Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.08/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
06-30-2013 21:24:54 | More by Apellonious
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
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!
06-09-2013 19:46:30 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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