Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
This is a great deal every year. Even though I am not the greatest Unibroue fan (as many of their beers seem to taste the same) these I always look forward to. I wish I would have had a second bottle to hang on to for down the road.
Aroma / Appearance - Reddish black and fluid, this was darker than I somehow expected it to be. An ivory head surged to several fingers in height before falling like melting snow. Black peppers, chives, charcoal, and cheap vanilla extract linger in the air lazily.
Flavor / Palate - Flat soda chased with pinches of pepper tickle the back of the throat. Plums, dark fruit, and chocolate undertones add to a solid experience. At times carbonation peeks through. Ultimately though the same thing that plagues other Unibroue beers means this one becomes predictable by the end. Even so I don’t regret having opened it.
Gerbeer (2974) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium persistent head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark ripe fruit, and heavy on cloves/spice. Flavors of nutmeg, cloves, dates, and figs. Could use a bit more body or a bit less spice to allow the malts to come forward. Otherwise quite nice.
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to someone! Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium white head. The aroma is big rich malts with some light spices and fruit. A nice mellow flavor with light warmth, some cherry and berries, big malt, light roast, chocolates. Quite good.
Gription79 (2793) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. The nose is dominated by coriander, orange, and Belgian yeast. A nice spicy Belgian ale.
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from joepeesie! Pours deep and dark. Aroma is yeast have with some dark chocolate malt and bubble gum. Bready and yeasty flavor with some coffee notes. Very prickly on the tongue. Not bad.
Landmonger (155) - USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark chocolate with a nice head with good retention, the aroma is yeasty with not much elase, the taste is sharp with a lot of carbonation and an a tangy feel, a lot of warmth going down good but not great
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Trader Joe’s Reston. It pours an opaque black with a tan, frothy head that quickly settles. The nose has a good bit of clove and spice, but not much else. The flavor is a touch metallic and very heavy handed with the spices. I feel like I am drinking clove laden potpourri. There is a touch of fig and sweetness on the back end, but this brew comes across as a little dull. Light to medium body with too much carbonation, thinning out the body more than it already is. This one doesn’t do much for me.
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4302-20120219] Bottle. Roasted figgy malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Rich roasted malt grain flavour has a lingering sweet heavy aftertaste. Full body hides its alcohol fairly well. Tasty and delicious. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(w/ jerc, others)
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good for the price. A little too dark and rich for my taste. Prefer these drier and hoppier.
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Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Big yeasty aroma with notes of citrus, spice, stone fruits, caramela and smoke. The taste is bread, spice, cherries, plums, stone fruits, caramel and a faint bit of smoke. Medium-full bodied, spritzy carbonation, very interesting and pretty damn good.