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Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Fruit Beer
St Eustache, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 500 ml. Brown with a small light brown head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel with slight cherries, porto and wood notes. Taste is dark fruits, caramel and porto notes. Slight acidic. Mouthfeel is vinous. Warming alcohol but not overwhelming. Good complexity but lack of balance. Way too sugary to drink it alone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2407) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
Rating # 2000. 500 ml swing top bottle purchased at Peluso (Montreal) on December 15, 2011. Ruby dark, thin head. Alcohol aroma with berry and brown sugar, but it’s not too strong. Taste of berries and herbs, hints of bourbon aftertaste of dry alcohol. I do not have much memory of the original "S", but it’s a good beer to get warm!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle, pours dark black, aromas is dark malts, a bit of roast. the flavour is quite awesome. good stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of dry fruits and residual sugar is interesting though not as sweet as expected. Taste is also a nice mix between some dry fruits, with light residual sugar and some dry port wine notes. Body is about average with medium carbonation. This is a good sipper though not something I would drink everyday. Not as sweet as expected and no apparent alcohol.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
500ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Dark ruby brown with a dark tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Dark fruit, malt sugars, raisin, fig and alcohol. Low to mild carbonation, sweet, lots of fruit, becomes dry, bit of red wine and malt is present through the entire thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Cherries, black grapes and figs uplift this sipper’s chocolate and wooden smoke, sculpting a refined, balanced expérience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the purple-laced dark brown.
-The finish is rather short and forgettable.
-Carbonation makes this easy to drink despite the potency.
-Alcohol is very well hidden.
-This is not as sweet as expected.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarnotingPete (740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Bière couleur de mélasse, mais parfaitement limpide et coiffée d’un fin col moka traçant une belle dentelle au verre. Des arômes capiteux et boisés de cerises confites, de caramel roux et de raisins secs. Moyennement amère avec un sucre notable. Elle est veloutée, légèrement effervescente et de corps vraiment solide. Elle laisse en bouche de somptueux arômes et une douce amertume.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
Lovely big beer. Up front very malty, caramel maybe chocolate or coffee, and roasty. In the middle more dark fruit, like figs, plums and some tangy bits like cherries. Finish is very sweet. Very creamy in the mouth with medium to low carbonation. Pours a very dark, coffee-like. Good stuff!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SlovakSniper (2810) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
(Une bouteille de 50 cl partagée avec rodenbach99) Un liquide à la robe profondément brune. Un anneau de mousse. Des arômes chocolatés qui se marient à des cerises chaudes et à une fumée qui transporte d’étranges notes teintées par les huîtres. Des saveurs qui sont aussi bien marquées par des notes poissonneuses qui étranglent, malheureusement, la base maltée. Des fruits surets qui réussissent tout de même à se signaler. Un alcool qui enrobe. Une bouche, étonnamment, qui n’est pas très dense. Un pétillement qui me semble modéré. Une texture plutôt mince. Une finale marquée par le retour de notes fumées et marines.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml swing-top. Une espèce de cola sans mousse. Le nez est fumé avec des dattes et des raisins secs. Il est vineux. La bouche est fumée, acide, vinaigré. Elle goûte le nuoc nam. Elle est mince. Est-ce que ce produit serait contaminé où simplement raté ? Dommage car la bouteille est très belle.


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