Vicennial: God Complex Barrel Aged
River North Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
Today’s Vicennial God Complex Barrel-Aged Quad has been aging in River North’s cellar since they bottled it in 2017. And according to the brewery, this 17.6% ABV Belgian can be aged for another 18+ years becoming smoother and more complex with each passing day.
If you have a three-year-old now, you could gift them this bottle on their 21st birthday. If you can resist opening it for that long.
Thing is, it’s also phenomenally yummy right now. Those impatient few who have opened their bottles have already rated this brew a massive 4.24 on UT! And who knows what a three year old is going to want in two decades anyways? Pop this bottle open and you can impress the hell out of your drinking buddies today.
Crack open the waxed top and taste God Complex. This boozy Belgian Quad overflows with rich notes of dried dates and plums. Subtle vanilla harmonizes with faint woodiness and soft cocoa. And any lover of boozy brews will luxuriate in its whiskey-like warmth.
Cellar this brew and the unbelievable ABV will mellow from warm and boozy to syrupy and smooth. The dried fruit flavors will grow into cascades of raisin and apricot, and notes of dark chocolate and molasses will reveal themselves more with each passing day. Anyone who pops the top on this brew between today and 2038 is in for a treat.
By then you’ll be able to have your robot butler serve you God Complex as you lounge in the backseat of your self-driving car.
If you know a 3-year-old who will need a 21st birthday present in 18 years, or you just want to blow everyone’s mind at your next bottle share, jump on this one quick.
Better yet, pick up a couple of bottles and do both.
Rated 4.24 on Untappd; Rated 4.20 on Tavour