RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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1.1
Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Free sample from. 750 ml bottle, thank you Mr Joe. Dark brown color, huge tan head. Aroma of caramel, paper, medicine. Taste is boiled vegetables and a hint of chocolate.

3.6
mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark, dark brown / near-black with a big foamy beige head. Aroma of various spices (cumin, cinnamon and maybe ginger), star anise, and some candied sugar. Flavour brings out lots of spices, star anise, some dark dried fruits, lots of Belgian yeast, and candied sugar. The spices and anise are the most dominant flavours, with a healthy yeast profile, and very high, lively carbonation. All the different flavours work well together, with the carbonation being slightly too high, but not too detracting. Great stuff - always interesting from Unibroue.

3.1
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Herbal nose with some sweet brown sugar, a little alcohol, and some light spices. Raisin, light roast, and a hint of chocolate. Lots of herbal notes to the flavor. Roast, some chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. A touch of alcohol and brown sugar.

3.9
bhensonb (15617) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
750 c&c from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours dark brown with orange glints and a creamy, somewhat fizzy, tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, some brown sugar, and a touch of anise. Full bodied. Flavor has more anise than the aroma suggested. Heat’s not an issue til it reaches the esophagus. Finishes pretty much per the flavor, with the addition of some bitterness. Somewhere a suggestion of the flavors commonly found in a wit (minus the citrus) comes out. Moderately complex and tasty ale.

3.3
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is brown sugar and dark fruit. Medium mouth, strong brown sugar, raisin, figs, and candy sugar finish. Good.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Complex dark fruit, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer.

3.6
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
C&C 750 mL bottle from Trader Joe’s Virginia Beach. Pours a clear dark brown color with a huge brown foamy head (4 fingers atop 3 fingers of beer. Aroma of big spice notes, candi sugar, chestnuts, herbal notes and tart fruits. The taste is candi sugar, pineapple, stone fruits, spices, herbal hops. Very fruity. High carbonation, medium bodied. Decent.

3.6
crossovert (13730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
My first taste of this brew of any vintage. Another solid one form Unibroue. Dark fruits, deep malts, medium yeast.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12591) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Similar to year’s past, this is a nice spice forward dark BSA. Aroma of ripe dark fruit and loads of spice. Body is prickly and the finish is dry. Very spicy (almost to a fault) on the palate. This will be really nice at the back end of winter after it settles down a bit, but it’s still good now

3.4
deyholla (12033) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a dark brown with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruit and dark grains with a bit of caramel and toffee and underlying. Flavor has a toffee and caramel note with a bit of dark grains and dark fruits.


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