Brouwerij Struise XXX 2014 Reserva Bourbon Barrel Aged (10%)

xxx-reserva-bourbon-barrel-agedI don’t usually write about Belgian beer because it’s all been written about so many times before, and often described much better than I ever could.
But this is superb.
A Rye Quad aged in Bourbon barrels, the beer pours a dense mahogany red and smells of rum and honey and cherries.
And the cherries jump out in the flavours too, giving you a Black Forest gateaux of a body, chocolate and rum, pumpernickel, honey and lots and lots of fruit.
It’s round and chewy and delicious and the hops add a sharp keen herbal leafiness that cuts across the treacle tart, brown sugar and damp wood of the barrels.
There’s a chest warming booze heat and a refreshing Dandelion and burdock finish to boot.
Super.

Source: Beers Of Europe

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Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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