maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by KyotoLefty. Dark fruit nose, some breadiness, and stale cake. Dark trnaslucent brown. Deep pruney initial, goes to fizzy raisins, some small bit of oxidation, with a mild sweet finish.Medium-heavy body, a little slick. Mildly tasty, a bit too sweet. Very malty. Okay.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hegedorn’s. Fruity nose, grapes, chocolate, caramel, coriander maybe. Quite fruity, citrus, grape, cherry. Flavor like a spicy brownie, with tangy fruits. A bit too much spice, and the body rather thin. I was really excited about this, but although nice enough it came nowhere close to my expectations.
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m so thrilled to have got the chance of grabbing a bottle of this refined brew after waiting for like 2 years! Very enjoyable pour of a deep brown shade of high opacity topped by a sustantial tanned head finely structured and letting guess a creamy feel. Retention is excellent and lacing is verry god, too. The nose is dense wih sweet banana, roasted malts, yeasts and a sweet/bitter spicy presence I couldn’t identify. This ale is sweet, spicy and nutty with again candied banana and a great harmony between the hops and yeasts giving it lots of depth. I found the bitterness just right, giving kick to the taste but without overpowering anything. The mouthfeel can be described as dense, vapory and creamy bearing a slight sharpness at first hand. The downer is a mild aftertaste but no ale is perfect.This brew evolves as it heats so serve it cold and let it reach 10 - 12 degrees to release more boldness. Overall the best features of this ale (besides its name) were its depth, density and originality compared to other brews offered by Unibroue. Very happy I can say I tried it!
smroush (117) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of candy sugar and spice. All malt and spice; not much hops. Some dough. Lots of spice- clove, all spice.
Appearance is dark brown; even at the edges though a bit of dark red at the edges. Moderate sized quite light tan head.
Taste has a little sweetness, probably mostly from the alcohol. Not much real bitterness.
Body is pretty full. Texture is kind of interesting with a bit of oil and a touch of creaminess; a little towards the thick side.
Finish is carbonation and spice; pretty long.
Overall it’s pretty good. Not complex enough to rate higher, dominated by candy sugar and spice.
zickbeer_ye (350) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry white grape aromas with some meaty undertones. Bone colored head and dark brown body. Earthy belgian yeast and veggie flavor with some rootyness. Smooth.
stevoj (2818) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma, dried fruits, yeast, slightly herbal. Taste brings more of the same, earthy, rich, vibrant. Dark brown \ ruby body, small airy head, finish could be longer.
belgis (267) - LATVIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
2.5 years old but not in the best conditions. Fresh yeast in aroma.round brown sugar in aroma. Dominated by dark malts but sourness appears later. Maybe to simple.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt raisin, sweet, subtle toasted malt and tart fruity aroma. Subtle champagne-like yeast. Raisiny flavor; dark fruit, sweet. Sour apple-sh fruit. Earthy yeast. Sweeter in the finish.
rondphoto (2772) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear, very dark brown color, good light beige head, dots and spots of lace. Taste is malt and dark fruit and loamy fresh turned earth, but mostly, it is the warmth of alcohol, which is more of a distraction than a positive quality. Good, not great.
boozedude (2181) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with my pal josh at club w... very dark pour wih big head, arouma is sour fruit, taste is incredible, very smooth, some grape, love it