bunget (578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. An opaque brown-copper body, big fluffy mocha head with good retention. Aroma of fresh unibroue yeast, herbal hops, lime, spices (mostly peppercorn), dark berries. Taste of yeast, grains, spices, herbs, lime. Light body, noticeable sedimentation.
rob6239 (656) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Taste had some caramel notes with a slight bitterness.
Nilz (423) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark ale with a frothy abundant head although that was ephemeral. Some malty caramel aroma. Taste was a mild malty bitterness, fine tho’ some might look for more presence.
BiereLuc (995) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mousse à grosses bulles, couleur café; noire comme l’ébel. Reflets Pepsi (!) Nez de cassonade et de caramel à faible dose. Léger pétillement en bouche avec une douce amertume de grains rotis. L’alcool prend sa place un peu plus tard en arrière-goût. C’est l’un des rares produits d’Unibroue – parmi ce qu’ils font en 750 ml – qui ne m’a jamais accroché.
freeofthoughts (674) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pours red black with dense foamy head. Simple grainy aroma slightly sweet with a little Belgian flair. The flavor starts ok with some nice dried darker fruits of apples grapes raisins and a smooth barely sweet grain. It never evolves into much but stays a seemingly simple smooth Belgian brew. Not much roasted flavor for being very dark. Very smooth tho, not much wrong with this new just not much jumping out boldly, impressive in it’s moderateness. Lightly tingly tart on the backend but hardly there, mostly smooth grains with a touch of Belgian fruits and a dash of drying bitterness.
jeremyh70 (795) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown in glass with ruby highlights. A finger or more of off white head and decent but not great lacing. Smells of molasses and some fruit. Not much sweetness in taste however with yeast dominating and a bit of spiciness. Not as much carbonation as most Belgian style ales and a moderate to thin mouthfeel. An alright beer but not as complex as it should be and not balanced enough, skewing to far to the yeast flavors. Could drink again to have another try. Bought in Liberty at Olive or Twist.
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chinchill (2276) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Old (best before 2009) 750ml corked bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Intact cork and solid pop upon removal gave hope that this beer aged well. My hopes were quickly confirmed by the aroma and flavor, both of which feature dark fruits and neither of which had any obvious defects. There is some wood in the nose but that is supposed to be there. This is no extreme beer, and the Belgian aspect is played down a bit, but it is still a fine, rich and complex ale. Near creamy-smooth feel [4.25] with an excellent, medium level of carbonation.
O: excellent and recommended, although I prefer at least a couple of other Unibroue brews, including Maudite.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 10/30/2010 (oops). Pours a dark brown with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, raisin, light fruits, dark malts. Flavor is quite malty with light fruits and some soda. Obviously this beer is not at its prime, so I won’t slam it. I can tell that it’s a pretty decent Belgian ale though. I would not recommend aging it!
Tricker (304) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière noire de 6.2 % d’alcool. Elle possède un odorat sucré et un petit col au versement. Elle possède un goût sucré, mais également un goût âcre, comme un goût de liqueur dégazéifiée. Elle possède aussi un goût céréalier (sarrasin) avec un légère amertume en finale, du type torréfaction. Correcte !
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to pushkinwow . Pours a clear ruddy color with a large white head. A big malty, fruity and yeasty nose. The flavor has that dominant Unibroue yeast, big strawberries, caramel, pepper. Very good. Super clean and tasty. Tastes bigger than it is.