balloonbuffoon (652) - - DEC 11, 2017 rxeight (3278) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s a belgian. Belgian spices. Has a little fruit. Darker than most. All the Unibroue beers taste the same to me. Best thing about this one is the label.
12floz bottle, BBD: 05.11.2019, $3 single, tulip glass. Pours with an excessive amount of head. It takes three pours to just to get the contents into the glass without bubbly overfill. It's brown otherwise. Dark fruit/dried fruit aroma noted. Raisin and plum is what I'm getting as flavors. The body is full and fizzy. Good, and depending on mood very good. This being said it is second tier as a Belgian strong dark ale/quadrupel. beern (221) - Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Pours dark brown, amber with a light tan head and an aroma of dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, dry malt and mild clove with a dry finish and slight astringency. There is also a little booze in the finish. It's very unique. It has a bold, powerful medium body yet with a thin palate and minimal carbonation. It's a strong Belgian style ale and better than a port wine but I'll have a cigar anyhow. There is subtle roast and cocoa. It's mostly dark fruit and yeast with a hint of clove. I recommend serving at room temperature. The warming is tremendous; not overwhelming. What do you mean, I can't get to work on time? oldthumper (13) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine. Incredible mousse-like pour then settled down. Great mouthfeel with strong malt and plum character with molasses and toffee notes. Finishes with slight acid tartness slicing through the mouth-filling malt leaving peasant residual dryness. A real sipping beer for dark winter nights! ShivanDragon (4649) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2017
pours very dark brown with a fine off-white head. aroma of figs, raisin, brown sugar, kandy, sweet, malt. alcohol. Taste is soft, thin feel, mats, toffee, dark fruits, medium sweetness, soft bitterness, alcohol, carbo could have been softer, soft, butterscotch, why is this a top-50 Abt/Quad ?, medium body, soft carbo... ironcontra (467) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
bananas, raisins, figs, rather a sugar bomb (a minus for me) but it's got a hint of tartness and vanilla to add some dimension
patdur99 (8) - - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
Une petite double, correcte. Il y a une certaine amertume, mais pas trop agressant. Bon rapport qualité / prix.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Jan 2007 dtetro (4) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2017 does not count
Poured from 12oz bottle, uh, whoa there! After a couple of seconds, it shot out of the bottle like crazy but I didn't lose much. ;^)
The colour is a dark brown with, um, a huge head of foam that shrank slowly throughout the session leaving a fine broken layer with lots of lacing.
The smell is partly dark fruit(plum), yeast, and sweet malt that quite pleasant to the nose.
The taste is quite fruity up front, the plum I mentioned, a bit of banana, then there's some clove moving in with some nice yeasty flavour. Nice. The alcohol is noticeable but not objectionable and I get a nice tart smack right at the finish. A very nice sipper to have, for sure.
Bottom line: A nice tasty example of the style that does pack some punch so sip on it at your leisure. ;^)
Thanks go out to Wasatch for providing this!
Malt et sucre candy au nez. Ronde à souhait, mais délicate, avec une note fruitée. Alcool et sucre se dissipent tranquillement pour laisser une touche de torréfaction.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone julesxxl (83) - Cholet, FRANCE - OCT 13, 2017
(rouille très sombre, nez discret, parfaite en texture, saveur, amertume, sucre, bulles) shawnmurphy (635) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2017
I've had this beer in the past, yet never took the time to rate it. So, I went to my local beer store and bought a caged and corked bottle, and it tasted not how I remembered it. Why? Likely because it's two years past date, which explains why the bottle was so inexpensive. Therefore, this review is skewed; I will redo this one with a fresh bottle, when I find one. As for what I poured....it was amber-brown in color with no head or lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, cherries. Flavor: the above, with brown bread, dark dried fruits, and wet newspaper (the unpleasant part of the flavor profile -- obviously because of its age and storage...not cellared). Mouthfeel: medium-bodied.