Unibroue La Résolution (2015) – Spice / Herb / Vegetable at 10% ABV | 21.5 IBU

Unibroue La Résolution (2015) – Spice / Herb / Vegetable at 10% ABV | 21.5 IBU (C$12.99 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 750 ml, packaged on 25-Aug-2015, acquired 5-Nov-2015, reviewed 22-Mar-2020)

Appearance: clear deep brown with a short loose light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin persistent cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: winter spices, caramel/toffee malt, boozy dark fruit. (9/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, moderate spiciness. (8/10) Palate: medium-full, moderate-lively carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (5/5)

I’m amazed at how little this has changed since I first reviewed this vintage when I first acquired it new, over four years ago. In fact, the only discernible difference is that the head development and retention isn’t as good now. Other than that, it remains as I described it then: comparable to “the big Belgian quads, with an ABV that is definitely present, but not overwhelming, while the enthusiastic spices and carbonation balance it out nicely.” The other change is that I forgot to do the three year vertical I speculated I might do then, and I’m drinking this now just for the hell of it, because, hey, why keep good beer in storage if the collapse of civilization is imminent? #jokingnotjoking (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze