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Brewed by Brasseurs Illimités
Style: Fruit Beer
St Eustache, Canada
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2012
My 2000th rating! Kindly shared by HogTownHarry and drank with him. Appearance: Pitch black, brown leather tan head. Aroma: Malty, lots of coffee and figs, raisins, plums, leather and wood. Flavour: Initially quite malty but soon making way to figs and raisins, cherry, quite tangy and a little sour, alcohol is present but certainly not overpowering, red wine and port notes with a definite wood flavour, very warming, glad to have shared this as I reckon a bottle would take an age to drink. A hint of molasses in the finish with a lingering cherry finish. Thanks to Harry for sharing, Paul for suggesting it and both of them for all of their generosity along with the rest of the Toronto crew. x x x

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
500ml swing-top bottle shared with garthicus for his 2000th rating. Thin looking ruby-black with an average diminishing head. Smells fruity, oily, roasty, with hints of fruitcake, molasses and alcohol. Taste follows, but sweeter. Slightly thin body, a bit boozy, quite sticky .... I liked it, but tgis would never be a "pint please!" brew for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Very dark brown pour, small white head. Interesting aroma, quite smoky, roasted malt, cognac, dark dark boozy fruit, fresh ground pepper, nuts, and caramel. Carb is low but expected, and enjoyable, slick mouthfeel. The malt really comes forward with the pepper, and dark fruit in the end. The finish is medium bittersweet, with a solid roasted maltiness, and touches of smoke. Incredibly complex beer, make sure to share this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Brown bottle, 500 ml, purchased at Le dépanneur de la rive on December 28 2011, savoured January 26 2012; eye: mahogany with purplish hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head that turns into a tiny rig, light lacing; nose: star anise, malt, light alcohol, caramel, slight woody, slight fruity; mouth: star anise, malt, light alcohol, caramel, slight woody, slight fruity, alcohol warmth, finale in star anise, medium body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, velvety texture; overall: interesting FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, achetée chez Le dépanneur de la rive le 28 décembre 2011, savourée le 26 janvier 2012; œil : acajou avec une teinte violacée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle nez : anis étoilé, malt, léger alcool, caramel, très léger boisé, très léger fruité bouche : anis étoilé, malt, léger alcool, caramel, très léger boisé, très léger fruité, finale en anis étoilé, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, texture veloutée en résumé : intéressante

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with an orange tint. Dark beige head disappears after a few seconds. Smells of burnt caramel. Taste is very fruity, cherries, figs, dates, very little bitterness. Alcohol is felt very clearly as it goes down. Body is average to strong, texture is very sticky. Excellent beer, yet I’d recommend sharing the bottle, it gets quite heavy after a while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3781) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
pours clear dark brown, red tint, with a small cap, little retention. lots of cherries here, decent caramel, chocolate, dattes, woodiness. boozy - guess it’s normal here. soft carbonation, medium body, decent grassy hopping. lightly acidic and bitter finish. ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Beau liquide de couleur cola, sans effervescence. Des odeurs de chinotto, d’herbes, de sucre et de bonbon à la bergamote se rendent joyeusement aux narines. Goût sucré, d’herbes et de fruits quelconques, accompagné de notes alcoolisées. Un point de moins pour une étiquette pompeuse. (131-101211)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml, avec bouchon de céramique, achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de cerises et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises et de figues avec une pointe de chocolat et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4111)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Sample at the Laval "Chevalier de Colomb" meeting that they disguised as a Beer Festival.
Appearance : Clear dark amber with small head.
Aroma : Light chocolate, light brown sugar. Liquor-y sweetness. Nice malt. Very rich.
Taste : Roasted malt with sweet honey and light chocolate. Some wood. Warm and sweet finish.
Overall : Quite rich and complex. Felt a bit young and sweet at the time but the bottled samples I’ve had since were better. Rather well balanced. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Bouteille 500 ml. 11.9%. Couleur brune très foncé, reflets rougeâtres, mousse beige. Arôme de porto, fruits, caramel. En bouche, caramel, sucre d’orge, acidité du raisin. Finale en fruits, alcool bien cachée. Très bonne.


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