on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
No commercial description

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Im surprised that this beer has such a low overall rating. Im enjoying it, and it was $2.29 at Trader Joes (Sold as Boatswain H.L.V.) on Broadway at 72nd St. I taste butter. Do you?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Aroma of carbonated vanilla bean. Blackish brown with a thin foam. Flavors of strongly sweet vanilla, candied caramel, strong sugar and biscuit. Overall, slightly messy flavor and way too sweet, It almost tastes like liquid sugar/cotton candy. Very unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2013
22oz bomber bought under the name "Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale" from Trader Joes. Translucent, mahogany-brown color. Laces well, small head. Pleasant aroma, medium-light, malty, dark fruits. "Brown" taste, hoppy, strong, and alcoholic. Reminds me of belgian strong ale, with a hoppy kick. Id definitely buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
purchased under the moniker Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel Ale, from Trader Joes, i think. pours dark ruby brown with a thin sticky head. aroma is nutty with a faint whisky leather scent. flavor is roasted nuts, a bit of butterscotch, brown sugar, reminds a bit of a dark belgian actually. finish is somewhat oily. pretty good honestly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2954) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with small khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, raisins, dates, vanilla, grain, caramel and a hint of earthy hops. Taste of toasted sweet dark malt, dark fruits, alcohol, nuts, vanilla, toffee, grain, caramel and peat. A lot going on here. Despite the significant smokey and dark flavors, the overall effect is bright and fruity, not dark and brooding. Medium/light body and low carbonation. The lighter body seems to fit well with the dark yet bright flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1473) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Clear dark brown brew with small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, molasses. Taste is sweet malt with a bit of roasted malt and dark fruit. Full bodied with a somewhat sweet and cloying finish. Solid brew.

   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 (2825) - 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 (2593) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 8 9 10  11  12 13 14 » 24
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5