Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by alexkeil:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is a black IPA, or is it a hoppy porter? This one utilizes a little more dark malt than other black IPAs I've had, and hits you with the roasty character earlier in the taste. It pours a surprisely dark color with a tan frothy head that lasted a good amount of time. The aroma is heavy on american hops: citrus, mostly grapefruit, and hints of pine. The mouthfeel is medium to full with medium carbonation. The flavor is hops up front with bitter, roasty malt in the middle and in the finish. Its a nice marriage of hops and dark malt while the beer sits in your mouth but the after taste is all dark malt with bitter coffee coming through. This is a tough style to approach because it is so new so there is nothing to compare it to. I've had a few other examples which were IPAs first with hints of dark malt. This beer pumps up the dark malts and that sets it apart.
Serving type: growler
05-19-2011 23:07:24 | More by alexkeil
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2.7/5 rDev -28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25
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.
M - Decent carbonation, medium to full body, good carbonation.
O/D - Meh. Plain overall. I wouldn't revisit this. Seemed really tame and not too drinkable b/c it was fairly boring. A fairly uninteresting beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-16-2014 00:03:33 | More by tbeckett
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours black, true to its name. No light gets through. There's a short lasting head that lasts a bit around the circumference and leaves some lacing. The aroma is rich and intriguing, with both a strong citrus hops aroma and big dark roast malts. The taste matches quite closely. The feel is a little thinner, leaning towards the Schwartz-bier side of the house. All in all, though, this is a great black IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 23:23:48 | More by delta490
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, peach, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, light char, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, peach, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, light char, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, peach, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, light char, floral, grass, and floral/roast earthiness. Very nice complexity of bright hop and roasted malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent black IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 00:41:09 | More by superspak
Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
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