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

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BA SCORE
82
good

484 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 27
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-03-2013 01:15:14 | More by Beermaine
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-27-2013 22:34:55 | More by scott2269
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diehl07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2013 14:19:10 | More by diehl07
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2013 04:34:25 | More by GreesyFizeek
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-28-2013 21:40:09 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-23-2013 19:14:01 | More by Casey3236
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-23-2013 00:10:40 | More by ramblinwreck101
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-22-2013 14:08:48 | More by Nobcefus
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-21-2013 06:39:15 | More by bmjivi221
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-14-2013 00:30:29 | More by buzzy
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2013 21:43:45 | More by AWB3
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Windigo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-08-2013 18:35:37 | More by Windigo
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-07-2013 22:21:04 | More by WOLFGANG
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Apellonious

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 21:24:54 | More by Apellonious
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mitch3114

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2013 04:10:19 | More by mitch3114
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-10-2013 12:34:43 | More by lilnicky068
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2013 20:29:15 | More by liamt07
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a 17oz. snifter glass. (2012 Batch, served 06/09/2013)

Appearance: A deep mahogany body that comes off semi-cloudy. After a vigorous pour the head rises to roughly 1/3" looking an off white with a slight tan to light orange head. Settles quick with even lacing.

Smell:Has a strong whiskey like scent, but goes in and out in a few seconds. Smells good but definitely lacking potency.

Taste: Has a heavy caramel feel, with a deep wooden barrel finish. It feels sweet, almost like butterscotch meets rum with a huge dose of malts.

Mouth: Medium carbonation at best, feels a sticky as gum with a nice sweet finish feeling like melted toffee.

Overrall: Honestly i don't see the knock on this beer, I feel like this is one of Heavy Seas best brews delivering incredible flavor and a huge punch. Too bad this is a seasonal, I picked this up a few months ago and honestly would love to have it again. Grab a glas and drink up....Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 19:46:30 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2013 23:36:20 | More by DruRho
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-07-2013 05:09:42 | More by megamass
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-04-2013 21:55:52 | More by DRBiser
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A red-hued medium-dark brown with some thickness to it but still somewhat opaque, this beer manages a thick cap of head that reaches just over one finger. It shows good retention, only fading slowly to a thick foam that offers good stick and quantity as it lays down a ring followed by patching.
Malty and sweet, this is definitely an English version of the style. Sweet breads make up the bulk with hints of ripe plum and raisin alongside caramel and toffee sweetness, but a floral hops note offers enough for good balance. Alcohol is warming and certainly noticeable at 10%, but never gets to be too much.
A thick and rich full-medium body isn't too filling but offers the support needed for a big brew. It's got enough crispness to be lively without biting too hard for a malt-heavy beer and enough smoothness to make for good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

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BarrelAgedBrian

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-17-2013 21:02:18 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-14-2013 16:06:09 | More by harpus
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 2012 year from 22oz bottle into crooked stave snifter. $4.99 at total wine in Norwalk, CT. Pours a deep maple syrup looking brown with red hue. Super sweet toffee and dried fruity buiscuity malt aroma. Some alcohol stings the nose...
taste is sweet biscuit malt with lots of sweet dried fruit, caramel, and molasses with a hint of tobacco bitterness. this is very very sweet...but still pleasant and the (assuming) noble hops really balance the sweetness with a nice bitter finish without an overpowering hop flavor or aroma. Its a big beer for sure...and just what I was in the mood for on this chilly rainy day.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 01:34:41 | More by DrinkSlurm
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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