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Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Black CannonHeavy Seas Black Cannon

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BA SCORE
85
very good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%


Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JayQue on 01-23-2011)
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Reviews by Zraly:
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Zraly

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with tan head; it's borderline black and opaque. Hints of light sneak in now and then.

The flavor borders on the "stout" identity line, although there is no strong, roasted barley flavor coming through as a main flavor. (This is sometimes where I must admit that some of the new beer styles confuse me a bit.) A nice, pine hop note is upfront and a balanced mouthfeel and profile carries throughout. Nice, bitter, slight oily finish. It's actually pairs nicely with a veggie pizza topped with kalamata olives and feta cheese; the kalamata olives bring out the bitter hop oils and the feta adds a nice tang to mix.

Possible marriage of Peg Leg and Loose Cannon? Not a bad idea but I don't know how necessary it is in terms of Clipper City's development. I don't know if this is developing a new style or a new marketing strategy. Either way, I guess, I'm still drinking it and don't feel ripped off. But it does beg a few questions that are broader than the scope of a single beer review.

A solid, good beer but not the best of the Heavy Seas line. If you haven't tried the predecessor, Loose Cannon, do so -- it is a great interpretation of an American IPA. At the same time, for comparison, this is much more focused and flavorful than "Back in Black" by 21st Amendment.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 23:04:29 | More by Zraly
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Pint at Alewife in Baltimore. From notes.

A - Black pour with two fingers of brown head. Wicked lace all around and a finger of retention. Good lookin' pint.

S - Roast, mild. Virtually nothing there.

T - Earthy hops, roast, vanilla, dark fruit. Mild overall. Not a ton of hop character.

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Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.