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


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RATINGS: 2736   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (534) - Longueuil, Quebec, - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Bière brune rouge, bien voilée, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un col brunâtre, dense et résistant. Arômes de levure belge (typiquement Unibroue!), pain légèrement grillé, caramel, léger chocolat, épices (anis, clou de girofle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…), fruits foncés bien mûrs (du raisin surtout, mais aussi des prunes et des cerises noires), et même de la banane. Nez riche et très complexe, belle intensité, très agréable, ça met en appétit! En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais. Au goût, domination de la levure et des épices, avec une pointe d’alcool, le tout donnant un effet très chaleureux en bouche. Aussi, saveurs de pain légèrement grillé, caramel, léger chocolat, avec des fruits foncés significativement plus subtils en bouche qu’au nez. L’amertume est plutôt faible, mais tout de même bien présente. Belle complexité, intensité adéquate, excellente bière. On dit que le vieillissement est très bénéfique à cette bière. Personnellement, j’ai dégusté de la Trois-Pistoles vieillie jusqu’à 3 ans et 9 mois que j’ai trouvé moins pétillante et moins amère, pour un résultat plus doux, plus velouté, plus rond et plus harmonieux. En vieillissant, les saveurs maltées de fruits foncés, de caramel et de chocolat deviennent un peu plus évidents, mais on ne peut pas dire que ça change significativement la personnalité de la bière cependant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma of smoked malt, and grains, pours a dark brown color with a moderately lasting tan well laced head. Moderate carbonation with a thick full bodied feel, tastes of ginger, prunes, smoked malt and grain. Short lasting smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2015
750mL bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially roasted grains and spice with a pungent prune, some tobacco, and some funk. It pours a murky prune color with a light, fuzzy tan head that’s wispy with only light retention and no lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium sweet. The texture is a moderate thick and oily one with only a light fuzz for carbonation, and a medium full body that’s flavored with bread, spice, tobacco, and plums. It finishes spicy with a zip and has warm flavors of prunes and spice and leaves an aftertaste that’s bready and lingering with a light spice, alcohol, and fig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (622) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a dark cloudy brown with a large beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, yeast with some dark fruity notes. Taste is sweet dark malts, dark plum fruit notes, yeast, some mild tartness. Palate is a medium body, fairly smooth with good carbonation. Finishes with a dark malt and dark fruit flavor of plums, maybe some raisin notes, yeast and a slightly dry sweet alcohol ending. Overall a good smooth and full flavored brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (65) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Smell and taste of date, caramel, anise. Sweet and thin sour. Very thin white cloud, light body, slightly thin texture but good amount of alcohol. Good but too sweet and much spice for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On-tap at the Yard House in PBG, FL. Served in a goblet. Dark red, nearly black with no head by the time it got to my table. No lacing. Doesn’t look like it has much carbonation. Delicious smell. Figs and dark fruit. Some caramel malts and the typical candi sugar smell. The taste isn’t quite as impressive as the aroma. Some aromas translated into flavor: the figs and other fruits and the belgian candi sugar. A bit of licorice in the finish. Very light bodied for such a strong beer. Low carbonation and a very dry finish. Finished the glass easily without feeling as though I had drank a 9% alcohol beer. Remarkably well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: fruity, oak, malty. TASTE: fruity, oak, malty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle 341ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruits and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2015
Ottima strong ale, si presenta marrone scuro con riflessi rossi e schiuma beige chiaro. Aroma di dark fruits. Eccellente la bevuta con una dolcezza ben equilibrata, malto in evidenza e una perfetta carbonazione.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Color is dark cloudy brown with some heavy lacing. It has aromas of dried fruit, sourness, yeast, spices and alcohol. It has strong carbonation, sour flavor with spices and salt. It has alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (118) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Aromas of plum and caramel. Some bread and alcohol. Dark brown, perhaps slightly cloudy (hard to tell whe. It’s dark). Slight off-white head. Taste is pretty sweet, but in a good, fruity way. Not much bitterness. Medium body. Creamy, slick and a tad oily texture. Carbonation just a little on the lively side (which I think works very well with this beer). Finish long finish with plum, bread and the carbonation. Overall I like this beer a lot. Usually I need more of a hop balance to really like a beer, but this one works very well without it. I love the plum flavors and bread; the carbonation provides some balance. Even has a touch of raison, especially as it warms up.

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