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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Ratings: 696 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of Knapp85
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a deep brown color with a light tan colored head on top. The lacing is decent as well as the retention. The smell of the beer is hoppy and also gives off some molasses-like aromas. The taste of the beer is kind of bland... there isn't a big hop punch and I think the dark malts mute the "IPA" essence that this should have. The mouthfeel is good, it's lighter than expected, not much depth here. Overall this beer is average for the style I feel.

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Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of akap
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dwhitey517
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Aschap
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rodlavers
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Founders glass. The beer pours a deep, deep ruby, almost unnoticeably, but is mostly very dark brown, if not black. Hints of red, definitely. Nice and fluffy light tan head, maybe about two fingers; tons of retention. Smell is great. Mostly sweet caramel and malt, with some coffee in the background. Smells much better than it tastes -- coffee and hops, but not great. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, coffee lingers. I might prefer this more if it had more texture, but this is too thin and watery. Overall, I find this beer rather unique; I don't hate it, but I am glad I only have two bottles. Best description could be "very thin coffee stout with bitter hops...smells great"

cheers

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Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of skrblr
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Honeycutt
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of PoolFishGolf
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mojo
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice offering. It pours up an opaque black, nice medium tan head, good retention, and lots of lacing. Smell is hops, roasted malt, and coffee. Mouthfeel is nice and strong. Taste is maybe some fruit and malt on the front giving way to a assertive, powerful, and pleasing bitterness with a coffee, dark chocolate, hops flavor at the finish. Better enjoyed slowly than guzzled, this is a nice offering which I would drink again!!!

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Photo of dcollinsOX
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ZBerkeleyan
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mttdls
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ghengisflan
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Appropriately enough, Black Cannon pours completely black with about half an inch of medium brown head. Holding it up to the light reveals a hint of red at the edges; it's still pitch black.

Aroma: Hops definitely dominate the aroma; they're maybe stronger in the smell than they are in the taste of the beer.

Taste: A great balance between dark, roasted malts and a good range of hop flavors. It's brighter and sweeter to start and darker and bitter to finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and rich but crisp. It's exactly what I would ask for in a beer that balances roasted malts and strong hop.

Overall: A great beer, one I like to savor slowly: one of my all-time favorites.

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Photo of Neophite
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of Leonardo
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at King's Table on 5/6/12

Dark brown color; not much light gets through. The head is massive and took a long time to settle. One thumb of foam win the glass with an extra finger's worth domed over the top. The head thins, but holds consistently. A decent amount of clumpy lace catches eventually.

The aroma isn't too bad at all - piney green hops with zesty citric accents. The hops stand out some, but the malts have a good bit of dry roast, dark grains and a hint of cocoa.

Roast is the prominent flavor with pine hop bitterness blended in toward the middle and finish. maybe a ghost note of coffee or bitter chocolate. It's very dry throughout. All this dry roast works for me.

The body is well within medium territory. Carbonation starts off smooth with a slight agitation; regardless, full allotment of the bubbles. Resinous.

This isn't quite in line with what I like in CDAs, but it has some good qualities in terms of roastiness. I'd like more potent hops. Overall, it's not bad, but I'm not going to go looking for it.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of slowdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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