Let me first start off by saying La Fin Du Monde is my favorite beer, so I’m excited to taste this ale. Trois Pistoles is also a great beer so building off of that reputation I have high hopes for this beer. I’m not one for the design of the bottle but I really like the subtle yet sophisticated plain bottle, it doesn’t try hard to catch you with fancy advertising, unlike the other old world looks of Unibroue beers. This is just a bottle with silver lettering; humble yet stands out for its simplicity. There’s no cold activated bottle or super wide mouth its just a plain brown bottle, which you might miss when you’re looking for it in your favorite beer place.
When you first pour this beer you notice one thing, it’s extremely dark. So dark I thought they might have miss labeled the bottle but its a dark ale so let’s get this going. As I salivate while pouring my glass, I tried to get a good head on the beer but it was just stubborn and couldn’t get more then a thin line of bubbles (after reading a few reviews later, that’s the way it pours).
Smelling it you can smell raisins or plums really strong. Tasting it confirmed it was raisins and has really good carbonation. Its a strong beer so another thing you get is a huge gulp of alcohol which is a good or bad thing depending on how much of a light weight you are. It has a distinct malty flavor and has a smooth after taste. Overall it tastes like a strong more robust Trois Pistoles and is a great addition to the Unibroue family of beers.
Keg Taps: 5 out of 7