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


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RATINGS: 1234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.

DrGonzo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2006
After exploding foam, pours a murky copper brown color. Hops come through in the aroma, lots of spice, fruits, vanilla. The balance in this beer is almost unmatched, with a great mix of sweetness, bitterness, spice and malt depth. Finish has lots of apricot, some cinnamon, honey as well. A gorgeous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of toasted malt, cherries, chocolate, plums, sligthly sour.In taste sour/sweet with very nice cherrylike and dried fruits flavour. Lively carbonation, quite smooth. MEdium body, alcohol well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (198) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle, bb 12.03.2017. Brown beer with redish hue, white-yellowish, quite unstable head. Aromas of red fruits, sourness, caramel, figs, and hint of alcohol. Taste is only subtly sour, fruity, quite sweet, with distinct but decent alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied. Quite complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fillepolo (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Tasting @ gaultier. Bottle from local kiosk in brussels. Malty with some caramel and fruity notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Murky dark mahogany color. Medium size, firm tan head, stays. Chocolate, sweet, plums, dried cherries, slightly nutty notes in aroma. Smells very nice. Sweet, cherry, chocolate, grainy, mild dried plums, sourish in taste. Sweet, sour and chocolate in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation. Well balanced. Perhaps tad too sweet. But no- this is brilliant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (415) - - AUG 2, 2015
Pours a redish brown body with a thick and lasting head. Nice and fruity aroma. Very nice creamy taste with fruit flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, malt. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1939) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is raisins, prunes, dark fruits, malty sweetness. Flavor is dark fruits, malt, golden raisins, candi sugar. Finishes with malt and golden raisins, chocolate. Lingering candi sugar and fruity chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Big bottle from France 44 in goblet with commonmac. Light plum with thick but smooth off white head, and healthy amount of sediment. Tons of dark fruit yeast in the nose. Malty, then dark fruit sweet and sour, then fruity chocolate at the end. Some cherry and oak type flavors in there. A bit drying, good full body. Solid Grand Cru, professionally done. Didn’t quite get my Rocs off on this one, but nearly so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (724) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Big bottle purchased at France 44 and shared by commonshawn. Belgian snifter glass. Rich mahogany with nearly tan head. Aroma is heavily influenced by dark fruits and sweetness. Very large bouquet. Taste and mouthfeel are a little thin and that’s where the negativity stops. Wow. This is tasty. Good sweetness and high Belgian sugar quotient mixing with raisin and caramel or toffee. Alcohol extremely well hidden which makes this a particularly dangerous beer. I’m definitely a fan. This rocs the abbaye. (pretty clever...right?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jelledebont (46) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Mooi donker bier met kleine gistdeeltjes en een licht fruitige smaak. Net als bij de Abbaye des Rocs Brune vond ik de eerste slok van dit bier geweldig. Daarna proefde ik weinig bijzonders. Nog steeds een erg lekker bier, maar die eerste slok beloofde meer.

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