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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Unique and limited edition, this Belgian style ale is crafted once a year as a special treat for those of you who appreciate flavorful, bottle-conditioned ale with character. This years vintage: a rich, dark and full-bodied ale with a fine and generous coffee-colored, beige foam. Its ready to enjoy right away and you may also wish to cellar a few bottles. It will evolve interestingly well, developing more complex flavors as the years go by.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of spearmint... Flavor is caramel, rich malts, cinnamon, spices... Spices on the palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1622) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Aroma of nutmeg tart straw barnyard yeast cinnamon. tastes intensely of cinnamon sorta like schnapps meets a belgian ale. Creamy yet oversweet and overspiced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
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 doesnt seem as good as the past years were.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Corked bottle from TJs in Tallahassee. Blackish pour with a big khaki head. Aroma is warm, spices, dark fruit. Tastes are herbal, sweet dark fruit, clove, little cherry, caramel. Slightly medicinal. Pretty decent - especially for 5 bucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4315) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours and extremely dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is filled with several fruit elements; starts off sweet, then you get some fig and raisin in there. Taste is slightly sweet up front, but also has some dark fruit and sour elements in there. Im interested to see this one aged...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1049) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours reddish brown with huge, long lasting, fluffy, beige head. Aroma is of toasted malt, spices and yeast. Body is full and smooth. Toasted malt, brown sugar, spices, plums and black cherries fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy, with some alcohol warming. Tasty winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Clear dark brown pour with ample tan head. Big malty raisin sweetness And plum and molasses and yeast. Really nice and smooth and big creamy body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
750ml bottle 12/7/13 (Trader Joes Naperville)-40 in Trappist Glass-Pours dark brown with a tight tan head. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits,caramel, and brown sugar. Taste is of the same with more yeast and some spices. This full bodied brew once again is well balanced and is a kick butt deal.

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