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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: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2004
The appearance is a cloudy, darkish red-brown with floating sediments. Strong aromas of chocolate, caramel, and dried fruits (strong cherry, pineapple, and fig). Very dominant cherry flavor with complimentary tones of caramel and coffee. The palate is well-rounded and complex with a carbonated resonance.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2967) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (396) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CountDrugula (33) - - APR 15, 2016
Marrón oscuro translúcido y no muy homogéneo. Espuma densa poco abundante. Aroma de espectacular complejidad: pasas, albaricoque, madera, cerezas, frambuesas, frutos secos, alcohol, azúcar moreno, ligero toque chocolateado y miel salvaje. En boca ganan terreno el chocolate y la base de malta cubriendo de dulce y una acidez ligera todo el festín de aromas, para terminar con leve sequedad y un regusto prolongado donde las notas se reordenan y amortiguan. Extraordinaria es decir poco.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2016
750ml. A few months past expiration, didn’t notice until after I bought the bottle. Unfiltered brown body, weird chunky floaties at random places in the glass. Not much of a head, but steady enough beige residue that laces the glass. I did like the old labels better, but maybe these help keep the price down. Deep fruity touches, not far removed from a Quad. I seem to remember bottles from a decade or more ago having more effervescence, maybe the age has hurt this one. Sweet, heavy, but nice brown chocolate caramel malt depth. Good, will have to revisit a fresher bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (1736) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a trappist glass. Clear deep amber brown, small frothy beige head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, spices (cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf), brown sugar, light chocolate, alcohol; taste light heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, malty, toffee, fudge, spices, fortified wine, some alcohol, with long duration leading to a sweetbitter finish with spicy and nutty notes, warming alcohol; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; very complex, smooth and balanced strong ale, a sheer delight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (566) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a nice cream colored head, with enough carbonation. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with tones of raisins, dried fruits and cherries. Also a nice sweetness from caramel and in the background a hint cacao and some spices. The taste is full sweet and soft with a maltiness in the background and with a fruity character and the tones from the aroma are well noticable. The finish is a little dry and light bitter with cacao and some roasted malts and leaves some nice warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1687) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home, 11th March 2016. Pours dark brown, aroma is banana, spice, yeast, brown sugar, molasses. Taste is candied fruit, sugar, molasses. Rich and fun to drink

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1382) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 5, 2016
butelka, warka do 30/07/2017. spory gushing. ciemno brazowo-czerwone, z przyzwoita piana. aromaty bardzo intensywne - ciemne owoce w najrozniejszych formach, z przewaga wisni, ale takich wisni przetworzonych, bombonierkowych, suszonych. tez brzoskwinie, banany, sliwki. do tego sporo karmelu, nieco przyprawowosci (tez z kolendra) nieco pralinek. fajnie to poukladane. w ustach mniej slodkie niz moglby zapach sugerowac, lekko kwaskowate, dosc wysoko wysycone, dosc pelne (choc nie az tak lepkie jak wiele co ciezszych belgow), alkohol ukryty arcyskutecznie, po prostu nie czuc alkoholu. goryczka bardzo niska. w calosci mocno zlozone, klasa piwo

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (20) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2016 Aroma: Caramel, fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, little touch of honey, hint of alcohol. Appearance: Dark amber, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, fruits, alcohol, very complex. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. Overall: Very well balanced, complex beer, little defect is hint of alcohol in aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (793) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
11.2 FL.oz. 9.5% Alc/vol bottle. USA Florida import version. Hazy reddish brown color with beige head. Sugary aroma, caramel and dark fruit. Taste less sweet as expected based on aroma, well balanced without extreme outliers.


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