TheRugDoc (10) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I do get the raisiny Port taste and the alcohol wasn’t as over powering as I thought I thought would be. Fantastic!
omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark nut brown. Dry bitter and lively. Very complex & tasty!
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Suprisingly easy to drink despite strong, but not overpoweing, alcohol presence. Sweet, fruity, malty flavor. Medium body. Reminds me a bit of Chimay when after it warms a bit.
Darthsimon99 (1) - Übach-Palenberg, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
rickd99 (2) - MONTREAL, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is the reason why im proud to be canadian
limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is excellent: thick, off-white, and enticing. The aroma is complex. The alcohol is very present and matched with a sweet malt and ripe fruit nose. The taste is complex and satisfying at first but does not resolve very well. The finish I find lacking. Also surprising is the thin mouthfeel considering the gravity of the brew. Overall, a fine belgian style dark but not on my list of favorites.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 2010-12-28, 8 years old, bb 17-04-04, 8-3-6-3-14=34
Dark brown color; it pours watery, fizzy, with a medium sized head that disappears quickly, completely. The aroma, with caramel and chocolate, is distinctive and pleasant. The body is thinning, with caramel flavor, almost no sweetness, and a light oxidisation; the final is quite weak in the mouth, and also not much bitter anymore. Drinkable but too old.
Dark amber ale. Nice fresh aroma of hop and porto wine. Powerful brew, strong body, malt, raisin, alcohol, light liquorice. The palate is balanced but not very long and hoppy.
To be aged.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The worst of the excellent Unibroue family. Not as in-your-face as La Fin Du Monde.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whenever I drink a beer like this, I think about all those guys out there who never even bother to pour their beers out of the bottle - and consider an iced-cold, skunky Beck’s to be the pinnacle of beermaking.
How can you not love this rich, complex, fruity dark beer. The further you drink down your glass, the smoother and richer the flavor. Addicting.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Each time i drink this i love it more and more. One of my favorite Belgian strong ales. Vinous notes and delicious fruit tastes. Very easy to drink and very good.