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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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1.8
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2406) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
Can from Trader Joes. Dark amber. Stone fruit aroma. Some caramel. Sweet. Bright pine hops. Long resin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (6606) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2017
Aroma is malts, fruit and relatively mild Minhas funk. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, slightly grainy texture and a mix of tart/sour and slight Minhas funk in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlisle (684) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle (Rhinelander Brewing Company). Pours hazy brown with tan head. Bread crust aroma with toffee notes. Bread crust with some sour plum notes followed by more sour dried fruit--primarily raisins--in the finish. A bit unusual. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2017
sold and canned as Trader Joes Botswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Out of the can, has a strong metallic nose. Taste has some malt and bitterness with the same twangy metal. medium body with some HOT booze. aweful.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2017
11.16 oz. bottle from Fareway grocery store. Poured hazy brown, small foamy off white head. Aroma was malt, bread. Taste was moderate sweet, light caramel malt, light overall flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (2648) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Had traders joes version at a party. Kind of generic cardboardy brown. It was drinkable, but just barely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
Bottled. A brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (2163) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joes. Caramalt and metallic aroma. Nice brown roasty caramel taste, but a little watered down.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Under the label Boatswain HLV Ale. nice foamy white head. Bitter with a nice hoppy flavour. Somewhat typical ale. nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2790) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Also known as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Good taste, good alcohol content.


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