Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru has a rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. Smooth, rich flavors reminiscent of cherries dipped in caramel, finishing with notes of dried chocolate, roasted almonds, and a hint of molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is raisins, prunes, dark fruits, malty sweetness. Flavor is dark fruits, malt, golden raisins, candi sugar. Finishes with malt and golden raisins, chocolate. Lingering candi sugar and fruity chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Big bottle from France 44 in goblet with commonmac. Light plum with thick but smooth off white head, and healthy amount of sediment. Tons of dark fruit yeast in the nose. Malty, then dark fruit sweet and sour, then fruity chocolate at the end. Some cherry and oak type flavors in there. A bit drying, good full body. Solid Grand Cru, professionally done. Didn’t quite get my Rocs off on this one, but nearly so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Big bottle purchased at France 44 and shared by commonshawn. Belgian snifter glass. Rich mahogany with nearly tan head. Aroma is heavily influenced by dark fruits and sweetness. Very large bouquet. Taste and mouthfeel are a little thin and that’s where the negativity stops. Wow. This is tasty. Good sweetness and high Belgian sugar quotient mixing with raisin and caramel or toffee. Alcohol extremely well hidden which makes this a particularly dangerous beer. I’m definitely a fan. This rocs the abbaye. (pretty clever...right?)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jelledebont (62) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 Mooi donker bier met kleine gistdeeltjes en een licht fruitige smaak. Net als bij de Abbaye des Rocs Brune vond ik de eerste slok van dit bier geweldig. Daarna was het bijzondere er grotendeels af. Apart eigenlijk. Nog steeds een erg lekker bier, maar die eerste slok beloofde nog meer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1673) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 10/02/2017 Huge off-white head finally resides, and settles to a dense head, with clumpy lace. Nose is rich, very complex - dried fig, sultana, prune, treacle, toasted walnut, cocoa, Madeira cake, savoury spice & leafiness. Thick, creamy, almost velvety body, long on the palate, very satisfyingly chewy. Tremendously delicious stuff - sweet, savoury, spicy, slightly bitter and somewhat warming. Notes of burnt sugars, dried fig, raisin & cherry, spicy black pepper & clove notes, overly ripe banana & stonefruit. Long finish, oh so satisfying. Such a surprise to see this gem in the "beer of the month" 6 pack. Amazing stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1159) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2015
Dark brown with medium bit creamy beige head. Ricjh taste full of fruity, flower and caramel notes incompassing fruity sweet and sournessa nd dry roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (452) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Brown amber, frothy tan head. Smells of vanilla, banana, caramel, white pepper. Creamy, well-balanced. Quite sweet short ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Active as soon as you pop the cap. Pours deep reddish brown, almost khaki head, some lacing dots. Nose is almost wine like, sugary, caramel. Tastes of caramel, wine like again, a little tart but not much. Really smooth a little boozy. Amazing beef.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dathzo (25) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Great beer. Pours dark with a lacey foam. Dry chocolate, caramel and a good hint of sugar cane. Great effort

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1283) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Magnum from Dark, vintage edition 2008. Color: dark amber beer with yeast particles and small carbonation. Small white foam. Smell: malt and sweet beer. Small sour notes; High domination of malt. Caramel finish. Taste: very sweet on mouth and toffee with caramel finish. Domination of malt and yeast. Good palate. Aftertaste: fruity and floral really expressive. Amazing beer ! Thanks Dark.

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