Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A much more caramel and mellow aroma than the other Unibroues that I’ve had. Still has a crisp twang. Great appearance. Malty, pear-cidery, with carbonated zip. After venting, the bottom of the glass is better than the top. I have to steal Heat’s analysis on the aftertaste. Very warm. A well-crafted brew. Hold some on the tongue and exhale through your nose
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this again the other night and it really is magnificent. This time though, it had dominating apple flavours which I didn’t pick up the first time. So smooth (dangerously so) for its strength. Just a note for the Australians giving this low ratings, I got a case ordered into my bottle shop especially so maybe it was fresher than the bottles you tried.
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great sweet, fruity, malty aroma with accompanying taste. Very creamy and buttery with a strong alcoholic finish. This is definitely a sipping beer. It pours a very deep dark amber color and holds a great head. The lace practically lays in sheets on the glass momentarily before very slowly making its way back down the side. It does have a lingering buttery alcoholic malt aftertaste. Great after a long cold day. In my opinion, this is the best of the Unibroe beers. I am usually not a fan of such dark and sweet beers, but this one does it for me. Definitely gonna add this one to the buy list.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 A real winner, extremely complex aroma with flavor to match. A very nice finisher to a winter night.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2001
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2003 have had this twice since my first encounter and expected to be converted but found no reason to be. stupidly sweet, cheap red wine and baking soda yeast flavour. predictable. tastes a lot like their other beers. unpleasant burnt candy. one of the worst of its style.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 29, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy aroma. Malty, winey, toasty, chocolatey, sweet taste. Slight earthy taste. Alcohol twang useful in countering sweetness but still a sweet beer.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer but you can really taste whatever it is. Maybe the alcohol flavor turned me off. I think some higher alcohol beers can hide it better.
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. But I can’t help thinking how much it seems to be trying to mimic Chimay Grand Reserve. Not that that is a bad thing.
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color dark/red is a nice sight, the flavers countless. I was just tickled to death to drink this one. I love it...a definite top strong ale for me.