RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2011
750ml bottle tasted at Daknole’s Memorial Day "Throw Down". Amber/brown pour with unimpressive cream colored head. Aroma is subdued spice, yeast, malt and maybe some dark fruit. Again taste, like aroma is just flat, with some spice, toasted malt, and somewhat bitter/sweet. Finish has some alcohol (10%abv) warmth, but time has taken it’s toll on this one. You can sense that all the spicey attributes that generally make Unibroue ales so good, are there; they’re just lost in time. Disappointing, because this was probably a good one, 3 or 4 years ago. BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
750ml Bottle Thanks to ditmier. Pours out brown topped with a sand head. Aroma was pit fruit, caramel, belg yeast notes, and some spice. Taste was like the aroma with a good sweetness and spice balance. Overall pretty tasty.
Koelschtrinker (22090) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
Etwas hefiger, außerdem stechend malziger Antrunk. Im Mittelteil schleicht sich eine Wässrigkeit ein, die kurzzeitig den kompletten Geschmack an sich reißt. Danach säuerlich hefig, etwas trocken herb, unspektakulär. Die Malzigkeit lässt nach, das Bier bleibt minimal sauer und ist ab dem hinteren mittelteil übermäßig mild. Langweilig! 9/9/9/8/8/8
Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 750ml @ Zoneyjtclockwork (17655) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Pours reddish dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle at Paul’s tasting awhile back. Pours clear brown. Nose and taste of rubbing alcohol, pine nuts and toffee. Rubbing alcohol is especially strong in the nose. Past its prime.
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
Pinball (12626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
Big corked bottle picked [email protected]
ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. Clear, dark brown. Low blond top. Vinous aroma. Dry, papery with notes of cherries and old books. Light-bodied with a quite weak, semi-dry malt flavor. Fruit tones, cherries and red berries. Notes of dusty hops. Powdery mouthfeel. A certain alcohol warmth in the ending. Past its prime, this one. Slightly oxidized.
Bottle from Raadhuskiosken, bornholm. Production date 11-23-2004. (rated 01-24-2011).
clear nutty dark brown, smooth offwhite head. darker than what i had thought.
quite faint aroma, the domnant note is cellary or mouldy notes. Beneath that you might notice a little bit of alc. decieving aroma, considering it’s 10% abv.
Flavor is very moudy / cellary, also sweet caramelly, sweet malty and sweet dark fruity. apart from the cellary note, the rest is pretty darn well balanced and mingled together, more subtle flavors are licorice, syrup, figs, raisins. Retired at ratebeer, perhaps they don’t make tihs anymore, lucky i got to taste it. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle from Marche Atwater, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
App.: Very deep brown-black with a very modest tan head.
Aroma: Alcohol, brightness, fruitiness, yeast, berries, dark, dried fruits, caramel, a brothy note, some earthy citrus, a touch of wild funk, some brown sugar bordering on molasses, more tangy fruit, lots of sour cherries, all of a sudden, really nice and it aged well.
Palate: Medium+ body, smooth, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Minty root beer/cola herbals, nice fruits, both dark dried and slightly brighter, more mint, caramel and toffee in a bright way, some yeast note, though quite restrained, a bit of oxidation as hazelnuts/Sherry, wonderfully drinkable stuff!; sweet with sufficient bitterness and acidity for balance and a warm, alcoholic, fruity malt finish.
This is splendid stuff. It aged very nicely.
A: The pour is a slightly muddled mahogany color with a decent sized off-white head.
S: Starts off with sweet caramel and dark fruits. Perhaps a regular ol’ BSDA without herbs? The rest of the nose is toffee, chocolate, and a bit of roast. Yes, a regular BSDA.
T: Flavor opens up with brown sugar, plums, cherries, raisins, and caramel. There’s a mild chocolate flavor to it as well as a bit of a spice note, seems to be all-spice. Pretty tasty, actually.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation to it.
D: A pretty solid beer, especially for being five years old. I wouldn’t mind ticking this one again. mcberko (19886) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma of yeast, light dark fruits, various spices, and bread. Flavour begins with dried fruits (figs, dates) and moves into various potent spices. Very nice, though not amongst their most superior brews.