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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wrapped bottle, striped black paper.(Oak Whisky Barrels)
An 9% ABV beer in which the fermented sugars were all obtained from malt (20 degrees Plato). A generous dose of hops and a long maturation time makes this beer best of the best. This beer is bottle conditioned and will go through taste evolution during many years. Matured for a quarter of a year on a selection of whisky casks. (Translation by Martinus)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle shared at a blind tasting. Came from a black bag, so it’s this one. Pours a hazy, murky, dull amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dates, butterscotch, raisins, toffee, and brown sugar- a bit muddled, and very sweet. Same for the flavor, but without the same pop; butterscotch, toffee, dried fruits, and oak. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad but a little on the weak side in the flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1136) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. As the attached tag suggested, we tried this "hot" (42 degrees C). For me personally, I think I would’ve enjoyed this more at "normal Belgian ale temperature". But also I don’t really love whisky (and therefore don’t really love whisky-aged beers). Poured dark with a thin tan head, a little murky. Aroma was quite boozy (due to the high temperature, I’m sure), with some marshmallow and whisky. Taste was slightly fruity, slightly sour, slightly chocolaty, marshmallow, with an overall boozy whisky quality. Drinking this hot was an experience I’m glad to have had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy and yeasty aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Whiskey nicely present. Creamy palate. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3818) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at DØE summerparty. Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, brown sugar, oak/wood, a note of whisky). Flavor medium+ sweet, light sour. Medium to full body, some warming alcohol, quite flat.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batcaius (4) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
Bottle N° 15671 - One of the most interesting beer tasted in 2011 - Thanks to the "Hop Store" Trieste-Italy

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle....no : 12227... It pours hazy amber with a large fluffy creamy tan head..... The aroma is brown sugar, malts, caramel.... The flavor is roasted malts, brown sugar, whiskey notes.... very well balanced brew ! ..... like this !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle @ WY tasting. Bottle nr.12233. Black coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small off white head. Strong spicy malty and a light alcoholic hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is strong oaky spicy and light alcoholic. No real whisky palate but still a very complex brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2875) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a spicy roasted malty fruity aroma a spicy roasted malty sweet caramel fruity bitter taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille, n. 15700, bottled Apr 2011
Very dark color, almost black, with medium sized brownish head. The aroma is mild, with some chocolate, roasted malt, very light cardboard, some feety yeast. Medium body strength, the body is quite round; roasted malt flavor, with chocolate and a strong liquorice character. The oak is not really evident, but there is just some alcohol perception.
Smooth round and flawless, this beer is well brewed, but there is too much liquorice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle: Deep dark brown colored beer with a medium vast tan head which disappears slow. Smell oatmeal, wood, light flowery, porrage, some sweets , light vanilla, honey, barleys malts and some sweeter darker herbs. Taste wood, spicy, light vanilla, liquorice, rose hip, light roosvicee flavors, barley malts, nice bitter and some sticky grains. Very nice tasting beer.  Aftertaste of wood ish barley malts, bitter, creamy dark barley sweetness and some light toasted herbs. Low carbo, soft light spicy, mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Very nice balanced.


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