thorongil2 (660) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) clear very dark reddish brown; medium tall brown head; aroma of bread, wheat; strong, sweet, complex flavour; long light bitter finish ; better than many ’belgians’ from Belgium
Cinctus (110) - - DEC 31, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A powerfully flavoured bouquet of forest friuits, licorice, and tobacco. Pours a thick, black. Smells strongly of fruits and polish. Overwhelming, intoxicating, but just not enjoyable.
Canmoore (67) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a midnight black, and a thick tan head. The aroma is thick, like fresh minced meat pies are baking in the oven. Lots of fruits, yeast, banana, and coffee are packed into the aroma. The initial taste is a blast of black liquorice, followed by some coffee, raisin, and plum. The body of this beer is very thick, and almost feels like you are drinking a fruit cake! Excellent beer, and a fine example of Unibroue’s excellence in crafting fine beers!
yarry (497) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10.5% a/v, 750ml bottle. Loving the cork and cage seal as well.
Pours a remarkably opaque black colour, with a nice tan head. Looks pretty impressive. Aroma is dark stone fruit, a bit of toasted barley, and espresso. The taste is just phenomenal, and remarkably complex. Again, lots of dark stone fruit, but that comes in after some espresso and deep dark chocolate taste. After mellowing on the tongue for awhile, you get the deep roasted espresso flavor and smokey richness. 10.5 percent on the label but doesn’t seem like more than 6-7% on the tongue. This beer is far from Terrible, another winner from Unibroue.
vadie (210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un marron très foncé. Une mousse lèger. Le nez et peut-être du cola et rasin. Le goût et du rasin et cola. Il y a un peu d’amertume a la fin. Très bonne.
vikingguy (620) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with red highlights. Sweet fruity malt on the nose. Sweet, rich malt...candied sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and some warming alcohol. Reminds me of Gulden Draak. Nice flavor but a bit cloyingly sweet.
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hangunder (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramely, dough, raisin, "unibroue" aroma. Dark brown, hard to see through, lasting brown head. Medium sweetness, light sourness, no bitterness. Full bodied, creamy with average carbonation. A pretty good and well balanced one for it’s style.
vmilaxer29 (360) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark mahogany in color with a persistent off-beige head. The aroma evokes raisins, bananas, chocolate cake, licorice, prunes, old furniture, some wine, and tart yeast esters. The taste is initially yeasty, follows up with dark fruits, and ends with banana. Tart all the way through. Mouthfeel is medium with fizzy carbonation. Balanced and tasty.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and Draught. This is not my favorite offering from Unibroue but it is good none the less. Sweet, warm, and straight forward - bog standard Belgian style ale at a good price.
Tessic (746) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale poured a deep brown colour with a big, creamy, tan coloured head. Light lacing. Scents include smoke, weiner water, caramel, malt, spice(Allspice?) and a little cocoa. First sip was very creamy with light carbonation. Fairly sweet with flavours of yeast, malt and spice. Finish is thick and sweet with almost a mollassass palate.