Crockett (1066) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 I cannot say enough about this beer. I've had it on many occasions and it is always great, sometimes amazing... A little tempermental and nicer if it has warmed a little. Beautiful bottle. Great name. Powerful. Cork, 750ml bottle conditioned. Nice caramelly nose of dried fruit. Off white small bubble head. Opaque. Complex fruity, burnt sugar, plummy/fig flavour. Some coffee. Yeasty. Many Port-like characteristics. Great mouth feel. Stunning. Extremely well crafted beer. It's funny I've yet to see a five out of five. Easily one Unibroue's best. I'd love to do a vertical tasting. Great for aging.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome! Riche Belgian-like brown-sugar, plum, raisen in the nose and the palate. A most enjoyable beer....putting a few down to age, we'll see in a year....
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small off-white head that rims the glass. Lots of fruit and yeast in the aroma. Plums and cherries. Flavors are rich and complex. Malt and yeast followed by a decent alcohol tingle. Body is smooth and perfect. A good offering.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a lacy off-white head. Hot alcohol aroma compemented by pronounced yeast with subtle malts and mild dark fruit notes. Full-bodied with a definite malt accent. Not chocolatey or roasted - just malt. Yeasty up front, dry through the middle and finish. Fun and drinkable, but not overly impressive.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extreme Beer Fest Boston 2004: Has a dark brown color with a good amount of carbonation and fruity smell. Taste is fruity/malted and a slight alcohol finish. Overall one of the better offerings from this brewery.
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Extreme Beer Fest '04: Color is dark brown with big foamy head. Aroma is very fruity and sweet. Flavor is full and malty with fruit. It's smooth and warming. Damn good beer. My favorite from Unibroue so far.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a beer. I really enjoyed this. Never saw a belgian so dark in color. Malty flavor, with some roastiness. Really yummy.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 Just a bit too alcoholic for me. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty Belgian like aroma. Malty flavor, with some subdued roastiness. If they would just unleash the dark malts on this and make it more in the open....YUM
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark roasted color which had a roasty yeasty aroma. The flavor comprised wheat, cornfields, and dried fruits. left a slight burning on the back of my throat from the alcohol. excellent beer
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn.....this stuff is good. I'm not as eloquent as the previous raters...but suffice it to say that I pretty well agree. Complex is the one adjective that comes to mind. Malty...sweet...dried fruits... damn....