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La Terrible - Unibroue

La TerribleLa Terrible

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,697 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 1697
Reviews: 890
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2002)
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ChugMan

Washington

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Food Pairing - Sweet/mild Italian sausage and sauerkraut went pretty well with this, definitely worthwhile. Fruityness of the beer was especially welcome with the light, meaty saltiness of the sausages.

A - Nearly opaque, deep dark orange. Abundant foamy head which left streaky lacing.
S - Dried fruits, lively. Warm but refreshing. Very inviting.
T - Fruit flavors dominanate: red and golden delicious, apricot, peach. Low bitterness which contributes to a mild, tart raspberry sensation. "Brewed with Spices"- clove definitely, maybe some cinnamon. A very bandy-like quality is present as well. Very nice balance considering the relatively high %.
M - Smooth with some spice grittyness, little syrupy, not great but not entirely unpleasant.
O - A lovely beer! Terrifically authentic, sweet fruit flavors. Works as either a meal compliment or on its own, great fun exploring it.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 03:10:54 | More by ChugMan
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I've greatly enjoyed other brews from Unibroue (including Trader Joe's Vintage Ale) so I had high hopes for this one.

I poured this deep brown brew from a 750 into a tulip glass and was rewarded with four fingers of fine, tan, long lasting head that left surprisingly little lacing on the glass in its wake. The thick foam eventually receded to a ring around the edge.

The smell is strong with dried fruit, raisins and prunes with only a vague sense of hops and a little spice, ginger and possibly allspice.

The taste is very sweet with raisins and molasses front and center, fading to a bitterness like a sugar overload. I couldn't detect any hops at all in the taste.

This is definitely a mouthful of feel, a medium to big bodied brew. If I hadn't been sharing this with a friend I wouldn't have been able to drink the whole thing myself. Light on carbonation and heavy on the tongue, this is a BIG brew.

On the whole, I didn't really care for this. Too sweet and unbalanced for me. My taste has recently shifted toward much more hoppy brews, so perhaps that's part of my disappointment with this highly rated ale. As much as I enjoy big Belgian Christmas ales (Corsendonk, St. Bernardus), this strong dark ale from Quebec was more than I bargained for.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:34:30 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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One1Asterisk

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed La Terrible out of a snifter with a couple of friends. I loved the heavy raisin smell on the nose, and the beautiful color and mouth-feel this ale provided. I was once a fervent drinker of spiced ales, and they began my beer quest some years ago. La Terrible is an excellent Unibroue offering, and I'll be sure to pick up a few more bottles next time my eye catches the name. I'd love to see how this ale ages!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 20:05:48 | More by One1Asterisk
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: deep, dark ruby liquid... semi-creamy, tan foam... little bits of lace

S: clove, prune, semi-sweet dark chocolate... not at all boozy.... overall, bold, dynamic, and inviting

T: dark chocolate and dark fruit up front, quickly followed by potent allspice and brandy-ish fruit flavor and rush of booze.... brown confectionery licorice in the finish through to the aftertaste

M: quite silky-smooth... long-lingering, tonic booze with a touch of subtle warmth... long, slow, mildly viscous finish... ultimately dry with a lingering, ultra-light acidity

O: most, if not all, of Unibroue's large bottle offerings are pretty killer - this is no exception... have gotten myself in trouble with this one as part of the 'Unibroue Challenge' at Pistola's a few years back

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 04:20:52 | More by Bouleboubier
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Unique dark grey-ish-brown color. Murky, and nearly opaque except around the edges of the glass. Hearty-looking.

S: A subdued smell, but an appropriate introduction to the flavors of the beer. Very deep, slightly sweet, slightly oaky.

T: The combination of the appearance and the smell is a decent indicator of taste, so there are no surprises. The taste is soft, smooth, and immersive . The blend of flavors is seamless, giving the sense of one cohesive identity. The subtle coppery undercurrent common in a lot of Belgian ales. In short: deep, nuanced, and most importantly delicious.

M: Thick and hearty, but not overly sticky or filling. Only a slight indication of the ABV.

O: A great beer, one I'll definitely be buying again. Impeccably balanced and a real pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 15:38:34 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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Beerswag

California

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle aged 1 year 6 months. Poured into chalice as recommended..has a very dark brown/almost black color, when held to light this beer shows slight tones of dark burgundy. Smell is rich of fruit, yeast, chocolate, and raisin..taste is much more complex than the smell, lots of black cherry up-front, raisin, chocolate, plum, caramel. A rich madeira wine essence and a little woodsy oak on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium-heavy carbonation, especially for a "quad" strong ale. Bubbles are small and stickiness is present on the lacing. Overall a great beer, complex, balanced, and interesting enough. Aging has served this one very well. Serve with aged sharp/stinky cheeses, duck breast, filet mignon, desserts (cheesecake) blackberry chocolate mousse, salted carmel and almond bark.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 15:01:12 | More by Beerswag
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a deep, dark brown, slightly purple color, into my Abandon Brewing tulip. 3 inches of head quickly settles, leaving one inch for a while. Not much visible carbonation due to this being nearly opaque.

