HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
boto (1963) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Defreni (2860) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
merc7186 (2607) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown with red tone pour with light off white head and lace. Aroma is dried fruit with little to no hop aroma. Flavor is sweet dark fruit flavors with just a touch of burnt sugar. Medium body with aggressive carbonation. Just not much. this beer was not well taken care of after it hit the bottle