suedehead288 (252) - BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012.12.07 - 25cl van het vat - café de Muze (Gent, Burgstraat) - redbrown beer - nose and mouth : sweets, caramel and malts. in my opinion a very common brown beer and as such is 10% of alcohol for me too much. christmas beer
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 MLK bottle. 2008 limited addition. Light body. Light brown color. White laceing. Medium carbonation. Biscuit carmel malt. Spice with slight orange. Chocolate bitterness. Peppery aroma. Good alcohol but masked well.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Closeout bottle (2010) at Red Apple $6. Brown sugar,baked apples, dark plums, soft carbonation. It’s everything you’d expect in a Belgian Strong Ale.
PeatyPete (246) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured beer with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste slightly sweet, slightly burned malt and well balanced.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Finalizing the annual series of brumal Belgians, N’Ice Chouffe was without a doubt the most gustatorily enjoyable and visually magnetic. Dark chestnut in color, its top was fluffed as a pillow, beige, and left behind thick foamy rings as it receded. The aroma was decidedly apt for the season, full of rich malts and spices, its structured complexity building upon a base of creamy milk chocolate and café au lait. Subtle notes of nutmeg, licorice, pepper and vanilla are revealed sequentially. As custard begins to take shape on the nose a combination of plum, fig and asparagus provides elegant and uncommon balance, a mature, exquisite profile. Chestnut reappears upon the taste buds this time, beside hazelnuts, artichoke, grapes and raisins. The palate, once more, inspires maturity with highlights of coffee, pepper, anise, cream and dried pear, a surprising stature I didn’t expect. The mouthfeel is smooth and opulent, with hints of malty bitterness and a long coffee finish. Those Belgian gnomes never cease to amaze me.
holdan (243) - USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark with nice creamy head. Aroma malt, dark fruits, yeast, chocolate. Taste Sweet candy sugar, malt, molasses, chocolate, yeast, dark fruits. Full body, text smooth, carb low, alcohol hidden. Finish some metallic on the lips. Nice.
mnoud (242) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012.03.26 - 750ml bottle in goblet. Pours medium caramel brown in color. Vigorous light tan head and carbonation. Aroma is clean Belgian yeasty smell and mild spice. Taste is very nice. Nice balance of sweet and bitter on the front end, spicy finish. Very good.
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich brown, turbid with a dirty crown. Smell is complex: herbal, vinous, hazelnuts, caramelized dark fruits, curacao liqueur. Flavor is sweet, salty, nutty with fruity esters, vanilla and orange. Body is medium, slightly oily, with an astringent finish. This ale had great character but lacked depth.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark opaque color, almost black. the cura. peel is evident in the aroma, malts, hops. The flavoris very sweet and alcoholic. the fruit is very pervasive in the flavor, the belgian banana is most certainly there. The finish is somewhat bitter.
commonshawn (233) - - APR 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red pour, small whitish head. Clean aroma. Great taste balance between sour, sweet. Dark fruit flavor. Excellent.