slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Short lasting, thick head covered an amazing, deep brown (like dark cider) ale. When held to light beer had many floaties and only let light in at the edges. Nose of spice, yeast, and apple cider. The taste is very grape and wine like. Complex beer. The finish is very yeasty and bread like, a big change from the first sip. Alcohol is decently hidden, but it still warms the mouth. One 12oz can hit ya’.
My ratings on this beer changed very little. The beer looks perfect, and is very complex.. smooth but still slightly acidic. Can be a little harsh sometimes, esp in the linger, still excellent.
Dorkenstein (318) - - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana bread,alcohol, and ester aromas. Taste is banana bread, esters, and some alcohol.
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Malty, yeasty, toffee aromas. Malty, syrupy, plum flavors. Solid, but not as good as the other main Unibroue beers.
AleRider78 (450) - - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a thick 1/2" foamy light brown head. Has a dark brown almond colour. Nicely carbonated and ok lacing. Aromas of light malts and hints of vanilla. Flavours of strong roasted malts and mild chocolate like flavours as well. Somewhat bitter. Still goes down nicely, does not seem like a beer of 9% abv. Good stuff.
BroadestTom (341) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma dark fruits,
Appearance brown, cloudy, hazy, white foam, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall I’m getting an off flavor in the after taste. It almost tastes like dish water to me. I’m not sure what it is but I’m not liking it. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong slightly pungent aroma with dark fruits like raisin and plum, some cherry notes. Dark amber color with medium light beige head and hazy liquid. Strong taste with dark slightly roasted fruits and malts, a hint of banana and some artificial rubbery notes. Averagely balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with dark fruits and malts. Medium body with strong carbonation. Overall, a bit lo fidelity feeling from really high carbonation and somewhat simple and artificial taste.
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: caramel malt and brown sugar domination. Candied notes. Really sweet and fruity. Taste: full body with caramel malt and brown sugar. Really intensive body. Good attenuation and quiet drinkable. Total respect of the style. Aftertaste: alcohol and caramel.
Docavey (41) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from the 750 ML bottle with Marc. It was very dark with a tall head, almost like a Guiness. Roasted malt with a hint of cocoa and coffee flavors. Easier to draw no than the 9% alcohol would suggest.
F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
andrepintado (2422) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saveur-biere. Dark copper to brown. Medium brownish head. Light to medium sweetness and bitterness. Quite balanced taste. Aroma is roasted, fruity, malty, woody, resin. Pretty tasty!
damzz (428) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick dense beige head that leaves lacing and a smaller fll head. The nose is ripe fruit s it says. The body is medium. Taste is sweet dried fruit, , coffee, dark malt. 112 oz bottle in a variety pack BBY: 6/22/17
Subliminal64 (81) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taken from a sampler pack. Cellared 1 year.
Another great beer by another great Canadian Brewery
Smells like a Belgian Tripel/Quad. Very sweet, with alcohol undertones.
Pours a dark brown/red colour. Head at beginning similar to Guinness, but it almost dissapears by the end.
Taste is very sweet almost sugary. No booze flavour.
Good amount of carbonation. Little aftertaste, especially for a 9% beer.
Overall I was very happy with this beer. I will be purchasing as a gift pack, but not on a 6 pack of its own.
The Beer Bearon