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De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Peated Oak Aged Ardbeg

Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2015
One of the elaborations of Embrasse, the Dochter’s quadrupel style ale, this one having been aged in Ardbeg barrels. Deep reddish bronze, hazy colour under a dense, frothy, yellowish beige head. Aroma has chocolate, bayleaf, caramel, banana, candied dates, caramel, medlar, overripe pear and wood, but is totally dominated by a very strong iodine smell representing the peat - way too much for my taste, I have nothing against peated whisky, but I cannot say I enjoy the smell of iodine. Sweet, candied taste, dates, banana, candied orange, very soft, full and ’fluffy’ mouthfeel, honeyish and caramelly malts, some earthy hops in the finish, drying woody tannins, a glow of warming whisky-like alcohol, lingering malt sweetness and even candi sugar sweetness, but most of all, that peat - iodine aroma returning retronasally - and ruining it for me. Interesting and complex for sure, but way too much iodine for my taste, reminding me of a Laphroaig barrel aged imperial stout from Jopen, which had the same illness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1216) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie. Couleur blonde, belle mousse et peu d’effervescence. Nez très tourbé. En bouche attaque sur la tourbe et le fumé fin de bouche sur la cendre et la pierre de fusil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (1285) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Ambrée à peine trouble. Bonne corpulence, équilibre correct, palais sur le whisky, sucre candi discret, bois. Très agréable en général.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (96) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle @ Home in Berlin

Appearance: Dark brown body, small tan head
Aroma: Smack of peat, smoke, dark fruit
Taste: Smoked meat, peat, dark fruit, leather, caramel malt, more balanced than expected from aroma
Palate: Medium body, some alcohol

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
tlind2 (1349) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Murky brown color, tan head. Strong smoky, meaty aroma. Soy sauce flavor (umami) with smoke and salty notes. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. I really couldn't enjoy this at all: the meatiness was overpowering. And I *like* meat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moolesen (338) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle 66cl. Pitch black with a beige head. Strong peatded nose with hints of iodine. Extreme strong taste of peat. This is a beer which you either love or dislike. For me this works great. Very long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2902) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
@ Eddan 15-1-10: riktigt trevlig doft. Smaken är ganska het. Stora whiskeytoner. Mycket malt. Men en fin balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (804) - ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
Dark brown, almost black. Some yeast floating in the beer, thin head. Aroma is a peat bomb. Slightly rustic, serious stuff, how can they do this in Benelux? Taste feels as if I am biting tar. Thick, warming, alcohol is also there but this is not a normal drink. Too massive - but in a good way. Aftertaste is peated, lasts long. Tobacco. I guess this beer is divisive, you either like it or hate it. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1475) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
light beige head leaves some lacing. brown colour. massive aroma of leather, smoke, peat, band-aid, some quad esters, phenolic and salty. taste like aroma, liquorice with a sour-sweet-bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. a massive peat in the mouth ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2247) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Ölföreningen 2014. Smak och doft av läder, torv, charkuterier, tjära, aska och mycket rök. Jag kan ana sötma från torkad frukt men rökigheten tar helt över, vilket jag dock gillar.

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