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Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer

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very good

656 Ratings
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

nmann08, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

craig220, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

n00blar, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

WesM63, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

chrispoint, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of TechTriumph
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before May 2012; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch of light tan creamy, fluffy head with decent retention; Color is approaching black with a garnet glow when held to the light; Good webs of lacing scattered around the glass

S - Very pleasant aroma with a nice showing of roasted coffee with cream; Pretty closely balanced with floral and citrus hops; Sweet chocolate is lurking in the background

T - The hops don't have much of a presence here as they do in the nose - I taste very subtle grassy hops; Lots of roasted coffee with cream flavor here with a good bit of smokiness and earthy qualities; Bittersweet taste comes through up front, but subsides quickly

M - Carbonation is a little below moderate; Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, and smooth with a pretty dry finish

O - Having enjoyed Loose Cannon in the past, I was excited to see this beer and give it a try. This beer might be based on the Loose Cannon recipe, but it tastes like a totally different beer to me. I thought it was fairly tasty with its coffee, earthy, and smoky flavors, but I was hoping for a bigger showing of hops in the taste like I detected in the nose. That said, I still enjoyed this beer and wouldn't mind having some more.

TechTriumph, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jstewart1130
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jstewart1130, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ColdPoncho
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ColdPoncho, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours dark transparent black with medium head leaving moderate lacing

S- hoppy and sweet.

T- first sips a nicely blanaced hop taste with malt. lingering bitterness

M- medium carbonation, lighter pretty thin feel.

D- pretty good stuff. i love black ipas to begin with so i could drink it all day. not a personal favorite of mine but would definately buy again.

ExtraStout, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm a huge fan of Loose Cannon IPA so I was pumped to give this one a shot. Poured into a Heavy Seas pint glass - jet black in color, very little head. Smells great - the piney hop smell of Loose Cannon comes through along with some smokiness. Taste is much milder than I thought it would be. I expected a more hoppy flavor, instead I'm left with an amped up version of Sam Adams Black Lager, which I had a couple days ago. While this isn't a bad thing, I expected it to taste more like an IPA.

Overall, I'm glad I tried it and it makes a solid opening drink before a nice steak at Fleming's. I probably won't revisit it for a while though.

Celtics76, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of RappAttack
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark red in color with a thin off white head
S: smells of nutty malts and a slight piney hop aroma
T: a nice bready flavor coupled with a bitter hoppy bite at the end
M: decent carbonation coupled with a smooth texture medium light bodied
O: a very balanced ale not quite enough hops to be considered an IPA i think i prefer the standered loose cannon but all in all another solid brew from clipper city

RappAttack, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of rhartogsq
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.
A. nice black, charcoal color.
S. not as pungent as I would have liked, but had some nice hop, coffee (dark and subtle) characteristics.
t. Brought a smile to my face. had a nice hoppyness to it, with a nice malt bone to it.
m. pretty good. had the right carbonation and feel for a black IPA
o. one of my favorite black IPAs (Note this was the first time I tried it), and I want more! I had it right after a work out at the gym, and it put my in a happy place.

rhartogsq, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ejimhof, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy Seas Black Cannon

Pours dark brown, almost black in color. Off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted malt, smoke, and a mild fruityness. In the taste, roasted malts with coffee, chocolate and faint anise. Lots of bright hop flavor, grapefruit, pine and rind. Bitterness from the roasted malt and hop is pretty well balanced with some sugary sweetness and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is a good Black IPA or American Black Ale or Cascadian Dark Ale, or whatever you want to call it.

Stinkypuss, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

hendge, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jtd335, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

greg4579, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

sneth019, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mweso2000, Feb 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DiscGolfRobot, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, rich, opaque sable with a fairly substantial tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Strong aroma is quite hoppy and evergreen with an undertone of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit with a touch of tangerine. Hoppy, smoky flavor has grapefruit, tangerine and roast coffee notes - like a good IPA, yet clearly the "black" variety. I love this style! Smooth, firm texture has a good fizz and leaves a smoky, hoppy tingle.

Cyberkedi, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

DCBrewInhaler, Feb 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Jordanbryan10, Feb 07, 2012
Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
86 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.