff doesn’t help either ... this eventually drinks like a mushy, overly sugared caramel malt beer. The body is far too thin, and all told this is simply off balance. (#5582, 7/22/2014)

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Drank as Rhinelander Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale from Rhinelander Brewing Co from a bomber. Boatswain HLV is not too bad given the price at Trader Joe’s. Low aroma coming from a dark brown pour probably because of the flat head. Taste is sweet and malty with slight scotch notes and a little alcohol warming. Its as if it was stored in a liquor barrel. Mouthfeel is flat. Boatswain HLV is not too bad but the lack of carbonation probably holds back some of the better qualities that might come out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Medium brown. Some spicy hop, sweet honeyish notes, an odd aroma but I actually like it. Sweet and a bit fudgey, with a thin body and a little bit of hop spiciness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2014
22oz from trader Joe’s. Brown pour with white head. Malty smell taste and after taste. I thought this was fine


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