AndySnow (8011) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2015
How: Bottle.Sigmund (7832) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2011
Where: RBESG 15 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, caramel, malt, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, whiskey like notes, chocolate, malt.
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 660 ml paper wrapped bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Olav, as De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Belgian Ale Special Edition Matured on Whisky Barrels. ABV is 9%. OG 1085, FG 1015. Bottle No. 15323. Ruby colour, large beige head. Spicy and vinous aroma. Distinct spicy and vinous flavour, notes of oak, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Good stuff. PhillyCraft (7738) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Special edition version lagered for three months on oak, aged in 1/3 whiskey barrel and 2/3 cognac. Split with Pat for his re-emergence back into the beer game. Poured a deep, bloody, chestnut with a massively complex, thick, khaki colored head. Gothic church window spiderweb lacing. Aromas and Flavor are chocolate, pepper, cedar gruit, sour black cherries, dutch smoked gouda, vanilla, whiskey oak, slight funk. I was already a huge fan of the normal Embrasse but this one took the cake. Full bodied rich flavored belgian that outlived my expecations. Awesome. Borresteijn (7412) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
66cl Bottle bought at Emelisse Oktoberfest. Dark brown colour, creamy light beige head. Aroma of light tart vinous notes, grapes, hard roasted malts, wood, liquorice. Flavour is malts, dark fruits, light sour, red wine, wood, hard roasted malts, lots of laurel in the bittersweet finish. Medium to fullbodied. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle at 2011 Max’s Belgian Fest: Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with some complex whiskey oak. Starts with good fullness and lightly sweet toffee and dark caramel malts finishing with a nice smoky peat and oak barrel complexity.
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
Deep dark brown colored beer with a medium vast tan head which disappears slow.
Smell oatmeal, wood, light flowery, porrage, some sweets , light vanilla, honey, barleys malts and some sweeter darker herbs.
Taste wood, spicy, light vanilla, liquorice, rose hip, light roosvicee flavors, barley malts, nice bitter and some sticky grains. Very nice tasting beer.
Low carbo, soft light spicy, mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Very nice balanced erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2011
Black bodied with small creamy head. Apple pie, toffee, white chocolate, and hazelnut liquor. Taste is mild sweet and reveals some wood as well as a faint whiskey heat. Alcoholic doesn’t play nice and body is quite thin. Wasn’t very impressed by the normal version and this is only somewhat better. (66cl bottle) Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Winter version of Embrasse, a luxury beer that has been aged on whisky- and cognac barrels for three months; the brewer even suggests to serve this warm with whipped cream, like an Irish coffee, and although I am all for such adventurous experiments, I stay on the safe side this time and taste it in the normal way at cellar temperature. Light beige, thick head, colour a very dark bronze; complex aroma of chocolate, coffee, peat, wood, cognac and whisky noticeable, rosemary, dates, liquorice, meat broth, vanilla, dried plums. Deep and rich malt profile, lots of spicy notes, bitter chocolate, woody finish with again the hints of both whisky and cognac, smokey touch, vinous feeling, warming and long finish. What a treat on a gloomy winter day. nearbeer (5561) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2011
0.66 L bottle, wrapped like a gift with a tag, and no label on the bottle inside. Tag says number 16855. bottled April 2011. Just shy of opaque, the chocolate body has a lasting centimeter of sticky, creamy foam. Sweet alcoholic nose of vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, roasted peanut, toffee, and a hint of smoky char. Taste is less sweet than expected: front has more char and toast blended with the sweetish chocolate and caramel that show up in the middle. Earthy toast and peanut, whiskey, ash and light oak help to dry the finish a bit. Medium body is a little sticky, and hot for 9%, but a nice sipper. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
Black with a fizzy light tan head. Earthy aroma of cognac, chocolate malts, grape, citrus, and thin alcohol. Palate is heavy and creamy. Tastes of cognac and oak up front followed by a hint of whiskey immediately overpowered by chocolate and vanilla and then finishing with buttery roasted grain flavors. Sticky carob and grape flavors linger in the back of throat.