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Heavy Seas - Smoke On The Water - Heavy Seas Beer

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 06-20-2010)
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Duhast500

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4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1pt. 6oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

The color is a complete black with no highlights and a finger of foamy brownish/tan head ans some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit woody with a bit of a bready flavor. There is a definite smoked malt flavor that is unyielding and seems to be the main anchor in the aroma. There is a sweetness coming out in between the smoke flavor that is spicy things up in the background.

The taste is sweet and through back a bit. The smoke flavor comes right out and pronounces itself and reminds me of cigar smoke a bit. There is a bit of a tobacco flavor with the sweet malt flavor. There is a bit of a salty flavor as well that leaves a bit of the same kind of flavor on my tongue.

The feel of this beer is big but not too large. It puts ideas of food pairing that would go well with this beer. A good, flavorful beer that has a easy drinking feel and goes down smooth.

This would go well with a good cheese burger. A burger with some swiss cheese and some onions paired with this would match well with the smoky flavor. Don't forget the bacon as well. This would also be great with steak, even better with a steak that was marinated with bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 04:48:08 | More by Duhast500
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A: Thick, creamy head. Black-dark and nearly opaque. Dark for a porter. Great lacing.

S: Neutral. A trace of berries? Little to no smoke or roastiness.

T: Much sweeter than expected and less bitter than many porters. Vanilla/cream slinks though the maintaste. Only on the aftertaste does the roasted (hardly smoky) bitterness emerge.

M: Smooth, moderately substantial, and sometimes carbonated. Good.

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App- Like a bit of oil in the glass with some chocolate syrup as well. A medium dense brown/black inky color. A little bit of lighter edges and then produced no head on it. A few bubbles around the edges.

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Taste- I actually enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It was a nice porter to start, deep chocolate and roasted malts and then balanced out by a smoother smoke flavor and not overbearing. Smooth and creamy as well, with a bit of creamy lushness.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a bit of that residual porter thinness to it. A medium carbonation. A small amount of smoke remains on the finish.

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Heavy Seas - Smoke On The Water from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.