Unusual and playful this half-breed brew begins with a rush of smoky, almost savory, aromas and flavors. The distinctive campfire smokiness of a rauchbier lingers and beings to reveal the rich and velvety malt smoothness of a double bock with a notes of toffee and caramel. This roguish brew transforms from its bold start to a hearty and satisfying finish.
Speculation: Some of these brews will make another appearance in the future (they are labeled a “Batch #1.) Depending on popularity, I would assume there could be a Batch #2 release. Others released in the series include Tasman Red, Griffin’s Bow, The Vixen, and Third Voyage. Coming in 2012: Dark Depths.
Style: Doppelbock (smoked)
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Malts: Two Row Harrington, Metcafe, Copeland Pale, Caramel 60, Smoked Malt
Availability: 22oz bottles