Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep brown with a beige head. Sour raisin aroma. Grape and candi flavors.
bluejacket74 (1538) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, back of bottle says best before 04-15-2015. Served in a chalice, the beer pours very dark brown with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, dark bread and a sweet spiciness. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but there’s also some earthiness and a bit of tart cherries noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth, a bit coating, and has a good amount of soft carbonation. Overall I liked this, certainly worth picking up if you’ve never had it before!
bubblehouse (745) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad but better in small doses. Has a really strong flavor that sits in the mouth a little long.
snoworsummer (3153) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ale Mary’s. Pours extremely dark brown with a very thin tan head. Tastes very smooth, like raisin, caramel, earth, light alcohol, malty. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisin, nutty, caramel, earth.
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap it is very dark brown with a red tint and modest beige head. Taste is malt with fruit and spice in some complexity. Very smooth with great mouthfeel. There is a faint hint of alcohol but it is along the lines present in a good port or sherry, It all works nicely and is a very good beer.
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Worth a second look since my rating was quick and much lower than the average... but this was darker with a dirtier taste, and I just wasn’t feeling the love here. Still want a second look at this one.
slowrunner77 (6936) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
not sure of the age on mine, but man, is it "refined" like the brewer’s descriptions says. I had hopes for this one, but I gotta say, I think this brewery is overated and a little rough around the edges usualy. But then comes Terrible, a fantastic dark, roasted, subtly spiced belgian strong ale that made me rethink what Unibroue is capable of. Some similar flavors (dark fruit, yeast, spices) that other belgians have had, but more elegant and restrained here, with a choclatey aspect as well as wine-like complexity. Full bodied, full flavored, expertly balanced. Easily their best beer, and one of my favorite Canadian beers of any kind. "
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a very dark brown colored body that is nearly opaque. A tall tan head of big soft bubbles slowly settles down to a finger of thick and creamy foam. Lacing is thick, sticky and coats the glass. The aroma is light and delicate. I get modest hints of sweet bready and mildly funky yeast with some fruity notes of dark cherries. There are fruity/estery notes with hints of sweet-tart black cherries, dry yeast and bready maltiness. This is balanced by a very light herbal leafy hop presence that also adds a light bitterness and a slight mineral or metallic touch. The palate feels smooth and creamy with mellow yet very active carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Past it’s drink by date by almost a year. Pours near black with a short beige head. Almost no lacing. Nose has heavy bleu cheese, malt and background prune. Mild sweet with a hint of sour. Medium body, sticky texture, decent carbonation and a moderately dry, light bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. This would likely rate better if it were fresh.
AirForceHops (4421) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. I purchased this at Market Basket, I always walked past it thinking it was mediocre. Well yet again I am wrong. The thing I love about beer is it can alway surprise you, this beer did just that. Dark brown with amber hues, thick white head. severed in a chalice. Aroma is plums, raisins, anise, light red grapes and Belgian yeast. Spilt 3 ways with family and friends.
More complex and real surprising for a brew you can find in a super market! Flavor is a myriad of malty flavors with yeasty notes. Prunes, figs, dates, English toffee. The yeast gives the malt some balance and complexity. Fruity yeasty flavors, cherries, red grapes giving a mild port wine flavor. This brew is sweet but still works. The texture is smooth with a medium body with a mild sugary finish. Could be the best brew I purchased at a super market!