For Now We Are Laid To Rest
Burial Beer Co.

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4.13 | pDev: 5.08%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Notes: A crypt for our wild and tiresome corpses. Our Burnpile Cuvee. Exclusively for VIP ticket holders. Our most adventurous blend of Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale and Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. A hand-picked curation of our production team, just for Burnpile 2019.
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle released on 5/13/20

Pours a deep, nearly jet-brown body topped with a fluffy finger of pale tan foam; decent head retention yields a sparse, paper-thin cap, a substantial, frothy collar, and a limited spread of thin, webby lacing holding temporarily to the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with bourbon-soaked dates and cherry esters as it devolves to more assorted dark fruits; maintains a heavier toasted barley with a backing of moderate malt roast over the middle before smoked toffee on the back end and a casual char cut with bakers chocolate remaining distant yet present on the close. A distinct, throwback bouquet of roasted malts reminding particularly of Old Rasputin.

Taste shows brûléed vanilla, brown sugar, dates, and raisins forming upfront; bittersweet cocoa on the mid-palate enhances its roaster side with notes of spent coffee grounds, caramel, toffee, and prune on the finish, with a sweet, Milk Dud exhale.

Mouthfeel brings forth a medium body with a light, puffy spritz of carbonation dissipating quickly to a pillowy grit and steady, moderate dryness over the mid-palate; an understated roast builds heft into the back end, where a welcoming warmth and mild acridity soften one another on the finish.

Strong ales typically fight an uphill battle in establishing defined characteristics, and this one, while structured highly competently, doesn't stray from that ethos; it is a largely mild and incredibly approachable take on the style, integrating a base level of sweetness and layered notes of roast effectively throughout and provides the satisfying flavor of a high ABV brew with little of the weight on the palate.

Nov 03, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Pours deep brown. Small khaki head. Smells of bourbon and oak with some brown sugar. Tastes of bourbon, sweet brown sugar, some sweet chocolate, oak. My descriptors seem very sweet, but the bourbon is strong enough to temper it. Very boozy, which should come as no surprise. This is hitting me like a truck but it's really tasty.

Aug 01, 2020
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StoutSnob40 from California

3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A blend of barrel-aged barleywine, stout and imperial brown, and the brown ale really comes to the forefront.. which isn’t ideal, but as it warms, the toffee and coconut really start to pop. It’s a bit soft, but the oak-derived flavors really present themselves well once you can find them. Can’t hate the label art, though.

May 22, 2020
For Now We Are Laid To Rest from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 7 ratings