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

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BA SCORE
83
good

497 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 28
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2009 from the Miller Bier Keller
Pours a coppery brown with just a trace of head and lots of sediment.
The smell when it is first poured is a caramel and port wine smell.
Taste, again when first poured and probably colder than it should be, very interesting.
Deep flavors great sipper. It is surprisingly sweet. The taste will most likely change as it warms.
Low carbonation but not overly thick.
I am a fan, I need to get some more and start the aging process.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of secondtooth
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.