Plank II | Heavy Seas Beer

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Plank IIPlank II
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Plank IIPlank II

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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by Jason on 01-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 22 oz bomber bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a tan 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace with a slight trail down the glass.

S: Strong sweet malty caramel aroma with dark fruit in the background and an alcoholic twinge.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous malt caramel sweetness. Mild chocolate overtones, with a slight wood flavor.

M: Pretty strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent doppelbock - great aromas and flavors.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle (2012 vintage) into a pilsner glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a quarter's worth after 1 minute. Dark brown in color with a mahogany tint on the top of the brew and on orange one on the bottom. Rising bubbles are very small in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is moderate and thin.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of caramel that blend with mild aromas of figs, black cherries, raisins, plums, and oak. Hints of eucalyptus oil (reminds me of sick childhoods when my mom would take care of me) and alcohol can also be detected.
TASTE: Strong caramel flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by strong flavors of the dark fruits mentioned in the aroma. Subtle oak flavors enter next along with hints of eucalyptus oil. Alcohol flavors are nowhere to be found (better for me!).
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonate. Go does down smooth, but sticky like syrup. Finishes with a moderate dryness.
NOTE: The alcohol was well hidden, so naturally this was amazing for me. I see this was rated much lower by other people, but perhaps because this bottle was 3 years old, it brought out more of the caramel and fruit flavors, which I love. Kudos to Heavy Seas!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber of this at the recommendation of my good friend Passow (iamaguitargod) when I went to bother him yesterday at his new place of employment The Wine Spot on Lee RD. in Cleveland HTS. Poured into one of my mugs, this beer pours a deep amber brown color with ruby highlights. The slightly tan colored head is about an inch thick when poured, before quickly settling to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with a little bit of foam dotting the surface of the beer. Not much lacing here. Aromas of toasted caramel malt, a bit of clove, and certainly some woody notes. The flavor is a nice mixture of bready, caramel malt sweetness along with clove, dark fruit such as raisins, and is rounded out with the eucalyptus woodyness. Has an overall smooth, very dry, almost sticky, medium bodied mouthfeel. Coats the inside of your mouth. Light to moderate carbonation. The flavors do seem to dissipate too quickly for my taste, which I thought was odd too because of the sticky coating this beer left on the inside of my mouth. Good and drinkable in the way well crafted beer should be. Certainly an interesting offering with some unique characteristics I don't think I've experienced in many, if any of the other hundreds if not thousands of different beers I have drank. Certainly worth a try if you come across it, but there is certainly room for improvement with this one too.


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Plank II from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 108 ratings