Depth Charge Oak Aged Belgian Quad with Cognac – Lighthouse Brewing                                  


From Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing comes their “Depth Charge Oak Aged Belgian Quad with Cognac”. Last years version was a scotch ale. The beer pours a reddish brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of cognac, candi sugar, dark fruit, banana, sweetness and some oak. The flavour is of dark fruits, cognac, candi sugar, caramel, vanilla, banana, citrus rind, sweetness, mild bitterness and alcohol. There is a slight harshness in the finish that would die off with a bit of time in your cellar. The alcohol content comes in at 9% with an IBU of 22. This is a fantastic brew with a ton of flavour jumping out at your mouth. 

Commercial Description:  Belgian yeast provides a spicy backbone to the rich cognac and oak flavours of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla and toasted bread. Best enjoyed in bad weather, shared with family and friends, or aftter cellaring. 

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Depth Charge Barrel Aged Scotch Ale – Lighthouse Brewing


From Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing comes their “Depth Charge”a Barrel Aged Scotch Ale.  The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with reddish notes with an beige head.  The aroma consists of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, fruit and sweetness from brown sugar.  The flavour is of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, some ash, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, chocolate, earth, resin, tobacco, leather, bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 9%.  It has unintentionally been a while since i have had a beer from Lighthouse Brewing.  This one was very well made and I am happy that I noticed it on a shelve at a Vancouver liquor store.

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