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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

593 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%


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 silver0rlead:
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown, with a frothy cola colored head that retains well. The aroma is very green, with big and juicy citrus hops upfront, along with some dark chocolate and coffee notes, a bit of tobacco, some molasses, dark fruits, burnt bread and alcohol...a bit raw but very complex and inviting. The flavor starts off with citrusy and piney hops, along with some chocolate and coffee, molasses and burnt bread, dark fruits, chalk and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate and drinkability is very good for the style. Really tasty example of a black IPA, somewhat balanced and pretty complex...a real winner.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 03:18:08 | More by silver0rlead
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-17-2014 22:13:12 | More by SkinniePost
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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
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DrBass

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-13-2014 23:14:51 | More by DrBass
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Lightman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 23:07:07 | More by Lightman
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 20:20:17 | More by StlHopHead77
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2014 23:00:45 | More by muskiesman
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-31-2014 05:21:29 | More by VeganUndead
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-31-2014 01:13:37 | More by Moses_Malone
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-30-2014 15:00:55 | More by Nlawrence301
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-29-2014 20:48:35 | More by stephenjmoore
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-27-2014 17:31:04 | More by UltimateLivewire
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-26-2014 23:19:33 | More by cjgiant
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-25-2014 03:37:18 | More by brpendergast85
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-24-2014 19:00:24 | More by scottbrew4u
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voodoo

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-24-2014 14:16:47 | More by voodoo
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JoshJayne

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-23-2014 22:45:09 | More by JoshJayne
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-23-2014 22:44:26 | More by blivingston1985
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-22-2014 20:00:51 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-22-2014 20:00:23 | More by dunlap926
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-21-2014 12:16:22 | More by KFrank729
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-19-2014 18:31:28 | More by stvanderwoude
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delta490

Virginia

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
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superspak

Michigan

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
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-15-2014 19:11:34 | More by bpfrush
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Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
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