Four Peaks Belgian Black Ale - Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Four Peaks’ two-year-old, barrel-aged Belgian black ale stored in a combination of raw oak, chardonnay and merlot barrels and blended to perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2011
On tap at the Tempe location as well as at RBWG 2011. Pours charcoal in color with a ruby tint around the edges and a creamy brown head. Smells and tastes predominatly of bourbon, cinnamon, toasted coconut, and cranberries. Additional notes of tannins, belgian yeast, and oak in the flavor. Round red grape and biscuity malt profile on the mid with a dryness on the finish. Delicious. Next to Sirius Black this is the best beer I’ve ever had from Four Peaks and maybe from Arizona. Thank you for donating a 5 gallaon keg for our Winter Gathering. Definitely above and beyond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
An amazing donation from some really great guys. Thanks! Dark pour. Nice saison yeast aroma with some oak and fruit. Flavor is a really nice blend of oak, light spice, fruit and yeast. Rather delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Sample at RBWG thanks to four peaks. Pours a nice black with a light brown head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, belgian yeasts, chocolate, caramel, roast. Flavor is dark fruits, bourbon, belgian yeasts, oaky tannins and a bit of sweetness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Sample at the Arizona Strong Beer Fest. Pours a clear dark black. Slightly sour grapes and dark, roasted malt dominate the aroma with some spiced oak, dried fruit, and a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste of sweet grape juice, balsamic vinegar, slight tannins, prunes, a bit of tobacco, and light cocoa. The sweet and sour create a pleasant balance. One of my favorite Four Peaks brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Big thanks to Four Peaks for sending this over for the event. Pours black with a light brown head. The nose is Belgian yeast, oaky bourbon, ashy cocoa and caramel. The taste is bourbon soaked dark fruits, spicy yeast, oaky vanilla. Medium bodied. Tasty. 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
From FP Randomonium in April 2012. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, wood, dried fruit and some roast. Taste has a little butterscotch and sweetness overall. Good Stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Draft. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, tannic and wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark malt and tannic wood flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer would go well with a cigar and surpassed my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap during AZRBWG. Pour is deep brown with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, chocolate, oak, plums, dates, raisins, and toasted coconut. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla, clove and light butterscotch. Overall body is moderate and soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Nearly black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of wood, yeast and ripe fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet and fruity, with some spice and wood. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2011
enjoyed the weekend of RBWG 2011thanks to the brewery for providing the keg of this for us to enjoy! Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is coffee, roast, dark candied sugar. Flavor is sweet roast, cocoa, bitter tobacco and spicy yeast. Nice stuff.

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