VICTORIA, BC – Phillips Brewing has announced the return of a beer that delivers an “eclectic combination of dark roasted malts, Belgian yeast and American hops.”
Barrel-Aged Puzzler Belgian Black IPA (7.3% abv) has its roots in a beer that was brewed in collaboration with Great Lakes Brewery in 2013. Brought back with the added bonus of aging in freshly emptied bourbon barrels, it’s described as follows:
Cocoa and roasty rich aromas are assertive on the nose, but what really jumps out on the palate is a blend of dark fruit, distinct booziness and a thick, luscious mouthfeel. Robust flavours of vanilla, espresso, whisky, chocolate and roasted grain are balanced by hints of clove, date and plum with just enough hoppy bitterness to round it all out. The hops provide a solid backbeat of moderate-to-high bitterness to the rich, bourbon-barrel flavours and roasty profile of this delicious brew, providing a uniquely dry and thirst-quenching finish that leaves you wanting more.
Barrel-Aged Puzzler is available now in 650 ml bottles at Phillips and select private liquor stores.
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