SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty caramel pour with a great, tight forming head that stays the whole glass. Spritzy aroma is mostly light fruits - pear, apple with a slight sourness and funky yeast note as well. The body is light and sweet, with subtle notes of wet wood and earth that blend nicely with the more dominant apple notes. The alcohol is absolutely silent in this from start to finish.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark ruby with a brownish tint and a small tan head. It has a gentle aroma that smells fruity (ripe cherry & apricot) and floral with a touch of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sharp carbonation on the palate at first. The flavor is woody peaty malt with a muted toasty hazelnut/almond finish. Its almost watery on the finish. Maybe this one’s a bit old. Will try again
Dorqui (2148) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled 0,75L at Oberon (Ospitaletto) [ABV 5.0%].
A lot hazy dark brown color. Dense and extremely bubbly one. Much bulky and supporter head, optimal persistence. Elegant aspect. Much rich and spiced scent; notes of humid forest, spices like pepper and marjoram, smoked malt (light). Much racy and prickly taste, enough dense and solid one with a sweet and harmonious final. A lot fruity with main notes of dark grapes and small fruits. Determined but most pleasant alcohol tenor. Without excesses.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(11.2 oz bottle ("best before end ’07") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co.) Pours medium brown with medium biege head. Aroma of yeast, brown sugar and toffee. Not much lacing. Mouthfeel prickly, kind of thin. Tastes moderately sweet, brown sugar-ish, light banana. Definite Belgian characteristics from yeast. Don’t get the Scotch or peat characteristics like I normally think of with a Scotch ale but this was pretty enjoyable anyway. Flavor doesn’t really stand out, perhaps the most distinct characteristic is the prickliness.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, tall head. Sweet aroma with brown sugar. Vanilla, notes of smoke, even oak? More sweetness in the flavour. Very pleasant.
chicagobears (436) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, tall head, shrinks down quickly.
Zesty, orange peal, leaves a grassy trace long after. Small tornado beads appeared near the end of the glass. Dry and earthy finish. Quite splendid.
Quevillon (2674) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
La moins commune, même dificile de se procurer des deux d’Achouffes au Québec. Je l’aime pas mal mieux que La Chouffe. Une bonne saveur de scotch, une arome chaleureuse. Je n’ai pas dégusté la versoin RJ.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. Dark amber colour with a medium tan head, rapidly diminishing. The appearance wasn’t as good as i expected but aroma and flavour were much greater. Not much carbonation. Aroma is malty, spicy and yeasty, with caramel notes in the middle. Flavour of roasted malt and wood. Medium-light body. I must confess i was expecting a little more of this one. Nevertheless, a very good beer.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Bottle. Cherry, orange, plum and grass aroma. Cloudy orange brown color with small head. Lightly sweet plum/orange malt and lightly bitter grass/celery flavor. Smooth with a nice body - very easy drinking with alcohol content well hidden. First time I tried this I must have gotten an old bottle - it had a very strong astringent celery flavor that really turned me off.
DuffMan (8064) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another excellent beer from Brasserie d’Achouffe! Deep red-brown, slightly hazy, massive tan crown leaving generous lace. Aromas of soft toffee, yeast, and leather. The palate leans toward sweetness without being cloying (in contrast to the Heineken Tarwebok I had earlier), and there is a fruity yeastiness behind the caramel malt and subtle sweet spices that make up the foundation of this beer. The alcohol is subtle and well-integrated. I’m not sure of this is because it isn’t true to the style, but I found this much more enjoyable than some of the other scotch ales I’ve had. Still, I liked the "La Chouffe" ale better.