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

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RATINGS: 1270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2016 Aroma: Caramel, fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, little touch of honey, hint of alcohol. Appearance: Dark amber, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, fruits, alcohol, very complex. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. Overall: Very well balanced, complex beer, little defect is hint of alcohol in aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (932) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
11.2 FL.oz. 9.5% Alc/vol bottle. USA Florida import version. Hazy reddish brown color with beige head. Sugary aroma, caramel and dark fruit. Taste less sweet as expected based on aroma, well balanced without extreme outliers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1108) - SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x10. Good, but maybe a bit more dry and harsh that I?d like. Ive read from others that its like an oud bruin but without the acid, and I agree

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 30, 2016
Appear : Hazy dark red. Aroma : Cherry, plum, raisin, dark fruits, spicy, sugar. Mouthfeel : High carbonated, medium-light bodied. Palate : Alcohol, sweet, spicy, dry finish. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, BB 31.03.2017. 9.5%. Seems like this one is meant for the US market, it’s got a white and purplish blue label. Pours just like the Montagnarde I had yesterday - featuring tons of unattractive floaties that refuse to drown. The beer itself is darkish coppery brown with a rather fast receding light beige head. The aroma’s sweet, but fruity rather than sugary, although there’s a lot of caramel, and dark fruits... dates rather than prunes. Somewhat chocolaty even. Tastes along the same lines, sweet upfront, but not sugary, with a bitterish continuation. Chocolate notes and almonds. Somewhat sticky in the mouth, although the finish is a bit dry and perhaps even slightly metallic. The alcohol only comes through as a restrained warmth - otherwise it’s well covered. Overall a very nice wintery warmer. Would love some juicy roast beef to go with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a murky amber with chunks and bits floating around with a giant light caramel colored head. Red fruit, caramel, and cola on the nose. Full, tingly mouthfeel. Caramel apple, a little brown sugar, and faint cream flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (672) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2016
Dark brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, spices. Dry sweet taste with mild bitterness in finish. Medium body and good carbonation. Very nice dark Belgian ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (987) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
75cl bottle at home, THT 10/03/2017. Slightly hazy, brown colour, nicely lacing beige head. Nose and taste rich in smooth malty tones like molasses, caramel, milky chocolate; dried fruits, ginger, slightly sour, some alcoholic warmth in the finish. Balance is great. Lively carbonation, good body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chromeotaphor (148) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Gedroogd fruit aroma dat ietwat verborgen is met hinten van honing en caramel. Forse schuimkraag die bubbelachtig aan doet en door de flinke carbonatie lang blijft hangen, een donker rode troebele kleur. Flinke knapperende schuimkraag die echt heel lang blijft hangen. De troebele stukken gedragen zich woest door de flinke carbonatie, prachtig om te zien. Droog van smaak komt vrij rijk over doet denken aan chocolade en gedroogd fruit. Niet mijn ding. Maar kan de uitbundigheid enorm waarderen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7758) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016
Old rating. Best before 16/10/2012. 9.5%. Geruch nach Pflaumen und süßen reifen Kirschen. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig malzig, süßlich mit angenehmer Kräuter-Note. Dabei sind die dunklen Früchte deutlich präsent. Schön ausgewogen mild-weich-caramellig-mild. Schokoladenpudding. Der Nachgeschmack ist toll weich, mild, schoko-süßlich und dabei ganz leicht herb. Ein Traum! Geht in die Richtung eines Rochefort 10.


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