georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Reddish brown color with hints of coffee and caramel and even a little bit of chocolate. it is a great after dinner beer and has a very complex palette the only problem is you don’t want to drink more then one with this ABV %!! bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with tight, attractive beige head. Aroma is earthy with caramel, peat, tobacco, and spice. Flavors of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, tobacco, peat, toast, pine, apple, and spice. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel and light,sparkly carbonation. Impressive and inspiring. PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
A tasty English strong. Spicy on the palate the beer was smooth throughout the drink. I can see where people really dig this beer. 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2003
out of bottle this was a dissappointment. Little malt flavor even when served jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
at correct temperature. Very thin. Dark red color not matched by depth of flavor.
On tap my recollections of this brew more positive.
The Ubu is arguably Lake Placid’s finest offering. It’s quite dark and malty. The taste has a slight hint of smokiness and coffee like a porter, but retains the touch of bitterness that an ale of this nature should have. Finishes very crisply, refreshes the palate, the body, and the mind. A fine fine brew.
Steverus0 (332) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
A nice and delicious, malty English ale. Incredibly smooth, the hoppy character, which is slight, balances with dark, almost coffee notes
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Bottle; dark brown with red hues and medium brown head; aroma-coffee, caramel, floral, mildly roasty; taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish. This is great RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium off-white/light brown head. Aroma is toasty malt and a lot of raisin, smells Belgian. Taste is mild sweet, medium bitter, with a good amount of alcohol for 7%. Finish is dry. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. An ok beer. mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2016
2016.11.13-12oz bottle in Keeseville NY bar
No detailed review, but this is surprisingly pretty good. Reminds me of several things I've had in he "black saison" category.
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Head seems to disappear too quickly for my liking but a fine brew besides this, great balance robust flavors. Taste of Carmel just the right blend of hops. BOM club selection the best of the 4 I have received this month.