frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Dark redish brown with a nice light brown head. Malty, plum and raisin aroma. Spicy yeast and ripe fruit flavors. Very solid Belgian Strong. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Murky dark brown body, small off-white head. Lots of roasted malt in the nose. Other aromas are cherry and maybe vanilla. Flavor is roasted malt without much sweetness. The flavor kind of falls flat IMO. I have read much about this beer's complexity. I am not getting it. The body is smooth and pleasant but in no way outstanding. My expectations were too high for this brew. Maybe its too subtle for me but I don't understand how this beer is so highly regarded. ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Probably the finest after dinner beer I have ever tasted. Just try it -- but savor it over time, don't you dare gulp. It must be given its due in sips and... it's ABV takes the place of two lagers. It's just become available in the Chicago 'burbs. The slightest drawback can be its sweetness --but as a dessert beer, that's fine. BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Hint of citrus aroma. Good carbonation. Just a great beer-it's my favorite Belgian beer so far. rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Very clear redish brown color with a sweet fruityness in its aroma. Sweet taste with a light to medium body. I really enjoyed this beer.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
By the time I got around to tasting this one I was toasted. That said, YUM! Good roasty toasty aroma, dark coffe color and a good head. A bit of fruit, maybe apple wrapped in malty goodness. I'll keep this one in the fridge! Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 First off, I think my bottle was flat. I drank it anyway, though. No head, very dark brown, fruit aromas. Gotta try it again just to make sure. Rerate. Fresh bottle right from Unibroue. Light, fruitty a bit tart and also sweet. Subtle flaovrs of malt, spice and lemon zest. pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 Pours dark with little head, but nice lacing. Big plum flavor, with an aftertaste of citrus-spice (the unibroue yeast?). Citrusy flowery bouquet delights the nose. A strong belgian-style ale that won't weigh you down. Big, strong, and, dry 1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
looks and tastes like a great dry burgandy. prune juice appearance. ...... ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 nice beer. nice buzz. what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in focus and brawn. a very clean, nutty and dry belgian strong ale.