Struise Rio Reserva (Kentucky Bourbon B.A.)

Formerly brewed at De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Ryohei Sugawa San from Rio Brewing & Co. Our goal was to brew a Belgian dark golden blond quadrupel with an enormous potential of aromas and flavors, and added complexity due to oak barrel aging. Bourbon barels from Kentucky were chosen due to their very special soft roast quality and noble vanilla flavors. Year upon year, different quality controls were executed, and we finally decided to bottle condition this very special ale in May 2012. Another three moths of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so we could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (1340) - Kalisz, POLAND - OCT 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 Skromna kremowa piana, dość szybko opadająca do obrączki. Barwa ciemno bursztynowa, mętna. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, wyraźna nuta beczki, wanilii i kokosa na pierwszym planie, w tle lekko dzikie zapachy słomy oraz kandyzowanych i suszonych owocw (papaja, rodzynki, figi), na koniec zapach ociera się o pina coladę. Klasa! W smaku jest jeszcze lepiej. Na początku owocowo, słodycz kandyzowanego mango i kwaskowość ananasa przechodzą w kokosowe malibu i likier waniliowy, żeby w końcu zostać skontrowanym przez bardzo delikatną ziołowo-pestkową goryczkę. W afterteasie posmak whisky, rumu i minimalna cierpkość starego drewna. Alkohol wyraźny, ale szlachetnie rozgrzewający, dobrze dopełniający likierowy charakter całości. Nagazowanie początkowo średnie, szybko przechodzi w niskie, drobne i nieznacznie musujące na języku.
Wielość doznań to głwna zaleta tego napitku. Dotyczy to zarwno zapachu jak i smaku. Leżakowanie tyle lat w dwch rżnych beczkach po bardzo szlachetnych trunkach nadało piwu unikalnych i niepowtarzalnych cech. Ananasowo kokosowo waniliowa BOMBA warta każdej wydanej złotwki!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle bought in Prik & Tik Schalinhuis Temse. Pours hazy brown with a red glow and a big dark white/beige head. Medium carbonation. Nose: a bit of a brett nose, vanilla, funky, butterscotch cookies, wood, bourbon. Taste: Starts sweet with a funky touch followed by notes of bourbon, vanilla, wine, butterscotch plus a alcoholic warm feeling. Long aftertaste with notes of roast and a harsh whiskey feeling and a alcoholic warmth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2614) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2015
Hazy brown colour, medium sized creamy yellowish head; aroma of whisky, vanilla, caramel, coconut, woody, dried fruity and herbal notes; taste of syrupy sweetness, whisky again, vanilla, hints of coconut and spicy alcohol; extremely complex quadrupel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2015 2009 bottle. Pours orange white head. nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, orange sherbet, oak and dark fruit - medium/full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Brown muddy pour with tan head. Belgian, spice, yeast, fruit aromas. Plum, spice, yeast, Belgian candy sweetness, oak and barrel sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (502) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Flaska frn SB. Hasselnt brun med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt och bourbon fat. Medium st kropp med torr avlutning. Spritig mak av bourbon fat, torkade aprikoser, sirap, rostad malt, pumpa, kavring och lite salmiak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2872) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
2011 editie. Mooie roodbruine kraag met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, bourban, wijn, vanille, herfstfruit. Smaakt zoetig, vol, vanille, crme. Beetje barleywine achtig. Prima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (3902) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, brewed 2011, bottled 2014. 10.5%. Slow gusher. Murky copper, thick offwhite head. Malty, dried fruit aroma, raisins and red apples. Flavour has strong fruityness, booze and dark sugar with good caramel backing and woody notes. Creamy mouthfeel with warming alcohol and good bitter bite. Booze, bitterness and dark, sweet fruityness well combined, very well balanced. Solid quad, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
Btl@ latellier Brussels July 15. Btl says brewed 2008, bottled 2012. Looks.. In the dark of latellier it is a murky red brown, sml head Smells... Huge caramel malts, oak, wine and vanilla, bourbon is strong at the end. Tastes.. So chewy, thick thick caramel malts, red vino and bourbon oak, vanilla, smooth yet incredibly boozy, This is freakin amazing !!! 4.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. 2011 vintage ? Pours a hazy dirty copper body, holds a small dense beige head. Aroma is complex - not what I expected at all! Sultana, bruised apple, brown sugar, old toasty oak, stewed fruits, cinnamon and clove and nutmeg, aged Riesling!? Really different The texture of this is tremendous - thick, velvety, sweet yet slightly tart and tannic, and bitter. Theres something a bit wild, and funky, and untamed about this - sweet brown sugars, vanilla oak, lots of spice, lots of candied apple and dried fruits. Long finish, bit of dank, cellar, nutty, almost rancio character. Very very nice - a serious surprise, of the best sort!

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