Along with the Battlefield Black Lager, this may be a new favorite. Tried it one day after stopping at Sherwin Williams next door to pick up paint to do some interior work on the old money pit called a house.
Nearly black in color. Nice tan head that actually sticks around a while. Some of the other Red Oak beers dont have near the head retention as this baby.
Nothing really to note in the smell. Whiffs of faint alcohol, and even chocolate.
Taste is pretty nice. Chocolate, smooth alcohol. Neve had a doppelbock but this one tastes pretty good. Mouthfeel was a little slick. Nice body.
Definitely a drinkable beer from these guys. Almost took a growler home but didnt want to hear the wife yell my ear off about me "having too much beer. Youre obsessed with beer! Beer, beer, beer!". I say, "Yes Ma'am." "Now get in there and make me some dinner." Just kidding. I may talk her in to going so she can get some Battlefield, and Ill sample this tasty puppy again.
A new beer under the Blackbeard name,I had a craving for some Red Oak wings so I headed on over today happy to see a new seasonal on tap.Poured a deep brown with some reddish hue with a thinner almond colored head,aromas didnt really jump out ya but were nice some molasses and brown suger mainly with some alcohol coming thru more as it warmed.Mouthfeel may have been a tad thin but it lended to the drinkability,flavors of molasses and raisin really stick out not overly sweet though a dryish doughy malt basereally saves this beer.The alcohol is sharp in the finish,a pretty complex doppelbock here not overly big but Red Oak did a decent job with this.