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Embrasse Peated Oak Aged - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 16
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crnipeter on 10-30-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BelgianBeerPope, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy root beer brown color with just an OK head that quickly fades leaving plenty of dots of lacing behind

Smell: Rich toffee tones meld with smoked peat; fig and dates add depth

Taste: This is a beer that must warm to room temperature to reveal all of its elements and once it does, the smoked peat flavors open and close the flavor parade; along the route, the toffee, fig and date flavors build into the middle and the barrel intrudes, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: At cooler temperatures I was having a hard time picking up the whisky barrel and smoked peat elements but then all of the sudden, as the beer warmed, they came through in a big way - there are rewards to enjoy with this brew for those who wait

brentk56, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

AngusOg, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Jason, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +23.5%

csustar001, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -1.2%

mendvicdog, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Brabander
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle a few months ago when i was at the brewery together with Bierman9. To be honest i have some second thoughts about the beers Ronald makes in his little brewery. I miss something in his beers which is hard to explain what that is.

Well, lets start with this beer. Poured in my Struise glass this beer starts good. Nice dark colour of the fluid with a nice bubbly head. Nice lacing.

Smell is somewhat pharmalike. It smells like jodium, must be the barrel. Can't get any whiskey in my nose with this one. Smell of turf and how and old tuberadio used to smell when it was warm....

Taste is not bad but also not good. It is without much carbonation.

Brabander, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

iKrystin, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

strongaf, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

pjs234, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of jfmorey
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle, DC.

9 oz snifter

Smell is a carmel, with acrid overtones

Appearance is inviting, dark amber but little head and no lacing

Taste is mainly carmel malts, most of the underlying complexity, including the traces of Belgian yeast is overshadowed by an acrid alcohol taste. Not bad, but far from my favorite strong ale, a style that I like in general.

Overall, I can only give this. good rating.

jfmorey, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmccraney, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Local Option.

Peated barrels? Yeah, I'm surely turning that down... Get some! This stuff pours something close to obsidian topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises smoked salmon (you know, that sorta/kinda chlorinated smoke that naturally comes from a lot of peat, but this time it's brinier, saltier, in a good way), with some light roasted malt character shining through somewhat dimly (but it's still shining, dammit!). The taste pretty much reprises this recipe, leaving a smoke-fiend like me more than satisfied. Granted there ain't much else to it, especially in the way of Belgian-ness, but I couldn't care less in this case. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, if you like peat smoke character in your beer, you're gonna enjoy this one. Sure, it would be awesome if there were more dimensions to things, but when things are done this right, you don't care enough. Good times.

TMoney2591, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

brbrocc, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped into the Dochter brewery along with Brabander on 05Oct12 and picked up a 0.67 bottle of this. Quaffed it later that day back in my Maastricht apartment.

Only had a wine glass at hand, so that had to suffice. Filled it with a rich, deep, dark chestnut colored concoction. It was nearly opaque, and had a frothy, creamy tan head, sitting at about 1/4". The foam lasted well and laced up the glass nicely. Nose was noticeably whiskeyish with peaty notes. Body was medium+, and it was silky smooth going down.

Nice maltiness led things off, with some deep, rich caramel flavor. Even seemed to have some caramelized brown sugar, almonds and vanilla. A touch of dates and figs was also noted, and there was a lot of smoky whiskeyish action in the dryish finish. Slight bitterness was also detected in this complex, different brew. It really grew on me the more I drank. Prosit!

3.93/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bierman9, Oct 21, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2012. Pretty happy to have come across this bottle.

Beer is very dark brown. Small beige head, dissipates pretty quickly, leaving just some bubbles and film.

Peat and smoke upfront in the nose. Oak there as well. Caramel, dark fruit. Fruit is subdued by the peat and oak.

Peat and oak also upfront in the taste, but not quite as intensely. Dark fruit flavours, but not particularly sweet. Whisky. Flavours are very well mixed together.

Full bodied, low carbonation. Smooth. Alcohol noticeable but not overly.

Overall, very good.

jrenihan, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep copper/ruby pour with a thick, lomglasting head.

Extremely complex and intense nose of sherry, pralines in cream, huge peat, overripe dark fruit (figs, dates, raisins) walnuts, toffee, vanilla and oak, and earthy hops.

Nice lacing, and a very heavy, almost syrupy body that delivers a mouth-coating finish.

