Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty fruity aroma, bit of chocolate. Light floral hops and some astringency, anise. Hazy dark brown with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts medium sweet with chocolate malts, light toffee, and mild acidity. Neutral fruit notes throughout, with smooth hoppy bitterness balancing out the malty sweet character. Finish is mild bitter with barnyard leathery notes, Belgian yeast. After is light nutty bitter but not astringent.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to my brother for gifting me this for Christmas. Semi-turbid ruby pour with a huge, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, fruit, peat. Tastes malty, fruity, with some hops and added fruit at the finish. Firm, dense palate, and a great balance and complexity. This one kicks ass and takes names.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 What a wounderfull beer, malty, flavorfull, full bodied, fluffy head, fruity and yeasty, a great winter beer, a real treat.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An intresting crossover of two styles in never imagined together but probably should have, seeing how nice they pair here in this beer. Dark ruby color with a fluffy head. Earthy aromas with notes of dark fruit and yeast. Malty, but not overly sweet flavor. Quite complex, with flavors of plum, carmel, and spicy hops. Finish is nice and dry with herbal tones. I can’t believe I waited as long as I did to sample this great beer. I wonder how it would age?
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice Belgium Scotch ale. Dark colour, with a large fluffy off white head atop. The nose was full of dark stone fruit, spice, and intrigue, the palette was lively and brought out the spicy side of things a bit more. A bit of caramel also going on I think.
Over all a very nice drop, and a great way to end the year (and welcome the next).
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I especially enjoyed the aroma of this beer. Earthy, some hops, also some cherry notes. Very pleasant. The beers pours a cherry copper colour with a nice frothy head. Sweetish flavours, with chocolate, mustiness and a strong alcohol finish. Palate is lively but low on malt. Overall an enjoyable beer.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty and pilsner aroma. Nice transparent brown color with a light fluffy head. Flavor is kind of a let down with some spicy flavors, yeast, alcohol flavors present. Body is light and fluffy with light carbonation. Overall it is an intersting beer that deserves a look. My first beer on my 21st birthday!!
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely delicous. Pours dark mahogany brown colour. Aroma of fruits and spices is delightful. Dominant flavour is delicous stewed plums. Little bits of spice in the finish. Very good.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 Nice beer. Doesn’t rank up in the top Belgians. I agree with the other person who said that. A great looking beer. Looks too much like St. Bernardus 12. The flavor is not very strong. Comes up a bit short in my book. The aroma is more present then the taste. I’m glad I had this and I look forward to more of the beers from Achouffe.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear mahogany coloring with a frothy white head. Aromas and flavors of both a brown and a kriek.