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Plank II - Heavy Seas Beer

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Plank IIPlank II

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very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is aged on thermally treated planks of poplar and eucalyptus wood.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-18-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

atoulouk, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jspriest, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear black ruby with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy roasted barley and cola, with some honey wheat bread and molasses.
T: It tasted like roasted barley and honey wheat, with some cola and molasses and oaky toasted coconut. It had a somewhat clean and sweet aftertaste.
M: It was oily with a little carbonation. Full slick body.
D: This was a decent doppelbock, but it didn't show much barrel character. The scent and taste were a bit muddy, but the body was nice and the alcohol was well hidden. So it wasn't difficult to drink. Probably not for aging. Meh.

Pencible, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DrFunkenstein, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

runner440, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bsuedekum, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Grinky, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bmur112, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Bin33chef, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Very dark brown body with a smallish, light beige head.

Smell: Malty and sweet-scented with firm notes of roasted malt, hot chocolate mix, and sugary caramel-flavored candy. Some skins-on dark fruitiness. I'm coming up empty on the planks, just a whole lot of maltiness.

Taste: Cocoa, heavy caramel, and Tootsie Rolls glazed with instant coffee. Moderate sweetness. Dark fruits. Subtle wood character, I'd hoped for a better showcasing of the woods. Slight spiciness, a faint flutter of earthines

ChainGangGuy, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Mattyb79, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

pathman, Dec 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

CBodamer, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

dccombs, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, with a great chocolate, milkshake head. A skim ring of foam stays with the beer. Good milkshake

Very faint raisin/dark dried fruit in the nose.

Dark cherry, raisin, dates, malty flavors, vanilla, and slight booze. Well done and nicely balanced.

Full bodied, light carboation.

A very nice beer and worth a taste, I prefer this one on draft.

Prime16, Dec 01, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with no real head. A skim ring of foam stays with the beer. Some ruby hues when held to the light.

Dark fruit, cherry woody notes in the nose. A touch mild here, but that is being picky.

Rich malt flavors with dark fruit, some beer soaked wood, over-ripe cherry, prune, vanilla, and a little booze. Flavors stay with you and yet the sweetness dries out to mild bitter at the end with a light bitter and fruit mix. Nice.

Full bodied, but a little swishy. Some light carbonation on the tongue. Wanted a bit more chew here.

Nice domestic doppel. Nice flavors and overall balance. Worth a try.

OtherShoe2, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bigred89, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

agreenman19, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ohtheguilt, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jbaker67, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

milkbone_underwear, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 26, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my boy beeruser for giving me this one to tick! 2012 vintage! Served from bottle into a RJ Rockers shaker. Poured dark red brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, dark chocolate, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This one definitely did a nice job of incorporating loads of the flavors and aromas that one would come to expect from this style. The aroma however was a little weak in intensity which made it hard to pick up on things. The flavor on the other hand was very nicely balanced and complex which made it rather easy to drink and quite enjoyable. I thought that I had ticked this one before, but glad I got the chance to do so again due to not reviewing it. I suggest you try it as well.

thagr81us, Aug 24, 2012
Plank II from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.