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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Holy cow. Very nice. Bottle from Randall's in St. Louis. Amber brown pour. Malty with dark fruits and caramel. Some bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1355) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2014
Bouteille longue de 33 cl à 9%abv, dont l’étiquette stylée et très digne mentionne « une bière à adorer », ou comme dit le dicton bien connu, « l’essayer, c’est l’adopter »... Et oui, nous sommes devant un chef d’oeuvre fabriqué dans une commune de Belgique ayant des enclaves en Hollande... Le mystère des frontières … Couleur brun marron très profond, roux en transparence. Clarté nette . Bulles moyennes partout dans le verre bien vives. Mousse beige qui nappe en cercle. Arômes de café, malt noir, chocolat fin, prune, miel de tilleul, caramel, herbes. 1ère bouche souple sur du café noir, malt noir, blé noir, mais sans exagération, dans des proportions magnifiques. Arrière-bouche très équilibrée, maltée, précise. 2ème qui développe quelques saveurs d’herbes. 3ème avec une rondeur superbe, et du caractère. Arrière-bouche longue, équilibrée, digne. La longueur offre une entame superbe avec un whisky islay incorporé, plutôt Bunnahabhain. La levure est une vraie levure stylée, de classe, un rien salée : une grande veine. L’alcool est très bien, nickel. La finale est prodigieuse, avec un équilibre divin, un côté vin noble, des saveurs merveilleuses. CONCLUSION : une bière aux saveurs équilibrées dès le départ, et en plus qui progresse dans la découverte des saveurs, jusqu’à une finale grandiose. Un top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timmwillum (92) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2013
Dark ale with lots of hops and some coffee aroma in a very complex beer. Fantastic beer experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dalila4 (4) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
APPEARANCE dark brown color, creamy head AROMA keeps changing, starting with coffee, dark chocolate and leather then shifting into raisin, plum, alcohol and a hint of vanilla TASTE sweet and bitter are well balanced PALATE full, creamy body, lively carbonation, long persistence We simply adore it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 At the brewery I tasted their Embrasse. A great joy since it came out only short time ago. Dark brown with a reddish glow. Beautiful cream foam that leaves a good lace. It has great aroma, balanced flavour, delicious malts, great aftertaste. Chocolate, coffee, the right sweets and some slight smoke. Very impressive. It instantly became one of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (11102) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Comes in a 650ml American styled bomber bottle with paper wrapping. It pours into my Duvel tulip a thick, dense black/brown with hints of reddish/mud/brown on the edges. The head is one of the best I have ever seen. It is thick and creamy, but foamy as well. It is slightly tan and makes a sexy mountain of joy above the rim. It takes a long, long time to recede. When it finally does it leaves some really nice lacing and a nice frothy cap to the beer. This one has a great smell as well. It is heavy on the coffee and cocoa, but there also is a nice smokiness to it. There is definitely a divine mixture of malts in this one. Not really any hops though. Underneath it all there is some good yeast notes and some dark fruitiness. Overall it smells utterly rich and roasty. Wow, this one tastes amazing. Definitely stout-like. This is one of the best "stouts" I have ever had. WOW. It is just jam packed with roasty, chocolaty flavors. The yeast comes out a bit more in the flavor as well providing unmatched depth in a stout. And along with all this is a nice roasty coffee-like bitterness that cuts the sweetness perfectly, it is super balanced. There is definitely more hops in the flavor, adding to the bitterness and also some spice. Other spices include cinnamon and nutmeg. It gets fruitier and yeastier as it goes and warms, I had this one after about 15 min in the freezer. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a stout, but it is near perfect. It is velvety smooth with a light, pleasant carbonation, but not super thick, it is also not watery at all. The alcohol is hidden perfectly. Why no hype for this one? It is truly the finest big dark beer I have had as of yet. It doesn’t even need the barrel aging, though I think if they did age some of this it would be divine. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-30-2010 23:38:13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rfranssens (29) - Hulst, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2013
I think this must be my favorite dark beer! De dochter van de korenaar has one of the most beautifull botles + labels in my opinion. I also have this beer in a few different oak aged versions, but Im saving those for a good moment. This beer has a very complex and rich taste. I´ve tasted dark suger, caramel, roasted nuts, dark fruits and a bit coffee. Very good balanced and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Great warming winterbeer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2015
dark brown colour with ruby notes, medium sized creamy, long lasting beige head; extremely complex aroma of raisin, dried plum, wallnut, biscuit notes, chocolate, oak barrel and hints of herbal liqueur; taste is similarly complex with dried fruits, syrupy notes, liqueur, some chocolate, roastedness, wallnut cake and hints of capuccino; the aftertaste is equally dominated by syrupy sweetness and roasted bitternes; marvellous ’beer’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3072) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Really good beer. Different than the other Belgians. Poured with a nice foamy frothy tan head and no lace. Color is a hazy amber brown. Aroma is a heady malt, hoppy, earthy, funky, leather, cocoa, coffee, ripe dark fruit, and GOOD! Flavor’s similar, but in this case more muted.. Malt stands out. A bit chewy. Good body and carbonation. Great finish, but proly not a session. Solid good beer though. MM mmm

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Wonderful aroma and presents very well dark brown with a tan head. Taste of carmel and licorice. Great taste on the back of the palate. Finish is much better then the great start. Very expensive, but very good.

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