Embrasse Peated Oak Aged | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by crnipeter on 10-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
14.6%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tux_alin
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gdub
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClePaul
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma has dried fruits, figs mostly, dark malts and dark sugar. Taste has also lots of dark, dried fruits, bittersweet taste, slightly roasted malts and dark sugar. Body is heavy and well carbonated. Really nice overall, not very peated, just enough to make it more interesting.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 5/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa, peat smoke, dark bread, toasted oak, leather, vanilla, pepper, light nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, peat smoke, cocoa, dark bread, toasted oak, leather, vanilla, pepper, brine, light nuttiness, and oak/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes if raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, peat smoke, cocoa, leather, pepper, brine, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel flavors; with a great malt/oak/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/saline, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic scotch barrel aged Belgian strong dark ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and scotch barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

June 21, 2015

750 ml bottle, snifter

A – Pours very thin with minimal head, just some light brown bubbles rest atop a deep mahogany brown liquid that, while dark is pretty clear.

S – Plums, chocolate, some light caramel and chocolate malt. Barrel character of vanilla, and a definite impression of mild Scotch whiskey. Peat smoke is light but obvious.

T – Plums and golden raisins, low chocolate and caramel malt, woody vanilla and light smokiness.

M – Very low carbonation, almost non-existent, with a thin body. Somewhat sweet, very low bitterness.

O – I was really hoping to be blown away by this beer, but it is thin and kind of plain, considering the process it went through. The most exciting thing about it was the red wrapping paper it came in.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rwalford74
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmamay22
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up on my honeymoon this past spring while in. Belgium. Saved it until today to enjoy after finishing a semester of business school.

The beer pours a very dark almost black. Nice ruby red highlights at the edges. Very clear when held up to the light. Tan colored head dissipates to a thick collar. Very rich malty scent with a strong influence of the Islay whisky barrels even long after the September 2013 bottling date. Very pleasant leather and smoke tones. Slightly spiced scent as well. Slight nuttiness.

First sip gives a very strong whisky impression. Reminiscent of Lagavulin. Peaty smoke with an imagined briney character. The malt is there as well to create a full rich flavor. Slightly nutty finish. The smokiness is upfront more than it was in the scent. Very rich flavor and complex. Mouthfeel has that traditional Belgian liveliness of carbonation. Somewhat lighter in body than anticipated.

Overall a very complex and flavorful beer. Very unique and typical of the Belgian approach to creating great beer that is difficult to place in a well defined style category.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of stcules
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black, with some dark ruby edges. A veil of beige foam.
Strongly peated smell. Then maltiness, light caramel, dried fruit.
Pleasant taste, too, again a strong peated note, but not heavy and boring. A bit of alcohol, ok.
Quite strong dry fruit (nuts, hazelnut), and a good intense bitterness in the aftertaste, quite long. Again peated.
Good.

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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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