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


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RATINGS: 1273   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15519) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle. Hazy dark brown/orange with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, toffee and a little ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Magnum bottle. Spicy aniseed aroma. Dark red/brown colour, OK head. Malty aniseed flavour. Soft and full-flavoured. Pleasant. Tea-like aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, licorice, licorice yeasty, roasted, sharpness, fruity, citrus, honey, grape fruity, peachy, candy, bubblegum, cherry, light acid, light sourness, nutty notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Quickly dissipating tan head. Some sediment. Nose and taste of candi sugar, honey, malt, molasses, dried fruit, brown sugar, toffee and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a huge head. Aroma and flavour of spices, brown sugar, burnt malts and some burnt fruits. Weird burnt fruits and spices. I don’t get how this is so highly rated. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with floaters and a small off-white head. Aroma is sugar, alcohol, malt, yeast. flavour is sugar, dried fruits, alcohol, malt, cherry, peaches, caramel, yeast. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14168) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Aroma of cherries and plums. Mahogany amber color with a vigorous tan head. Starts a bit thin, but the dark fruit is there, with a definite cherry hint, then chocolate hits the tops of the tongue and mouth, then a decent amount of bitterness - balances the slight sweetness I didn’t mention. However, the chocolate hangs on as well. The overall complexity diminishes the 9.5% alcohol so it does not interfere with the enjoyment. Extremely wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009) - shared with mjs et al. - thanks!
Clear brown - amazingly no floaties - tiny head. Flowery, fruity, and slightly perfumy aroma. Clove, aniseed bitterness, deep and very spicy. A touch sweet, a touch young perhaps. Sweetness complemented by spices very well. Finish is beautifully hoppy. Covers 9.5% very well. Yeast from the bottom of the bottle didn’t change things much at all. Will probably be fantastic after maturing a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown pour with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted. Good complex sweet dark fruit aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet spice flavor with a light bitter alcohol finish of long duration. Good brew for 1200.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a hazy copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, carmel and brown sugar. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, plum, raisin, some herbal nltes and a hint of molasses with a smooth lingering sweet finish.

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