The Sawmill The Doctor (500ml Bottle)
A rich, warming dark amber Ale with deep aromas and lingering notes of caramel, malt and molasses. Double fermented. The perfect after dinner drink or night-cap.
Pours - from a bottle this time (rather than a can!) - a dark and clear brown with a thin off white head. A sweet and complex aroma, medicinal and oaky, peppery and fruity. A slightly syrupy malt palate, medicinal again, but with a very drying finish. The malty flavour is fruity and sappy, with also a touch if licorice. I’m quite impressed, very different for a NZ brewer.
Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma.