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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maus10 (42) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Sweet and malty with notes of molasses and coffee. There is a subtle hop finish. Overall a little thin and not very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Under the label Boatswain HLV Ale. nice foamy white head. Bitter with a nice hoppy flavour. Somewhat typical ale. nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2415) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Also known as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Good taste, good alcohol content.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Labeled as boatswain heavy lift vessel. Lighter in color than I thought. Thin head, no lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, I suspect English hops, it has a Nobel nose and flavor. Kinda plane, but as is the style I suppose. It’s actually not unpleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (601) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma of brown sugar, raisins, bread. Deep brown color with a huge tan head. Sweet up front. Sweet fruits, some caramel. Muddy on the finish with a slight bitterness and alcohol burn. Off aftertaste on finish as well. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bought from Trader Joe’s, labeled as Boatswain H.L.V. Ale Heavy Lift Vessel. Hazy amber brown with close to two fingers of beige head. Aromas of caramel, malt, some figs, light toasty notes. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, sweet syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Cloying sweetness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5152) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
From Trader Joe’s Nashua, a $2.79 bomber, what a deal! Labeled as Boatswain HLV. Thicker looking dark cloudy ice tea color. Somewhat viscous on the palate as well, medicinal in taste. It shows it’s 7% up front. Some barely sizzling co2 in there saves it. Boosts my overall score by a few points because of the price, otherwise a thicker high alky malty thang that is difficult until you down a 10 oz; then rest goes pretty easy after you numb up the synapses a little. .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (418) - 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 (3716) - 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 (3768) - 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 (351) - 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.


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