De Struise Rio Reserva (Belgian Strong Dark Ale - Single x 11.2 oz.) (MD)
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / Belgium / 10.5%
De Struise's 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 barrels 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 months of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so they could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.