Below Decks

Maryland
United States
Below Decks by Heavy Seas Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

From the depths of the Heavy Seas ship comes our Below Decks barley wine. Aged for a full year in red wine barrels, this palate punisher has enough firepower to keep your crew satisfied for the duration of the winter excursion. The beer is opulently rich, malty, and nuanced with notes of dried cherries and subtle oak. See why some of the greatest things come to those who wait.

Profile

ABV: 
12.2%
IBUs: 
60
Hops: 
Target, Fuggle, Goldings
Malts: 
Marris Otter, Vienna, Crystal
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Category 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, Base beer Category 17D, English Barleywine. The beer arrives smelling like a beer-wine hybrid with a medium high whiff of red wine wrapped in malt, brown sugar, fruit, and dried fruit with traces of vanilla in the background joined by a hoppy orange marmalade aroma.  Soft medium low alcohol aromas are not hot or harsh. Its semi-clear brown with ruby highlights under a thin cream colored cap with a slight brown tint. The brewer tightropes between English Barleywine and oaked red wine on the palate producing complex, layered flavors. Bread, nuts, dark sugars, dried fruit, and traces of caramel from the malt mingle, balance and complement winey pome fruit and oak flavors from the red wine barrel while finishing with a marmalade bitter accent. The full bodied beer provides smooth, soft alcohol warming. Savor this elegant beer and spend time enjoying new flavors with each sip.

Brewery Introduction

Our Mission – Heavy Seas is about adventure, challenge, risk taking, rebellion, and an active lifestyle. Symbolizing a certain swagger, our pirate logo is the perfect metaphor and the ocean has always been one of man's greatest challenges and most inspiring adventures. We love... Read More

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