Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.64/5 rDev +16.3%
Appearance - pours a dark amber/caramel. A thin but sticky head goes patchy pretty fast.
Aroma - lots of toasted coconut and caramel and toffee.
Taste - biscuity, chewy malts are quickly covered by sweet caramel and coconut. Some balancing hops at mid-palate. Plenty of abv warmth here, but this is not hot at all. Amazing how the coconut is so forward without an excess of wood or whiskey flavor. A late bourbony bit to the finish. Nicely warm in the belly during tonight's winter storm warning.
Mouthfeel - very smooth, average carbonation, and a plenty big body.
Overall - very unique. I can see this being niche-like to barreling fans, but I like the uniqueness in flavor. This would cellar well provided I could keep it in storage.
03-06-2013 02:29:45 | More by brewdlyhooked13
4.63/5 rDev +16%
Appearence: Dark Rusty Red in color
Smell: A smooth mild Barleywine aroma
Taste is mild yet fulfilling with a hint of bourbon
Mouthfeel: Thin but it is very quenching to the thirst.
Drinkability: It is sooo easy to drink multiples of this great brew.
06-22-2010 02:29:54 | More by jojomdma
4.58/5 rDev +14.8%
The keg was dated 11/19/11, and I had it earlier this week, less than 2 months later. I was fooled; the taste suggested something that had been patiently cellared and matured well thereby.
A finger of tan head, ruby/amethyst body (almost purple!). Nice lace.
Plenty of bourbon, sticky toffee malt in the nose.
Magnificent bourbon character. Coconut, oak, malt.
Everything I ever wanted in a bourbon-barrel barleywine, and it turned out to be magnificent fresh.
01-06-2012 03:34:42 | More by zaphodchak
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
A - dark amber with a thin brown head that has great retention
S - caramel, candy sugar, big malt presence
T - baked apples, caramel, candy sugar, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol
M - full bodied, well carbonated, warm
This is another delicious version of the Below Decks. The beer is fantastic on its own, but the bourbon adds depth and mellows the alcohol. The barrels impart not only bourbon, but also some vanilla notes. The maltiness of the beer is balanced, fruity, and sugary - just the way I wanted it to be. This is definitely a beer worth trying.
01-19-2013 20:13:52 | More by tdm168
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks from Heavy Seas Beer
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