Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Famed Canadian ale in Belgian trappist or abbey beer style. Lots of dark malts, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, aromatic hops; well-balanced and tasteful but it also had a hint of DMS which disturbed me a little.
johnnymusky (273) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is like nothing i have ever tried....rating is tough because it is so different for me...meady crazy dough bread flavor...my mouth was overwhelmed...3 more to drink then i shall rerate.
manuelMTL (134) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 341 ml bottle. Pour is dark brown with almost no head. Nose is vinous port wine-like with strong notes of sweet dark fruits, mainly prunes and cherries. Fresh pie notes too. Taste is quite sweet with a long warm alcohol finish. Flavours of sweet fruit desserts with some vanilla and dough notes. This beer has definitely a unique character!
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkel- bis kastanienbraune Farbe, leicht trüb mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig, hefig, etwas rindig, warm und leicht röstig. Der Geschmack ist samtig, medium bodied, sonst wie das Aroma. Bittere kommt leicht im Nachgeschmack.
edwardbass (539) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is dark brown. Aroma is sour, very ripe tropical fruit, sweet sugar. Taste is cherries, really ripe banana, some lemon and yeasty sourness backed. Quite sweet once it warms up a bit (and you should let it warm up - it improves dramatically). Booze is apparent and warming, but not overwhelming. Not a style I am a big fan of, but it’s obvious this is a very high quality brew.
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown nearly black color, with a nice light tan head. Very Cool bottle. Aroma is like dark fruits, dark malt. Taste is impressive, dark malty, with hints of said fruit, yet balanced and very good. Very drinkable no bitterness or harshness. Some light alcohol taste, not enough to be overpowering, it does let you know its there! Over all excellent beer!!
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a dark brown with purplish red undertones. A medium tan head appears which subsides after a couple of minutes to a thin veil, sparse lacing.
Smell is pungent dark fruits up front - plums, cherries and raisins, mainly. The alcohol is also apparent, with some chocolate and a bit of an herbal quality.
Taste is exactly what you expect from the aroma. Lots of sweet, dark fruits up front, with a touch of chocolate and alcohol spiciness. Under that initial blast, you can taste some hops, which help to balance the sweetness of the beer and it does a good job. Reminded of dark chocolate on top of tart, dark cherries. This ends up being dry on the finish, despite the sweet smell and initial flavors. Very easy drinking for a strong dark. Mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly.
Overall, an excellent strong dark Belgian ale. Way too easy going down at 9%.
Beerkenstock (55) - - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
drink cold (10°C).
Eye: strong dark brown/black beer with beige, almost brown head. nice bottle with the typpic Unibroue bottleneck aluminium wrapping.
Nose: you can smell the yeast. chocolate, dark fruits. slight sidenotes of mushrooms or some sort of sweet soap, alcohol too.
Mouth: chocolate, dark fruits such as blackcurrant, plums and raisins, also oriental fruit like figs and dates. very round and butterlike when it runs down.
Overall: reminds me of the great rochefort 10°, but nit just as balanced. i’ll definitely drink this one again. one of my favourites.
Astrozombie (28) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is earthy, dark fruit, and alcohol. Appearance is dark nice white head and some lacing. Taste is strong alcohol is up front nice strong beer.. Alcohol is a bit overwhelming though
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours dark brown with a redish hue, small head that dissipates quickly leaving behind a fine lace. Aroma of dark fruits, currants, bread, belgian yeast / banana funk, and caramel. Taste is banana, cherries, other fruits, a little funk, slight alcohol, and grass. Medium to heavy body, light carbonation. This is an interesting beer with a lot of complexity. Strong but not overly boozy, with a slight bite at the end to balance out the strong flavors. Pretty damn good.