Intense smells of dark fruit. A little spice.

Tastes like bold, slightly tart, dark fruits (raisins, plums, grapes) with the typical zesty Belgian yeast flavors. Relatively sweet. Slight, but very mild hop bitterness.

Medium body, very little carbonation.

Unibroue knows that the hell they're doing with Belgian ales. This one is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 22:09:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark plummy brown with an elegant layer of beige head that sits thin, but long. Looks great in my La Trappe chalice.

Clove phenols with dark rummy fruit flavors of stewed cherry, grape, and date. Esters are strong in the nose. Faint spice notes speak of star anise and coriander. Excellent.

A complex strong dark ale with notes of raisin, dried cherry, clove, a little chocolate, star anise, light banana, and lightly roasty malts. Finishing with some bitterness. Hidden citrus notes underneath. Really well-crafted.

Medium body and soft carbonation. Could use some filling-out.

Great Belgian ale with dark fruit tones and a hint of spice.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 15:39:36 | More by thecheapies
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750 into snifter.

Looks amazing, nice 2 finger head, looks like it will be tasty.

Smell is somewhat disheartening (for my likes), similar to a sour ale. Very strong scent looming from it though.

Taste...ummmm good. Nothing what I expected from what the nose was giving me. Very well hidden alcohols. Warmed very well.

Just what I expected from a BSDA.

Overall, I love this beer and the style. Something different from the normal lineup. High in abv and very drinkable. A must try at some point.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:54:16 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 11/16/16 bottle at 40 degrees into goblet
Aroma of figs, dates, “dark” fruit
Head average (3 cm), antique white, creamy, mostly lasting
Lacing minimal
Body dark brown/black with reddish overtones against the light; initially clear with some yeast haze (bottle conditioned) toward the end
Flavor begins with a sweetness resembling dates and figs, no hops, no diacetyl, no alcohol; ends with a faint burning, somewhat clovey goodness
Palate is medium, creamy, lively carbonation

A very flavorable “dark ale on lees”; one that I really like (I buy all I can find) which is available year-around in the US (HA!) but is seasonal in Canada (According to the website).

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 16:53:56 | More by Ozzylizard
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_--TAD--_

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall great taste, bought a bottle for the holidays and it was somewhat expensive but turned out to be well worth it. Plus I happen to be a sucker for beer bottles that do not have paper label and incorporate the label as part of the bottle, it really added to the experience because it shows the though about every detail of their product and not just good tasting beer, but it shows they even cared about the presentation and culture of their product.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 03:01:25 | More by _--TAD--_
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750 of this for about $9. Almost went for the Fin Du Monde, which I absolutely love, but I'd never had Terrible before and decided to give it a go.

Brown bottle with a silver label that just says "TERRIBLE" on it. How could anyone pass this up? Also says best before 2016 - ha ha, not making it that long, I don't think. Pours dark brown, almost black, with about a 2" head into a tulip.

Nose is complex - plummy, spicy, sweet, and as it warms I get some apple pie and iced tea/black tea. Light whiff of booze. Flavor improves with some breathing, but at first I got this grape/prune profile that I don't like. It's like a fruity dark malt, but I'm not a fan, and fortunately fades over time, but I know it's there. Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth, and carbonation is light and subdued, and the alcohol is pretty negligible for being as up there as it is.

Overall I think this is a fine beer, though the grape flavor throws me. I like everything else about it. I rarely buy 750's and would probably opt for another offering from Unibroue before picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 05:26:22 | More by BeerWizard
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Won as an award for most penalty minutes in the first half of adult hockey season, hmmm.... go figure.

Anyways well found a date on the back: "Best before 01/18/2018"

Poured into a chalice:

A: dark brown close to black colored body with some light amber/maroon/maybe somewhat garnet looking tinges on the sides; one and a half/maybe two finger white foamy head that dissipates within a minute; spider web lacing that sticks but actually ends up sliding into the body after a minute

S: up front there's a spicy sort of wine-like tart cherry sort of clove/coriander-esqueness going on, not exactly sure how else to describe it, but yeah, its basically that, however, I do note some raisins trying to come through to add some balance

T: sweet yet spicy yet tart and also adds a nice sour aspect to it, whoah, there's actually a ton goin' on with this beer; wow!; bready yet/somewhat of a raison-esque aftertaste, dry spicy finish

M: medium, sessionable - not really - seems to be more of a sipper to me; carbonation seems to be pretty good for the style and for me as a BSDA, I will say this: there's a certain wine-like harshness that I've had before and am not actually totally enthralled by

O: I'm not exactly sure I'd have this again as there seems to be too many wine-like qualities to this (I'm not a wine drinker these days); for a wine drinker who wants to try beer, get this as in my opinion, I think you'd like this

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:20:20 | More by BeerKangaroo
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours up a resounding amount of head that also appears to have really good retention. The head is a very light beige while the body is a dark chocolate black that shows small hints of maroon and garnet when held up to the light. Good amount of lacing has been left behind.

