Heavy Seas Black Cannon | Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Black CannonHeavy Seas Black Cannon
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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JayQue on 01-23-2011

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Ratings: 697 |  Reviews: 218
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.61/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours black with a 1/4 inch brown head and lacing to the end. It's aroma is a curious mix of grapefruit and coffee. The flavor leads with a quick grapefruit tang followed through by coffee and a note of anise. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy and full. Clipper City Heavy Seas Black Cannon is and interesting beer. Slightly recommended.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2.12/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I still can't understand how these heavy seas beers get ratings above 3. This one was awful. Pours black with small slightly off white head. Smells of stale burnt grain, dirt, muddled mess of roasted grains and sweetness. No hop presence that I can tell. The flavor follows with some roasted grain that is both watery and overly sweet at the same time. There is no trace of hop bite or balance here, and this really comes off as just a heavy muddled mess. Lowish carbonation. Have yet to find anything worth drinking from these guys.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Reaper16
2.34/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a nice, even blackish color. One finger of light tan head with some decent lacing. This is a good looking beer, though there isn't much to really say about it.

The malts are the loudest speakers in the aroma, which isn't something you want to see in an IPA. Stale Maxwell House dominates, along with a healthy dose of cocoa powder. There's orange and grapefruit lupulin flavors that peek through all that porterish aroma. This smells like an interesting cup of coffee from your local, not-particularly-great, coffee experimental roaster.

The flavor of this beer is all out of whack. Nothing coheres. The purfumey orange hop flavors clash violently with the powdery dark malt flavors. The finish is like you ate a small spoonful of old coffee grounds while smelling an obnoxious candle.

Pretty average mouthfeel. The carbonation level and body are each fine. Overall, this is a weak attempt. A failure, even. Compare this to, say, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale and the difference will be STARK. Heavy Seas Black Cannon is a beer whose flavor components just don't work together.

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2.41/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Does not have an average IPA taste. More of a Porter to me. Goes down smooth with not a huge after taste, but definitely coats the tongue. It is a good beer but just not what I expected. I would drink two of these in one sitting and would buy it again. A must try for a beer fan.

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2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a dark black with reddish hues when held up to the light. There is a half finger mocha colored head. Almost no lacing; good carbonation.

The smell is of chocolate and light hops. There is also a malty/bready smell.

The taste is of chocolate, some alcohol taste comes through. Sweet malts the front end, bitter hops on the back end. Based on the ingredients I can taste, I believe this brew should taste better but fails to wow.

The mouthfeel is bready and chewy. There is also a crisp feeling due to the carbonation.

Overall this brew underwhelms. It does not appear that the mix of malt, chocolate and hops is quite right.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.69/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Pint at Alewife in Baltimore. From notes.

A - Black pour with two fingers of brown head. Wicked lace all around and a finger of retention. Good lookin' pint.

S - Roast, mild. Virtually nothing there.

T - Earthy hops, roast, vanilla, dark fruit. Mild overall. Not a ton of hop character.

M - Decent carbonation, medium to full body, good carbonation.

O/D - Meh. Plain overall. I wouldn't revisit this. Seemed really tame and not too drinkable b/c it was fairly boring. A fairly uninteresting beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 66% out of 100 with 697 ratings
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