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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (717) - 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 (6989) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bought from Trader Joes, 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 (5709) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
From Trader Joes 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 its 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. .

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Clarkdvm (503) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Bottle from trader Joe?s. Says made by Rhinelander. Clove aroma. Sweet caramel flavor. Had second time, awful this time. Odd

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (4731) - 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 (3944) - 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 (361) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3602) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber. Hazy brown with small beige head. Aroma is light nuts, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is toasty malt and some nuts.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bomber: labelled as Boatswain H.L.V. Ale. Opened on 28th May 2015, my fourth beer of a mini tasting session I am having with myself while here in Southern California. Only bought the beer because I thought it was a new brewery to me: turns out it is not a new brewery, just a Trader Joe make believe name. Anyway this live rate is about to start: beer poured into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip (twice). Nice looking beer, clean and clear body: chestnut red, with a full and lasting off-white crown. Malty and woody nose, sweet malty taste, raisins and a spoon full of sugar per sip . A little too sweet, even for my sweet tooth: needs to calm down and have some hop influence somewhere. Bordering on sickly. Struggled to finish the whole bottle: hand full of M&Ms helped.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1535) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
malty dark smell, taste is mostly malt with a slightly hoppy finish, nothing of note though


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