Nose- Good amount of cloves, coriander, and banana with cloves being the most dominant aspect initially. The cloves are a little different than most in that they have a slightly savory quality- they're almost meaty. This meatiness is very strong from the glass. Hints of very fleshy raisins as well. This is very apparent after some swirling. Some brown bread.

Taste- Strong front of raisins which have a strong vinous quality that moves in to brown bread, banana, and cloves. At the moment, it seems a little thin. Seems a little more substantial on subsequent tastes. Don't get a lot of presence from any one note (except for maybe the raisins) but this is because of incredible integration and balance. Certainly not in the same league as some of Unibroue's other beers (La Fin du Monde, Maudite, and Trois Pistoles) but still a pretty good beer. Figs and plums start to come out with some tart notes around the edges. In many ways, resembles a light sherry or port. Some straw and grass gives it a little more complexity. The yeast used is definitely unlike any other I've encountered- it seems to contribute to the savory, almost umami character of the flavor profile. Good to really good beer. Heavy amounts of brown sugar and molasses make this beer seem thicker and stickier than it actually is.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a light amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing. 10-11 is fair for this beer but when Unibroue's beers are cheaper, it's hard to justify.

Overall- Good to really good beer. A must try and a possible gateway beer for a wine drinker. No flaws and very solid. Needs a little something more to attain that wow factor.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:05:04 | More by artoolemomo
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Got this from Whole Foods for a 25% off all beer black friday special. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a dark, near opaque, reddish black color with a 1/4 inch beige head that dissipates fast and leaves small patches of lacing.

S: Outstanding aroma. Smells of plums, cherries, red grapes, malts, barley, yeast, cooked brown sugars, cinnamon, other spices

T: Tastes quite sweet. Plums, brown sugars, cherries, red grapes, malts, yeast, herbs, spices. Is quite boozey, makes you drink it slow.

M: Has a full body to it, good amounts of carbonation, strong booze overtones. A slow sipper indeed.

O: Overall, this was pretty good. Although I've had many beers from Unibroue, I'd say this might be my least favorite but that does not at all mean it's bad, it's very good. I just feel that I like all their other beers, especially Don de Dieu. Still, i recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 01:39:05 | More by Mavigo
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep dark mahogany with two fingers of pale khaki head.

Smell. Red grapes and prune plums, some earthy spice but mainly fruity and sweet.

Taste. Sweet with a ton of fruit. Raisins, purple grapes, a bit of banana and some caramel and molasses. Also getting that signature Unibroue fruity and spicy yeast and a tiny bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. 4's across the board, can't be a bad thing. A quality brew for sure. If you like one Unibroue, you'll probably like them all.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 16:06:27 | More by Rutager
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: black with a large pillow like off white head

S: wow. Intense on the nose. Tons of cherries, sugar, raisins

T: tons of cherries. And raisins. Very fruity a bit acidic. Very close to a quadruple with the sweetness on this. Lingering cherry finish.

M: medium bodied and sweet

O: alcohol very well hidden on this gem. Loved sharing this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 04:11:38 | More by Givemebeer
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An excellent beer that I'd recommend to any fan of Belgian darks.

Pours an oily black with chocolate highlights at the edges of the glass. The impressive head has good retention and leaves lots of lacing. Overall this is a very attractive beer.

Aroma of Belgian yeast with cloves and lots of roasted dark malts with candied plums. Has incredible depth and complexities that are totally beyond my abilities to describe. Likewise with the taste, that starts sweet and morphs into a finish that is simultaneously both dry and caramelized. As I have no idea how that is possible, will leave it for the experts to describe. The alcohol warmth is scarily well hidden, and I am glad to be sharing this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:09:29 | More by hopsolutely
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boonzes

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, I live in a US state where alcoholic beverages above 3.2% ABW cannot be shipped nor sold chilled, so many great beers are unavailable (New Belgium refuses to sell warm, for example) here. In addition, I'm sure this at least slightly changes the beer/experience.

Second, while I've been enjoying beer for almost a decade, I wasn't the type to obsessively seek out the best beers until the past four or five years. I still am somewhat of an anti beer snob, as I don't much pay attention to nose, head (except when I'm pouring a beer at work), or speak the jargon.

