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Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

626 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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gtown_operator


1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-08-2012 20:29:38 | More by gtown_operator
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Neophite

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.5%

09-09-2012 16:34:13 | More by Neophite
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

05-23-2012 09:48:17 | More by Rekrule
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.6/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours black with a 1/4 inch brown head and lacing to the end. It's aroma is a curious mix of grapefruit and coffee. The flavor leads with a quick grapefruit tang followed through by coffee and a note of anise. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and full. Clipper City Heavy Seas Black Cannon is and interesting beer. Slightly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 01:11:13 | More by B967ierhunter177
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -47.1%

07-12-2013 22:31:52 | More by apasternak
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.1%

01-12-2013 00:48:21 | More by Ivegotmule
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.09/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I still can't understand how these heavy seas beers get ratings above 3. This one was awful. Pours black with small slightly off white head. Smells of stale burnt grain, dirt, muddled mess of roasted grains and sweetness. No hop presence that I can tell. The flavor follows with some roasted grain that is both watery and overly sweet at the same time. There is no trace of hop bite or balance here, and this really comes off as just a heavy muddled mess. Lowish carbonation. Have yet to find anything worth drinking from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 13:45:21 | More by BMMillsy
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Chaos

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

05-29-2012 20:56:37 | More by Chaos
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

03-08-2014 06:00:54 | More by BigFatOgre
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Reaper16

Alabama

2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a nice, even blackish color. One finger of light tan head with some decent lacing. This is a good looking beer, though there isn't much to really say about it.

The malts are the loudest speakers in the aroma, which isn't something you want to see in an IPA. Stale Maxwell House dominates, along with a healthy dose of cocoa powder. There's orange and grapefruit lupulin flavors that peek through all that porterish aroma. This smells like an interesting cup of coffee from your local, not-particularly-great, coffee experimental roaster.

The flavor of this beer is all out of whack. Nothing coheres. The purfumey orange hop flavors clash violently with the powdery dark malt flavors. The finish is like you ate a small spoonful of old coffee grounds while smelling an obnoxious candle.

Pretty average mouthfeel. The carbonation level and body are each fine. Overall, this is a weak attempt. A failure, even. Compare this to, say, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale and the difference will be STARK. Heavy Seas Black Cannon is a beer whose flavor components just don't work together.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 21:53:53 | More by Reaper16
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Fleeflam

Mississippi

2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Does not have an average IPA taste. More of a Porter to me. Goes down smooth with not a huge after taste, but definitely coats the tongue. It is a good beer but just not what I expected. I would drink two of these in one sitting and would buy it again. A must try for a beer fan.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 01:19:06 | More by Fleeflam
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a dark black with reddish hues when held up to the light. There is a half finger mocha colored head. Almost no lacing; good carbonation.

The smell is of chocolate and light hops. There is also a malty/bready smell.

The taste is of chocolate, some alcohol taste comes through. Sweet malts the front end, bitter hops on the back end. Based on the ingredients I can taste, I believe this brew should taste better but fails to wow.

The mouthfeel is bready and chewy. There is also a crisp feeling due to the carbonation.

Overall this brew underwhelms. It does not appear that the mix of malt, chocolate and hops is quite right.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 23:58:26 | More by microbrewlover
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

02-07-2012 04:02:04 | More by Jordanbryan10
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Skabiski

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-07-2013 18:49:27 | More by Skabiski
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BogAl

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-09-2014 03:05:34 | More by BogAl
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mps

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

02-21-2014 02:16:50 | More by mps
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

05-23-2013 02:15:35 | More by rjvanston
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Bengalnewbs


2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

05-26-2012 20:39:08 | More by Bengalnewbs
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DarrBrow

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

04-27-2014 12:09:49 | More by DarrBrow
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rgille2

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

04-08-2013 22:26:50 | More by rgille2
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
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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Lanstrum

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-03-2013 22:20:18 | More by Lanstrum
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

02-06-2014 15:41:57 | More by byronic
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

01-26-2013 03:45:35 | More by Sludgeman
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-22-2014 20:00:23 | More by dunlap926
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Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
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