Belgian Owl Intense 58 month old, 72.9%

Price: $125 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The nose has zesty lemons, apricot, high alcohol, nippy pepper and clove, vanilla seed, and Seville orange peel. The high strength makes this pretty extreme for neat consumption—a wild ride of lemon peel and pepper—so dilute and dilute again, to carve out a more manageable experience with flavors of chocolate, pepper, and chile flakes. The strength is intense, yes, and it could be alienating to an inexperienced palate. (Oklahoma and Illinois)