Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak

 
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our award winning barley wine which has been aged two ways in wooden bourbon barrels and Cabernet barrels. It will benefit with aging.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Its time! Well, it looks just like a barley wine. Thats a good sign. Theres a slight release from opacity, with a dark amber colored body and an off-white head. The aroma is not what youd normally expect form a barley wine, though. It seems very much of dark caramel malts in the aroma so much so that it almost smells like tobacco. The flavor is somewhat syrupy, thick, and herbal. Wow, its unique. It feels like an imperial IPA in the mouth, but smooth and light from the oak aging. It finishes much stronger than an imperial IPA, though, high in alcohol, slightly malty, and with a definite hop presence thats well-infused with that alcohol. I love it. The bourbon is gentle, but defines much of the beers character. Why do I want to watch TrueBlood?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Nose is pretty blase standard bourbon barleywine, taste is fantastic, deep caramel base, shit ton of vanilla and oak, hint of sweet bourbon, they really are magicians with barrels.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1444) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bomber into snifter glass. deep reddish-brown color with thin white head that disappears into a ring. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruits and some vanilla. Taste is the aroma, adding some spiciness, chocolate and alcohol. Full body, low carbonation smooth with somewhat boozy finish. Warming and complex. IMHO much better then their regular Barleywine!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1341) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Macs on West Peachtree. Fuck, its hot outside! This probably isnt what you would drink on a 90+ degree day. Dark brown color with an amber/slightly ruby hue. There is a nice head sitting on top; it has the perfect height to it. Were lookin good here, Chuck. The nose is of strong vanilla and sugar. Bourbon qualities are present and pungent. A slight malt sweetness pops through, but the aroma doesnt have that many dimensions to it. Ah...there seems to a be a bit of a presence from the oak popping through. Fairly nice aroma, but nothing mind shattering. This beer has a nice creamy texture. The creamy texture is great because it allows the beer to roll across the taste buds. Vanilla, sugar, booze, and bourbon are hitting my taste buds. The ethanol is a bit intrusive, and warms the back of the throat a bit too much. It does have a skull and crossbones on the front, so who said this was going to be fucking nice? Not much comes through in terms of beer. Im getting a slight bitterness, but, for me, this seems like an excuse to get brownie points from us beer enthusiasts by putting a mediocre barley wine in a barrel and calling it a day. I would like to have a barrel-aged beer that provides complimentary flavors i.e., the barley wine compliments the bourbon barrel, and vice-versa. Traces of barley wine flavors poking through, but not enough for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (1266) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Brune aux reflets rubis. Nez trs puissant de sucre cuit, dalcool et de fruits rouges. Le bois du baril perce avec vidence. Bouche trs sucres et boise avec une finale tonnante qui me fait penser au chipotle (un peu fum et piquant).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
22 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, served in a stem glass. Pours clear mahogany with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has notes of molasses, caramel, smoke, oak, and subtle fruit. The flavour is fairly sweet with brown sugar, oak, vanilla and chocolate, along with roasty malts and toasted oak notes. The finish is long and toasty with vanilla and brown sugar. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent barley wine with nice barrel notes. 2014-01-04

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Has a matly aroma of caramel and some oakish and earthy undertones. Upfront is a wine like flavor with caramel and spice. Finishes with a more chocoate and coffee base to the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1169) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Poured a murky brown with lots of bubbles. Aroma has bourbon and hops. Taste is slightly watery, which is a little surprising for the style and the amount of alcohol. It makes it very smooth, however. Lots of bourbon flavor and some fruit, not the most complex barley wine. Overall enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22 oz Bomber-Brownish pour w/good lacing. Bourbon aroma. Flavors of wood chips, Bourbon Barrels, some peat....mostly Bourbon. Solid brew, enjoyable.....not as good as the Cabernet Barrell, but good. Long Finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle pours murky brown color with off white head. Aroma is booze, vanilla, brown sugar, and wood. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and finishes smooth. Its not hot. All the flavors meld together well and has a smooth finish. I really enjoyed the cab version of this as well. I enjoyed this one a touch more. Good stuff.


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