Red Rock Secale Bavarian style Dopple Bock
A collaboration between Red Rock head brewer Kevin Templin and High West distiller (former Red Rock brewer) Brendan Coyle. The aroma is malty with a rich toasty flavor. Lagered in Rye whiskey oak barrels from Utah’s High West Distillery giving it a hint of whiskey and oak. 8.5% ABV.
Beer Advocate Review:
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5 out of 5
Pours with a small short lasting tannish colored head. The brew is clear dark chestnut.
The nose delivers clean bready maltiness, dry toast and plenty of whiskey. Some minor vanilla notes let you know this has spent some time in barrels.
The flavor has the same character as the nose, but the vanilla almost makes me think of a creamy caramel essence when combined with the big malt profile. Finishes surprisingly dry with a lingering toast and whiskey/vanilla note that lingers for a while.
Body is a touch higher than medium. Smooth mouthfeel is accentuated by a light carbonation.
This a damn well made doppelbock. I love a good dark lager, and this one is excellent. I had my doubts about the barrel aging, but it works quite well.
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