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

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2013
Pours dark with tan head. Wood and roasted aromas. It didn’t taste "peaty" at all, just some wood.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
I had this at Max’s tap house in Baltimore for the Belgian beer fest. it was awesome! Smokey malt and bacon flavor after-taste... This is a man’s beer to sip in a relaxed state of mind. The full thick texture and presence of dark resin taste from the barrel aging makes this slightly semi sweet beer is really nice. The alcohol is well balanced and wonderful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle@home, 660 ml. Head: delicate, beige foam. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: smoked, bitter sweet. Taste: smoked, bitter sweet. Palate: mild, lasting bitter sweet bdy. Overall: very nice. Like to see it developing over the years.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
375ml bottle. Dark brown/red with small grey head. Nose : smoke, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, mostly plums. Sweet. Sip : thick body, oily texture. Low carbonation. Sweet chocolate and smoked wood are the main flavours dominating from the start. Alcohol taste remonds me the one from aged rhum or whysky. Fruits and chocolate are revealed next and last long. Very nice and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Bouteille de 660 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de prunes avec une pointe de tourbe fumée. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de petit fruit avec une pointe de tourbe fumée. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Saveur: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement tourbeux. (Rating #4611)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
As a lover of peat and beer, this was really enjoyable. Id be happy with only a small amount though. A touch sweet. Alot of peat. Nice chewiness and breadiness to it. Loved it overall

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
A hazed reddish copper ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, smokey peated caramel malt with treacle, wood extract, dark fruits, interessing. In mouth, uber peated with iodine, woodm herbas, nice alcohol, whiskey-like.Tasted at GRMs tasting.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 660 ml bottle - aged for two years in perfect cellar conditions - pours murky brown with amber hints; creamy head - beige like a caffe latte. Aroma of roasted nuts, soy sauce, plums, coffee, a bit of peat but very nice and balanced, subtle. Medium body with just a tad too much sweetness that covers a bit too much the peated effect. Taste is going to a quad; bread, malt and a tad of peatiness. LIKE! ------ a fresh off the shelve 2013 version. Sampled at +15°C. Delicious vanilla and cream aromas (vanilla pudding), sweet oak, and caramel and malts. Huge beer, seriously underestimated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste is peat, barbecued pork, smoked oak, whiskey, dark caramel, dark chocolate and peated malt. Flavors meld well and are strong but not overpowering. There is a nice subtle quality to the beer. Solid beer. Medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Peat smoke is sagaciously integrated to this dessert brew’s pillowy, rich mouthfeel, giving life to subtle berries and raisins with the help of bready yeast and malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A gorgeous creamy layer of foam (even in a chalice) sticks to the darkest brown.
-Alcohol is well hidden throughout.
-Complexity may not be out of this world, but simple wealth, perfectly showcased in the softest of mouthfeels, will always get me.
-This is like a beautiful Quad with peat smoke. A dreamy blend.

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