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Heavy Seas - Blackbeard’s Breakfast Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Porter | Heavy Seas Beer

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4.14/5
Exceptional
334 Ratings
Heavy Seas - Blackbeard’s Breakfast Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee PorterHeavy Seas - Blackbeard’s Breakfast Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
We partnered with local coffee producer Chesapeake Bay Roasting to produce this intriguing ale. Rich porter flavors are enhanced by roast coffee notes and rounded out by bourbon barrel aging, creating a brew of bewitching character.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 01-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,047
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
334
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
82
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 334 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with medium tan head that recedes
Smell of fragrant roast coffee with stone fruit and vanilla
Mouthfeel is smooth and has coffee oily texture coating with moderate roast and light astringent with semi sweet finish
Tastes toasty with a full coffee taste with light vanilla and cocoa and mild toffee with slight coconut and gentle oak element as it finishes on the sweet side
Overall a high quality barrel aged coffee porter with smoothness it does not drink like 10%

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Photo of q33jeff
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
11/02/17

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, small beige head.

AROMA: wood, bourbon , malt, coffee...in that order.

TASTE: lots of wood, and some whiskey. Lacking some beer qualities, malty or hoppy.

FEEL: the feel is thin.

A touch disappointing.
**

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Photo of MJSFS
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobHB
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent ebony with a pinky of caramel colored head with an awesome creamy look.

S: Coffee, not much else

T: Cofffee, a touch of Bourbon, caramel & dryness up front. Dryness, charred grain, & coffee as this warms & a little bit of figs & raisin. Finishes oaky dry with dark fruit & coffee, vague Bourbon notes

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, thins a bit as it warms

Drinks alright, was hoping for way better with this one. The barrel aspect really didn't really shine

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Photo of Rammed96
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drunkenmess
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shrubby32
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 release.
22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip style pint glass.

This pours near black, blacking out the glass to the point where the sun only lights up the edges a deep chestnut brown. The head is about two inches thick and comprised of cinnamon brown micro-bubbles that quickly diminish leaving only a crown with spotty lacing.

The moderate strength nose is a little disappointing. Predominately soy sauce at first it did allow some caramel malt, cola and slight hop aromas to come through. Fortunately the taste is better than the nose, coffee up front followed by roasted malt, caramel and bourbon, which comes through nicely. There is also a touch of hop flavor/ bitterness and a little alcohol but not much. Only medium bodied it is thinner than it looks to be while pouring. Carbonation is low to medium adding to the smoothness.

This is an easy drinking sipper with nice BBA character to it.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richter525
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Draught 55, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, with flavors of oaky vanilla from the bourbon barrel aging as well as notes of dark malts and hints of chocolate and coffee beans.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a very faint amount of warming from the alcohol.
O: The bourbon barrel aging really helps to make this porter more complex. It is very drinkable for a barrel aged beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Giggy
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the year old bottle, it pours a very dark brown/black with a modest head. Definitely note the alcohol in the nose, along with a coffee, roasted malt and bourbon. The same for the mouth. Wow!

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