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
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Photo of florisj135
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hearneator
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of somalley26
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjstern70
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The look, smell, and taste are all incongruent. It's a damn fine example of a BIPA and quite yummy.

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

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Initial thought is that this beer feels like the benchmark for the style. While some will argue the style is still being defined, it seems most of the great ones resonate toward the traits Black Cannon wields. It does not try to devastate the palate or confuse it by incorporating other style traits; it stays the course.

STYLE: American Black Ale
ABV: 7.25%
AVAILABILITY: Seasonal

LOOK: Deep brown, excellent lacing

SMELL: Faint roasted grain, mild chocolate, hop resin, orange zest, piney, toasted bread crust, parsley

TASTE: Smooth, almost silky, creamy, fullish body, dark chocolate, faint burnt sugar, hop bitterness, herbal, vague citrus, hint of alcohol, dank, semidry hoppy finish

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Photo of misternebbie
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Pours pitch black with a light brown head that disappears quickly. Smells of coffee and some hops, but weak. Tastes of some flowery hops and coffee, nice combination. Beer is light bodied, nicely carbonated, good finish. Overall, an above average beer.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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