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.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another wonderful product from the dAchouffe family... the yeast lingers around in typical in a chouffe aroma. A most smooth ale that reeks of chocolates and toffees in a way quite unlike a porter or a stout. A great sampler and a great beer
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Draught - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A deep brown coloured beer with some candy sugar in both the aroma and taste. There is some spritziness to it but it is thin and not really reminiscent of a Scotch ale IMO. Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.5
DanielBrown (3855) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London (as part of their Old Ale festival), with Joeh, Kook, Duff and Maeib. Dark brown. Cleaner than I expected. Farmyard flavour, but not too complex. Roasted sugar and some bitterness to finish. OK, but not a top Belgian.
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark amber in color with a nice size head.smells mostly of bread.nice complex flavor of carmel,belgian yeast,and malts.very good stuff.
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown, with a vigorous head that dies almost immediately. Aromas are malt, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor starts out sweet, with spice, malt, and a bit of mustiness.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a brown color ale with a huge bubbly off-white head with average retention. Aroma is comprised of strong Belgian malt with a side of floral hops and a top of yeast. Taste is somewhat spicy, creamy and ends with a dry bitter aftertaste. Another quite complex beer from this fine brewery. I’m not sure I really detect the scotch ale influence in this one but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
presario (4655) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big head on a dark coppery-brown liquid. Cloudiness depends on which part of the bottle you are pouring. Strong musty yeast and alcohol aroma. Cold, the alcohol is more pronounced. Drink closer to room temperature and the body and flavours stand out. Smooth and malty. Chocolate and toffee. Almost as delicious as La Chouffe. Thanks to TimE and Poperinge for these two.