hstreet (65) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity, Heavy, Solid, Not much of a head, Reminds me of insence. I like a great brew!
TheRatKing (77) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There are few things I love more than Unibroue specials... This one was poured gently into my Westmalle chalice. Colour is a beyond-gorgeous deep, deep red with a foamy off-white head that looks to be in no hurry to go down. Nose has a smokey quality to it, along with the regular sweet richness of the Belgian yeast. Flavour is somewhat metallic, surprisingly on the light side compared to some of their other offerings. Ripe fruit, smokey oak, slight orange peel, slightest hint of gingerbread. Its strength is completely hidden, that is certain. Not one of my favourite offerings from Unibroue, but still quite good. I wonder what a bit of extra aging will do.
HipHopOpotamus (172) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another top notch beer from a famous Canadian brewery with some of the best Belgian style beers in the world!
thorongil2 (924) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of fruit, hint of metal, ; somewhat thick palate; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
Spive (5) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a perfect caramel colour... As if you melted some in your glass. Nice fluffy head that only lingers for a few minutes. Carbonation is tight as if it were bottle conditioned (not sure if it is or not). Very smooth mouthfeel and a beautiful bready taste. Reminds me a lot of Rochefort 8. In fact I think I calls for a head to head to call a winner
ILduce (185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle LCBO: Opaque dark brown with tight rocky off-white head and good lace. Bold aromas of spice, espresso, and dark fruits. Complex flavour of raisins, fig, clove, yeast, and rich malt. High alcohol content is warming and well hidden. Robust mouthfeel with a superb bittersweet finish. Simply exquisite strong ale from a legendary Canadian brewery.
wmflynn (14) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Falls Liquor, Minneapolis, MN. Bottled in 2012. Pours a brown, red, caramel-toffee. 1/4" head. Christmas flavour baby!
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Sheffee (25) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Remarkable complexity, depth and balance. You find something new in it every time you take a sip. A must for any beer lover.
Travlr (9952) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, figgy pudding. Taste is dates, raisins, light spice. Nice character and complexity.
vadie (383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur sombre de cuivre avec une mousse moyenne beige/marron. L’arôme de levure d’Unibroue, du tabac, malt rôti et chêne. Le goût est d’abord un peu du malt sucré, puis du chêne, ensuite un peu du fruits noir, avec une finition légèrement amer et sec. C’est une très bonne bière et je voulais lui donner un avis plus fort, mais c’est pas une des grande bières selon moi. Une bière excellente quand même.
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a copper highlight. The head is slight in a white ring around the glass. aroma of oak and spice with a touch of tobacco. Flavor is tart and dark fruits up front. Oak with cardamom and cinnamon spice on the middle. Light almost Smokey tobacco and spice on the end. Slight hint of alcohol. The transition of flavors is throwing me off a bit on this one. I love the distinct profiles from the front to the back of the pallete, but its too stark for me. this just came to me but I also get some gingerbread from the breadiness and spices.