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Four Aces Peated Quad

Started by Viv, December 12, 2021, 10:25:15 AM

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One-off Collaboration brew between Het Nest and Dutch brewery Vandestreek.
Based on the Klevertien with added peat smoked malts, and hops. ABV of
10.0%. New brew for me.

Pours a very deep dark burgundy, with a good sized bubbly frothy head. Some

Lovely aroma of burnt malts, coffee, mocha, and dark chocolate, plus some
hoppy smoked spiciness.

It's full bodied, and perfectly carbonated with a rich, creamy, smooth and
luxurious taste and texture. At its coldest there's plenty of dark chocolate,
caramac bars, caramel, toffee, coffee, mocha, baking powder and with hints of
smokiness, and is quite dry and bitter. It's well balanced, layered, and has
great depth of flavour. As it warms the flavours change slightly to a higher
level of sweetness and include more figs, dates, raisins and hops. As it
warms further all the other aforementioned flavours fade into the background
leaving a very hoppy peaty taste which is perhaps a bit too one-dimensional.
However, overall it is a great brew, and one that has wonderful complexity,
which you really notice as it goes from fridge to room temperature.