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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Wrapped bottle, striped red paper with sticker "Peated whiskey cask" on the lower right end of the "logo"
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. Selected by the brewer from his best peated whisky casks. Matured for a quarter of a year. Winner of the Zythos Beer Festival (ZBF) consumer prize 2011. (Translation by Martinus)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille, n.14775, bottled Apr 2011
Very dark color, almost black, with medium sized brownish head. Aroma of medicine, hint of smoke, orange peel. Good body strength, with a reasonably round mouthfeel; strong chocolate flavor, with some roasted malt, caramel; compared to the black wrapped "Oak Aged Blended", the peat (which is mild) masks the liquorice; there is some residual sweetness, to soften the beer.
Well brewed, and more interesting than its sister.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
On bottle from Řlbutikken Very dark, good foam Medium body and complexity Lively carbonation Some hops and sweet flavours Enjoyable, but expected more from whiskey casks

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
Hazy brown/red body. Off-white/lightly brown fizzy head. Malty arome with hints of wood, peat, ...: soft and well balanced. Subtle and complex heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrW (407) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
Straight from the cask @ ZBF ’12. Evident whiskey and chocolate nose. Roasted and coffee as well. Dark redbrown with a thick lasting tan head. Bitter, sweet taste, Whiskey, coffee. Irish Coffee. Intense full finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopstoot (7) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012 does not count
On Tap @ ZBF2012 Black oily appearance. Heavy aroma’s of peat, black chocolate, whiskey (islay). Taste thick, whiskey with dark fruit. Very long intens finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
On tap at Zythos, Brabanthal, Leuven, Belgium Saturday 28th April 2012 Strange aroma, I expected to get just elastoplast and iodine but instead of the usual peated whisky elements I also get a bit dose of piss, real goodly splash of urine, which is really quite interesting and strangely with the other aromas it isn’t to unsettling. Taste is also all things peaty, but soft in mouth with some dark honey, malts and a light smokiness showing as well. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov15 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Dark brown and opaque. Aroma: fuel, smoke, peat. Tastes smokey, delicate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, peated whiskey, woody hints and alcohol. Sweet flavor with some smokiness, malt, whiskey, a bit of chocolate and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2012
dark brown coloured sparkling body with a off white head a roasted malty fruity alcholic aroma a malty fruity alcholic sweet bitter little sour taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
bottle thanks to walt @ rbwg ’12. deep brown pour with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, and caramel. great on the palate, smoke, peat, wood, caramel, and sticky.

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