Heavy Seas - Plank I - Heavy Seas Beer
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District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: This almost hit the harvest season in term of color scheme.... but not quite. Ruby red-orange color, clear, and with a slight head that quickly died down.
S: Very subtle, but that's the English style for you. Musty, and with mild puffs of butterscotch and candy sugar.
T: On the forefront, I almost tasted bourbon... but then I re-vamped my position. Very oaky and dry on the finish. This made it a bit tough for me in general.
M: Thick, with a slight "gelatin-like" feel. Very mild prickle on the carbonation, and the lacing was non-existent.
O: Dunno. On one hand, I like some of the subtle roasty aspects of this, but I found the finish to be off putting. Not bad, but definitely not great.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2011 06:34:17 | More by Chaney
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on draft at Max's in Baltimore.
A: dark copper brown, inert; thin head dissipates quickly; no lacing; looks dead
S: caramel aroma, light but persistently nice
T: complex, bitter, heavy ale; saison and wood says it all: oaken flavors, roasted grains; the wood component is very strong
M: silky, smooth
Presentation aside, this is overall an amazing, stellar beer; I hope it gets wider circulation.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2011 20:25:10 | More by Arithmeticus
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had this on-tap at Victoria Gastropub.
Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with a red hue. There is a layer of off white head that leaves no lacing.
Smell: Sweet caramel malt with hints of vanilla and a little smoke.
Taste: Again, there is a lot of caramel. The vanilla and smoke notes are there as well. I'm also picking up some dark fruit as well as a bit of alcohol. The finish is bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation with a dry finish.
Overall: One of my favorites from this brewery. I really love the flavors added by the wood. Very nice.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2011 20:41:58 | More by oline73
Heavy Seas - Plank I from Heavy Seas Beer
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