mabel (6574) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6332-20140522] Bottle. Fruity raisin malt aroma. Dark brown body with a quick bubbly head. Fruity raisin malt flavour. Full body. Ok, it’s nearly a decade old so a rating here is debatable but c’mon, it’s pretty good even a decade later! (8/3-/8/3/16) 3.8
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle shared by yann, thanks dude! pours unclear very light brown with a small light beige cap, little retention and lacing. spicy hot wine, very spicy - aniseed, cinnamon, cloves; brown sugar, sweetish nutty-fruity maltiness, minty alcohol, cardboard, perfumey and powdery chocolate, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet, lightly astringent and grassy-peppery-boozy-spicy finish. not so bad, but clearly past its prime.
Minderbinder (2007) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown/very deep amber with no head. Aroma is of fruits, caramel, sugar, alcohol. Taste is of fruits, caramel, cardboard, water. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Not too bad, but clearly over the hill.
tom10101 (3085) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Dark brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with cardboard and brown sugar. Taste is mostly of cardboard along with light fruits, brown sugar and some spices. Alcohol isn’t present at all. Medium body. Low carbonation. This beer was supposed to have been well stored but that’s doubtful considering how bad it was. Definitely past is prime.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized tan head. Yeast, some caramel, and some toastiness.
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and murky, swampy brown with almost no head. Aroma has faded, but you get some tangy yeast for sure. Flavor brings tangy yeast dominant with some malty flavors as undertones.
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 12/12/2011. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, apple, pear, molasses, brown sugar, toast, toffee, caramel, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big complexity and great balance of malt and fruity esters. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, toast, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, light oak, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, toast, toffee, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, oak, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of dark malt, spice, and fruity esters; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, earthy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale! Big complexity and balance of malt and fruity esters; and dangerously smooth to sip on. An absolutely top notch offering all around.
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Got this one after it had been cellared ...by that i mean left n the shelf...a few years at a beer shop in Orno, ME. Pretty standard flavor palette for Unibroque. Little more alcohol warmth than expected.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellared until 9/2012
Clear dark brown with a minimal white head.
The aroma is sweet caramel and toast.
The flavor follows the aroma and adds a fruity spicy touch.
Smooth and very easy drinking. Hides it’s alcohol well.
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends. Nose is big spicy yeast and toffee/caramel with some bready notes. Flavors match. No signs of alcohol. Not much else to say here except it’s an exceptional brew. I’ve come to expect nothing less from these folks at Unibroue.