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Heavy Seas - Plank I - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Plank IHeavy Seas - Plank I

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 03-15-2011)
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Keg @ EBF.

Hazy brown molasses color, light fizzy head.

Nose light barrel, esters, buttered barrel, light diacetyl, brown malts and sugar, toffee, caramel, etc.

Taste sweet, hint of diacetyl, buttery oak, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and a bit of dark fruits, toasty biscuity malts, and some bitter almost briny earthy hops, and a light booze towards the finish.

Mouth is fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of booze.

overall not bad, a nice old ale with decent malts, hint of dark fruits, lots of buttery oak and toffee flavors which also make me feel there is a hint of diacetyl but not completely sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 15:59:49 | More by jlindros
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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky brown with a beige head, just from the smell, expect this to be big and malty. Indeed, it is! Full and round butterscotch flavor coats everything. Decidedly on the sweet side of things, but the hops cut through at just the right time to bring some balance. Hints of cherry and vanilla are there and a certain wood-like quality in the finish. Though I'm wondering if I would notice it if I didn't know to expect it.

Big flavor, creamy mouthfeel, not overly bitter. Complex and tasty flavors. Plank I is a winnerrrr!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 23:08:28 | More by McNealc31
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper brown color with very little head.

The nose is of vanilla, some wood barrel, and some cherries. Very nice and subtle.

Sipping reveals a nice brown malt with a sweet vanilla bean flavor and and a very smooth rum finish....very nice!

Great balance...not overly carbonated and smooth for a brew with exceptional ABV. Very impressive.

Overall, I loved this bottle for the Super Bowl....cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Deep brown pour with a few fingers of white head. Decent amount of lacing.

S: The aroma is full of oak, molasses, and dark fruits. Seems rich and deep.

T: The taste is pretty basic. Old Ale and oak. Sweet, molasses, dark fruit, and oak. Not really anything special, and nothing particularly impressive.

MF: Heavy body, rests creamy on the palate. Low carbonation. Not very drinkable, the oak is just too much. Booze is definitely noted.

O: Disappointed. Not a big fan of oak aged beers, and this was just too bleh.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear black brown into a Brewers Art goblet with almost no head.

S: smokey, sweet, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, apples galore, biscuity.

T: sweet candy/sugary notes, some apples and plums, a bit of coffee. Toasty biscuits and definitely woodsy.

MF: the body is on the lighter side and for the lack of head there is a great amount of effervescence.

O: a good beer with some interesting notes I'm glad I got to try this and would buy again but if they only produce it in very limited quantities I would let someone else pick it up before I bit the bullet.

Serving type: bottle

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3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really enjoy old ales, but this one misses the mark a bit- a bit too malty and creamy and a little one dimensional- too sweet. Pours a slightly turgid brown with only a slight head. Smells sweet and malty with a touch of fruitcake and wood. Pleasant enough if a little one-dimensional. Perhaps slightly rummy as well. The taste is more of the same- very smooth, perhaps too much so- I like a little bit of a dry bite in my old ale. Not one of their best efforts.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Chalice. Thanks to bobpack for this.

A: Very dark amber. One finger light tan head that fades quickly but still leaves a decent lacing.

S: The smell is kind of light but still there. Main aroma is the wood. Some light dark fruits, toasted malts, a touch of leather, and light floral notes.

T: Light butter toffee and caramel upfront. Dark fruits, wood, and a touch of alcohol.

M: Medium body. Lower carbonation. Good creaminess.

O: A bit boozy for 8%. Good start. Would be nice to try this with some age.

Serving type: bottle

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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. This olde ale was matured with poplar wood planks. As I am unfamiliar with the benefits of poplar wood aging, I am curious to see how it translates to this brew.

Pours a rich mahogany color, with a one finger tan head that reduces to smoky wisps slowly swirling in the glass. The color really is quite stunning, grabbing and dispersing light beautifully.

Smell is leathery, buttery and peaty, like a smooth port or warmed scotch. Maple syrup, rich malt, boggy peat, oak leaves and mild yeast combine for a heavy smelling brew.

Tastes like a dream, smooth, creamy, rich and buttery. The wood treatment really sands out any rough edges that may have existed in this ale. Vanilla, maple, roasty malt, undertones of coffee beans, and a bit of tangy dark fruit combine for a very tasty brew.

Full bodied, it will take the evening to sip this one down. Though there's really no hop profile to this, I'm getting that tingling feeling that highly hopped brews typically produce.

I've sat on this for a while, and boy, was it worth it! Beautiful to behold, pleasant to smell, and a joy to drink, I definitely recommend grabbing one of these, aging it 6 months or so, then drinking it warm after a 15 minute breathing period. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

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Heavy Seas - Plank I from Heavy Seas Beer
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