Adriaen Brouwer Oaked Whisky & Sherry
Roman N.V.

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Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
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4.16 | pDev: 10.34%
Roman N.V.
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qrazvan from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark red colour, nice head, good carbonation.
Oak and caramel smell.
Sweet-sour taste, dominated by the ripped fruits and the barrel, oaky feel, with some caramel and raisins notes.
Long finish.
Well made, but just a hint too sour.

Jul 22, 2020
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JonnoWillsteed from England

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To avoid confusion I'll detail what is written on the main front lable, across four lines of text over/below a pic of a dandy looking olden-times fellow: Adriaen / Brouwer / Oaked / Strong Dark. The back lable in micro-print talks of 'oaked beer'. Only on the brewery website do you find that whisky+sherry barrels are used in the process.
L- Rich chestnut, has a ruby/red edge when held up to a halogen. Pours with a 5mm pale tan head of ultra fine bubbles. (Minor sediment left in bottle). Head holds very well.
S- Reminds me of Brit Christmas pudding, rich deep/baked fruit notes.
T- Follows the Smell^, rich deep/baked fruit, a gentle liquor-ish edge to it. The latter can simply come from having a high ABV% (here 10%), but here I also get a subtle but distinct sherry note. A whisky note seems secondary to sherry, but I believe there is a peaty/smoke edge to this too.
F- Well into winter warmer territory. One for slow sipping.
O- Lovely. 10% but that is never shouting from the glass, it's understated and goes down discreetly. Sherry+whisky notes, but again subtle. In fact for a 10% beer careful blending of flavours and subtlety/understatement are big here. It's a lovely beer, and one I hope to buy and enjoy again.
Bought from BelgiumInABox Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK. 330ml bottle. BB: 18/03/2021

Jul 04, 2020
Adriaen Brouwer Oaked Whisky & Sherry from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 7 ratings