Yaletown The Jolly Hooligan with Porto Oak
Last year’s Jolly Hooligan (winter 2013/2014) with Warre’s Warrior Porto infused oak chips, cask special.
[ the bartender said it was the Oud Bruin from last year, but it doesn’t seem correct; abv was not given; handwrite on the cask says "Belgian Dubbel Craft Beer Week; Rockfort infused with Warre’s Warrior Port + oak chips". Alex, Dec 2015 ]
These are dark, malty, yeasty strong ales in the Trappist tradition, but produced (mainly) by secular brewers. Dubbels range between 6.5-8% abv, and have a dark brown, cloudy colour, and a palate mixing malt, a lush fruitiness, and yeast. They are typically bottle-conditioned.