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Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Fruit Beer
St Eustache, Canada
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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Patiemment au froid depuis plus de 14 mois, nous l’avons laissé atteindre sa maturité en laissant le temps aux saveurs de fraterniser et de former un ensemble puissamment harmonieux. D’une personnalité hybride bière/tawny/cognac, la S offre une palette de saveurs illimitées; fruits confits, cerises, dattes, caramels, le tout présenté avec équilibre et chaleur. Une gâterie à partager avec l’être cher.

Note from the brewer: this is not made to be an American Strong Ale or anything else. It’s made to be a kind of barley-based port-like brew with very little carbonation, just enough to protect it against oxydation.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Tasted in December 2011. Aroma: Cherry, crystallized fruits. Nose is not sticking out much. Had to dig a lot to get it. Appearance: Brown without any head. Taste: Cherries are back with crystallized fruits and prunes. Mouth feel is very liquor, very dense. Slightly sparkling

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml, robe ambrée, arôme de sucre d’orge, goût de sucre résiduel et de fruits confits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef73 (209) - - NOV 18, 2012
plusieurs arome qui se melange comme les fruits confit et je trouve une aussi la banane et pour finir un soucon de chocholat en bouche il y plein de saveur comme les petit fruit et la banane et d un malt fume la la fin et malgre le 11.9 d alcool que je recent pas du touit tres réussis

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Smells fruity, a lot like wine. Pours Dark brown with some head. Aroma of booze and dark berries. Aftertaste is sweet and sour. Medium carbonation. Pretty Bottle on sale at Delires du terroir.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macon (17) - - AUG 31, 2012
robe tres dense syrupeuse .Fruit confits rappelant certains portos .peu de mousse arome cholaté.alchool peu presente au palet et une fnale un un peu surete qui vient finir le tout d’une extreme complexité et qui s’ameliore bcp avec le temps

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
My 4600th rating! Bottle [500ml] courtesy of Glouglouburp. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size quick-diminishing fizzy off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, some sourness, wood, light smoke and more. Smooth (for the abv) flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, slightly sour dark fruit, wood, light brown sugar and caramel. Alcohol is there in the aroma but it’s pretty well hidden in the flavour. Average to medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel. It’s quite good, with lots going on, but it’a not as good as I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune foncée et voilée. Nez fruité (prunes confites, figues, cerises, notes de raisins vineux), malté de caramel toffee aux notes rôties, léger de chocolat noir et de fumée de bois avec des notes d’alcool ainsi que des traces de café. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture aux notes liquoreuses. Goût fruité sucré et aux faibles notes sûres (cerises, moyen de prunes, notes de figues et de raisins aux notes vineuses) accompagné d’un goût d’un léger goût de malt fumé (fumée de bois, traces de viande fumée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré et légèrement rôti avec des traces de chocolat et de gâteau forêt noire. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un très léger goût d’alcool réchauffant en arrière goût jusqu’en finale, où l’on retrouve également de faibles traces de sucre brûlé. Post-goût long, légèrement amer et un peu réchauffant d’alcool, de fruits (moût de cerises et de raisins) avec des traces de chocolat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2236) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Deep mahogany in colour with a thin but lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of chocolate, cherries, smoke, raisins and plums. The flavour is not nearly as sweet as I was expecting, quite a bit of chocolate covered cherries in this, some light alcohol warmth, malty, some wood and liquorice. Sweet and warming mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, warming.

Um, this was a ton better then expected. The alcohol is fairly well hidden and it is very drinkable.

500ml bottle purchased at Marche Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on March 15, 2012.
No date.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma sweet front with fruity elements. Mellow character behind. Drier finish.
Appearance dark brown going into black. Base creamy with mid top. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mineral with slight metallic hints. Mild sweet berry mid. Some following tartness. Mellow finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2557) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours dark unclear coffee brown in color with a mall but present beige head. The aroma is lighter bringing notes of sweet caramel boozy malts and brown sugar. The flavor is my favorite part, bringing soft tart cherries, and on almost like the body of a lighter Flemish sour red.


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