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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) | Heavy Seas Beer

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3.64/5
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519 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Higravity on 09-09-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
519
pDev:
13.74%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
46
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 519 |  Reviews: 346
Photo of AndersonGT
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of secondtooth
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It must be noted that this is a 4 year-old bottle (dated 2010).

Pours a dark ruby tone, with some sediment. Head is minimal, and lace is just a thin thread.

Nose is fruity, with dried figs, prunes, raisins, and fruitcake being the most prominent aromas I caught. Not bad, and pretty typical of aged barleywines, from my experience.

Taste is similar, with more dried dark fruit and sweet malty notes, and the hops have been muted, relaxed, and tempered with age. Even the alcohol content is slightly subdued. Enjoyable.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, 2009 vintage from the cellar, so at least 4 years old.

appears a deep fairly clear brown. mahogany colored highlights. not much head. boozy rich aroma, sweet toffee and raisins, nice. taste is all malty flavors, but not overly sweet. very smooth. lower carbonation, slick full body. appropriate for the style.

overall - the aroma is quite a bit better than the taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from Lil Roberts in concord. 2012 version poured into a tulip glass.

A - ruby red with brown overtones. Thin head moves and dissipates quickly to a thin lace.

S - dark fruit, cherries, malt, baked bread, and the alcohol is no where to be found.

T - dark fruit, biscuits, malt heavy, but I can sense some dry English style hops on the finish.

M - carbonation on the low side , very creamy texture

O - I have had this on tap at Mac's before at a band gig and was quite impressed. This does not disappoint. Would like to pick up another to hold for the winter holidays, as this would be a great winter warmer.

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Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 519 ratings
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