norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours dark brown with creamy head. Smells of toffee and raisin. Taste is sweet with caramel and banana. Hint of sour fruit at the end. jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2007
(bottle): Pours a very dark color, Big tan head, very quickly diminishing. Dusty, musky aroma, dark fruit. Alcoholy. Dark fruit taste, some musk, some alcohol. Strongish alcoholy taste. Kinda flat. kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Had on draft-poured into a Chimay Goblet to a dark amber color.Hints of cocoa,malt and light chocolate.I liked this one. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
bottle- pours cloudy brown with a largy froathy head, that disperses quickly smells quite bready sugarcane, taste is chewy mouthfeel yet very carbonated, yeast is prevelant. finishes dry long lingering sweetness sugar, warming alcohol, finish something on the tip of my tongue. Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - NOV 9, 2007
Dark brown head with a coarse beige disappearing head. As it warms a bit it develops weak notes of mocha, cocoa, toasted bread. Medium bodied, with too edges. Quite boring.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Pours dark amber with short-lived frothy white head. Nice complex aroma: nutty, maple, brown sugar, some spice, some astringency. Flavor starts slightly acidic and hoppy, but dulls with the emergence of sweet and bready malts and hints of banana and pear. Palate is medium bodied and moderately fizzy. Tastes more like a hybrid between a Scotch and a Belgian than a straight Scotch ale; nonetheless, its a good beer. glennmastrange (2930) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of caramel and nutty, light hops of herbs, and a moderate yeast aroma of dough, with wood and brown sugar in the background. Head is huge, both fizzy and rocky, off-white, has good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic, bitter and sour and just a touch salty. Palate is medium, watery and a little oily, and the carbonation is between lively and fizzy. It finishes a little metallic and astringent. This my first Scotch ale and I like it, mostly for the taste and texture. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 30, 2007
Bottiglia da 75 cl comprata da Squillari; aroma abbastanza dolce e blando, simile a quello della Chouffe normale, sapore però più "scuro" cioccolato e pasta e fagioli. Corpo leggermente meno robusto. Buona comunque!!! Meglio ora che quando la produrrà Moortgat WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a dark, clear mahogany with a billowy off-white head and good carbonation. Aroma is very well-balanced with both a citrusy bite of hops alongside an earthy hint of malt and yeast. Body is smooth and full with flavors of dark fruit, malt, and molasses giving way to a slowly evolving finish that’s both sweet and strong, almost like a strong dark rum. Another delightful hybrid from Chouffe. Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Spicy and heavily apple-like, this Scotch ale’s aroma belies a sweetness with strong hints of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a satisfyingly frothy and creamy head.
The flavor reflects a great deal of the aroma but with a more prevalent pear and nut flavor finishing into a quick, somewhat elusive finish.
As with many Belgian ales, this would make a fine dessert beer to be served along side ice cream or a particularly creamy cheese.