caesar (7281) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Bottled @ craft beer co clerkenwell. Dark color, short head. Aroma is spicy all over the place, clove, cinnamon, cardamom. Very dry and spicy, only some sweetness, licorice. Im just not a fan of overly spiced beers. Too much of everything. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Super dark, black, huge frothy brownish head, sticky lacing.   Strong spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices.   Seems like an Autumn like spiced ale to me, which I do absolutely love.   Oh... but
on the tongue its not as sweet as I smelled.   Reminds me a bit of smoked salmon with heavy yet dull ginger snaps.   This is a weird one... okay, the aroma was nice, but on the tongue its making me rethink physics and holiday
baking.   Spicy, but lacks sweetness to balance it out.   It really is an astringent Ginger Snap cookie.   Yikes!   Not as heavy or thick as I thought, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as sweet or smooth as I
expected for a Belgian Strong.   This is like the Christmas Cookie that wont say no.   Christ, go away already!   I don’t want another, I have tasted enough of your shrubby/tree like smarmy attitude.   Your sister is
likely much sweeter, but you pissed her off and she is no where to be found.   I am sad, and I will give you the score of someone who has no other cookie friends.   You are alone, alienated, and making children angry in your lack
of sweetness and attitude towards traditional yummy cookies.   Go f*ck yourself 12-12-12, you are like a Christmas nightmare that comes true. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
650 mL bottle. Looks more like a porter than a Belgian. Nice brown head. Smells more like a Christmas ale than a Belgian. Lots of brown spice. The flavour is quite big and complex. Brown spice, booze, roast, cocoa powder, . It all works fairly well together. more dry than sweet. A nice bitterness in the finish - feels like a roast bitterness rather than hops, but what do I know? Points for creativity for this one. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Aged until opened on August 4, 2013.
This brew, as soon as the bottle is tipped over, pours like oil and is an opaque black color with a medium brown head, and the aroma hits you hard with a complex combination of clove, roasted malts, and gingerbread. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and quite umami, and the palate combines a full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a long, spice-filled finish. jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BuckeyeBoy, thanks. Pours a dark brown with more than a finger of dark beige head. Nose is ripe with spices and Belgian yeast. Cinnamon and cloves. Whoa... tastes like gingerbread? It really does! Cinnamon and ginger, some cloves, a little Beglian yeast, and it finishes with molasses. Sweet and spicey; there is no way I can finish the bottle alone, but this was a neat brew and fun way to end the VE series.
reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Deep, black pour, opaque, with three fingers of caramel foam. Slightly Belgian nose, bitter roast finish. As this beer warms, the dark fruit nose becomes more and more apparent, and the full malt body covers the burnt roast bitter. When at appropriate temp, this beer is very well rounded. BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Belmont bottle about 7-8 months old. Pours super dark with big, brown foamy head and sheets of lacing. Huge spicy aroma that reminds me of Christmas from trees to gingerbread. Big bold flavor that starts with spruce and spice but settles out into some nice roasted malt and a hint of bitterness. Lots going on here but well done. All’s well that ends well. boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bomber: This one pours a fairly opaque dark brown color. There was a huge tan head on it that lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. The nose is interesting. There are a lot of spices in there. Allspice, cinnamon, faint ginger clove and orange. While they aren’t overpowering on their own, they seem to be keeping any malts and hops hidden. Interesting taste. Pretty fair amount of spices mingling together, along with some chocolate. There is some bitterness coming through, as well as some fruits in the finish. A very interesting brew. BeerFlavoredBeer (260) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Smooth and well-rounded chocolate and mild clove/cinnamon. Sweet and a bit cloying as it warms. Finishes with earthy spices and dark sugars. Excellent. Shame it was a one-off. wisdomsolo (472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
The aroma is filled with exotic spices. It pours a chocolatey opaque brown. The flavor is allspice, smoke, cinnamon, clove. It has a rich and full mouth-feel. Very good beer. Exotic.