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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
82
good

494 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 28
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Higravity on 09-09-2005)
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Photo of secondtooth
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It must be noted that this is a 4 year-old bottle (dated 2010).

Pours a dark ruby tone, with some sediment. Head is minimal, and lace is just a thin thread.

Nose is fruity, with dried figs, prunes, raisins, and fruitcake being the most prominent aromas I caught. Not bad, and pretty typical of aged barleywines, from my experience.

Taste is similar, with more dried dark fruit and sweet malty notes, and the hops have been muted, relaxed, and tempered with age. Even the alcohol content is slightly subdued. Enjoyable.

secondtooth, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, 2009 vintage from the cellar, so at least 4 years old.

appears a deep fairly clear brown. mahogany colored highlights. not much head. boozy rich aroma, sweet toffee and raisins, nice. taste is all malty flavors, but not overly sweet. very smooth. lower carbonation, slick full body. appropriate for the style.

overall - the aroma is quite a bit better than the taste.

jmdrpi, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

DantheMan75, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BillRoth, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Lovely85, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kylehay2004, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nickfl, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

paresis, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

scott2269, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

diehl07, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GreesyFizeek, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

AnotherBeerGeek, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Casey3236, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ramblinwreck101, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

buzzy, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Windigo, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Apellonious
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from Lil Roberts in concord. 2012 version poured into a tulip glass.

A - ruby red with brown overtones. Thin head moves and dissipates quickly to a thin lace.

S - dark fruit, cherries, malt, baked bread, and the alcohol is no where to be found.

T - dark fruit, biscuits, malt heavy, but I can sense some dry English style hops on the finish.

M - carbonation on the low side , very creamy texture

O - I have had this on tap at Mac's before at a band gig and was quite impressed. This does not disappoint. Would like to pick up another to hold for the winter holidays, as this would be a great winter warmer.

Apellonious, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mitch3114, Jun 30, 2013
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
82 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.