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


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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
330 ml bottle, labelled Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru. Pours a very sediment-filled ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, red berries, old grains. Flavor is cherry, apple, brown sugar, yeast, cake, cream sugar. Finish is (white) sugar and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macgybeer (24) - - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, nuts, alcohol, clove, Appearance: brown, cloudy, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall Gran Gran Birra. Una de las mejores que tome. \nTiene un excelente equilibrio entre dulce, cuerpo, carbonatacion. aroma.\n\nAroma: Bien marcado, dulzon afrutado.\nApariencia: Bien de color, marron rojizo y algo turbia. Poca espuma.\nSabor: Afrutado, sentia un poco el alcohol, muy suave y tomable, final largo.\nBoca: Cuerpo medio alto, para nada pesada igual, era muy tomable\nGeneral: Debo decir que es un buen equilibrio entre las belgas dulzonas y secas, se para justo en el medio y lo hace de la mejor forma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a murky brown with a small and short lived tan head. Lots of dried fruit in the nose, fig, prune, and raisin. A little earthiness in the flavor to pair with caramel and the dried fruit notes. Odd finish that seems to coat the tongue. Glad this one didn’t have the protein issues I’ve had in the past.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (722) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
Flasche (33 cl). - Tiefes Rotbraun. Schwere, dunkle Malzsüße, ergänzt durch üppige dunkle Frucht (Kirsche, Sultaninen). Noten von Likör, Bitterschokolade, Nüssen, Holz. Sahniges Mundgefühl; schwer aber nicht klebrig. Im Abgang eine ungewöhnliche, erdige, holzige Herbe, die an einen deutschen Doppelbock erinnert. - Großartiges Bier, das ich wegen seiner reichen Fruchtigkeit einem Doppelbock vorziehe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (620) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
330ml bottle. Wow. That’s how I’ll start this. Pours a cloudy dark chestnut brown with some sediement floaters, and a good sized creamy beige head. Aromas of raisin, dates, brown sugar, molasses, and dark bread. The taste is sweet, with black licorice, molasses, prunes, a light menthol note, alcohol, and dark rye bread. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juanenka (256) - valladolid, SPAIN - OCT 27, 2013
Botella. Aroma dulce con notas de frutos secos, algo de levadura, algo de café. En boca perfecto equilibrio entre roasted malts, levaduras y dulzor con un final ligeramente amargo y dulce largo y complejo. Una agradable sorpresa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (801) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear red with a huge head, and despite my careful pour it had a LOT of sediment in it. Aroma is of malt, various fruits, molasses and a hint of smoke. Taste is of sweet malts, lots of different fruits, spices and honey. Starts out sweet and has a long sweet aftertaste too. A hint of bitterness and tartness in there too. Very complex and very enjoyable to drink. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1491) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour a with a small tan head; aroma start with a bit of soy sauce, then caramel, smoked fruit, raisins; rich flavour, bit earthy and sweet; very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andriesradu (548) - ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2013
33cl. Dark brown with no head but lots of sediment floating. Moderate sweet, sweet alchool, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet like kagor wine, caramel, honey/bees hive?(if you looked into a bees? hive you know what I mean) very complex. Perfect balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement sucré avec une pointe de cerise et autres petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5066)

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