Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Another great from Unibroue. Beautiful hued color with a sweet inviting aroma. A great dark taste which leave the mouth begging for more. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2004
A handsome beer with a large foamy tan head and dark chestnut brown body. Aroma of leathery yeast, baking soda, some Belgian candy sugar, pepper, and an indescribable savory chocolate smell. Flavor is very organic and chocolatey. This beer has extraordinary subtleties for such a big beer. Strikes me as easy to pigeon-hole but there's a lot more here than first meets the palate. Fortunately, 750 mL provides ample room to get to know and appreciate this beer. Definitely not terrible. Ungstrup (37905) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2004
The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate and plums combined with a slight sourness. The color is pitch black and it has a beutiful light brown head. The flavor is sweet with notes of yeast, citrus, plums, and wood. It turns somewhat bitter combined with the sourness - which is a really good balance to the sweet start. A little too sour for my liking. But the body is good. Thanks a lot to Alex (Fiulijn) for trading me this one. bb (9525) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bottle. Very dark brown/black beer with a bubbling beige head that fades quickly. There's an aroma of vanilla and spice with a little sweetness that begins to turn phenolic. The flavor is yeasty with a molasses/toffee and raisin combination. There's a lot of depth and the alcohol is there, but based on previous ratings I thought it'd be a little less. It's not overpowering. There's a little too much of a corn/adjunct flavor that takes away from the overall appreciation. It's good, but there are better. jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pitch black colour with a super-dense fast-dying brown head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, coriander seed, curacao and honey-canned corn. Medium to full-bodied; Sweet brown sugar/molasses flavour with corn and yeast qualities. Aftertaste is actually nice and bland-nothing offensive nor harsh. Overall, a decent beer-those odd corn/yeast flavours are present in all Unibroue beer are here in this bottle. I sampled this 750 mL bottle purchased from Merchant's in Dearborn, Michigan on 25-December-2003.
jonas (7611) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2003
Fruity aroma with banana, raisin, berry and acidic apple notes.
Pours a very dark, almost black chestnut brown topped by a nice frothy head.
Fruity notes are in the taste again together with some dark sugar and leathery or wooden notes.
Belgian yeast edges when exhaling, otherwise the strength is not obvious at all.
Solid malt body and a smooth pearling mouthfeel. foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Aroma is surprisingly mild. Woody, tobacco, leather, alcohol. The alcohol in the flavor is at first rather obvious, so I deduct points for that. Beyond the alcohol is corn tortillas?! tobacco, some fruitiness, a little spice. Finish is slightly drying. Good beer but I probably won't buy it again. I prefer Trois Pistoles. dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Pours a deep dark brown with a descent light tan head. Aroma is pleasant malt and chocolate, very sweet but no fruit. nice balanced palate, plenty of carbonation and nice sweet roasted chocolate malt. I didn't notice the alcohol much, but I did feel it later. I enjoyed this brew. Don't drink it too cold. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Deep dark black pour. Foamy head, but dies down quick. Sweet aroma. Roasted malt, cocao, fruit like. Alcohol headed the taste. Very warm, quite nice! Compliments of Jeremy (jgb9348). Thanks bud! Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Poured a rich dark brown, with a thin foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet with cocoa. Sweet and smooth. Flavor is roasted and fruity, with hints of caramel. Nice warming beer.