GRM (2489) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650 ml, from and with Philippe Wouters (merci!), savoured on January 11 2012; eye: maroon, opaque, no effervescence, minuscule ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light woody, light alcohol; mouth: malt, caramel, light woody, light alcohol, metallic, malty finale, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Bouteille, 650 ml, de et avec Philippe Wouters (merci!), savourée le 11 janvier 2013; œil : marron, opaque, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse brun, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger boisé, léger alcool; bouche : malt, caramel, léger boisé, léger alcool, métallique, finale maltée, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien
ThirstyBird (418) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted @ RBBWG 2013 - Thanks Travlr! Pours a clear cola color with a very small head. Smells of peat, smoke and rich malt. Taste is huge and peaty, deep fruit and rich malt. Medium body and average carbonation. This is a huge peat bomb...if you like that sort of thing.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful reddish copper ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, a nice dark fruits, licorice, caramel and vanilla. In mouth, a lightly peated malt with grassy notes, oak, vanilla, iodine, watery bodied. Tasted at GRMs tasting.
77ships (2162) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx. to Travlr / Gene for this one @ RBBWG 2013 the morning-after tasting – this was the last Embrasse variation I still hadn’t tried yet. Consequently this is also my #1750 beer rating & #800 Belgian beer (I count DvdK as a Belgian brewery because they are awesome so I claim them). Aged for 3 months 1/3 whisky & 1/3 cognac. The bottle itself is a bit old now, what 2 years? Dunno… Pours a murky wooden brown with café au lait head. Smells sweet of milk chocolate, lots, sugar, creamy, woody with some cognac & whisky. Taste delicious, sweet with milk chocolate, chocolate milk, brown sugar, creamy, vanilla, cupcakes, warming but not boozy in the back with cognac warmth and smoothness plus light peat. Creamy, chocolate milk substance, tough light but perfectly fine. Delicious beer. Quite love it.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber shared at GRM’s. Very murky mahogany with a thin tan veil. Definite wood, dark dried fruit, a touch bright, tart berries/cherries, decent. Medium+ body, soft effervescence, slick. Some smoke, metallic, dusty/musty, tart cherries, chocolate, not entirely pleasant; off dry with a warm, alcoholic finish hat is very dusty and not quite enjoyable.
TEJA (1156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks.
Small and short brown head. Red-amber color. Much less aroma then the standard Embrass. Chocolate taste with a balanced bitterness. Nice sparkle and fine body.
Ober (2765) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a firm beige head. The aroma of dark fruits and dark malt, som wood notes and hints of whisky. The taste of whisky, wood, dark malts and some sweet fruits. The aftertaste is nice sweet with some whisky and bitter notes.
Holy (817) - GERMANY - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Travlr - many thanks! Slightly medicinal, sweeter beginnings turn into a burnt bitter endgame. Hoped for more...
MPA (746) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown with beige head. Lovely aroma of wood, vanilla, raisins, dates and chocolate. Sweet syrup flavour with notes of wood and whisky. Alcohol is present as well with this beer ending in a nice bitterness which also opens up flavours of roasted malts. Very interesting beer.
NikkTwist (892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Monks. Billed as the regular version but feel fairly confident that the strong peat and vanilla notes indicate this special edition. Poured a very dark brown with a lacey off-white head. Peat notes jump out first. Crisp dark malt flavors beyond. Noting chocolate and vanilla. Sweet barrel aged goodness. Big whiff of alcohol as it warms. Burnt caramel. Red plums. Dates. Bing cherry. Toffee. Smoked Scottish heather and lavender. Medium full body. Strong but balanced finish. Bigger, sweeter and smokier than the normal Embrasse.