rubbishystuff (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, I don’t think I liked this as well as the previous year but the missus seemed to think it was just as good. I wish I’d had a bottle of the old to compare. Some basic deal at last year but didn’t come together as well for me. Serving: Bottle
ryecatcher (927) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, gift bottle Aaron (thanks brother!) shared with my father on Christmas Day. Pours the color of Dr. Pepper, big, foaming off-white head that took a few minutes to dissipate in order to drink so as to not get froth up the nose. Nice retention and lacing. Nose is festive, Belgiany yeasty spice, some pepper, caramel, light clove. Mouth is medium bodied, caramel, some dried fruit, yeasty funk, mild chocolate notes. I’m fighting a sinus thing, so this probably isn’t as thorough a description as it might’ve been, but from what I got, it was a decent holiday brew. A very Merry Christmas to all!
thornecb (4690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Pit fruit and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate and caramel upfront turning to pit fruit in the medium length finish.
Funkatrocious (101) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Sweet and floral with a distinct spice. I liked it!
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Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola Like Dark Brown, Huge Tan Frothy Foam Head, Long Lasting, Lots Of Lacing. Clove Aroma.Clove Aroma. Taste of Clove, Esters, Unibroue Yeast... Cola Like Bubbly. Hides ABV Real Well. You’d guess only half of it’s strength.Nice and Easy To Drink. Enjoyed It. Great Value. Recommended...
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Davis. The aroma has a fruity, lightly piney character present with typical phenolic character from the unibroue yeast strain. Mostly opaque mahogany body with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Starts with a spritzy carbonation, before this becomes rather sweet with some chocolate maltiness and some molasses. Light yeast esters with fruit notes (pineapple) and some clove come in through the middle. Finishes with a minute roastiness. Fairly sweet, and a bit lifeless.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark cola with a big light tan head, well carbonated like most Unibrou
Smell big, light color citrus fruit, slightly tart
Taste belgian yeast, limey, candi sugar and fig, complex
Dry, medium body
fitwitchik (387) - USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Unibroue snifter a black brown with a huge head.
Aroma is straight up Belgium yeast with some dark sweet fruit.
Taste is thick dark fruits with some serious spice yet not enuff to complicate the brew. Caramel is there with some slight coffee toffee.
To the palate the carbonation is HUGE. After popping the cork the brew overflowed all over the counter. No worries still a nice beverage and a 750 ml bottle for $4.99. Bought a 2nd one to lay down with previous Vintage Ales from TJ.
jbruner (2818) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to matt! Pours a dark brownish black with thin ring of tan lacy head. Aroma is Belgian esters, nice peppery spice and dark fruity, malty back end. Taste follows, very easy for the abv, not too bad.
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite sweet with cherry and raisin notes. Sweetness may diminish with cellaring, and that may be a good thing because, while not cloying, this beer has an intense sweet finish that overwhelms the malts and fruit.