1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 2004 bottle via Kevin. Pours to a beige bubbly creamy head atop a deep woody brown. Nice lacing. The aroma is mildly malty and figgy with a Belgian yeastiness and is woody-ish. Definite Curaҫao apparent in the aroma as well. Spicy with Curaҫao. Light Belgian yeastiness. Creamy and medium-full bodied. No discernable alcohol except a light warming of the gullet. 8, 4, 7, 4, 16 = 3.9; Tap 2011. Pours to a murky brown body with a white head and awesome lacing. Aroma is dry chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is kind of like a scotch ale with light spices and apple. Sweet and metallic. The beer was very metallic up front but mellowed as I let it sit. Lingering on the palate. Medium body. 6, 4, 7, 3, 12 = 3.2
Daanminator (180) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi donker bier met een schuimkraag die bijna gelijk verdwijnt. Bier smaakt wat karamelachtig.
lesio (2) - Ostroda, POLAND - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom.
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
resin and dark fruit aromas from a dark bronze body with no head, tastes like yeasty old doughnuts covered in brown sugar.
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CPH - (2010 Vintage) dark brown pour with puffy beige head. Sweet malty and dark fruity aroma and taste, yeasty, plenty of dried fruits, spices, warming and very enjoyable.
BlauweIJsbeer (2) - - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Krachtig bier, was in mijn beleving altijd een ploertendoder! Nu mis ik wat body. wellicht wat jong, tht 12-’16
cmc619 (443) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 75cl into Chouffe stem. Beautiful red-brown with a solid lasting head. All-around excellent beer - winter warmer kind of occasion. Alcohol is completely buried - dangerously easy to drink. Very good beer for a January evening in Leuven.
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Too sweet flavor, caramel, date honey, yeasty, spicy. Lively carbonation, full body.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 33 cl bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.65). Pours a hazy reddish brown colour. Head is light beige, much less of it than La or Mc had. Aroma is verrry nice, like a mixture of some liqueur and red gummy bears. I’ve never had Curacao so the strong, alcoholic citrusy bitterness reminds me of Triple Sec. There’s also a more delicate sweetness, much like vanilla (from the barrels I gather), even a bit of chocolate. Thyme is definitely there (at least for some nanoseconds), below the caramelly thickness. The aroma makes me hungry - would love such sauce with veal. Taste is above average sweet with caramel and chocolate notes (but does not taste like chocolate), dark (dried?) fruits and red forest berry bitterness and some berry sourness, and somewhat metallic dryness on the palate and in the finish, with loads of warming - even hot - alcohol. Body medium (though I think the alcohol kind of makes it seem heavier), carbonation average or slightly above, texture nearing soft but with some graininess. Overall? I definitely enjoyed this the most of the 3 Chouffes I had today, as I am a sucker for darker and more nuanced stuff. This beer has been a treat despite the palate- (and aftertaste-) related issues but for that I developed a cure - I just have to drink it in tiny sips and not waste much time in between these.
ulster1981 (3) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Muy buena! Sabor intenso y sabroso, con notas dulces de frutas. La único problema, es la falta de más aroma a alcohol
guiroul33 (121) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl from Delhaize, @ home. Deep dark color, nice foam rapidly disappearing. A bit too sweet for me but less boring than most Christmas beers.
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