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


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RATINGS: 1266   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.

Inveigler's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2005
First thing apparent is the huge protein chunks -- looks like a lava lamp. Ruddy complexion on this beaut, nice and warm crimson. The malt and sweets shine through nicely, but there is a tad of burn underneath this blanket. Everything Belgian is here: the complexity, the yeast, the esters, and of course the sweet sweet buzz of drinking these large bottles of hooch. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (760) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Taster at The Mondial de la biere. The color is a dark brown with thick beige head. The taste is sweet and heavy of fruits like cherries and also dark chocolat and herbs with a good serving of malt plus yeast. The aroma is pleasing to the nose and lets you know what is coming in the taste.I enjoyed this beer a lot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2046) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
hazy walnut brown colour with a lot of small particles, minimal beige head; aroma of dried cherry (maybe plum and figs, too), dark chocolate, walnut, wet leather and minimal herbal notes; taste is the same with less intensiveness and Belgian yeast notes; almost perfect - if the taste was as intensive as the aroma it would be a magnificient masterpiece...anyway, it’s still brilliant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1121) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
1.5l bottle thanks to Lore. Hazy dark orange body with lots of floating sediment. Aroma of caramel, orange zest, figs, raisins and pepper. Taste of candi sugar, orange zest, raisins, dates, cloves and some floral hops. Very smooth beer. Based on the aroma it seems to be stronger, but the taste is not boozy. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2016
A bottle that has been lying around for several years. It says "Brasserie des Rocs." I remember being unimpressed with this originally and put aside a couple bottles for a few years. A cloudy brown with small beige head, a ton of large particulate matter. Aroma sugary malt, caramel, chocolate, subtle toasted nuts. Medium body, lightly carbonated, a touch of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet but finishes dryer. Caramel, dark fruits, maybe a little dry hops, figs. Not sure if the original bottle I had wasn’t good or if it’s improved with age but this is quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2490) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2016
Hazy amber. Rocky, airy offwhite head. Aroma has caramel and dried fruit. Flavour is malty with sweet fruit, light spice, fruit, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Light notes of anise. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1796) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, prunes, raisins Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, oily feel, lively, long finish, Overall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (363) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of dried fruits, raisins, prunes, caramel, brown sugar, nuts, species. Light alcoholic. The flavours starts sweet but finish light bitter. The body is medium and the texture is juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (471) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle. Trappist glass. Brownish with light borwn, semi-densed head, poor head retention and lacing. Nice and deep dried, black fruits aroma - mainly plums and raisins, which are dominant. You can also find here some brown sugar and spices (cloves, lightly cinnamon). Taste lightly sweet, it’s more like the quadrupel, but not so malty. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture, finish is semi-dry, spicey and lightly bitter. In overall this beer is clean in it’s style with predominant malty and spicey character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
33 cl bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Dark, amber colour with a slight golden hue. Thick, lightly tanned cap on top, that fades to a thin layer. Good looking. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, liquorice, yeasts that comes as peaches and other sweet fruits. Subtle alcohol with a touch of oranges - almost like Cointreau. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation that fades fast. Finishes slightly dry with rich malts, yeasts and spicy hints. Sweet fruits and orange liqour. Excellent and rich Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (424) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
Brown body with frothy head. Mostly sweet taste with raisin, dried and sweet fruits, caramel, honey and brown sugar. Not too sweet, though. Accompanied by a mild bitterness. Not too complex but quite subtle and very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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