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Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks - Heavy Seas Beer

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 32
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

warnerry, Jun 08, 2013
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DRBiser, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

buzzy, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

djrn2, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

AOShabaz, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mikeincharleston, May 22, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.23/5  rDev +6%
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.

DrDemento456, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jsurfs82, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gobzilla, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

BTFU, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Jeffo, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Zuidman, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

MaseFace, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

egrace84, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kevdemers, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Morey, Apr 13, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +8%
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.

CaptDavyJones, Apr 13, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

McUbermensch, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

thegerm87, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks from Heavy Seas Beer
89 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.