Heavy Seas Black Cannon

Heavy Seas Black Cannon

Rated 3.473 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Heavy Seas Brewing

Baltimore, MD, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

7.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Black IPA The style is an oxymoron but this ale is an extension of our Loose Cannon style brewed with black malt. Available Jan - March

ID: 41759 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank3732
Overall Percentile92.9
Style Rank48 of 340
Style Percentile85.9
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.650
Weighted Score3.473
Standard Deviation0.382

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A little bitter and rusty up front...but the chocolate malts settles in on the back end. Well balanced and a decent feel. Not one of the best black IPA around, but one of the better ones....above average for sure.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    IPA hop citrus and pine right from the start, very fresh. Hops are soon followed by toast, sweet roasted malts and more floral hops. Spotty lacing all around the glass above a half-inch tan head and brown body. Medium bodied, bitter and malty. Great balance within this one. Not a huge fan of this style, but this is a prime example of how it should be done.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a deep, rich, opaque sable with a fairly substantial tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Strong aroma is quite hoppy and evergreen with an undertone of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit with a touch of tangerine. Hoppy, smoky flavor has grapefruit, tangerine and roast coffee notes - like a good IPA, yet clearly the "black" variety. I love this style! Smooth, firm texture has a good fizz and leaves a smoky, hoppy tingle.

  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    The style name may be an oxymoron, but this beer is based on Loose Cannon IPA, only darker (much). Black, hint of ruby, with greyish-brown head and good lace and foam. Aroma is floral and fruity with hints of something solvent-like. Medium body and viscosity. Aftertaste is drying. Interesting, but I like either IPAs or Stouts better than an IPA and Stout mix. Not sure I'm a fan of the blend.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I like the whimisical packaging of the Heavy Series line. Thisone pours a midnight blackness in color. The medium head is frothy in texture and light beige in color. Settles in short order. A thin ringlet is left behind. The hoppy resins are light, floral. The roastiness malt more dominate as it is in the tasting. A little thin of a medium body. Overall a nice drink.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Beginning to like this style: pours black like a porter, thinnish, with an adequate light beige head, huge amounts of lacing. Nice hops aroma, with some black pepper, a touch of licorice, chocolate malts. Taste is both smooth chocolate malt and peppery spicy hops. Good balance and mellower than light IPAs. Nice representation of this recently popular style.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Black IPA, you say? Damn... pretty awesome. Pours black as advertised, thin head, little lacing. Hoppy as the Loose Cannon, but the whole "black" thing is pretty wild... nicely balanced flavor and aroma - and as one would expect with a good, honest IPA. Tasty, indeed!

  • LANTZ20 6 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I really enjoyed this. Its tastes very similar to Loose Cannon which is an normal IPA. Not as hoppy as I like but still worth a taste. Lemon and orange undernotes. Put all of this together with it's black stout look and an affordable price, you have a solid beer. It's out for a limited time

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