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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSH1976 (307) - 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 dont 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bomber->shaker. Dark brown with tan head. Caramel malt, nuts. Bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark brown brew with a tiny beige head with regular retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate to low bitter with notes of caramel, vanilla and nuts and floral hops, mdium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with notes of caramel, vanilla, nuts and floral hops, bitter finish. Unbalanced, metalic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slipstream (2518) - USA - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Thanks to Glyn, who picked this up in his travels. The bottle I had was labeled Boatswain Heavy Lifter - some MIlwaukee brewery I havent heard of before. I also had this under the name Trader Joes/Rhinelander Boatswain Ale The aroma starts off yeasty, but gets better. Big, foamy head on a dark pour. The flavor is chocolate malt and pumpernickel, with a dash of yeast, and there are hops in the finish. It was worth the budget price at Trader Joes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Purchased in Silver Spring Maryland this poured a muddy dark brown with a big tan head and moderate lacing. Nose of roasted malts and cirrus and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor of sweet hops and some floral hops. Bitter finish. Decent..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours an amber orange with thick off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma of herbal and citrus hops, strong toasted malt backbone, slight nutty character, caramel, and very slight bread. Flavor matches well and you can definitely count me in the pleasantly surprised category. For less than $2, this would be hard to beat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4141) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bomber from Trader Joes Bakersfield labeled Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale. Nose is pecans, caramel, biscuit, and sweetness. Clear brown with a big, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, nutty, and a hint of bitter, smoke, and licorice. Pretty decent brown ale especially considering the buck ninety nine pricepoint!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Grainy toejam nose. Clear brown, thin tan head. Coffee on the front end with pecan notes throughout. Finishes with tree bark. A bit fizzy. Decent beer, excellent price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 14, 2013
Not too much to say, its a good taste but nothing really special. Try with dry food such pasta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2991) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
Flaska. Mrk brun l med beigt skum. I bde doft och smak hittas mrk choklad, vanilj, ntighet, kaffe samt torkad frukt. Avrundas med en vrmande alkohol.

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