Heavy Seas - Smoke On The Water | Heavy Seas Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by on 06-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body was dark brown and opaque like almost every other porter around, but this one had a pretty big tan colored head too. The smell was sweet chocolate, hints of coffee, and very mild smoke. The taste was fantastically smooth, with lots of vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and a smoky finish. The mouthfeel was velvet like, and soothing to the maximum. Very impressive offering from a brewery that usually does not entice me enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Turns a Roosterfish pint glass black with a puffy, dense, creamy coffee head that slowly recedes from an inch and a half, leaving a webbed coating behind.

The aroma is prominently mixed with malted milk balls, milk chocolate and coffee. There is a light, roasted malt as well.

The flavors follow the nose, although quite sweet. The roasted malt lingers long into the finish. Unfortunately, I perceived no smoke or wood notes at all.

This one is full, almost dense, with a syrupy body and gentle carbonation. Alcohol is as expected.

Tasty and enjoyable, but lacking complexity and rather off style.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark black with ruby highlights, a one finger dark mocha head that fades slowly into a thin cap, very little lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and a very slight hint of smoke.

Taste of dark roasted malt, chard wood smoke, and a bitter dark coffee ending.

Mouth Feel was medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth with a slight bitter after taste.

Overall a good drinking beer, however, it was lacking the smoke for a smoked beer. Would go well with a little "Deep Purple" playing in the background.

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think I picked this up in North Carolina, These guys need to impress me, the last few heavy seas have left me wanting...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of brown head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Faint chocolate, not much smoke

T: Chocolate, leafy & woody hops, a touch of pine too, then some oaky smokeyness up front. Dark fruit, some oaky smoke notes, baker's chocolate as well once warm, faint booze warmth as well. Finishes dry, sweet, with oaky smoke & bit of pine

MF: Creamy carbonation, medium body, great balance

A fairly subtle smoked beer that grew on me. Not one I would seek out though...

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Heavy Seas - Smoke On The Water from Heavy Seas Beer
3.69 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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