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


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alethol (129) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 On tap at Boudeijn’s Biercafé, the Hague. Amazing taste sensation: full-bodied, extremely peaty and smoky. Alcohol well hidden. A beast. Like a whiskey: more for sipping than drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours red no head. Smells like a peat fire with alcohol. Tastes like an islay scotch. Very peaty, roasted, caramel, carbon, spiciness, alcohol bite. Finishes a bit dry and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce. Pours a lightly hazy red-brown with a moderate, frothy cream head. Dry fruits and leather on the nose. Big sweet flavor with semi-dark fruits, light leathery fruits, brown sugar, some berries. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fairly warming to finish, with brown sugar, dried berries, toasty malts. Great balance, depthy character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1233) - , CYPRUS - DEC 6, 2012
Brown colour. Malty smokey aroma. Taste is smokey whiskey, dark fruits and raisins

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (898) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 5, 2012
Amazing beer. super strong and thick, with a very nice smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at Mission Dolores during our bar crawl through Brooklyn. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Big peat, soft malt, lots of smoke. So peaty, big smoke, malt and sweetness. A big burning rubber and smoke note, lots of malt, peat, and toast. Long lingering smoke, full of rubber and tires. Aftertaste of hot whiskey. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light peat, caramel, malt, oak and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2754) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Cloudy/murky deep amber pour, thin ring of off white head ... Aroma of smoked peat malts and caramel malts with a nice scotch whiskey as well .... taste is like a chilled scotch whiskey very peaty and smoked with light caramel malts, dry oak and some dark fruity yeast ... light bitter backbone ... mouthfeel is dry and a little oily ... finish is dry bitter and oaky with a lingering warming bite .... abv hidden pretty well .... very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3981) - 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 (12653) - 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.

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