BelgianBeerGal (3319) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Phoenix bottle. Typical pour that is reminiscent of Coke with a bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Christmas flavor that reminds me of spruce mixed with speculoos. Pretty nice and definitely a Christmas beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Super deep brown, moderate foamy tannish head, spotty lacing. Typically house character for Unibroue, along with a touch of what seems like lime leaf. Spicy, but hard to pin down. Cardamom, touch of sage, maybe some grains of paradise. Similar taste, spritzy, light alcohol on the backside. Middle of the road for Unibroue, but still tasty. Has their yeasty house character too. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Given away a bit by its abundant carbonation. Finishes better than most any other $5 750ml Belgian Strong Ale. Spicy, yeasty, and pretty much what I expected for these Vintage Ales.
Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex dark fruit and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Solid balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer
Nephilium (1463) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet aroma of dark fruits, and a touch of spice. Pours an opaque black with a ridiculously large light tan head. Very heavy on the fruit flavors, fading to the Unibroue house yeast spice. Lingering sweet flavor. Overall a good beer, and a great deal at $5 a 750 mL bottle.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, herbs, earthy, clove, brown, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, medium body, lively, slick feel, astringent,
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown black, tan head the aroma is spicy, nutmegs, yeasty, fruity. The flavor is fruits, spicy, nutmegs, clove. The finish is spicy, yeasty. Medium in body. Interesting Belgians, a bit run of the mill. a little time in the cellar may help this one out.
flatmatt (1210) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a very deep red-brown to black with an off-white head. Nutmeg, ginger, clove aromas. Ginger and cinnamon flavor mixing in nutmeg and clove. Another good year.
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of spearmint... Flavor is caramel, rich malts, cinnamon, spices... Spices on the palate... Solid
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nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of nutmeg tart straw barnyard yeast cinnamon. tastes intensely of cinnamon sorta like schnapps meets a belgian ale. Creamy yet oversweet and overspiced.
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a Chimay glass. Pours black, tanish, creamy, lasting head. Aroma is spicy licorice/anise/root beer, taste is slightly sweet spice with a slightly sour aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not bad especially for the price, but doesn’t seem as good as the past years were.