Brew­ery Vi­vant Wizard Burial Ground 2017

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Quadrupel Ale -

LOC: Grand Rapids, Michi­gan ABV: 9% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Brewed once a year, this spe­cial quad is aged in freshly drained bour­bon bar­rels and dis­ap­pears into the shad­ows for a full year of cel­lar­ing. This year’s brew be­comes next year’s re­lease.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Oak, bour­bon, whiskey, and notes of vanilla. Lots of very clas­sic bour­bon-bar­rel aroma up front. Be­hind that there’s caramel and toasted malt as well as some raisin, plum, prune, dark cherry, and sherry. Some nice malt sweet­ness in the back.” Fla­vor: “Nice light sweet­ness. Notes of vanilla, slight oak, and bour­bon hit up front. Sweet­ness is added with honey and caramel. A lit­tle choco­late. Plum, prune, and raisin fol­low. Finishes sweet with some al­co­hol heat.” Over­all: “Thank you for a big deca­dent beer. It’s 90°F out­side, but I want to have a glass of this at my fire­place. Share this one.”

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