Biere de Noel (for Amanita mascaria)

Biere de Noel (for Amanita muscaria) 12.8% ABV. We missed last year’s annual Christmas beer because of stupid covid but we are back!
Belgian quad double aged in second use whiskey barrels (the first were Wild Turkey barrels that previously held Imperial Stout and the second were Elijah Craig barrels that held barley wine) along with our house Brett culture. Then we aged it on a modest amount of sweet cherries.
The original plan was to emulate those cherry and booze filled chocolates that are a holiday tradition. This is close but also with a serious cocktail thing going on like a whiskey and cherry coke. It’s all subtle and well integrated though and is dangerously drinkable. Aging potential of 5-10 years.