Adriaen Brouwer Oaked Whisky & Sherry
Roman N.V.

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From:
Roman N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #70
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,545
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 10.84%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 26, 2022
Added:
Jun 10, 2018
Wants:
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Gots:
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Rated: 4.25 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark amber color with a generous head and slight lacing
Aroma has oak and fruit hints
Taste is a balanced of oak and fruity flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good Strong Belgian Dark Ale
Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.33 by Avitra from California

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a lovely clear golden/amber/brown hue with very active carbonation jets fueling a 1-2 inch frothy tan head with excellent retention.
S: Dried red berries, lightly toasted oak, soft caramel, a subtle herbal note, burnt sugar, and some fig and raisin hanging in the way back. Wow! Layered and complex!
T: Dry sherry, toasted oak, red berries and dark dried fruit, spicy whiskey, soft almond, and background notes of vanilla and clove.
M: Medium body; surprisingly light given the ABV. Moderately dry throughout. Delicately spicy with layers of fruit and malt sweetness. Lovely restrained effervescence. Mildly bitter. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: A superbly constructed and barrel aged brew. A lovely holiday sipper that is not heavy, but instead dances on the palate.
Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.32 by gwydno from Spain

Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by qrazvan from Romania

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.18/5  rDev +3%
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by generallee from Virginia

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by samEBC from Belgium

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Antyk from Belgium

Sep 17, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kevin_Van_Wulpen from Florida

Apr 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.57 by desint from Belgium

Jun 10, 2018
Adriaen Brouwer Oaked Whisky & Sherry from Roman N.V.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 14 ratings