Charlevoix is a favorite brewery of mine even if it was unknown to me just three years ago. I have loved their dubbel since April 2009. I picked up this one, along with some elk and wild boar sausage, at Broue Ha Ha a few weeks ago.
I was a little intrigued by the "?" Double IPA idea, the mystery hop. And then I remembered that I am not good at picking out hops. Except Fuggles. Nail that one every time. The rest? Not so much. On the pour, orange beer under thick rocky light cream head. There is the aroma of marmalade withe milk chocolate of all things. And in the mouth there is more of that milky yum thing going on. With masses of orange ginger marmalade. Then it isn't and it moves to something more like honey and ginger and wild ditch weeds in June. Extremely interesting stuff.
The BAers are a little unsure even if respectful.