Below Decks is part of Clipper City’s Heavy Seas portfolio of high-octane brews. Pouring clear and golden brown, this beer is topped by a sturdy, tan head. Its aroma rises from the glass with deep caramelized malt, ripe plums, and peppery hop scents. The flavor is straightforward; burnt sugars and mild raisin notes wash the tongue before lounging into a stretch of alcohol warmth. Hops play a minor role, with only a mild bitterness and soft floral notes peeking through. Below Decks is full-bodied, highly carbonated, and big in alcohol strength -- pleasant contrasts to the sweet finish.