Brooklyn Quintaceratops

I grabbed this one with gusto when I saw it at my favorite beer store, Norm’s Beer and Wine in Vienna, VA. Brooklyn is one of the earliest craft breweries I liked and it will always have a special place for me. They are solid craft brewery and every one of their beers is a great representation of its style. My only slight criticism is that they have not always been quick to jump on the bandwagon of trends and sometimes their beers are a littles less exciting than the latest new double IPA, or sour or barrel aged stout. I respect that they don’t feel the need to do that, but with my “fear of missing out” on new things, I have to admit it’s been a while since I had a Brooklyn beer. They do make some limited edition beers that come out in champagne bottles and they tend to be spot on. This is one. I really enjoyed it. This is a Belgian Quadruppel that is aged in rum and bourbon barrels. I’ve tired a little of the bourbon barrel trend, but I do like the flavor. I prefer beers that have only a slight hint of the bourbon and when it is complimentary to the style and flavor of the beer. In this case I would say it is. There is a slight bit of the bourbon flavor mixed with the rum. I would say the rum flavor is a hint more noticeable. There is also a nice blend of cherry and molasses. It does have a slightly drier finish than I would expect, but not in a bad way. It was not as sweet as I expected, which I appreciated. Overall a very nice beer. I give it four out of five proper pints.