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RATINGS: 145   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estover (75) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Tons of carbonation, head replaced quickly by a number of streams from the bottom of the glass, little lacing. Little nose of spice and something medicinal, and a hint of that wonderful Unibrew yeast. Taste of bitter caramel and spice, and there is something medicinal in the taste as well. The front is a tad harsh and quick. The finish is malty and lingers. The feel is thin and effervescent. 1.5 years later there is a nice sweetness forming in the finish. A sharpness that was there is all but gone. A wonderful beverage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
750ml corked and caged bottle. Old vintage at this point, very oxidized and forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Dark brown, almost opaque with a small.soapy tan head. Th aroma is fruity, spicy sweet malt, no hops. The flavor is slightly sweet; and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark mahogany color with an off-white head. The aroma was of dark fruits and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with toffee and some plum. It was full-bodied and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a tan head. Yeast, clove, malt, spice and dark fruit aroma. Yeast, banana, clove, spice, dark fruit and malt flavors. Medium full body and lively carbonation. Yeast and fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7589) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2015
750 ml thanks to Keir. Pours a very dark mahogany color, really looks black with a large light beige head, a bit of a slow gush. A spicy malty nose. Rich, toffee, berries, strawberry especially, yeasty of course, light wood. Comes in a bit hot maybe, slightly tart. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
[6904-20141106] 750mL bottle. Fragrant floral rose grains aroma. Dark cola brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Toasted grains and floral boozy barley water flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "The last time I saw MTV music video awards, Kurt Cobain was still alive."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle - huge foamy tan head, very dark Amber/brown color, sweet dark fruity aroma and flavor, mild alcohol notes, good Belg yeast spice, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a golden brown with a full head. The aroma is dark fruits and belgian funk. The taste is big on holiday spice and mixes very nicely with the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle shared by my friend Steve. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a malty fruity aroma. There is a dark molasses and raisin flavor with lots of spice and a hefty yeast presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma is quite fruity along with Belgian yeast, light spices and a hint of chocolate. Malty and fruity flavour along with light spices. Slightly over-carbonated. Medium bodied. Good beer.

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