dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
I got a tasty cherry/apple flavor from this Ale. Dark color with a sweet taste. A great beer! wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Pours cloudy dark brown with a large tan head and very strong lace. Aroma is strong; prunes, cherries, yeast. Flavor is sweet; very fruity, port, dried cherry, a little banana, a little spice. The dry finish, high alcohol and strong carbonation balances the brew nicely. Another excellent brew from Unibroue. shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Yeasty malty and spicey nose. Dark cloudy brown body with small lacy head. yeast, acoholic, apple and fragrant taste. Crisp at first and then nice acoholic full body. Overall this beer is a beer lovers beer. It is interesting and very flavorful. I like the acoholic taste that compliments the yeast and malt base favors. icanrate (22) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
Deep, murky roasted maple syrup brown, with a fine tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is bready-yeasty, fruity and ripe, sweet and malty, a hint of alcohol, very nice. Tastes complexly malty, just a little like wine, but you wouldn't confuse it with it, I don't think. Some fresh hoppiness, bitterness, Vanilla, a little spice. Some good carbonation, though still smooth and mellow-full in the mouth, a nice bitter finish. A really good, intersting beer, I might give it a 17.5 if I could. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Cloudy dark amber beer. Fluffy roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, cream and nut. Flavor is very exquisite with evident notes of caramel, raisins, fruit and spices. Thanks to Jacob Lövenlund & MartinKubert for sharing this nice beer with me!
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Dark golden brown, diminishing beige head, some lace. Aroma of raisins and dried cherries. These, plus brown sugar, make up the bulk of the flavor; the hops contribute a nice grassiness. Vinous notes are plentiful, as well. Very port-like. There's a little bit of warming alcohol, but it harmonizes well with everything else. Medium to full body. All in all a well-balanced, great beer. Thanks to my uncle John for bringing a 750 of this stuff. Eructoblaster (4370) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2004
Wonderful dark-brown beer topped with generous caramel brew. Alcohol, roasted sugar and spicy nose that almost smells like black grape. Its awsome flavor is a mix of sugar followed by alcohol, roastiness and, finally, a vigorous bitterness. Very complex and hard-to-categorize beer. A "must" after a good heavy meal. BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Very attractive; cherries, raisins, currants I caught hints of them all. Although strong ales are not my favorite this one was complex and enjoyable. DSchick01 (3) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2004 does not count
Dark yet very light on the palette. Very smooth taste with a hint of fruit and fig. Pour into a brandy glass and retain the body and light flavor of this excellent Belgian style ale. Great job Unibroue! BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2006 Port masquerading as beer. Deep murky, ruby color. Smells of grapes, cherries, oak, spice and figs. Tastes like sweet figs, and raisins, clove and other spices, banana and some nice chocolate in there too. Alcohol is present with a nice warming glow. I could drink this through winter, hell, I could drink it year round. It is best after a big holiday meal, I always have one after Thanksgiving dinner. This is excellent stuff.
One of THE best Belgians ever.