Heavy Seas Black Cannon | Heavy Seas Beer

BA SCORE
85
very good
696 Ratings
Heavy Seas Black CannonHeavy Seas Black Cannon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JayQue on 01-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
696
Reviews:
218
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a jet black color with a two finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute, somewhat soapy clingy lacing kinda all over the place, but still looks good for the most part. The smell had roasted coffee bean with a mild light chocolate trying coat some citrus scents, slightly earthy fruitiness as well. The taste is sweet and bitter at different times not exactly combined but a decent hop bite aftertaste with a super nice dry bitter coffee finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability to it. Carbonation is good for the style and for me indicating a decent smoothness about it nothing too harsh and nothing off putting. Overall, not bad, glad I tried it, would I have this again, maybe if offered.

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Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This black IPA by Heavy Seas has 7.25% ABV and a lot to offer.

Look-It pours a deep black with a thin khaki head.

Smell-I smell subtle roasted grains, chocolate, and some pine/citrus.

Taste-I taste burnt chocolate chip, toasted/roasted grains, oats, earthy hops, mild clementine citrus, smooth/creamy mocha, and some herbal overtones. The smooth-drinking ale is nicely cut with a zap of alcohol and strong carbonation that draws out the many flavors. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth, and refreshing, but with plenty of carbonation fizz. The palate feels a lingering hop oil and malty residual that’s ‘lip-smacking good’.

Overall-This is a great Black IPA and there seems to be so few of these out there (that I have come across thus far). Among the meager population, this one has made it to my ‘go-to’ list of good beers year ‘round. Cheers!

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Photo of flyersfan900
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkonte
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjmj51
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tankg
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duhast500
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seanecy
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Some coffee in the nose. The mouth tastes coffee, malt and a bit of hops. Enjoyable!

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csnyder83
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
3.8 out of 5 based on 696 ratings.
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