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Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks - Heavy Seas Beer

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89
very good

272 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 29
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
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Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 05-18-2010)
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-24-2013 23:32:54 | More by AOShabaz
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

05-22-2013 01:18:16 | More by mikeincharleston
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice deep amber brown with a 1/4 inch of foamy mocha head.
S - Not very bourbon heavy but still pleasant with caramel, toffee, melon rind, and some sweet sweet vanilla.
T - Far from the most bourbon based beer I had from these guys (damn greater Pumpkin was like straight up booze) this beer taste of balanced boozey awesomeness mixed with syrup like caramel, vanilla highlight, and some more bourbon.
M - Heavy for sure but not as heavy as Backwoods Bastard. Very tasty.

Overall after having two bombers for 8 bucks a pop I am convinced this is the best bourbon barrel beer ever made! Even at 10 bucks its a steal.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:16:59 | More by DrDemento456
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-29-2013 17:02:49 | More by jsurfs82
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev 0%

04-28-2013 17:32:54 | More by Gobzilla
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BTFU

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-28-2013 05:39:58 | More by BTFU
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber of this stuff from SliverX. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, light tan or off-white head with decent retention. Mahogany or rust in color, transparent with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. A ring remains until the end and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Nice bourbon, vanilla, oak, with some caramel and toffee notes as well. Light melon notes as well. Well integrated barrel and bold enough as well.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee up front with bourbon and oak flavors through the middle into the finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste fo bourbon, oak, vanilla, leather notes and some toffee, nutty sweetness. Melon flavors from the hops as well. Pretty well integrated, much like the nose.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little light perhaps and only semi-creamy on the palate, goes down okay and finishes a touch sticky. A bit of a burn lingers on the palate. Too light, unfortunately, but creamy and smooth enough.

OVERALL: Pretty solid for sure. This one is certainly enjoyable, complex, and very well balanced with a good blend of barrel flavors and base beer. A thicker, heavier feel would make this outstanding. Still, it's very nice as it is and I would definitely drink this again. Thanks again SliverX. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-15-2013 02:55:13 | More by Zuidman
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2013 01:50:04 | More by MaseFace
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-14-2013 02:21:21 | More by egrace84
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2013 12:29:13 | More by Morey
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber (2012) in to an oversized snifter.
Amber colored with ruby red hues and a thin film of a head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Aroma is extremely bourbony; with notes of vanilla, coconut and some alcohol sweetness. The aroma is pleasant, not overwhelming.
Taste is similar to the aroma, very bourbon forward. Slight sweetness upfront, giving way to subtle bitterness all the way from the middle to the finish. Some char notes towards the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden and its surprisingly easy to drink.
A very good barrel aged beer, one of Heavy Seas better servings. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 03:35:22 | More by CaptDavyJones
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle.

This beer is underrated. I was unsure of it when I purchased it but after I had it I got a few more for my cellar. Anxious to see how it ages. Strong vanilla notes. A wonderful and readily available barrel aged barley wine. Also, for the price 7.99, it's at least worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 20:03:34 | More by McUbermensch
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Georgia

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Maryland

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Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Pennsylvania

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-19-2013 23:20:23 | More by Mantooth
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks from Heavy Seas Beer
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