However, after reading many reviews of this beer, I feel confident that I am qualified to rate it. To explain, the other reviewers all sound very knowledgeable and speak a language I can understand and learn from but do not speak myself. Scanning quickly, I read many different and often contradictory terms and descriptions in reviews of la Terrible. Some of these guys (or girls) sound equally proficient yet describe characteristics of this beer oppositely, so I really don't know whose side to take, whether it smells like plums, bananas, or dentists offices. So here's my uneducated opinion:

I love this beer. I would give it all 5s if it weren't strongly discouraged and I was more confident in my opinion/access to comparable beers. I stumbled upon a 12 oz. bottle of Trois Pistoles several years ago and thought the metal album cover artwork was hilariously awesome, so I bought it. But then I really loved the beer (and still do - it's my favorite of the brewery's "cheaper" beers). So I tried some others. Maudite, for sure (didn't like it. felt the evil horse beer made it a little redundant), Chambly Noire (i think), and definitely Quelque Chose (good but in a very different category). Anyway, flash forward until about a little over a year ago. I see this black bottle on the shelf with the others called "Terrible." It's comparatively expensive, but I can't resist buying it based somewhat, again, on comedy value. I chill it and some snifters, then pour a small glass for my (then) future wife and one for myself. I'm ready for it to be a bottle full of bar mat drain-off, what with the name and all, but it's amazingly delicious. I actually bought it several more times, despite the price and the fact that, when buying "good" beer, I am inclined to try something new each time.

i was ready to be totally embarrassed reading my first ever beer review, but i totally stand by this. terrible kicks ass, and i sounded how i should. honest and new. four or five years later, i don't have the time to write beer reviews, but i brew when i can. i have a few recipes posted on brewtoad. nothing so far like la terrible, but i think they're good recipes.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 09:21:30 | More by boonzes
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Arceo

California

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is quite a good belgian dark strong. smell is mostly yeasty dark fruits and char.
it tastes like , a big belgian smack in the face with sweet tones of plum and dates.
the alcohol is well hidden as I am pretty drunk of sharing a bottle with a friend, and cant detect the 10.5 abv. very pleasant and complex beer. 2 thumbs up

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:22:01 | More by Arceo
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utopiajane

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany that has sublte hues of cola and dark caramel brown. Impeccable clarity even though it is almost completely opaque. If you turn your attention to the bottom of the glass you can clearly see the tiny champagne like bubbles rising furtively to the top. The head is tan and creamy. It's slow to fall and it constantly refreshes with each turn of the glass leaving a pretty thick layer on top. Sheets of lace to look at as they slide back down into the beer as you drink.

Nose is Belgian yeast, earthy and woody. The vibrant scent of ripe cherries. A dark fruit quality overall but nothing you can pinpoint and call raisin or fig or prune. The malt is perfectly roasted with an earthy depth of it's own. It seems to come right to the edge of all the dark roast scents like chocolate or coffee but stops right at the edge. That is terribly exciting as it's grain promises a smooth and rich taste with only of hint at sweetness on the nose that isn't from fruit. It's a touch nutty as it warms. There is some clove to round out the nose.

The taste is pure delight. It has the tart and lively cherry, the earthy dryness of the Belgian yeast, the depth of the roasted malt. The malt is as smooth and as delicate as such a dark roast could possibly be. The clove and spice add a bit more complexity. The carbonation is ticklish and tiny bubbles add to the lightness of the body. The drink is just a touch boozy and to your delight. It is only a faint warmth as you swallow and the carbonation lightens that as well.

Add this one to the beers you must have by Unibroue. Expressive in the glass from it's stately appearance to it's sumptuous flavors. This beer is vigorous and bewitching.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 17:08:08 | More by utopiajane
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ptykozoon

California

3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark mahogany, no head no lacing.

Dark fruits, nuts, cinnamon, spices.

Fruit at the forefront, mostly raisin and prune. Some belgian earthy tones and nuts.

ABV tastes around what it is - a bit heavy. Mouthfeel is medium.

A simple yet refined taste. Good brew from a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:57:30 | More by ptykozoon
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bnes09

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, near black. Weak head, soda-like with little lacing.

Tart dark fruit aroma, namely cherries. Hints of cider. Seems like they must have used some brett yeast.

Roasted malt flavor. Dark fruit esters. Figs and cherries. No hops detectable. Nice balance between roasted, tart and sweet.

Medium bodied, spritzy soda-like carbonation. Sticky feel.

Overall, very good. Great flavor and balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 03:51:39 | More by bnes09
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lancecenter

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown, almost black with three fingers of tan head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Dark fruits, cloves, apple and cinnamon, among other spices.

T/M - Candy sugar, cola, and raisins. The taste and feel are perfectly balanced without shooting all over the place.

O - This is one helluva brew and one that I don't go back to often enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:49:16 | More by lancecenter
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 11/15/16.

Pours an opaque brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice fruity flavors but it's fairly boozy in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 03:07:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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La Terrible from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 1,697 ratings.