Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Maxwell:
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a reddened brown black with a thick creamy almost maple syrup colored head and a thick and runny lacing.
Smell: Malty sweet up front with a slight bitter tinge in the back of the smell. The smell is definitely soft for an IPA, though it’s black characteristics suggest a stronger malt flavoring.
Taste: Smoked malts hit you pretty fast. Wonderfully smokey with a fizzing bitter back end to the taste that is partially the smoked malts but mostly the hoppy bite expected in an IPA. It is definitely more malty than hop based, but that definitely works with this beer.
Mouthfeel: Thick and crisp on the tongue with a bubbly carbonation. This beer is clean and watery, but weighs heavier on the back of the tongue.
Overall: This is an excellent beer with wonderful smoked flavoring. While the smoked malts seem to be covering up the hops bitter bite, but it still ends with a nice IPA bite. I’d call it more of a smoked ale than an IPA but is fantastic in its uniqueness and full flavored taste. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 23:09:25 | More by Maxwell
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a chalice glass.
Appearance - Mine eyes be deceiving me! This looks like a porter/stout. If you were to tell me this was an IPA I would giggle at you profusely. I will be the first to admit that I do not have a lot of experience with Black IPAs, but this looks good. Very dark in color, tannish head.
Smell - a very earth smell, a mix of hops, grass, and a bit of a floral sweetness right at the beginning of the sniff.
Taste - a beautiful blend of hoppy bitterness and malty roastiness. I really enjoy this beer as so many IPAs focus on crushing your palate with hops at this point in time, this does not do that.
Mouthfeel - bueno
Overall - a really nice beer from Heavy Seas. I would drink it again, and probably recommend it as a try for friends.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 00:30:12 | More by Bills453
Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.