dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Did I mention Belgian Strong Ales are one of my favorites.Woooohoooo!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2004 On tap at Extreme Beer Fest. Same rating. RateBeer Summer (Toronto) '02: Wow. Best beer of trip award winner! IMHO Trios Pistoles' big brother. Huge plum, surrounded by so many other dark fruits and things it is hard to describe them (rich cherries). Deep ruby brown color. A bit fizzy, but a whole boldness is still there. Hopefully this becomes a full-time export offering.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black; aroma of black currants, black (but not roasty) malts - less fruit than the similar Trois Pistoles. Smooth body, complex malt notes, ever-present Unibroue yeast, plum, toffee, sweet finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly outstanding brew, and a rating I had to put up here right away. Beautiful aroma, deep dark and plum/raisin/vanilla/and such exquisite malt. Typical Unibroue yeast, which worked great here. Alcohol hidden masterfully for such a strong beer. My only real complaint is the palate seems a bit thin. Hoppyman (Martin) -- thanks a million, mon frere.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 (12/1/03): Very dark brown body with medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, light vanilla, light fruity. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, Unibroue yeasty, raisin, light caramel, medium alcohol. Serious alcohol warming. Full body, which works well with the alcohol. (RBSG2002): Best of the Unibroues. It has the Unibroue yeasty aroma, but so much more. Sweet raisin and caramel, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is much the same, and the high alcohol content is well masked in the complexity of this wonderful brew. (9/4/9/5/18)
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, wow! Now I know what people were talking about. Soft and complex. Quality brew it is! It even might be better as Corsendonk Pater. Wow!
Davhgbrew (847) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, dark red color, with a lingering creamy brown head. Slight cherry aroma, with a nice thick complex palate. Terrific, smooth, complex brew. A fine beer for #300!!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 Under the clove of night, this light vacuum of a port wine relinquishes this merry drinker to humility…The evening's perfume is dry and Bordeauxish and many blueberry fireflies blink in and out of the invisible...Cherry bubblegum and dark bitter chocolate in a lustful body of succor and abundance… Longing for the Starless and Terrible Black …
Bulldog99 (13) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I just tried it at this years Mondiale De La Biere in Montreal. It was the beer I was most looking forward to trying and it didn’t disapoint me. The others said it and so will I, blackberries. It’s simply the best beer I’ve ever tasted. I was tempted to give it perfect marks but I always leave room for improvement. I think it will contend for the top spot when more people review it.
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one is going to be a classic.You have my word on it.Pours a very thick dark beige head.Simply beautiful.Nose is filled with aromas.Blackberry,blackcurrant,hickory,some red berries and madeira.Too many to be mentioned here.Velvety texture with notes of fresh cream,berries along with a slight astringent finish (orange peel?).Made for the cellar.Especially if you like Trois-Pistoles,do yourself a favor:go get this one fast.