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


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RATINGS: 2657   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ejh8 (69) - - JUN 28, 2014
Very dark Belgium strong ale. Delicious and rich. Delivered in a 750ml bottle. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_sully (144) - - JUN 20, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head, aroma holds floral notes. Taste is sweet with hints of grape and raisin, finish similar to a port. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - JUN 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-16-12- Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brownish brew with a reddish tint. Upon serving there was a light white head that faded rapidly to give a medium level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of dark fruits with notes of roasted malt and brown bread. It is mixed with a light yeast, spice and chocolate aroma. It is quite nice. Taste – The taste starts out as dark fruit and cocoa. It’s a nice dark chocolate covered cherry and raisin taste mixed with a brown bread flavor. As the taste advances the fruit and the bread remain but the chocolate begins to fade. In the middle some tastes of yeast and a light spice come to the tongue. From there a lighter caramel and toffee sweetness mix. All these flavors persist to the end where they are met with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a warming sweet taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. Both are quite fitting for the sweeter complex flavors of the brew. The body provides enough thickness to where it can really permeate the tongue while the carbonation suits the sweeter flavors well. Overall – A very nice tasting Belgian dark. A great flavor profile with a wonderful aroma and feel. A brew to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma: Dark fruit aromas with hints of wine. Appearance: Dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Rich and complex tastes, very much like a well aged wine. Very solid beer. I would seek this out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobberger40 (7) - largo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Floral, citrus, and fruity aroma, big tan head. Taste fruit, spice and hint of chocolate, moderate carbonation. Would pair well with Creole or spicy food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a frothy tan top. Taste of Belgian yeast, plum, fig, slight alcohol. High carbonation, medium body. Unibroue is amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (265) - - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown with two-inch thick head. Dark fruit, cherries, figs on the nose. Bready, sweet malts, bananas, slightly tangy citrus. A really wonderful Belgian-style ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium reddish brown color, short lived tan fizzy head. Mild sour malt aroma. Medium sweet and mild bitter flavor with a light finish and a fizzy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that died within about a minute. It left a nice stringy foamy lacing. The smell had a good amount of raisins, honey, and plums making it fairly sweet. The taste was basically sweet and allowing a decent amount of Belgian spices come in to start to take over as it warmed a bit. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body and showing that this is more of a sipper and had a good smooth carbonation about it. Overall, I say this was a good Belgian Strong ale well worthy of having again and quite possibly as a nice dessert by itself at the end of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (244) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a dark brow with quick fading fluffy white head. Aromas of dark fruit roasted malt spice and a earthy funk. Taste is sweet dark fruit, malt and yeast. Medium body nice carbonation. Best belgian style ale I’ve had besides rocheforte and westveleteren.

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