Plank II - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
02-24-2013 21:26:01 | More by Pencible
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
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
01-12-2013 01:22:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
12-01-2012 17:39:26 | More by Prime16
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
10-19-2012 23:41:11 | More by OtherShoe2
3.73/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
08-24-2012 18:28:02 | More by thagr81us
4.23/5 rDev +9%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(2012 bottling). Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, raisin, prune, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, oak, herbal, earth, and light pepper. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, biscuit, nuttiness, prune, oak, herbal, earth, and light clove. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, biscuit, prune, oak, nuttiness, clove, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very nice creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Great flavor complexity and balance and extremely smooth to sip on for such a big beer. Definitely one of the best doppelbocks I have had.
08-10-2012 04:04:25 | More by superspak
Plank II from Heavy Seas Beer
87 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.