Drawing on Quebec folklore, Unibroue chose the name Trois Pistoles to honour the city’s historic importance and pay homage to the legend of the Black Horse. Conjured up by a priest to help build a new church, this incarnation of the devil ran off when its bridle was removed. Because construction was still underway when the horse vanished, a stone remains missing from the church to this day.
Trois Pistoles has a strong malt flavor and roasted aromas with chocolate, brown rum, and spice. The flavor is slightly sweet, enhanced by accents of roasted malt, cocoa, ripe fruit and dark spices. The beer has a smooth finish like an old port.