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

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RATINGS: 2749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


DentonShanks' rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
nice rich dark ale with sweet fruity overtones that float through the subtly smooth spices, Beautiful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (953) - CROATIA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of dark fruits, yeast, caramel, and a hint of malt; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and yeast with some malt notes; finishes dry with a light bitterness; very nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
algemo45 (62) - - AUG 28, 2015
One Bad Ass beer! Dark, foamy, light sweet aroma, and packed full of flavor. This is the beer that changed it all for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (74) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
J’ai pris du temps à savoir l’apprécier, et c’est aujourd’hui que j’ai compris. Peut-être qu’il fallait des années pour enlever de ma mémoire les beuveries à même la bouteille (aucun respect!) pendant mes études d’examen universitaire. Des bons souvenirs, mais pas pour la dégustation de bière! Aussi, c’est une quadrupel qu’on doit boire l’été! Aujourd’hui il fait chaud, et elle désaltère à souhait. Pourtant, elle est brunes foncés. À son nez, on sent déjà un pétillement frais au travers des arômes de raisins (popsicle mauve :)) et de fruits mûres. En bouches, c’est étonnement léger, les résidus sucrés/fruités s’évaporent dans les bulles avant une finales qu’on savoure pendant de longues secondes. Tout ça pour seulement 6$/750ml, à porter de main dans tous les dépanneurs du Québec, on ne connait pas notre chance!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (803) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
bottle. Pours an extremely dark black with a large beige head and very lively carbonation. Aroma is of spices, plums, and raisins. Flavor is fruity with spices in the finish. Full bodied with creamy texture. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (182) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is wild mix of bready malt, a musty yeastiness kind of like a pencil eraser, spices, alcohol and fruit esters. Appearance is virtually opaque dark brown at center of glass with hazy, lighter brown (light dark cider) at the outside, with nice effervescence and persistent foamy beige head with mild lacing that doesn’t linger on the glass. Taste is moderate sweetness and light sour. Palate is moderate to heavy bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation (perhaps a tad too much) and a nice, pleasant sweet over sour finish. Overall, this is really nice and interesting, hitting pretty fully on all levels. Aroma is a bit more interesting than taste and mild demerits for too much carbonation, but those are the nitpicking separating this from perfection.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1030) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
750 mL bottle. Pours a deep, burnt sienna, massive beige head with ridiculous retention and nice lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast funk, candy sugar, allspice, banana, dried fruit, plums. Mouth is medium bodied, drier than I anticipated, caramel, fruit, bubblegum, spice, toasted bread, well balanced and the ABV is only evident at the back of the throat. Very nice Quad.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (251) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle into a tulip. Pours an inky black, with a small tan head that fades into a disk on the surface. Nose is dark fruit and dark roast malt. Taste is dark fruit with a hint of Belgian yeast banana and clove. Delicious. An outstanding brew from one of North America’s best breweries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (882) - Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with big off white head. Lots of carbonation. Nose is lots dark fruit. Taste is Belgian sweetness and dark fruit. Dry wine in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle @ Stout, Toronto. Pours hazy dark ruby with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, sugar and fruit. Booze in the long nose. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with fruity and estery touches and mild notes of hops. Rough, estery aftertaste with mild acidic hints. Potent and heavy but well-balanced and enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (331) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
As a side bar, I can’t believe I have never rated this beer before. It’s been an old standby for a long time. It pours deep hazy violet with ruby highlights; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: dark bread, rum-soaked raisins, fruitcake, and dark fruits. The taste is medium sweet that finishes lightly bitter; there are notes of: dark fruits, dark bread, prunes, and rice rice pudding. The palate is medium-heavy bodied, has light carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, a very consistent and well crafted beer - almost makes me patriotic


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