RateBeer
overall
98
97
style
Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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)


kermis' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (210) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
Donker roodbruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: turf! Geroosterde mout, koffie, en rozijntjes? Smaak: Zoet, vanille, rook, geroosterde mout, rozijntjes, chocolade. Man, man lekker enÖ dan nog mooi in balans en niet plakkerig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of whisky, light wood. Taste is light sweet, whisky, booze. Light whisky finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Murky dark brown with tan head. Manky peat smoke pcp aroma, wood. Taste follows suit, smoke and pcp. Quite bitter. Nae my bag

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Dark murky brown, thin ringed head. Nose is creamy earthy spice, thin sweetness and vibrant smoke. Initial taste is rusty, sticky sweet then a big of burnt plaster. Softer carbonation than the others and mouthfeel is less sticky. Finishes a decent strum of peppery smoke and lingers long berry sweetness. Pretty gid.

Bottle, Cherry Chipotle Order Tasting

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Pours dark brown with a modest brownish head. Aroma is peat and sweet cherry. Taste is nutty, moderstely peaty, moderately roasty, slight sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at craigís. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is toffee, peaty, sweet fruit, taste is juicy fruit up front, dry smoky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ..soft smoke .. soft chocolate roast ... dark roast .. big smoke ... dark roast .. meaty malt ... big roast ... big smoke

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (4626) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2015
Ardbeg version. Strong Peat aroma, as well as bbq style smoke, medical tape, burnt malts. Special and I like it better than I usually do such beers. String smoked malt flavour, betadine, medium bitter. Heavy stuff, little alcohol. Does get a bit thin but itís so well made that I still enjoyed this, while I usually donít like too much Peat or whiskey! (65cl bottle from QV.ID, shared with Paul, who didnít like it much)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2015
660 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 5/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa, peat smoke, dark bread, toasted oak, leather, vanilla, pepper, light nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, peat smoke, cocoa, dark bread, toasted oak, leather, vanilla, pepper, brine, light nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes if raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, peat smoke, cocoa, leather, pepper, brine, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel flavors; with a great malt/oak/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/saline, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic scotch barrel aged Belgian strong dark ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle at pressklubben Whiskey fudge aroma, extremly balanced. Nice bitterness, full body, Nice smokyness. Wow


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 21


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50