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


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RATINGS: 2690   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (340) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark cherry pour with thin white head..aroma of dark fruits,malts,raisins..very dry,malty,sweet taste..more like a wine than a beer..not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (505) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Shared bomber. Watery brown appearance. Ripe dark fruit nose, but not prominent on the palate. Dull carbonation makes for a surprisingly light palate. High ABV cloaked. Okay, but may be better with a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruits, and spices. Taste of raisins, yeast, and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"hides the 9% abv very well. fruity and yeasty aroma, same in the flavor with some maltiness as well. not as harsh as maudite, and therefore better. looks great, smells ok, and tasted good, if not great. the body is nice, and like i said, it hides the alcohol well, but the carbonation is still too heavy for me..."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottld poured in a Chalice. A: Pours a nice dark brown bit cloudy color and a huge fluffy beige head when poured. Retention is quite good. It never disappears totally leaving some lacings S: Sweet, spicy and a bit fruity in the nose. Toffee, caramel malts, earthy yeasts and coriander. Dry raisins, hops and a bit of alcohol in the end T: Full of taste. Quite pleasant. Fruity and sweet upfront. Reminds dark dry fruits. Port wine. Spicy. Thereís something in this beer that gives a quite refreshing sensation in the mouth, I would guess coriander. Earthy yeasts and a delicate hoppy bitterness. A warmy beer M: Medium creamy and molasses body. Reasonable carbonation O: Extremely drinkable beer. Dispite of the Belgian influence, the Canadians of Unibroue were able to do it their own way. Unibroue beer have personality and are well done [ BA Review @ 12/20/2009 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matbigrey (69) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Very Dark reddish brown color 2 fingers head. really fruity, cake fruits, figs and dark rosted malts in background. the taste is just amazing. first you taste the residual sugars from the grains that taste like ripe fruits and then comes the grainy and mellow taste that is typical from Unibroueís Flagpole beers. very-well hidden alcohol again. not very hoppy but thatís okay there enough going on in the taste to charm you on a cold day! might be their best strong ale ( without considering special editions or very rare brews) Iíve actually read that itís a quad... but they donít mention it everywhere... sure feels like it... then it hangs with the bests : trappist Rochefort and then some

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5829) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy dark amberish brown with off-white/very light caramel head steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark fruit, spices, and Belgian yeast. Malty, but balanced. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Could have a bit more body, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (539) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Appearance: pours with an enormous head that's light tan in color, dark amber color that practically makes it opaque Aroma: plum, sour apple, not as aromatic as I thought it would be, maybe some bread Taste: moderate sweetness, very faint hints of chocolate, subtle notes of grass, Apple, Palate: faint chocolate aftertaste, average carbonation, leaves mouth wet, medium mouthfeel Overall: this is a subtle beer but it feels like there is a lot under the surface, no trace of the abv so be careful, I feel like plum trappist beer is the best way to describe this, very good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (416) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Store. Dark brown with a one finger tan head that fades slowly to a sheet. Nose is dominantly dark fruit with grape, plum, and cherries. Mild yeast and toasted bread are also evident. Flavour is much like the nose with a moderate fruity tartness throughout over a light sweet toffee and vanilla. Mouth is medium full with soft carbonation.

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