PlinyTheOlder (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely delicious... definitely Belgian-ish... definitely high gravity. Great value for a wonderful treat.
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Not sure why this gets different years for each vintage as I don’t believe the brew changes from year to year. That said, I’m copying and pasting this to each vintage I’ve had due to this factor. Beyond that, every year this comes out it’s worth picking up a bottle. It’s a great dark fruited and spiced out Belgian style, something like a dubbel, yet stronger. Can’t beat it for the price!
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices and yeast. Medium body, strong carbonation. Not as good as the previous versions I have tried.
Veeks (63) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great quality with an amazing price of 6$ a bottle comparable to a quad like Chimay...deep dark fruit notes...yummy
Beachmaster (480) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany color with a big off-white head that slowly fades. Nose is dark fruit and caramel. Taste is full-bodied with toffee and plum notes. Just delicious. Another winner from Unibroue.
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Strong spicy aromas with prune and plum notes. Very dark coffee color with a thick, never-dissipating, moussey tan head. Very sweet fruity flavors with noticeable alcohol. Light bodied.
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an Imperial Pint Glass. Great and big ale. A good dose of slightly smoky malts. A bit of sweetness. A good mouthful from beginning to end. BTW, holds up very well, and a good compliment to spicy food/Sriracha.
charule (2205) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from friend. Poured dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of spice and star anise. Med carb and bod. Spicy roast taste.
Leighton (19838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared late night RBWG. Pours clear brown with a tan cream head. Tasty stuff, lightly herbal, a bit of toffee, rich bread, some Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, toasted malts, modest toffee. Tasty.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Hazy dark brown amber red color. Thin khaki head. Good dark fruity, red tropical aroma. Some creme. Caramel malt. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Solid stuff.