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

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RATINGS: 2743   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (562) - 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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (240) - 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 (853) - 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 (4414) - 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 (325) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1511) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a fairly decent and lasting beige head. Nice aroma of malt, some caramel with dried fruits, though some alcohol can be noted. Sweet start, a feel of caramel and mild bitterness. Alcohol presence can be picked up, though not too excessive. A decent one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Pours a very dark brown hue with a very thick and frothy head and light carbonation. Has a fruity aroma and a stout and strong but great taste, leave a bit of a dry aftertaste. It’s a good beer, a bit expensive but very delicious. I recommend this beer to anyone. I’m not a fan on stout and thick beers but this is a good one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (140) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Clear dark red with a nice to tiny light brown head. Dark ripe fruit, molasses, lightly burnt caramel, spice. Sweet. Medium body, slick with a soft carbonation, great long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1063) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (831) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (624) - 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.


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