erikaraeb (262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2017 MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. Aged 6 months piror to tasting. Poured dark brown (virtually black) with a tinge of red and a large, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which was fully lasting. A very strong and complex aroma with dark chocolate, rasins, blueberries, dates, figs, caramel, pepper, allspice and spiced gingerbread. Flavor was a light bitterness with rum & raisin chocolate, currents, blackberries, plums, roasted notes, ginger powder, hints of caramelized figs, a touch of coffee and a warming finish. Remarkably well balanced; beautiful contrast in flavours. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly syrupy texture and a long length finish.
Quite an understated taste for such a style, but a delicious taste at that. Well-balanced toffee, malt, wood, caramel, and raisins. Not too watery and not too thick. Unibroue comes through strong once again. tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Bomber from Total Wine Sterling (Virginia)
Aroma: woody, caramel, earthy, nuts, dark fruits
Appearance: brown with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, lively carbonation, long finish,
Delicious Brettsky06 (503) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Dark brown pour. Toffee and raisin aroma. Dark fruit and booze taste. Hints of oak in there as well. Really good JamesChamp (37) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 Purchased at LCBO in 750ml bottle for about $10. Nice beer. Fantastic for the Belgian style of beer. Can easily not notice it’s as strong as 10% ABV.
SG111 (1931) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Pours dark, tan head. Aroma is Belgian spice, esters, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin, fig, plum, sweet. Flavor is raisin, plum, fig. Sweet dark fruit. Very sweet.
ttoadee (1534) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Dark brown pour, finger of tan head. Nose is dark malt and spice. Bittersweet. Middle is coco, currants, nutmeg, charged malt. Finish is warm and bittersweet. cattaneopapa (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2017
750ml bottle from LCBO. 10% alc/vol. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with two fingers of lasting head. Aromas of toffee, raisins, prunes and a whiff of cinnamon. Taste matches the aroma with notes of oak and has a well balanced hoppy finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Excellent Belgian strong ale. It reminds me of belgian quads. Listigovers (1264) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
2016. Smells malty, bready, a bit of caramel. Has some maple taste, some sweetness, slight alcohol character, very full body, good beer! HeadyDE (859) - Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2016
2011 vintage, a few days prior to 5 yr best before window, pours a dark brow n with 1 finger creamy tan head, slight carbonation but mostly clings to side, nose is so reminiscent of a recent fig ginger spread recently tried,getting some wood presence from the oak, mouthfeel is oh so smooth, unbelievably soft, easy to drink, but has dark fruit, sour plum n raisin, alcohol is smooth as can be, could pass for a mashup btwn a Barleywine and Belgian dubbel, quite impressed how this tastes after 5 years, very nice all around.. PugUglyBrewer (742) - - NOV 18, 2016
Sweet fig, plum, and raisin aromas and flavors. Dark brownish-purple color with a creamy white head of foam. Oak influences come into play on the finish with a bit of a barleywine character. Hides the 10% easily.