Hardy­wood Park Bour­bon Bar­rel Cru

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Quadrupel Ale -

LOC: Rich­mond, Vir­ginia ABV: 12% | IBUS: 18 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This beer dis­plays a rich ma­hogany hue with a medium body and bril­liant clar­ity af­ter months of bar­rel ag­ing. Al­mond, tof­fee, and oaky vanilla give way to notes of dark cher­ries and raisins. Sub­tle hints of plum are greeted by caramel over­tones for a smooth and warm­ing fin­ish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Caramel, bour­bon, tof­fee with vanilla and oak be­hind that. Fairly low aroma over­all.” Fla­vor: “More caramel, tof­fee, vanilla, and oak. Dates, raisin, plum. Mod­er­ate sweet­ness into mod­er­ate bit­ter­ness with a fairly strong al­co­hol warmth. Some oak tan­nins in the fin­ish as well. Fin­ish is medium sweet, even with the al­co­hol to dry it out.” Over­all: “Pleas­ant, rel­a­tively strong fla­vored. Easy-drink­ing, but a bit one-di­men­sional.”

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