Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown appearance, schwarzbier-like, so-so head. Aroma of raisins, port, dried prunes. Not much flavor when cool, but really opened up tremendously as it warmed, with notes of dried fruit, port, raisins, and a bit of chocolate. Sweet overall, and with a definite yeasty character. A bit harsher in the mouth than I would like, but still a very good offering from Unibroue.
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown, very slight tan head. aroma has notes of bubble gum, fair amount of spice. flavor has banana and bubblegum with a slight hint of a brown sugar finish.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy maple sugar aroma. Very warming, yet pleasant, alcoholic presence. No head whatsoever. Light prune color. Dark honey and raisin flavor, mild hop bite. Dry finish.
DC (14) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Browni 750 ml bomber with a crowned cork. The pour is an almost black brown color, big fluffy tan head, receding to little more than a wisp presently, and then a mere halo of white. No residual lacing.
Aroma is at once fruity, with a hop pungency which borders ever-so-slightly on the barnyard. Citric burn remains a nasal reminder.
Nicely full bodied and creamy up front, a smooth malty mouth and this is aggressively followed by candy sugar and hops, a bit of smoke and fermenting black fruits along for a ride.
Not fantastic, but a solid bruin out of Unibroue, one that will hit you in the face, but leave you asking for more.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet malty aroma, with hints of plum. Very dark opaque brown color. Strong flavor. Very sweet, malty, plum and yeast. Lots of fine bubbles. Very tingly! I really enjoyed this one!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown color (opaque) with a large beige head. The aroma was of candy...sugar...prunes...distinct Unibroue yeast. The flavor was large...extremely sweet...prunes, candy, sugary, yeasty. The feel was rather crisp for this large of a beer...soft, semi-dry finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown/ruby color. The tan head is very nice and creamy. Lacing is suberb. Aroma is very yeasty and fruity. Hints of alcohol on the nose. The flavor is a very complex but not overwhelming. Sweet malt, chocolate, and yeast. Did I mention the yesat? The body is full and tingly. The caronation and alcohol lead to a very lively mouth experience. Pretty nice beer.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2004 Dark brown body with a foamy tan head. Malty, yeasty aroma with some raspberry bubblegum notes. The flavor seems simple but really isn’t - there’s the expected malt and yeast but there’s taffy/ bubblegum and tart fruit (raspberry / apricot?). Good stuff!
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark heavy with a big light brown head that reminds me of a milkshake.
Very nice fruity smell with a friendly inviting bubbly palate.
Yummy chocolate, malty and hoppy taste with a sour after taste. Very smooth good strong beer.
Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is nearly black with a thin and creamy light tan head. Quick lacing. Similar apprearance to a Schwarzbier. The aroma is yeasty with notes of alcohol and dark fruit. Rich body with flavors of malt, plum, chocolate and alcohol. Nicely complex, and the finish is warming with a touch of hops. I really liked this Belgian.