radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper/amber in colour with a thin but lingering off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is yeasty, lots of candy sweetness, dark fruits with some light alcohol. The flavour is sweet at first, yeasty, malty, very fruity with some noticeable alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sweetness, warm.
A step back from the 2006, seems to be lacking some oomph. Lackluster Unibroue.
750ml bottle obtained in a trade with rustychiles, thanks Rusty.
Opened on July 24, 2008.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In the 750 mL corked bottle from a TJ’s in Seattle. I’m pretty glad that I aged this for about a year from the date that I purchased it. I think it is at its optimum right now. Pours a dark slightly cloudy brown with a large dense tan head that actually grew in size in the goblet after about 5 minutes. The aroma at first seemed a bit oaked to me, then it blasted my senses with profuse raisins. The flavor is a crazy grape candy sweetness, but not at all unattractive. This palate is so smooth that I nearly gulped down the glass without a sense of what I was doing. To beat it all, I think I bought this on sale for $3.99. Woefully under-appreciated on this site at 3.5.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is sweet with raisins and spiced pear. Taste is of raisins, sugar and malt.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is raisans, caramel, molasses, toffee, spices, dark fruit, and some malts. Look is clearish brown color with a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, sugary, fruit, very sweet.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, medium brown with some transparency, slight head, has a fruity nose with caramel and fruit flavors , nice finish
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, prunes, dates, caramel, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, candi sugar, toasted grain, and pepper with a carbonated mouthfeel.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown pour with a thin beige head on top. nose of dark fruits and yeast. very fruity flavor but quite nice on the palate with a slight tartness in the finish.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. aged 1 year. pours a hazy reddish brown with fizzy white head. aroma of dark fruits, figs and grapes mostly, some very slight aged port wine notes coming through very nicely as well. flavors of grape, mild spicy notes resembling coriander and clove. again this series a bit too fizzy, thin, and boozy to be something special. however, 1-3 years seems to help gain some malt complexity and shows less alcohol.
rmussman (1586) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled another vintage. This was last January or so. Very nice and consistent with expectations from prior years. Nice and frothy and of top quality. Pours bubbly and smooth.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber ccoloured. Unclear. Light brown small head. Sweetness, spice, fruits, berries and some citrus is notable in aroma and flavour. Quite smooth but also a bit bland. Medium bodied. Spicy and dry end.