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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial 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:
#3,340
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
369
pDev:
7%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
92
Trade:
4
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Photo of Devonking
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robanonymous
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TeddyBundy
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_n_Rod
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walt5
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice, smooth, easy sipping imperial porter. Nice dark oily black color, a little tan head and lingering lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, milk chocolate and a little vanilla. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, cream, wood, bourbon and malt. Very nice, smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good carbonation. The high ABV doesn’t dominate as much as you would expect.

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Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a one finger creamy tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, caramel and bourbon.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruits and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - A pretty decent easy drinking BBA stout.

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

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured black with a two finger chocolate malt head that dissipated to a thin film. Nose of slightly burnt coffee, malt, vanilla, and slight bourbon. Taste follows the nose with dark chocolate and an oak bitterness on the tail. Moderate feel with a slight oiliness. Light carbonation. The booze creeps up fast.

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Photo of Nalid66
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewnme
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bourbon barrel aged porter with coffee. Poured from a bottle into a MadTree tulip. The pour is very dark, nearly black, and sports about a finger of rather dark tan head with average retention. The nose is very roasty with lots of espresso and roasted malt, but there are also some rich notes of toasted oak and vanilla.

Medium full body with a firm feel and a rich and balanced flavor. Up front I get some molasses, fresh bread, and toffee, then lots of roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of toasted oak and bourbon creep in. Near the finish, I get some sarsaparilla, which lingers a bit. Nothing objectionable, but the feel is a little thin for such a heavy beer. Also, it doesn't have the deep roastiness and subtle creaminess that a good porter has. It tastes like a stout or strong ale and not a porter. It kind of reminds me of Dragon's Milk with a slightly thinner feel. That said, I may pick up some more of this and spend some extra time with it. I kind of like it.

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Photo of Burghman
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjboesen
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Black with a small creamy brown head. Medium retention. A thin film always remains, leaving spotty lacing.

S: Mild bourbon, toasted oak, toasted coconut, caramel, acrid black coffee, burnt raisin, black licorice.

T: Bitter chocolate, some bourbon, toasted oak, toasted coconut, black coffee. Some hints of black licorice, prune, and raisin. Mild caramel and vanilla bourbon sweetness, with a pungent bitter finish of coffee grounds and even black pepper. Lingering remains of oak tannins.

F: Medium, fairly well carbonated. Creamy and smooth.

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Heavy Seas - Blackbeard’s Breakfast Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Porter from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 369 ratings