Taste is even more complex with all of the above plus raisins and even bleu cheese. This beauty reminds me of NC Old Stock Ale if it had been aged on peated oak. Absolutely my new, hands down favorite smoked beer.

Impfan, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks legit from the start, a head four fingers tall forming a bit, thick tan crown and sitting there for a while. It rests on top of a deep, rich red-brown brew that pours not as dark but nearly as thickly as some big RIS's or imperial stouts. A thick ring of lacing is left toward the top and some patchy lacing follows beneath it as it recedes further.
I love peat, and this beer delivers. The alcohol in here isn't meant to be masked, but to be a part of the style, and it delivers the whiskey character I hoped for. There's also a heavy underlying sweetness to it and smoke from the peat in a heavily malt base. Notes of dark barley-like grains that are part of the overall element are foundational here. While sweet, it's also got a woody dryness to it, making it all the more complex and balanced.
Smoke, heavy peat presence, big malts, and alcohol, along with the impression that this is very nearly a whiskey, are all here. Taking big sips or gulping this beer will make it seem too sweet. It's clearly brewed to be sipped and slowly savored; when it is, the sweetness melds with it all very, very nicely. The oak also dries it while adding just a touch of wood into the overall flavor profile. I'd love to get another bottle and put some age on it, then see how it all works together.
The feel is crisp in a medium body, and somewhat smooth. It's semi-dry, being sweet but balanced in the feel as well as the rest of it by the wood.

Brenden, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Dennoman
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle poured into a Westvleteren goblet.

A: Definitely has the look of a trappist quadrupel, which tells me at least I picked the right glass. Thin, but nice and foamy head. Dark and muddled, definitely unfiltered and very sexy.

S: Peat, peat and more peat. Some minor irony and alcohol notes, but all pretty much hidden behind craptons of peat. So uh, yes, peat.

T: Peat and alcohol are the first thing that hit the tongue, which are then followed by a pleasant lingering hop bitterness. Good malt body, but the taste profile is pretty much pushed away by peat and booze. Alcohol is definitely there at the end of the palate, but not overpowering. Not very balanced or complex, but if you're a peat fan like myself, this will do ya!

M: Medium to light carbonation makes for a pleasant mouthfeel. Somehow it feels a little insepid once it goes down and the hops and alcohol have done their job of sweeping your palate clean. Bit of a shame.

O: Another very good effort from the guys at Dochter van de Korenaar. Had this straight from the whiskey barrel (hand pumped) at Zythos as well, and it was even peatier there. As a man who likes his peat so strong it's close to medicinal, I adore this beer, but I can well imagine this not being to everyone's liking. Anything I have deducted from it is due to lack of balance and the feeling this beer could have definitely been stronger and thicker for its taste profile.

Dennoman, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Daniellobo, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

660 ml bottle, bottled November 2011, bottle #4316. The card attached to the bottle says this was aged in Connemara Whiskey casks. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with an inch tan head that stays around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like dark fruit, peat/smoke, caramel, and some sweet spices. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like peat/smoke, dark fruit, dark bread, and some dark chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good overall brew. Even at $14.99 a bottle, I'd certainly buy this again in the future.

bluejacket74, Jul 28, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-fles nr.: No 1914 27 JUN 2011

I reviewed this beer in Feb. 12 (bottle 0006) but I do not see it here on BA so I am reviewing it again

Bare bottle wrapped in red paper with, “Peated Whiskey Cask Special Edition – matured on oak whisky barrels” There are 2 different spellings of whisky on the paper wrapper. The spelling of “whisky” usually implies scotch barrels. This is the peated oak (the non-peated oak is wrapped with black/dark blue paper and has the standard Embrasse label on the bottle.) A paper tag with beer info has a this beer at 10% ABV

Pours a cloudy light brownish/red. A healthy 2 finger tan head tops the beer that recedes leaving heavy lacing. Smells mostly of beautiful peat and a tad of smoke straight from wonderful Islay. Deep roasted malts, booze, and a tad of overly ripe dark fruits are also present in the nose. First sip is quite creamy but let there be no question the dominate flavor here is the welcomed Islay whisky that is upfront leading the charge. I am blown away by this beer thanks to the amazing peated whisky and the smoooth creamy mouthfeel. WoW – this is so damn good.

ATLbeerDog, Jul 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

AdamP, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2012
Embrasse Peated Oak Aged from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.