Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a tullip glass. Pours a nice dark color with a fizzy light tan head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is spicy, some malt, herbal, dark fruit. Flavor is very dry, notes of cinnamon and alcohol with a dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full and heavy carbonation. Decent overall, will see how it ages. tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours black/brown, tan head. The aroma is spruce and a bit of floral hops, chocolate, fruity, pepper. The flavor is cherry, other fruits, cocoa, pepper. The finish is clean, slight booze warming. Medium in body. Nice, Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tj’s 2012 VA pours a rich black brown with a very firm head of mocha small bubbles. Nose is spruce and a bit of floral hops. Some alcohol and banana on the scent as well. taste is just a hint of cherry or other red fruit, that is lightly sweet. there is a hint of cereal like earthiness in the middle. Finishes clean with just a bit warming heat. Body is fluid with just a smidge of bubbles. A very nice belgian again this year from Unibroue. TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours black with a nicely laced brown head. Nice aroma of biscuit, prune and brown malt. Nice taste with some light spice. Very nice palate too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DCLawyer (2912) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
750ml->stem. Deep brown with white head. Aroma has anise, spices, fruits. Taste of banana, spices, nuts, other fruits. High carbonation. Complex, good.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle - Black with little ivory head. Aroma of prunes, cloves, and toasted grains. Taste of banana and clove, good mouth feel and carbonation. mike_77 (7026) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Very dark brown. Aroma has some aniseed and spices. Lots of complex dried fruits. It’s quite sugary. Also rich and warming. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2012
I am not the biggest Unibroue fan but this was pretty respectable and well-balanced. Lots of roasted malt and yeast on the nose. Decent belgian taste to it (dubbel-ish). Some nice complexities too of dried fruit and some spice. I was pleasantly surprised. Not the greatest by any means but enjoyable. I’d be interested to see how this cellars. Well done. DYCSoccer17 (3706) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
750mL bottle. The aroma on this has the distinct Unibroue yeast profile - very fruity with hints of pineapple and passionfruit. There is a light underlying spiciness, which seems more along the way of nutmeg. Light toastiness, too. Fairly straight-forward aroma. Modestly transparent mahogany-colored body present with a large, fizzy, light tan head. Good head retention. Starts with a sharp carbonation. Becomes a little sweet with some toffee-like flavors, before this becomes a bit spicy (white pepper). Some of the fruity, pineapple yeast esters then follow, before this finishes with a little bit of metallic flavoring and a little anise. Entirely overly carbonated for me, but decent nonetheless. Curious is all of these vintages are identical, though? TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Shocked I haven’t rated one of these yet as I feel
like I’ve had it every year. Haven’t has a Unibroue in a while and don’t miss it too much. Strong yeasty phenols, light pine, raisins, hazelnut, roasty malt. Flavor has some schwarzbier-like qualities, and ends with a sweet, slightly watery, light anise finish.