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


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RATINGS: 2707   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (120) - - 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 (61) - 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 (1030) - 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 (444) - - 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 (2610) - 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 (151) - 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 (192) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (716) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. I must be missing something with this renowed Belgian Strong. Tasted with La Fin and Terrible, and this was my least favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (386) - 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 (539) - 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.

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