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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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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-28-2012 02:36:01 | More by buckyp
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toolg

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-22-2012 19:21:42 | More by toolg
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-12-2012 19:41:31 | More by Skye1024
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2012 02:45:43 | More by avisong
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jak

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2012 21:14:19 | More by jak
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-08-2012 23:57:21 | More by beerFool28607
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Kirby


4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-28-2012 22:21:36 | More by Kirby
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

02-19-2012 20:38:07 | More by chrispoint
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SLeffler27

New York

3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Turns a Roosterfish pint glass black with a puffy, dense, creamy coffee head that slowly recedes from an inch and a half, leaving a webbed coating behind.

The aroma is prominently mixed with malted milk balls, milk chocolate and coffee. There is a light, roasted malt as well.

The flavors follow the nose, although quite sweet. The roasted malt lingers long into the finish. Unfortunately, I perceived no smoke or wood notes at all.

This one is full, almost dense, with a syrupy body and gentle carbonation. Alcohol is as expected.

Tasty and enjoyable, but lacking complexity and rather off style.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 13:14:20 | More by SLeffler27
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-13-2012 22:50:07 | More by AndyTaylor
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-12-2012 15:43:40 | More by Tyrawlings
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Stinkepete2021

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-06-2012 05:01:14 | More by Stinkepete2021
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meechelle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-05-2012 17:56:41 | More by meechelle
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-04-2012 02:58:12 | More by halo913
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark black with ruby highlights, a one finger dark mocha head that fades slowly into a thin cap, very little lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a very slight hint of smoke.

Taste of dark roasted malt, chard wood smoke, and a bitter dark coffee ending.

Mouth Feel was medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth with a slight bitter after taste.

Overall a good drinking beer, however, it was lacking the smoke for a smoked beer. Would go well with a little "Deep Purple" playing in the background.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:18:14 | More by dtivp
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fortheunheard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-27-2012 13:55:06 | More by fortheunheard
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think I picked this up in North Carolina, These guys need to impress me, the last few heavy seas have left me wanting...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of brown head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Faint chocolate, not much smoke

T: Chocolate, leafy & woody hops, a touch of pine too, then some oaky smokeyness up front. Dark fruit, some oaky smoke notes, baker's chocolate as well once warm, faint booze warmth as well. Finishes dry, sweet, with oaky smoke & bit of pine

MF: Creamy carbonation, medium body, great balance

A fairly subtle smoked beer that grew on me. Not one I would seek out though...

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 04:12:19 | More by russpowell
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-11-2012 02:06:12 | More by Turbodog666
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-04-2012 12:48:05 | More by ohtheguilt
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2012 19:01:17 | More by loupap
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-27-2011 12:17:54 | More by Lantern
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-24-2011 08:11:59 | More by jophish17
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-22-2011 18:02:46 | More by NCbeerpirate
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours black (one of the blackest beers I've seen) with a real thick khaki head, good lacing.

S - Smell of roasted chocolate, smoked malts, and hints of pepper and other spices.

T - Big chocolate malt flavors with big roast and smoke flavors. A little creamy as well. It's a little sweet as well. For all the things going on - it tastes good, but isn't the most balanced beer out there.

M - Thin on the mouth, ok carbonation. It is smooth and relatively drinkable. It does have sort of a slick, oily finish.

O - Smoke on the Water is an interesting beer, it is quite different from the other smoked porter I've had (Stone's) and is worth a taste for the curious. The smoke is present, but definitely not to the level one would think from the name and packaging. An enjoyable brew nonetheless!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 21:21:31 | More by WMEugene
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This tasting is based on a snifter enjoyed at RFD in Washington DC - it was a Happy Hour Special - to be honest.

It boasts a body as black as the night. This body is crowned by a flimsy head of translucent foam; there is no lacing on the glassrim. Before you is a snifter of tar (not really, but let's make it visual, shall we?)

The nose emits an intense cocoa powder with subtle specks of pepper. As for the palate: well, first there is the molasses facade mortared with bricks of brown sugar, both of which end in a swift kick of syrupy malt that camoflogues a sharp snap of hoppiness. Despite all of these goings on, there is really nothing that suggests smoke. Not there, where is it?

Still, this is a nice little quaffer from Hugh of Halethorpe. Generally tasty, but lacking any complexity whatsover. And, really?, what's wrong with that. If you see it on the shelf ot the tap, check it ut for thine own self. Smoke onthe Water. The fire in the sky.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2011 01:39:01 | More by jjboesen
Heavy Seas - Smoke On The Water from Heavy Seas Beer
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