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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Bouteille numéro 3964 de 660ml emballée dans un beau papier rouge. La robe est brune avec une belle couche de mousse beige pâle. Le nez offre des effluves d’iode caractéristique de la tourbe qui sert à fumé les malts écossais. La texture est superbe crémeuse, mais les saveurs ne sont pas au rendez-vous. Il y a de la poussière, de l’iode, de l’alcool. Franchement la version régulière est 100 fois meilleure. Elle manque de digestibilité. 5/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Slightly exploding! Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some peated notes. Heavy bitter peated flavor with week fruity notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour with a tan head. Dark smoky notes on the nose. Malty peaty flavors, like a sweet Irish whiskey. Molasses coated charcoal. Burnt lavender. Raisins. Black pepper. Oysters. Truffles. Well blended, though maybe reading a bit too thin. Still a must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso - 25/09/12 thanks to Bruce/Deeblo. Bottle #3340 @10%ABV. Murky mid brown canal water in appearance. Smoke and peat on the nose, toffee, a little tarte cherry. Dark fruits, peaty smokey and sour in the taste. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Decent stuff - last beer of the tasting note probably don’t do it justice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Bruce at ChrisO. It pours deep cloudy amber-brown, with a thin light beige head. The nose is sweet dark fruit, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, yoghurt, malt backbone and oak. The taste is blackberry, over-ripe blueberry, roasted malt, sweet caramel, oak and some light whiskey notes (but not as much as expected), with a dry, lightly spicy finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and somewhat creamy mouth-feel. Hides the alcohol well. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Nice black pour. Smell has more of the orinigla brew than i was expecting. Nice dark fruitiness, belgian spice, but a nice bit of peat and oak. The flavor is great. Embrasse all the way, chocolate, spices, dark fruit, nice coffee bitterness, great scotch and peat smokiness. A beast. Not too alcholic either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2012
I’m not crazy about peat, even in whisky, but this was a pleasant surprise. Here the peat adds an accent to the berry, anise, candied orange notes of the Embrasse; the smoke is a subdued, lingering thing. Restrained sweetness, a big round beer with a lot going on but nothing sticks out too far. A pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (1025) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2012
Penso che a fine serata al villaggio un mio compagno me l’abbia portata almeno tre volte di fila, good very good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4135) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Une bouteille de 66 cl. Une robe brune avec une tête mousseuse qui ne tient pas la route. Un nez de grains rôtis et fumés qui ne résistent pas au parfum dominant du fût de bourbon. Au goût, une répétition quasi exacte des découvertes olfactives. Du bourbon, de la fumée, des choses grillées et rôties. En bouche, un corps qui résiste au fût avec un pétillement adéquat et une texture somme toute crémeuse. Une finale parfumée par l’eau-de-vie et ses notes boisées et fruitées si particulières. Je ne suis pas un grand fan des bières enfûtées. Pourquoi vouloir masquer le fruit d’un dur labeur par du bourbon américain? Bref, une bière buvable qui ne possède pas le charme de la version régulière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to Walt at RBWG) clearish rich orange-amber with wispy tan bubbles. Nose of bandaid, astringent, caramel, very medicinal. Taste of bandaid, cherry, medicine, caramel, plastic, weird for me. Sticky/oily body and linger.

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