Rock Bay MashUp | Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Craft brewers everywhere work together to spread the joy that is craft beer. Many collaborations have sprung from this spirit of fellowship, but not many breweries share the same parking lot! Rock Bay Mash Up is the product of Driftwood & Hoyne brewing the same recipe, then combining the brews by running a hose across the parking lot! Two brewers; competitors yes, but allies even more!

Added by LampertLand on 03-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 12/6/14 cheers Rutager for feeding my Driftwood addiction

A the darkest cola, you can almost see the other side of the glass under the foam, two fingers of mocha head falls rather quickly leaving big chunks of random lace

S liquorice, chocolate syrup, top soil, raisins, very earthy, a little booze, sour cherry, and something in the background I can't quite place, wet campfire ash maybe?

T still quite earthy, some spice I can't wrap my head around, still has chocolate and licorice, (that's also spelt correctly compared to the liquorice I found on the nose?) lets call it star anise and move on with my life, the yeast profile confuses me but doesn't hinder

M not as thick as the color would imply, soft from the bubbles, slick on the palate, faint sour dark fruit

O I liked it but didn't love it, I was left a little confused but some characteristics I just couldn't place, that being said I nearly chugged the bomber at this point

I never quite figured this one out, dark roast isn't over the top, a little sweetness, and not quite sour but has a strange yeast profile, with a hint of spice

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black strong coffee colour topped with tan head

S: Metallic mineral oysters scent of the sea and dry seaweed with acrid coffee.

T: Minerals and sweet light malts up front with toasted chocolate nibs and acrid coffee.

M: Low carbonation with medium body that fills the palette with flavour>

O: Solid flavour that would match very well with fresh oysters or oyster stew that would compliment the mineral & metallic flavours. Would also be an excellent addition to cooking a stew to beef up the body.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first review!

A - Poured cola black into a large wine glass. When held up to the light, a dark auburn is seen through at the corners. A half inch of head dissipates with slight lacing.

S - Is slight in the aroma department. Smoke and licorice comes through.

T - Again the licorice comes through, dark chocolate and black currant.

M - Besides it's thin demeanour, I quite enjoyed the feel. Smooth, full bodied and nicely carbonated. Left an inky, oily feeling well after a sip.

All in all a nice brew. Probably wouldn't put on my favourites list but worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.94/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this Mash up at the Victoria Beer week cask tasting last week and it was one of my favs.
In fact, it was the one beer I kept coming back for.
Two great Breweries, Driftwood and Hoyne, that really came together, by brewing two different batches of beer.
Then, because they share a parking lot, they ran hose from one tank to another, and mixed them.
I have to say I was skeptical as they literally blended the two in one tank and they went to work. . . Together
The result . . . One great tasting beer.
I'll be heading to local stores to find this beer as it was released this week.
Congratulations Hoyne and Driftwood, on a great collaboration!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rock Bay MashUp from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 15 ratings