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RATINGS: 144   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 year’s vintage: a rich, dark and full-bodied ale with a fine and generous coffee-colored, beige foam. It’s 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
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Toasty nose. Flavors of cinnamon and cloves with some caramel notes. Lots of carbonation. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1104) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of molasses, raisin and other dried fruit. Porter color with light tan head. Big flavors of molasses, citrus, oak, raisin, cinnamon, touch of nutmeg and clove, honey. Alcohol blends nicely with the flavors. Pepper notes. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
another good year. spice and malt forward beer with a big beefy yeast presence. Always a little overcarbonated, but always a nice treat come December/January...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the hotel after the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours clear dark amber with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to bubbly lace. The nose is raisin, spicy belgian yeast, dark caramel bread malt, and plenty of baking spice. The flavor is more spice from both the yeast and of the baking variety with somewhat sweet raisin and dark caramel malt underlying. The body is hard to ascertain because of the massive amount of carbonation with a long spicy yeast and baking spice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2014
750ml bottle: This one pours a somewhat dark ruby color. There was quite a bit of a tan head on it. It lingers and left some lacing. This one has a nice nose. Spicy, yeasty, fair amount of sweet malts. Some fruity notes also, as well as some clove. The taste is very good. Bready, sweet Belgian malts, some spices, fruit notes. Another solid Belgian style beer form Unibroue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5969) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pretty solid unibroue beer. Nice florals, light lees taste, prune and raisin. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Some clove. Nice balance. Bottle from trader joes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2868) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Sortbrun uklar øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Nellike og sødlig malt i duften med et let metallisk præg. Smagen er hvinende sød, alt for meget. Igen en smule nellike og metallen er der også. Ikke så god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2711) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Raisins, Cinnamon Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Decent Lacing Taste: Sweet Bread, Raisins, Mildly Boozy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
750 ML bottle Thanks to my sister in Seattle for this. Good Christmas present Dark mahogany color with a light tan head. Persistent head. Decent carbonation. Lots of cloves, banana, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Good nose but the yeast is very evident. Taste reflects nose well. Does get a bit thin in the end though. Or maybe it just got very samey. For the price can not beat though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Wanted to like this more than I actually did. Bottle. Pours amber/brown with slight tan head. Aroma is pumpkin-spice, dried leaves, prune. Taste incorporates those elements...I keep going back to some of the pumpkin beers I’ve had in 2013. Lots of carbonation, crisp and clean. Strange sweet/rotten aftertaste to me. Didn’t finish well.

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