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


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RATINGS: 2683   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
Famed Canadian ale in Belgian trappist or abbey beer style. Lots of dark malts, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, aromatic hops; well-balanced and tasteful but it also had a hint of DMS which disturbed me a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (273) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This beer is like nothing i have ever tried....rating is tough because it is so different for me...meady crazy dough bread flavor...my mouth was overwhelmed...3 more to drink then i shall rerate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (134) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
From 341 ml bottle. Pour is dark brown with almost no head. Nose is vinous port wine-like with strong notes of sweet dark fruits, mainly prunes and cherries. Fresh pie notes too. Taste is quite sweet with a long warm alcohol finish. Flavours of sweet fruit desserts with some vanilla and dough notes. This beer has definitely a unique character!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkel- bis kastanienbraune Farbe, leicht trüb mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig, hefig, etwas rindig, warm und leicht röstig. Der Geschmack ist samtig, medium bodied, sonst wie das Aroma. Bittere kommt leicht im Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (539) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Color is dark brown. Aroma is sour, very ripe tropical fruit, sweet sugar. Taste is cherries, really ripe banana, some lemon and yeasty sourness backed. Quite sweet once it warms up a bit (and you should let it warm up - it improves dramatically). Booze is apparent and warming, but not overwhelming. Not a style I am a big fan of, but it’s obvious this is a very high quality brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown nearly black color, with a nice light tan head. Very Cool bottle. Aroma is like dark fruits, dark malt. Taste is impressive, dark malty, with hints of said fruit, yet balanced and very good. Very drinkable no bitterness or harshness. Some light alcohol taste, not enough to be overpowering, it does let you know its there! Over all excellent beer!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a dark brown with purplish red undertones. A medium tan head appears which subsides after a couple of minutes to a thin veil, sparse lacing. Smell is pungent dark fruits up front - plums, cherries and raisins, mainly. The alcohol is also apparent, with some chocolate and a bit of an herbal quality. Taste is exactly what you expect from the aroma. Lots of sweet, dark fruits up front, with a touch of chocolate and alcohol spiciness. Under that initial blast, you can taste some hops, which help to balance the sweetness of the beer and it does a good job. Reminded of dark chocolate on top of tart, dark cherries. This ends up being dry on the finish, despite the sweet smell and initial flavors. Very easy drinking for a strong dark. Mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly. Overall, an excellent strong dark Belgian ale. Way too easy going down at 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerkenstock (55) - - AUG 3, 2014
drink cold (10°C). Eye: strong dark brown/black beer with beige, almost brown head. nice bottle with the typpic Unibroue bottleneck aluminium wrapping. Nose: you can smell the yeast. chocolate, dark fruits. slight sidenotes of mushrooms or some sort of sweet soap, alcohol too. Mouth: chocolate, dark fruits such as blackcurrant, plums and raisins, also oriental fruit like figs and dates. very round and butterlike when it runs down. Overall: reminds me of the great rochefort 10°, but nit just as balanced. i’ll definitely drink this one again. one of my favourites.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Astrozombie (28) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma is earthy, dark fruit, and alcohol. Appearance is dark nice white head and some lacing. Taste is strong alcohol is up front nice strong beer.. Alcohol is a bit overwhelming though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours dark brown with a redish hue, small head that dissipates quickly leaving behind a fine lace. Aroma of dark fruits, currants, bread, belgian yeast / banana funk, and caramel. Taste is banana, cherries, other fruits, a little funk, slight alcohol, and grass. Medium to heavy body, light carbonation. This is an interesting beer with a lot of complexity. Strong but not overly boozy, with a slight bite at the end to balance out the strong flavors. Pretty damn good.

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