RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark rusty brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, rum cake, marzipan, cinnamon, baked apples, orange and a slight yeast tang. Flavor follows the "sweet/spice" route with brown sugar, maple, orange, cinnamon, spice, slightly downplayed rum cake, and a wonderful vinous yeasty flavor tying it all together. Finishes appropriately yeasty and earthy with moderate bitterness and flavors of hay, grass, slight maple and wine. Medium-heavy bodied, fluffy carbonation, and only a modest alcohol presence, this is easy to drink. This is by far the best Chouffe I’ve ever had. Great beer!
olliejobbins (702) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. pours a dark, clear brown with thin creamy beige head. aroma is slightly smoky, malts, bread, yeast. good full mouth feel. lots of yeast and a little sharp fruityness. end is quite dry and quite oaky/smoky/dough-y. nice
solidfunk (3021) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some sweet plum. Cloudy reddish pour with ok head and lacing. Nice package and good balance. Finishes with light sweetness. Nice floral mouthful with Belgian yeast. Good beer in Chouffe’s repertoire. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont.
azzie (59) - - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color, hazy liquid. Full body. Medium sweetness, aroma of caramel and fruits. Very drinkable. Good one.
Beerhunter111 (5649) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours brown with brown head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Malty sweet flavor with some fruits and alcohol. Some bitterness as well in the end.
Virvo (2) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The overall score is a bit higher than the seperate factors because the slightly above avg elements blend very well into a smokey sweet. Basically, if you think Christmas beers aren’t bad, but the elements never excited you, go for this one.
I’m subjective because I’m usually not that strong on Christmas beers, but this one ranks among the best.
It’s a little heavy on the sweet as with any Christmasbeer, but also heavy on some spices and alcohol mixed through which actually makes the blend better.
Heavy isn’t a bad thing here, since everything is ’heavy’ and nothing oversteps, and Christmas beers usually fade into sweetish iron or clove that never lasts way too often. So this one has some balls, kinda fire’ish and spicier alcohol.
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured at tasting a brown with small white head and little CO2. I thought this being a strong it would be a harder aroma and taste but it was lighter. Thick bodied with a dark fruit aroma and taste. Yeast in the finish with a cherry note.
HammerTroll (204) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a big tan head. Very nice nose, hoppy and fruity. Thick texture, full body, flat carbonation. Aroma is dark fruits, berries, orange, nuts, caramel. Very very nice. (Svijet piva 0,33l bottle)
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 33Cl. Belle couleur foncée, bière forte avec beaucoup de C02. arômes de chocolat sur la fin.
budedou (259) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pas impressionné par cette chouffe de noel... :(
Mais étiquette sympa...