RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unique and limited edition, this Belgian style ale is crafted once a year as a special treat for those of you who appreciate flavorful, bottle-conditioned ale with character. This years vintage: a rich, dark and full-bodied ale with a fine and generous coffee-colored, beige foam. Its ready to enjoy right away and you may also wish to cellar a few bottles. It will evolve interestingly well, developing more complex flavors as the years go by.

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3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlinyTheOlder (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Definitely delicious... definitely Belgian-ish... definitely high gravity. Great value for a wonderful treat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
750ml bottle. Not sure why this gets different years for each vintage as I dont believe the brew changes from year to year. That said, Im copying and pasting this to each vintage Ive had due to this factor. Beyond that, every year this comes out its worth picking up a bottle. Its a great dark fruited and spiced out Belgian style, something like a dubbel, yet stronger. Cant beat it for the price!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeks (63) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Great quality with an amazing price of 6$ a bottle comparable to a quad like Chimay...deep dark fruit notes...yummy

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (480) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2205) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from friend. Poured dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of spice and star anise. Med carb and bod. Spicy roast taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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.


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