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Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below Decks - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in Maudite snifter

Appearance - Cloudy medium to dark brown, slightly amber. Head disappears quickly and leaves zero lacing

Smell - Boozy mild caramel, processed white sugar, some cabernet and wood notes

Taste - Almost cabernet-forward overall as it warmed, mild malty caramel and booze

Mouthfeel - Slick and slightly under-carbonated, but style appropriate

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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

2012 vintage.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, red wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and red wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great red wine barrel presence in both the aroma and flavor.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, David.

Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head, no lacing. Aroma has plenty oak notes and a sharp vinous note with mild acidity, some booze, caramel, toasted nuts and brown sugar. Similar toasted wood notes in the taste, caramel, dark fruits, figs, alcohol. Fairly full-bodied and creamy, low carbonation. Drink surprisingly well.

Quite nice. Wine barrel notes and the sweetness from the Barleywine play well off each other.

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Appearance: Deep mahogany

Smell: Brown sugar and wine

Taste: Red wine start, Barleywine middle, Warm boozy finish

Mouthfeel: Body like Monica Bellucci

Overall: This is a treat for Barleywine fans. You can tell the pre-aged barleywine didn't stray too far from the template but what a difference the cabernet barrels make. Adding that touch of red grape up front makes for a tasty and unique experience. At $10 per bomber, it's worth every penny.

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Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below Decks from Heavy Seas Beer
88 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.