Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
La Terrible is a dark brown beer on lees and is part of a collection of exotic and refined Unibroue beers brewed using 100% natural raw materials. It may be drunk as an aperitif or as an after dinner digestive. It is equally a perfect accompaniment to the above-mentioned dishes or a pleasant alternative to coffee.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2240) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
One finger of light tan head. Body is black as can be. Smell is musty grain with dry chocolate milk and dried fruit. It smells like Swiss Miss powder! Taste is alcohol, a slice of bread and dry dark fruits. It’s fruit cake. Thick body with low carbonation... smooth. Strong body and taste and enjoyable all-around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale

AROMA: Rich strong dark malt presence. Very sweet aroma with notes of dark and dried fruits plus peppery phenols and a hint of citrus peel. Alcohol is moderate, but not distracting and complements the bouquet. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Deep shade of murky maroon/burgundy/brown proper. Slight highlights. Large, tan, moussy foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Robust and complex palette. Spicy black pepper sensation up front. Rich sweet dark malt presence with bread and fruitcake flavors throughout. Dried and stone fruit flavor preside from beginning to end. Faint orangepeel in the background. Alcohol imparts a lightly sweet vanilla-like taste. Perceived bitterness is medium-low as is hop flavor (spicy/earthy). Aftertaste is akin to Coca-Cola. 19/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; highly carbonated but not sharp (but not smooth, either). Finishes surprisingly clean with a sweet vanilla sensation. Alcohol creates for minor, tolerable warmth. Quite drinkable for 10.5% 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Pretty much a perfect beer. To-spec in every way; delicious; drinkable. Can’t believe I’ve never review this before! 10/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LouisP (196) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Vieillie 4 ans. Il en reste très peu de carbonatation ni d’effervescence. Au nez, les levures belges prennent la vedette. En bouche, trois goûts ressortent clairement du lot - caramel, raisins rouges et alcool. Les raisins rouges (ou même le jus de raisins) dominent beaucoup, avec un profil malté super intéressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with a billowy light brown head that holds well; aromas of fruitcake dipped in port; off dry spicy palate; nice soothing finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milara (90) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Si on veut une bière de style belge au Québec, il ne faut pas chercher loin, dans tous les épiceries et dépanneurs on peut trouver les produits Unibroue, on ne sait pas quelle chance qu’on a. Cette quadruple est au top de son style, un tour de force. Le nom et l’apparence sombre de la bouteille sont trompeurs, c’est loin d’être terrible et il n’y a pas la lourdeur d’une bière noire typique. Au nez, l’alcool transporte des cerises et des fruits rouges pétillant, un peu comme un Rhum & Coke ( en bien mieux bien sûre). Unibroue ont la recette magique pour rendre autant de saveur concentré en bouche aussi légère et facile à boire, sans résidus sucrés collant. Le côté épicés, un peu poivré, est équilibré à la perfection. La finale est longue et douce. Elle remplace à coup sûre les meilleur vins pendant un souper. Je continue à la déguster :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, brown sugar, and some molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1612) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, 2012, gracieuseté de SebD lors du CanBIF Spring 2016, Thanks Sébastien! Couleur brune très foncée opaque, mousse moka laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre et une dentelle éparse. Arôme de cerise noire, malt, madérisation, sherry. Goût de malt caramélisé, café, fruits confits, légère amertume, sucré. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aroma is Apple and raisin. Taste brings raisin and molassus forward. This is a young 2015 terrible. I have a second bottle.stored for future tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (726) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
750ml bottle at 10.5% means that this guy sat in the cellar while more approachable bottles were cracked open first. And boy did it sit. For at least 3+ years. I’m pretty sure it has been down there since the autumn of 2012. (Note, I needed pliers to yank the cork out.) Pours a dark, dark reddish brown with a tan head. On the nose, pressed apple cider, apple tart, raisin, brown sugar, faint woodiness and a light molasses note. Sweet, and lightly acidic with faint woody notes, dark dried fruits, some alcohol burn, faint molasses, and faint tart apple that heads into more of the dark dried fruit notes, with more apple, a light green vegetable taste, and woody molasses notes. This is good. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1377) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours darkest brown to black with a nice sized khaki head of tight-bubbled foam that hangs out and leaves ropes and waves of lace. Nose involves red grape, toasty hay, bubblegum, candy sugar, plum, and cocoa. Quite sweet, somewhat tart, somewhat bitter. Lighter bodied considering the size, fairly active, slippery and slick, with a long toasted grain, yeasty, and roasty finish. Really well done, lots of character and complexity, but holding on to some drinkability thanks to the effervescence and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2016
750mL bottle poured into a goblet. A potent, medium high intense, aroma is initially a fading dough followed by wood, Cabernet wine grapes, licorice, nuts, mild molasses and caramel, and sweet dates. The effervescent, dark cola brown hued beer is topped by fluffy, creamy fizz, beige head that has mild retention and great, puffy lace. The taste is high sweet cut with a sharp, medium bitter. The thick, smooth, and viscous texture is emphasized by an abundant, creamy body. The medium full body has a wood and licorice flavor up front with brown sugar and grape sweetness. It finishes zippy with alcohol warmth and flavors of licorice and clean, mild clove with cherry pie like notes. The aftertaste is like a full bodied, red wine with pie crust and light molasses.

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