From Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing comes their “Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock”. Last year the Depth Charge was a Cognac aged Belgain Quad and I am sure it will change again. The beer pours a chestnut brown with a beige head. The aroma consists of dark fruit, nutty, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel and sweetness. The flavour is of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, whiskey, mild resin, low bitterness and some mild alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8.7% with an IBU of 22. I can always enjoy a Doppelbock and this one is quite enjoyable. This is definitely on the sweeter side of beer with a definite malt forward flavour.
Commercial Description: Our signature winter release is meant to bring warmth to your life during the cold, damp West Coast winter. Brewed to perfection with German Lager yeast, this malt forward beer has a deep copper colour and a rich bready backbone. Canadian rye whiskey, oak and late addition hops impart spice, vanilla and herbal hop notes.