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

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RATINGS: 2818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Nice light clove/apple aroma. I love dark strong ales like this. One of my personal favorites. Wonderful taste, not too sour or funky. Just a hint of lactic sourness on the aftertaste, like they mixed 5% lambic in it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 75 cL bottle, goblet, 55 degrees. Large, tan, fizzy, foamy head shrinks quickly and is on a muddy brown body that is completely opaque in the center. Cookie, caramel malt is moderate in aroma; light, flowery hops; moderate cobweb, doughy yeast; raisin, plum, port, oak, clove, licorice, and alcohol aromas. Nice, robust aroma. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. Flavors are bunched up in the front and there's a dark chocolate flavor in the aftertaste that I didn't identify in the aroma. Fizzy, disruptive carbonation; medium-heavy body; oily texture. The bottom line is: well hidden alcohol; good, but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Dark and cloudy with a tan head. Rich fruity aroma. Complex flavor - elements of cherry, smooth malt, a little alcohol. Aftertaste is mostly sweet fruitiness with a little alcohol. Nice!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Pours quite cloudy, and produces a nice beige head, which leaves a very nice lacing. Smells great like a dark fruit, and a floral spiciness. Tastes even better, beginning with a sweet malty taste and ending very smoothly masking the alcohol well. The tastes are the most complex I've ever experienced, of dark fruit light hops, and spice. I instantly fell in love with this beer, and as it warmed exposing its deep flavor I enjoyed it much more. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Something really must be said for beer that you cannot see through. The muddy black brown amber color is beautiful with a definite toffee candy fragrance. Little head. Taste the malts. Sweet and bitter with a smooth finish & little alcohol aftertaste. This is excellent. Would definitely recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Light spicy Belgian character in both the aroma and flavor. In spite of the 9%, the flavor's malty and very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Great brew. Toffee, caramel, dark, tasty, and malty. Slightly fruity and mellow as advertised. Extremely enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2003
Cloudy dark amber-brown coloured beer. Malty sweet medecinal aroma. Sweet slightly sour taste.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
redmile1 (9) - essex, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003 does not count
give me a break guys this beer is total junk awful awful beer if i wanted a port wine i would get one

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Dark ruby-bronze with a huge, frothy Belgian-style beige head. Terrific fragrance that is nearly indescribable, but suggests roses, berries, and a woodshop. Pleasing complex, organic flavor. Moderately sweet flavor of nectar. Soft palate. I totally dig this beer.


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