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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3
   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


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloshgator (405) - 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 (12234) - 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 (562) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
hockeybeerguy (1597) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter because I thought it was a strong ale. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to brown color with a slight transparency about it. There’s some light lacing after the head dissipated. The smell was weird as there’s some burnt grainy malts going inside of some burnt caramel breadiness with a lot of booze coming in. The taste was basically the same as the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed to be okay as a brown ale or a strong ale. Overall, brown ale or strong ale, well the boozy part is there. Honestly, I wasn’t really digging the smell and the taste. I probably wouldn’t seek this out again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (308) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bière achetée à Los Angeles. Couleur brune, mousse généreuse. Nez de sucre brun et de noisettes au chocolat noir. En bouche, c’Est malté et goûteux. C’est équilibré et rafraichissant : les notes sucrées qui rappelle les noisettes sont bien. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
HLV from Trader Joe’s. Pours hazy dark tawny brown with a bubbly, frothy beige head. Tastes lightly butter, light hops, nutty, roasted grains and cocoa, light sweetness, toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted grains, hops, light alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1190) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Boatswain H.L.V. Ale has a thick, spongy, cream-colored head, a dark brown, bubbly, opaque appearance, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, dark-roasted barley malt or brown bread crust, and the flavor is of that element, with strong, straight-forward bitterness and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Boatswain H.L.V. Ale finishes rich, sweet, and semi-wet. Overall, this one is surprisingly good. I recommend it! RJT

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OscarFalls (37) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Good solid beer with slight roasted taste. I recommend drinking this after a car show while sitting on the porch for your dads birthday. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is an okay dark ale, though its strange to think of this as a brown ale. Heavier mouthfeel than I expected and the sweetness is more understated and metallic. Picked up at Trader Joes in DC in 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rated on 5-25-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, semi-fizzy tan head with a short retention, transparent ruby brown body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasted, pine hops, sweet, and spicy. The flavor is sweet, pine hops, spicy, malt, and a hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice hop flavor and is worth trying.


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