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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: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
This beer poured a very dark brown amber color and formed a huge bubbly off white head that left laticed lace as it subsided. A large amount of carbonation and some sediment is present. It has a wonderful aroma of malt, caramel, raisins and other fruit with a touch of pepper. A heavy flavor of malt, caramel, raisins and a warming touch of the alcohol. The finish is of a medium body and slightly sweet and creamy with a warm aspect of the alcohol present. Another one I wish we could see in Ohio with our new laws


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Listed as 9.5% on label, and as Brasserie des Rocs. Normal quad dried fruit aromas and flavors, abrupt finish, cloying sweetness. I had hoped for better based on the overall score.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (266) - CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours muddy particulate-laden brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, no lacing (3/5). Nose is brown sugar, plums and other dark fruit, spice, alcohol (7/10). Taste is moderate to strong sweet malt, moderate tart (7/10). Medium to heavy body, smooth, soft carbonation, with a gentle alcohol warming (4/5). Bit disappointed by this one. I wasn’t too perturbed by the muddy appearance or the particulate, but I was expecting more sour/tart presence. Instead, I’m getting a lot of malt sweetness, molasses / brown sugar, and raisins, but also an almost medicinal overtone. It’s certainly not working perfectly together for me. (15/20)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in Trappist chalice. A: Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a huge beige color head. In fact, the head pops out when the bottle is opened. Kind of: I’m alive and getting out! Very dirty beer, a lot of chunks can be seen around and small grains on the top of the foam. Retention is great and tons of lacings are left in the glass. S: Absolutely perfect nose: Sweet malts upfront, very fruity, bready and spicy. Notes of dark fruits, vanilla, nuts, black pepper, Belgian yeasts and alcohol in the very end T: Sweet upfront. Sweet malts, dark fruits, oak, wood, caramel, vanilla, black pepper, cloves, brown bread, Belgian yeasts. Complex. Hops bitterness is quite light and smooth M: Heavy body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation. Caramel and bread aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent beer. An authentic Belgian Ale. Masterpiece. Did I forget something? :) [ BA Review @ 11/9/2012 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
" had to wait, again, for the volcano to stop errupting before i could enjoy/pour the beer, so it got off on the wrong foot. once poured however, the beer looked inviting. aroma was of alcohol, brown sugar, molasses and plums. there was a raisiny sweetness in the taste, in addition to those present in the aroma. lots of dark fruit, and sweet breadiness, but nothing that blows you away. it took quite a bit of vigorous swirling to get the body smooth instead of overly carbonated. maybe my bottle was tainred, or maybe this beer is just a bit overated. who knows?"

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (361) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Sweet caramel malty aroma and amber color with a fruit blend flavor. I can taste cherry and peach mixed with a rich malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1450) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a cloudy opaque amber/brown with a thin light tan head. Sour dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, molasses, buttery with dried fruit and a bit of licorice. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (606) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Dark brown colour with a light foamy light tan head. Noses of dried fruits, caramel, resin and some nuttyness. The texture is only lightly slick and whilst having a full body it is yet rather easy/soft on the palate. Flavours of caramelised dried fruit develop, treacle sweetness, yet a faint fruity acidity develops. The finish is long lasting and harmonic.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mchaoulideer (9) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
On draft at Cask republic in new haven, CT on 8-20-14. Very fresh, sharp grassy first taste. Quickly drops away and lacks any finish beyond a slight lingering bitterness. A mixture of bland and somewhat unpleasant.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Azure brown pour. Aroma is apples, toffee, fruit candies, malt syrup, fairy floss, mild vinous tones, apple wine. Taste is tobacco immediately then quickly giving way to sweetness, apple fruitiness which lingers till a dry mild finish. Lingering apple flavour. Overall, one of the best belgians I’ve had. Delicious and not over the top raisiny.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (58) - USA - AUG 8, 2014
Aromas of citrus, hints of pear, raisins, chocolate, molasses and figs. Pours dark brown. Medium to high carbonation. Very smooth with lingering alcohol warmth. Tartness in the finish.


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