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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 30, 2013
I didn't like some of the other beers from this brand. You can read those reviews. Basically I tasted alot of rice flavors that really turned me off. I did however really liked this beer. Medium bitterness. Slight chocolate. Kinda in between a amber and darker color. I thought this beer was really good for the price and will get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
UDBeernut (2826) - 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 (967) - 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 (2506) - 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 (35892) - 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 (2090) - 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 (2704) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Also known as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Good taste, good alcohol content.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Labeled as boatswain heavy lift vessel. Lighter in color than I thought. Thin head, no lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, I suspect English hops, it has a Nobel nose and flavor. Kinda plane, but as is the style I suppose. Its actually not unpleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (676) - 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 (6688) - 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.


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