mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours a cloudy brown with a nice head. Aroma yeasty with fruity esters, chocolate and raw beef - some sort of a oily grain, bran or flax? Tastes of black forest cake, complete with cherries chocolate, and again that bran flavour. Carb & body ok/unremarkable. A bit cloudy, but overall quite enjoyable. Thanks to G for the taste! SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Deep red-brown color pour with a lasting and lacy tan head. Big aroma of citrus, yeast, dark fruit, candy and some spice. Nice fruity flavor, with a malty and spicy finish. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Very nice! sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
courtesy of Tony @ OTH.
07’ bottle. 750ml.
Pours reddish/amber, tan head.
Aroma is yeasty and sugary
Taste, malty, dark fruits, and candi sugar.
Comes off with plenty of good "holiday"
spices, making this one a definite treat for the season.
finol (3365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
750 ml Bottle from Systembolaget.
A red beer with a light tan head. Complex taste of citrus, candy and fruit. hirigalzkar (3127) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Bottle. Redbrown colour. Big head. Wonderful mild but complex aroma. Smells Citrus, candy, licorice. Fruity (!) flavor. Small bitterness in the aftertaste.
NachlamSie (3465) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
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PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
750 mL bottle best before the end of 2010 poured into a 2 pint brandy snifter. N’Ice Chouffe is dark brown, near black in dim lighting. A pretty large head forms, but it’s not obscene. The aroma is spicy and sweet with hints of fruits, cardamom, clove, and licorice. The mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. It’s sweeter than the nose let on, but it’s not overly sugary. Flavors of plums, licorice, and light spices abound while the alcohol stays in the background. I almost think quad as I drink this. This is another tasteful ale from the Chouffe line up. It’s pretty big, well balanced, and complex. Good stuff.
Bottle Vintage 2006: Pours a rusty brown auburn with a thick/dense tan head. The aroma has some dark Belgian malt character of toasted hints and dark fruits- fig, plum, vanilla, some spiciness (both spice and yeasty character) and an anise suggestion. Fluffy/crisp carbonation in the palate. The flavor has rich Belgian dark malt character. Smooth with toasted toffee, plum, dried figs, grape notes, toasted coconut shavings, some nondescript spiciness, a succinct earthy/peat-like note and a warm toasted finish. A very nice and complex Belgian Strong. I really like this brewery. JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
BrugsBierFestival - Dark brown beer with a thick creamy tan head. Lovely caramel, toffee and dark fruit aroma with similar smooth taste - cracking beer. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Brown pour, tan head. Malty aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and certainly molasses. Flavor follows suit with a great mouthfeel and flavors of spices, dried fruit, caramel and nice warming malt profile. cheers! bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
Tap in Ghent, red brown dark beer, good Christmas present but do not underestimate the alcohol