Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I did not get any hints of a port wine as the bottle suggested. However it had a wonderfuly dry taste and a nice fruit aroma.
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohol is hidden well - mixed in with many other fruit flavors. Nice deep dark ruby red appearance with a long-plasting thin white head. Aroma - not very remarkable - but pleasant. Good after dinner beer - to be enjoyed like a fine wine or port.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely not one to remember that is for sure, and definitely not one to my tastes. Did i mention i dont like wine at all...and when i poured this..my first impression...yup...wine!!!. It poured a fiery red color with nice carbonation in the glass, with a minimal white head and a faint aroma of alcohol and wine...but nothing spectacular..a slight smell of dark fruit, but that was it!!! The taste is pretty repulsive on the tongue... over ripe plums batter the mouth in an acidic free for all, and leave a grapefruity dryness to all hell. Morbidly awful acidity level here that made my tongue curdle...sandpaper like almost. The roasted malt did come through more towards the aftertaste near the end of the bottle as the sudden shock of that horrid dark fruit (more like chewing on a grapefruit peel) faded. It took the malt base at the end here just for me to give this a half decent rating. I dont like wine and this was too reminiscent of wine..heavy on the alcohol, and heavy on the fruits...not my style, and no i dont think i will care to venture near this again.
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight smell of alcohal/sweetness on opening.very mild.nice carmal flavour with a back ground of over ripe plums,the flavour sits in your mouth after its gone,very nice beer,but not really to my tastes.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very strong beer but far too fizzy for my tastes. give it a shot
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 Dark brown colour, slightly cloudy. Complex aroma of fruits and hay. Tart and bitter, very pleasant.
TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 Another great Unibroue beer. Can they make a bad one? Strong maltiness and sweetness in the first whiff. Wafting more reveals slight fruitiness and some wheat aroma. The taste reminds me of a bock beer mixed with a strong Belgian ale. Finishes very smooth with a hint of fruit and chocolate. Well worth seeking out and trying. Highly recommended!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the tackiest beer label in the world, like something you’d see painted on the side of a van. The beer misses too. Some rather excellent light chocolate, berry, peach notes--just like the best of the trappists--buried under a late sugary avalanche. Inital flavor is coca-cola, pointing up this beer’s fundamental vulgarity.
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderfully dark and cloudy, with a nice sweet aroma and a great somewhat fruity flavor. Definitely my favorite from Unibroue.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 12/31/02: The pour a deep murky plum color, the head Bunyanesque and the texture spumous, the lace a sticky thick clinging sheet that completely obscures the glass. Aroma of malt, hints of ripe fruit I like to say plums, sweet and quite a clean and fresh nose. Malt dominates the start, sweet and the top middling in feel, finish is stingingly acidic, hops robust and plentiful, quite dry aftertaste also long lasting. The high ABV makes this a fine winter warmer, and a good beer to sample on “New Year’s Eve”. Ranks #189 on my current 1000 beer master list.