Embrasse Blended Oak Aged. - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
4.56/5 rDev +0.7%
660ml bottle 9,0% Abv.
Served chilled and split between a snifter and a wine glass.
Bottled: April 2013
Bottle Number 27929
Appearance: The beer appears a dark chestnut brown in the glass, with a strong back light revealing a fair amount of small particles in suspension and a deep red-brown colour. A rough pour results in a large, cream off white head that displays amazing fantastic retention and coats the glass in thick patches of lacing as it recedes. Swirling the beer lightly yields some thin alcohol legs clinging to the glass.
Smell: Mmmm this smells fantastic - the nose offers a perfect combination of whiskey, oak and quad. There is a fair amount of smokey peated whiskey upfront, but it is not as prominent as the Peated Oak Aged version I had a few years ago. As the nose starts to open up, unpeated oaky scotch notes become apparent alongside sweet brown sugar, sweet raisins, cherries, toasted malt and a note reminiscent of lightly spiced Christmas cake batter.
As the beer continues to warm, a fantastic underlying sweetness becomes apparent as well as notes of dates, a hint of liquorice and a little alcohol.
Taste: As with the nose, the initial flavour is dominated by smokey peated whiskey, but as the flavour begins to open up it subsides slightly to allow the other notes to become apparent. These include: Oaky scotch, brown sugar, dates, raisins, a rich underlying sweetness, a touch of spiciness and a little alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Bang on! I usually find Belgian ales way over carbonated , but the medium low level of smooth carbonation here is just about perfect. The body is medium-full and quite sticky and compliments the flavour perfectly.
Overall: Another fantastic beer from De Dochter that offers a fantastic combination of whiskey and Belgian dark ale. I will most certainly be looking out for this one again.
12-20-2013 21:09:20 | More by Thehuntmaster
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