OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours completely opaque with a rocky 2 finger tan head. Retains very well.
S - Green apple skins, dusty yeast, clove, pinot grapes,
T - Apples and dark fruits off the top- figs, prunes, raisins and some melon. The yeast is there but doesn’t come out and try to bully through the flavors. There is a pinot grape like acidity creating a vinous character. The roasted malts are weaved with molasses, licorice, clove, and pepper. Banana is pronounced when warm. Finishes tangy and slightly acidic.
M - Moderate carbonation, fizzy, medium to full body.
The bright white grape character was unexpected but melded perfect. All the flavors seem so balanced that nothing sticks out. The drinkability is very high for the style. Alcohol is hidden well.
Serving type: bottle
HeistAlmighty (1008) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage, aged almost 2 years. Dark brown with a little red, creamy, hazy. Large sponge toffee head. Lots of lacing. Aroma has cloves, raisins, dates, brown sugar, musty yeast. Slight sour crept into the taste, but otherwise much like the aroma. Letting the beer breath for a few minutes and the sour dropped off some. Slight alcohol burn but just how it should be. Overall, this was really good. My third favourite Unibroue, which is hard in such a competitive field.
AlainG (910) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Des arômes épicées émanent de ce liquide brun très foncé, garni d’une mousse épaisse, se résorbant lentement en laissant une fine dentelle à mesure qu’on la déguste. Son goût est tout aussi épicé. En s’y remettant au nez, les fruits secs et la salsepareille la parfume, tandis qu’on détecte des senteurs de coriandre. Texture soyeuse. Alcool discret et réconfortant. Je devrais m’en faire des provisions. (H2812/1036/Q)(550-020313)
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown hazy opaque with a nice head, aroma of dried fruits, vanilla, fruit acidity, flavor of fruits, light acidity, very sweet and buzzy, medium bodied
Rrauth (915) - North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Wow this is pretty dang good. The yeast is awesome. An amazing balance of hops yeast and malt. Not to sweet. Nice
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maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a moderately thick frothy tan head. Nose has some slightly sweet dark fruit elements that are somewhat reminiscent of a quad. Taste is slightly sour, but with a robust fruity element to it that makes for a remarkably easy drink. It combines a lot of elements I frequently don’t like, but it ends up being amazing. Very happy with this choice.
rxeight (806) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like every other unibroue. Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Not my thing.
kerenmk (1585) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Pours black, opaque, with a quick dissolving off-white head. Smells sweet, nutella chocolate, somewhat spiced. Spicy, sweet, and light-fruity taste. full body, heavy, very sweet finish. For dessert.
Wordsworth (121) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Pours dark red-brown with a thin white head. Smells strongly like peppercorn. Tastes peppery and sweet with mild fruits. I swear I smell pepperonis. Pretty good.
bunget (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. A dark cola brown body, huge mocha head with excellent retention. Aroma of Unibroue yeast, raisins, prunes, herbal hops, slightly roasted malts and peppercorn. Taste is unexpectedly light and refreshing: yeast, raisins, prunes, light spices, herbal hops and a nice woodiness in the background. Alcohol very well hidden.