Virgil's Reserve

Colorado
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Virgil's Reserve is a barrel aged version of our 3rd Ring Belgian Strong Ale that we release in limited supply in May of each year. We age the 3rd Ring in Cabernet barrels for ~1 year. This imparts a slight red wine aroma and acidity to the beer with minimal oak flavor, although some oak flavor can be noticed.

Profile

ABV: 
10.5%
IBUs: 
21
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10

This beer is a barrel aged version of their Third Ring Belgian Strong Ale that is aged in Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels for a year.  The aroma is an abundance of cherry, red grape, and prune fruit paired with vanilla and toasted oak; a light bready malt compliments the fruit and wood while a...