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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: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (323) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
2013/06/07 - Pours a hazy dark brown-mahogany color, with a thin, creamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and toffee with a feint smokiness. Taste is dark fruits, toffee, cocoa and molasses. Mouthfeel is oily, with smooth carbonation and a sweet and slightly boozy finish. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
33cl bottle. Nice mahogany with a lot of sediment (oops on my part) with a nice light brown head. Nice yeast and malt combination, somewhat fruity, well balanced. Moderate+ body, and carbonation, pleasant, little sweet, nice finish, well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1747) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bought this cuz of the ridiculas killer ratings.. brown poyr.. Fluffy light brown head.. aroma of raisen and prune.. Taste is similar with some brown sugar.. very smooth for a bel strong.. Good stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1138) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
Grumlig brun öl med ett ljusbrunt skum. Kryddig doft tillsammans med fikon, ekfat och jäst. Samma i smaken tillsammans med torkad frukt och fikon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hateball16 (105) - - APR 26, 2013
Gorgeous looking beer, very dark mahogany in colour, opaque with a thick creamy light tan head which lasts well. Aromas of port, cherries, toffee, toasted pumpernickel and some booziness. Opens up sweet with caramel flavours followed quickly by lovely dark fruit notes, medium to full body and nicely balanced, long warming and port-like finish. Breathtaking!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. aromas of prune, dried fruit, caramel and malt. Sweet and prune at first followed by earthy malts and caramel with a bite of alcohol at the end to balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy brown/amber with a large off-white head. Aromas are fruit (prune), some spice, and alcohol. Taste has some earthy tang, over-ripe dark fruit (raisin, prune, dark cherry), and a touch of alcohol. Full body, moderate carbonation, medium fruity finish. Very reminiscent of Westvleteren XII, but better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bunget (540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
330ml bottle. Muddy brown body with a big mocha head, excellent retention. Aroma of yeast, dough, coriander, peppercorn, dried herbs, old wine and oak barrel. Taste of the first wave: yeast and herbal hops, second wave: caramel and spices, raisins, plums, molasses, a little bit of woodiness. Sticky and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Ghent. Brown/dark red body. Nice fruity and spicy aroma. Taste is sweet caramel and fruity. Medium strong carbonation. ****

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
July 2010. 750 ml. bottle. Poured dark brown with an offwhite head. Lots of dark fruit aromas combined with sugary notes. Very balanced.


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