Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Ottawa beer. This week they sample Covered Bridge Brewing Company's Double-Double.
While I may not be a fan of the Tim Horton's Double-Double (a coffee preference so popular it actually made it's way into the Dictionary), I am fond of Covered Bridge's sweet stout version.
Once poured, this opaque jet black stout has aromas of biscuits, vanilla with coffee and dark chocolate rounding it out. For those that enjoy their Double-Double's the flavour is full on sweet thanks to the additional of lactose (milk sugar) with background notes of fruity dark chocolate and coffee. It is 7.4% ABV and there is a noticeable heat in the finish.
Who needs after dinner coffee when you can have a mug of Covered Bridge's Double-Double?
What better way to celebrate #canadianbeerday than with Covered Bridge's Double Double, a play on a Canadian favorite at the local Tim Hortons.
The sweet stout pours the color of a black coffee and you get coffee in the aroma right away however there's a distinct presence of dark chocolate as well. Those flavours are echoed in the taste with dark roasted malts giving a slight bitterness. There's a creaminess in the mouthfeel like a double double coffee would have but without the overly sweet taste. The balance of roast from the malts to sweetness makes it very easy to drink.
I'd definitely drink this in place if my cofffee every morning if I could. If only Double Doubles actually tasted like this…