Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style AleSmoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked cherry wood malt brings a smoky sweetness to the caramel malts and a bit of peat flavor with a Belgian-style yeast. The entire batch aging in the whiskey barrels nicely dries out the perceived sweetness of the caramel malt leaving an almost scotch like taste.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 07-11-2010)
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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber in the small snifter with a coarse foam that doesn't last well. Sweet and tangy witha dose of brown sugar. Hot with alcohol.

Deep fruity flavors of raisin and fig with apple butter. More of a barley wine than a Belgian taste. Slight drying effect, though. More fruity than barrel flavored, but there's a hint of vanilla. Burnt sugar with cherry brandy.

Sugary finish. Alcohol and mincemeat pie aromas. From the bottle at Epic Annex in Sugar House.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap (quick review):
Not a fan of smoked beers, but I loved the nose on this one. I really liked my first sips, but (somewhat unsurprisingly) I outgrew the taste quickly. Then, more surprisingly, the warming of the beer actually helped a tad. I actually think the Belgian base screws up what might be an otherwise interesting beer.

Quick notes: nose and taste of smoke and apple (strangely). Also get an impression of a whiskey in the nose, some whiffs.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.