Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 2822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
soupy (35) - - JAN 19, 2013
Belgian ale, dark chocolate pour, nice head on the pour, full body, sweet finish, it bites initially, but becomes smoother as the palate adjusts. Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, dark brown with a 3-finger khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of raisins, other dark fruit, leather, wet leaves, molasses, chocolate and a depth of complexity I can't begin to fathom. Taste of ripe fruit, raisins, yeast, dark fruit, chocolate, banana, roasted malt and more wonders. Medium body and high/medium carbonation. An incredibly good beer. I've enjoyed this beer for years. It varied from bottle to bottle, it has always been wonderful. This bottle is the best in my memory. Perhaps it new that today was the day I would finally get around to rating it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours hazy, opaque nut brown with a creamy, 1-finger tan head. Sweet aroma, maybe candied fruit, over notes of malt. Body is medium-to-full and slightly syrupy. Lightly astringent finish. Flavor of caramel and nutty malt, with a note of candied fruit. Mild bite of alcohol at the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Poured from a tap as part of a high ABV flight. Light brown and little lacing. A bit tinny for my tastes, bubbly but somewhat bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, yeasty, ripe banana and dark fruit. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 071016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle.Black with a medium head. Malty and powerful with a strong mouth feel. Perhaps not as good as the Belgian originals of this style but still pretty impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (221) - - SEP 23, 2016
25.4 oz bottle. Khaki-colored, lingering head with dark brown to red color. Aromas of leather, wet fall leaves, dark dried fruit . A little woody, a little smoky, but crisp. Dark fruit, prunes, very ripe apples, and molasses without being heavy. Herbs and yeast. The slightest bitterness in the finish. Lots of flavors with nothing overpowering the others. Quite nice. Medium body with significant effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1112) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
F: big, off-white, not long lasting. C: dark to dark brown, red tones against the light, hazy, opaque. A: malt, chocolate malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, caramel, spicy, T: malt, dark fruits, dried fruits, chocolate, candy, brown sugar, cocoa, woody, spicy, dates, full body, hint of more than normal carbonation, very good balanced but not as good as Belgian original style, but still worth to try, 341ml bottle from Eat Brussels 2016 festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Opaque black color with strong glass clinging activity. Extra foamy and creamy light brown 4 finger head, lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, with average legs. Aromas of caramel, fresh floral spices, and molasses. Flavors of strong molasses, dark fruits like berries, ester fruits like apple, oak, yeast, floral and herbal spices. Earthy, woody, and vinous. Highly sugary with low sharpness. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Very strong and long finish, ending with a dry and coarse thick leathery tongue coat of bitter earthy yeast, some oak barrel feel, and a smoky burnt molassy and thick estery feel. Overall excellent quality craft. Fully flavored and quite tasty. Highly acidic and boozy, making an excellent winter warmer and appetizer. Complex and well balanced flavors. Although not very accessible having a very strong finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (3187) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle, BB 28.02.18 (from saveur-biere). Pours dark brown with beige-brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, Belgian yeast, malt, fruits, spices, slight metallic notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, plums, malt, some metallic notes, acidic notes. Finish is dry bitter and caramel sugar. Covers alcohol rather well. Overall: ok belgian strong ale, but with the current rb rating (99 and style also 99) I was expecting something a lot better... Doesn’t even come close to the best Belgian Strong Ales or the best Quads.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlueGaljoen (123) - FRANCE - SEP 4, 2016
Bière très sombre, presque noire. Un peu déçu par la forte l’omniprésence des saveurs végétales. On est assez éloigné du style belge que la bière revendique. On est presque sur un style Allemand au blé. Néanmoins c’est une bière agréable.

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