Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 2691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Strong Belgian type ale similar to a Port wine ! Is as dark as can be, mellow in taste with an aroma of ripe fruits. It can be compared to an old porto and is brewed from well roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (491) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pint at Epcot during Food and Wine Expo. Poured into a plastic pint cup. Dark opaque color. Aroma of roast and dry fruit. Taste more of the same, with a bit of roast. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature. A: Pours a deep, dark, rich red-brown, rather like a well-buffed, well-aged cherry wood desk, while forming an impressively thick head of just barely off-white foam. Holding the beer to daylight reveals faint ruddy highlights in an otherwise cloudy brown delicious-looking mass. Even after minutes of dissipation, the head remains as a half-finger cap atop the brew. S: Diabolically sweet, as one might expect from reading the side of the pack. Dark fruits swirl about a dance floor in the arms of candi sugar and that Unibroue yeast, to the background tune of sweet caramel malt. Plums, grapes, raisins, and cherries intermingle with one another, and there’s no shortage of dark bready hints as well, from pumpernickel to rye. T: Oh, a heady, heady brew this is for a malthead with a yen for yeast! The nose promised all and lied about none of it. The flavor profile explodes from the moment it passes the lips through the finish, all the various notes in harmony. The dark fruits swirl about a palate of sweet dark breads and candi sugars, with no one or even group of flavors taking center stage. The flavors remain balanced and strong through the finish, lingering sweet and sticky on the tongue. M: Creamy and sticky, with a medium carbonation that fills it out nicely. O: Unibroue knows its Belgian ales, that is indisputable. This is one of the finer offerings along those lines I’ve had, and I come back to it time and again. Should I ever get to Belgium itself to sample ales from the source, my opinion may change, but until then - bravo, Quebecois!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (357) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brown with small beige head. Floral aroma, yeasty, spicy, light roasted malt, fruity (banana, peach). Medium sweet flavor, spicy, light roasted malt, fruity (banana, cherry, peach), yeasty, light sourness. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (89) - - NOV 7, 2014
(Bottle) Smells slightly funky. Pretty dry. Nice! But I would say fairly average dark Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkyCrow (47) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Rich. Deep black color with fine head. A little spicy and bitter but easy to stock for the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 4, 2014
BOTTLE 341ML from CH-303. Look: opaque dark brown, biggish beige head. Aroma: rich sweet and tart dried fruits, oxidized wine, wine barrel, spicy coriander notes, hints of nuts, some light alcohol notes, Taste: light fruity sweetness, winy, very light alcohol. The body is light but is fine. What it is lacking is more spice and heat from the alcohol. Excellent otherwise!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - NOV 2, 2014
Best aroma I have ever smelled - sweet citrus mixed with trippel. Pour is brownish black with small lasting head. Taste is sweet caramel with an orange aftertaste. No bitterness or bite whatsoever - totally smooth. Wow, is this a mind-blowing beer.a Pl

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from a trade. A very dark mahoganey brown with a thick fast-dissipating head. A rich spicy malty beer aroma. The taste is fantastic dark pitted fruits, raisins, spice and malts. Sweetly complex without being cloying. Probably one of the best belgian ales I have had in awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
grosse brune foncé,obscure saveurs de fruits confits,chocolats subtile, sur une longue chaleur toute douce de levure belge typique d’unibroue.un peut épicé,très pétillante pour une abt mais c’est parfait comme ça! longue final qui réchauffe,Solide classique , ont passe toujours du bon temps avec la trois-pistoles,à boire température pièce selon moi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (149) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Aroma is ripe plums, yeast, some alcohol. Not as good or complex as I was expecting. Very nice looking dark reddish brown color. Off white head that shrinks quickly. More carbonated than I thought it would be. Tastes like a cross between a Belgian ale and a lager. Crisp because of the amount of carbonation. I am getting a cherry like taste and some other sweetness before the port wine aftertaste described on the bottle. Palate is good because of how unique it is. Heavily carbonated yet smooth. Overall I liked it, didn't love it. Probably won't buy again.

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