Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
La Terrible pours a deep brown, almost black color with a large smoky tan head and not much lace. The aroma is of candy sugar and dried fruit. The flavor is of dried fruit, sweet malt, a touch of port, somewhat woody, and dry in the finish. The palate is medium rich with a strong carbonation to clean things up in the end. Overall, this is a major league beer and I like it.
Jayb0 (1110) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn this is good. Black brown with quickly receding head. nose of malt and dark fruits. malt sweetness, chocolate, black licorice. Well hidden alcohol delivers a nice warming finish.
Kinz (3567) - 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 (1524) - 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!