EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mooie donkerbruine kleur met weinig beige schuim. Ruikt moutig, gebrand, wijn. Smaakt prima, zoetig, gebrand.
a_sully (138) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a tan head. Light smell of oats and slightly sweet aroma. Notes of caramel and a sweet body to the taste.
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MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
too young. Seems rather light and unorganized. Left me feeling somewhat empty in the end. I have another bottle for the cellar. I’ll re-rate in 2005
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 Served too cold, but thats my own damn fault - Cloudy brown, with a thick, sand colored head. Freshly mowed grass and brown sugar on the nose. Malty sweet at start, and then some peppary hops. Long, dry finish.
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Falling Rock Tap House, Denver. Light sweet liquorice aroma. Dark sweet malt flavor. Strong liquorice flavor. Off dry, slightly astringent finish. Straightforward.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, fairly clear with a medium head. Deeply malty, underwhelming aroma. No apparent alcohol aromas or flavors. Caramel, brown sugar and some oaky notes. A little thin with a short lived finish. Just on the cusp of acheiving greatness.
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Chouffe version: Malt and chocolate aroma. Sweetish, malty, whisky and chocolate flavor. Some alcohol. This beer is reasonably well hopped, but that is hidden by the velvety sweetness. Very likeable beer, tasty and powerful. 8 3 8 4 15 = 3.8
moortgat version, small bottle. Dark brown color. Chocotoff and butter in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic. malty sweet flavor with caramelly notes. Pleasant and very drinkable, but also flat and onedimensional. 7 3 7 3 12 = 3.2
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of chocolate. Chocolate/earthy/malty flavor, bitter finish. People, although its the Belgian version of a scotch ale, its a belgian ale through and through.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Foam tried to escape out the top of the bottle upon opening, but I was too quick. Pours with a massive head which settles to a nice head of foam. Nice clear dark brown with lots of red highlights. This bottle was nearly two years old and the characteristic Achouffe yeast phenolics have gone a lot leaving an mild appley, herbal aroma with some Indian food smell. Light bodied and lightly malty with some toast and a spicy (pepper) flavour. It’s fairly nice with no faults but never really grabbed me. I’ve got another bottle aging as per Oakes’ recommendation but I don’t hold out much hope for greatness.
Aged bottle - BB 05, drank Jul 05: Gushed pretty seriously. Great looking beer too. Dunno that it had changed all that much. There was a very nice fruity element in there, and the typical McChouffe herbal stuff. It wasn’t any worse for the aging, but I don’t think it really gained anything.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from draught at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#59).
Hazy amber beer with no head. Aroma is sharp spicy and malty, tones of pepper and alcohol. Flavor is also malty and spicy with pepper and coriander notes. Too sharp and not very complex.