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

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RATINGS: 2723   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Wonderful beer. Nice a smooth with a good fruity aroma. Alcohol flavor came in very late in the swallow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Dark purple brown. . . fluffy light brown head that out of which floats vanilla, plum, and nutty aromas. Wonderfully complex, creamy and smooth. Spicy and delicious. The big malts and alcohol soothe the senses, gorgeous.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
Very flavourful. You do no taste the high 9% ABV at all. Only complaint as by the time I was finished I was a bit tired of it. Still a great strong ale with a fruity tase.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Absolutely delicious. Pours out to a plum color in the glass with a decent, brown sugar-looking head. The aroma is all over the place, with fruit, plums, yeast and although it sounds strange, a sweet tart candy smell. Taste is excellent, with a variety of spices lingering in the mouth. Mouthfeel is near perfect and the finish, while warming, masks the high ABV. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark purple color. Small head. Aroma is slightly vinous, fruity and dusky. Malty and fruity. Very complex flavors; raisins, grapes, figs with a musty undertone. This is a very nice beer. Very smooth, it hides the 9% alcohol very well. There is a hint of alcohol tartness on the tongue. Tasty beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is slightly bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Some Belgian ales are overpowering. Trois Pistoles takes all the complex flavors of the better Belgians and makes them far more subtle. There are times I want the strongest flavors out there, but this is far more drinkable on a regular basis than many strong ales. A wonderful brew to complement a meal, for instance, rather than stand out from it. References on the bottle to port wine are referring to the complexity and subtlety of the flavors - not that it tastes like port. More like a tawny port (more subtle and complex flavors) than a ruby (more obvious and overt flavors). Will buy and drink often.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2003
I did not get any hints of a port wine as the bottle suggested. However it had a wonderfuly dry taste and a nice fruit aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Alcohol is hidden well - mixed in with many other fruit flavors. Nice deep dark ruby red appearance with a long-plasting thin white head. Aroma - not very remarkable - but pleasant. Good after dinner beer - to be enjoyed like a fine wine or port.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Definitely not one to remember that is for sure, and definitely not one to my tastes. Did i mention i dont like wine at all...and when i poured this..my first impression...yup...wine!!!. It poured a fiery red color with nice carbonation in the glass, with a minimal white head and a faint aroma of alcohol and wine...but nothing spectacular..a slight smell of dark fruit, but that was it!!! The taste is pretty repulsive on the tongue... over ripe plums batter the mouth in an acidic free for all, and leave a grapefruity dryness to all hell. Morbidly awful acidity level here that made my tongue curdle...sandpaper like almost. The roasted malt did come through more towards the aftertaste near the end of the bottle as the sudden shock of that horrid dark fruit (more like chewing on a grapefruit peel) faded. It took the malt base at the end here just for me to give this a half decent rating. I dont like wine and this was too reminiscent of wine..heavy on the alcohol, and heavy on the fruits...not my style, and no i dont think i will care to venture near this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2003
Slight smell of alcohal/sweetness on opening.very mild.nice carmal flavour with a back ground of over ripe plums,the flavour sits in your mouth after its gone,very nice beer,but not really to my tastes.


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