Brewery: Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Other Notes: A beer to embrace. Belgian Strong Dark Ale / Stout
Brewer Description: (from website) An intense heavy dark beer with 9% vol. Embrasse is a heavy dark beer that is perfectly in between a heavy dark Abbey / Trappist beer and a Stout / Porter. The beer combines roasted malt and coffee / chocolate aspects with a pleasantly light fruitiness of dried subtropical fruits. Bittersweet flavors go together with a pronounced creamy mouthfeel and make drinking this beer to an exceptional delight for lovers of heavy dark beers. Pleasant with a traditional cheese & sausage board / selection of hard piquant cheese.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 330ml bottle with a notched best before date of August 2023. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a half finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly to a replenishing cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, bread dough and perhaps a touch nutty.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, bittersweet, with very light notes of plum.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable, balanced and easy to drink.