sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with decent head. Smooth mouth feel with the typical Belgian yeast esters giving a mild banana/fruit taste. A bit of spice. A pretty decent Belgian overall.
beerme31 (527) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, dark fruits, spices. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, ave carbonation, spice finish. Overall another good strong belgian ale from Unibroue via Trader Joes.
deyholla (7315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light grain with belgian spice and a backing of bread. Flavor has sweet grains and spice with a hint of a light bread note.
PlinyTheOlder (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely delicious... definitely Belgian-ish... definitely high gravity. Great value for a wonderful treat.
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Not sure why this gets different years for each vintage as I don’t believe the brew changes from year to year. That said, I’m copying and pasting this to each vintage I’ve had due to this factor. Beyond that, every year this comes out it’s worth picking up a bottle. It’s a great dark fruited and spiced out Belgian style, something like a dubbel, yet stronger. Can’t beat it for the price!
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices and yeast. Medium body, strong carbonation. Not as good as the previous versions I have tried.
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great quality with an amazing price of 6$ a bottle comparable to a quad like Chimay...deep dark fruit notes...yummy
Beachmaster (195) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany color with a big off-white head that slowly fades. Nose is dark fruit and caramel. Taste is full-bodied with toffee and plum notes. Just delicious. Another winner from Unibroue.
Chadski4 (147) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Strong spicy aromas with prune and plum notes. Very dark coffee color with a thick, never-dissipating, moussey tan head. Very sweet fruity flavors with noticeable alcohol. Light bodied.
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an Imperial Pint Glass. Great and big ale. A good dose of slightly smoky malts. A bit of sweetness. A good mouthful from beginning to end. BTW, holds up very well, and a good compliment to spicy food/Sriracha.