Vagabond des Îles – Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

Doppelbock, 9.3%, de Carleton-sur-mer, Québec.

Doppelbock, 9.3%, from Carleton-sur-mer, Québec.
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5 = 3.44/5

Aged around 6 months: Opaque dark brown. Slightly creamy, more foamy, brown/orange 3-4 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with strong lacing but not much legs nor proper swirl reaction. Flavors of dark grains, plums, raisins, wild berries, chocolate, liquorice, coriander, and herbal hops. Oily medium body with crispy carbonation. Deep yeasty chunky feel. Very strong intensity, although it ends quickly not overly killing the tongue, it’s earthy and alcoholic. Nice barrel aged sensation, slightly winey and vinous, port like. A bit cheesey and chalkey, but too stout like. Also too sour from the aging process so it didn’t age as expected. The body is overly dull and thin. Quite spicy with good appetizer qualities, highly warming and rich. Interesting though lacks a bit of balance and complexity. Overall good quality craft.