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


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RATINGS: 2658   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Subtle sweet fruity aroma. Nice reddish-brown color. Very fizzy and surprisingly light-bodied on the tongue. Tasty, dry carmely malts and dark dried fruit. Sneeky and strong alcohol. I love it, but would like more aroma and less carbonation. One of my favorite belgians (albeit Canadian.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrex (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Dark, rich, complex, awesome. These peoples make killer beer. Sweet label, too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Dark brown with thin head. It has a subtle aroma of wine and dark fruit. Sports a complex fruity flavor with raisins, dark fruit, plum, sherry. Slight hint of sour, vinous aftertaste. Medium body. Slight warming. I enjoyed this quite a bit as a very different drinking experience than my current trend of Oktoberfest and the like. I wish I had more as I feel this would a great beer to enjoy over the course of a night spent next to the fire reading a good book. I drank the one I had while playing guitar so it wasn't really the mellow contemplative setting this beer deserves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stxoil (22) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Not a lot of dtetectable aroma. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Very complex taste as added spices are evident. Very smooth and mellow. Good but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2014
Drought. Inky black with small off-white foamy head, very little caramel aroma, medium carbonation, mocha taste with a hint of sour cherry, long finish. Very smooth and balanced taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
remice (15) - - SEP 10, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1742) - 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 (245) - 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 (70) - 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 (517) - 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.

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