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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: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Holy shit! Hazy red when poured with bits floating about (yummy!) and a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and yeast. The taste has a great caramel/toffee tone overall with a bit of malt and fruit to it. A bit of a hoppiness to it as well. There’s an alcoholic bite to it at the end along with hops, and it goes perfectly with the overall flavor. This is one of my favorite beers I’ve had. A bit intense on overall caramel/roasted flavor, but in the end I’d say all the elements add up to a balanced mix. Speaking of, it’s actually fairly watery and thin for what the flavor would tell. Not thin, but medium mouthfeel. Amazing beer, will grab all the bottles I can and recommend the same to anyone who happens to read this! 9.5% abv.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (865) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Magnum from Dark, vintage edition 2008. Color: dark amber beer with yeast particles and small carbonation. Small white foam. Smell: malt and sweet beer. Small sour notes; High domination of malt. Caramel finish. Taste: very sweet on mouth and toffee with caramel finish. Domination of malt and yeast. Good palate. Aftertaste: fruity and floral really expressive. Amazing beer ! Thanks Dark.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2015
Aroma is caramel/toffee, malts, mild fruit and earthy. The flavor is caramel/toffee, malts, dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness and a mix of slight fruit funk and warming alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (733) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Malty with some caramel and fruitiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3634) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Dark brown with thin, lacy head. Sweet and floral aroma with plenty of fruitiness. A very deep and complex flavour. Mostly sweet, dried red fruits but also some bitter cocoa.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (91) - - MAR 24, 2015
11.2 oz bottle. Poured into a tulip....very dark reddish brown and starts with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates into a light lacing head. What a great flavorful and smooth strong ale. Rich ripe fruit, complex malts and a hint of chocolate converge for this Belgian delight. Bottle does read "best before 2-12-2013" - drank on 3-24-2014

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4514) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle.At Malmø beerfestival.Brown colour with medium head.Aroma is sweet fruity of dried berries and fruits,nice lively mouth feels and good full body note of plums and almonds nice and sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1448) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 150314. Malty and caramely with spicy and fruity notes, sweet, malty and sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2476) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tap at Ashley’s. Muddy brown pour with a 1 finger foamy head that fades to a thick ring and a light film. Aroma is a powerful mix of dark fruit. Plums, Cherries, raisins, banana, figs, light chocolate, and light caramel. Tastes like expected. Dried cherries, plums, figs and chocolate mostly. Finish brings in some banana. Full body. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Very good Belgian Strong but not up there with my favs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (905) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Medium mokka like head, pitch black coloured body, sweet caramel candy fresh fruity smell, medium to high carbonation caramel fresh medium carbonation fruity yeast some malts

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (624) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark brown, no head. Aroma: Plums, raisin, cherries, caramel. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.


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