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Winter Grand Cru - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Winter Grand Cru
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Dubbel | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: t0rin0 on 11-18-2010

For 2010, we offer a very limited release of (only 48 barrels) our Winter Grand Cru. In this batch, we've added over 100 pounds each of locally sourced Zante Currants and Black Mission Figs. We aged 20% in used Bourbon barrels for 12 months - in which time the warmth of the Bourbon, along with toasted oak and vanilla flavors were released from the wood. Whole Vanilla beans compliment the wood and bring forth a velvety smoothness and richness. The fig flavor is forward on the nose along with the bubble-gum/banana ester derived during fermentation. The taste starts with the rich sweetness of fruit, carries through with a rich mellow center and finishes dry, allowing for another glass as you sit by the cozy fire. Á votre santé!

Pairings: Lamb, wild game, charcuterie, pâté, duck, rabbit, braised short ribs, cherry reductions, bread pudding.
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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach. Dark brown pour, reddish highlights, small, tan head with good lacing. Taste is rum, raisins, brown bread, Belgiany yeast, red wine. Nice alcohol warmth in finish. Not much nose, but it was a little cold when served. It really imporved as it warmed and some of the bourbon barrel notes came out.

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 11/13/2010 at -bal fest 2010. Aged in a Heaven Hill Bourbon for 12 months and aged on figs, currants, and possibly vanilla beans.

Pours brownish copper, beige head, hazy, good head, decent lacing.

Aroma is bourbon, dark fruit, wood, and plenty of booze.

Flavor is real light on the bourbon and fruit but mostly bread, Belgian, and caramel. Over all lots of flavors but not a whole ton of flavor.

Body is light/medium and pretty drinkable.


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Winter Grand Cru from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.