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


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RATINGS: 1258   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14738) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
Bright and amber. The aroma - big, yeasty, malty, peppery, hints of anise, pears, and almost everything in between. This is big stuff - a heady dose of alcohol, smooth, peppery malt and yeast weaving in and out, and easing off just enough to make this beer a little too drinkable for its size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (14138) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13806) - 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 (13533) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13006) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 (2/14/06, 750ml bottle) Big beige head atop a hazy deep brown body with some yeasties. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin, caramel, some spicy yeast, pear, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/cherry, caramel, some milk chocolate, spice, pear. Low carbonation, medium-full body, alcohol well contained. Surprisingly drinkable. (8/4/8/4/16)

(12/1/02) Brown red body with medium tan head. Aroma of raisin/plum, with hints of chocolate. Sweet chocolate is the immediate taste, but there’s also raisin, pear and a noticeable Belgian yeastiness. Very rich body that carries the alcohol well. Tiny alcohol burn at the end. An excellent beer! (8/4/9/5/18)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12736) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (12677) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy aroma. Really fantastic complex beer. Gtreat taste long powerfull finish. Very oily palate. This is good stuff.

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