daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This ones got it all. Pours brown with a huge head that lasts quite some time, aromas of earthy fruits and flowers. Flavor swirs about nutty with the same earthen fruit finishing with a long rasiny sweet aftertaste. Wonderful brew... biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Dark and lovely to look at with a creamy tan head. dark fruits strongly represented in this one. Huge malts great beer wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
Sample glass, RateBeer Southeastern Gathering. Lots of molasses, coffee, and chocolate. Very dark brown color. Very sweet throughout with a little bit of acidity in the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: how unique, a Unibroue beer that isn’t yellow and fizzy! MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured dark brown with an offwhite head. Fruity, lightly malty taste. Finishes sweet. Good. skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2006 Re-rate
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2004
A solid couple samples three years later reveal a wonderful winter warmer. As rich andcomplex as many classified as Quads.
Potent alcohol in the nose, nice ruddy brown color. Mostly nutty, with minimal fruitiness. More malt is required to carry the stiff ABV. Strongly acidic and dry. Lots of mouth action.
A deep rich toastiness to the aroma; dark roasted, black cherry-ish maltiness. Strong presence of yeast. Complex and very satisfying. A terrific beer by one of the best breweries out there! (Although, the Unibroue 11, in my opinion still reigns supreme!) dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Malty and spicey. a sweet taste and a good aftertaste. A dark color. A really good beer. I'm a huge fan of Unibroue, and this may be their best. Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Excellent and interesting beer. Spices and dark belgian flavors shine in this one. PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Expected a little bit more - but still a damn good brew. Dark brewed tea appearance, tight off-white head. Candy-sweet aroma with a bit of waffle syrup thrown in for good measure. A little too carbonated for my tastes which seems to be a Unibroue characteristic. Flavor has lements of dates, sweet chocolate with a intriguing back end of spiciness. Very complex - does not fall apart - just not melded together as well as most Belgians. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Great appearance. Yeasty, standard Unibroue aroma -- which is good. If I closed my eyes, I wouldn't have know that it was dark, except for a slight syrupy twinge. I was a bit disappointed in this for being a 98 percentile beer. On balance, I'd buy the Don de Dieu instead.