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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Plank 1 English Style Olde Ale
One of my favorite cities to visit is Baltimore. One, I have many good friends who live in the area and two, beer. There is a lot of good beer in Baltimore! One craft beer producer is Clipper City Brewing Co. You will find their Heavy Seas line at many fine stores that sell craft beer. The big, bold, small batch, beers they brew are identified as "Mutiny Fleet". Why are they called this? Evidently the Captain caught his crew covertly brewing small batches for the amusement of themselves and their crew mates, aaaaaaarggghhhh! Apparently some of the rogue brewers were forced to walk the plank as an example to all mutineers. The good brewers were simply shackled, and thrown in the brig to crank out more beer! So straight from the ship's stores we have Plank 1.
Stats: Small Batch English Style Olde Ale, 8% ABV, 22 oz. bomber
Brewed with Yellow Poplar using a new way to add wood to the process letting the beer mature on the specially processed wood during secondary fermentation.
The pour creates a frothy light brown 2 finger head with fair lacing. The color is dark molasses about the same color as the bottle.
The aroma is nice. Nutty and malty with a hint of burning wood and brown sugar.
The mouth feel is medium with light carbonation. Nice starting sweetness with caramel and brown sugar. Warming alcohol balanced with light hops that finishes with a touch of bitterness. Very balanced. I can't quite put my finger on the poplar effect?
Good beer! $7.99 here at your local Ohio port! If you're a pirate, you may feel the need to blast the store with cannon shot and just take the booty that is yours. Not recommended. That would be illegal in Ohio, just pull out your doubloons and pay for it. If you think this is bad for your pirate reputation, just say a couple of mean things to the clerk and tell him he is lucky you don't skewer him with your cutlass! Problem solved.
Musical Pairing- Iron Maiden "Live after Death" Track 6 - Rime of the Ancient Mariner
A classic! Listen to the nightmare of the sea! Water, Water, everywhere but not a drop to drink! If only someone would have remembered the casks of beer in the cargo hold! Once again, curse defeated, problem solved! At over 13 minutes long it's a good thing this beer comes in 22 ounce bottles! Also of interest, the more Plank 1 I drink the more Eddie and the pirate look alike! I wonder if they are related? Seriously, put Eddie's hair on the pirate and tell me they don't look alike!