2017 Chimay "Grande Reserve Barrel Aged - Rum Edition" Trappist Ale aged in Oak, Belgium (750ml)

SKU #1328966 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 A new release from the classic Trappist brewery, this is the classic Grand Réserve, or Blue, Chimay, with 22% aged in former rum barrels. It's loaded with dense, woody aromas and flavors, expressed in waves of fruit cake, vanilla bean and toasted oak that lay atop the rich core of fresh caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, rum baba and booze-soaked raisins and berries. It's round and creamy, with a mouthfilling palate and a pleasant warmth that unfolds on the long, spicy finish. (LB)  (12/2017)

K&L Notes

On the eye, the beer boasts a deep brown robe with a bright glint. Its extremely fine and smooth foam also possesses a slight shade of cream. On the nose, notes of vanilla, marzipan and wood are equally predominant. On the palate, the woodiness cloaks the bread crust, roasting, rum aromas and empyreumatical notes. This edition boasts an excellent blend of the characters of Chimay Grande Reserve and Rum. A balance between roundness and power that will be appreciated at best between 6 months and 1 year after its bottling.

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