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


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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet, it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and a sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Light sweetness and roast aromas. Copper in color with almost no head. Caramalty and sweet with a bit of spice undertone. A descent amber but not my favorite from this great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2613) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a slight but firm white head, aroma is light malt with hints of caramel, the taste is medium bitterness with some fruit coming through in the mouth with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjeerd (307) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
All the things that are in the description are there. Complex but lovely beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (814) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Samea punertavankellertävänruskea olut innokkaalla, mutta aika nopeasti häviävällä vaahdolla. Hiivapartikkeleita kaatuu lasiin todella paljon oluen mukana. Tuoksu houkuttelevan hedelmäinen ja karamellinen sekä hiivainen ja mausteinen. Todella moniulotteinen. Maku jatkaa tuoksun linjalla. Ensialkuun hedelmäinen ja karamellinen, loppupuolella yrttisen mausteinen ja hieman katkeran kuivattava. Täyteläinen suutuntuma, mutta kiva hiilihappoisuus keventää tunnelmaa. Voisi toimia myös lämpimämmillä keleillä, mutta hieno tekele näin tammihelmikuun vaihteeseenkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1360) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel (33cl). Murky deep amber with a solid dense white head. Notes of banana, toast, alcohol, soft pepper and caramel on the nose. Boozy thick sticky creamy palate with largely sweet malty flavours and a soft spiciness before finishing with an alcoholic burn. Low bitternes. A big rich Belgian dark triple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2080) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a tulip glass. Clear medium amber, small frothy off-white head, receding slowly to a thin layer, light lacing; strong malt aroma, caramel, light orange, yeast; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, alcohol, light fruity notes; sweetbitter finish, warming alcohol, light spicy notes; full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; very nice and smooth, a real barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shark_Pants (612) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
Massive gusher, lost half the 330ml bottle to my lounge room. The beer is fairly good - caramel, bready, belgian yeast - but can’t make up for that level of gushing. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2137) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 28/08/2017 Pours a murky sort of pale bronze body, foamy head. Aroma is quite intense - peppery, clovey phenolics, bread dough, biscuity caramel malt, has a medicinal red berry fruit sort of note - not sure if its hop or yeast derived? Syrupy smooth creamy sort of texture, big without being cloying or evidently potent. Carbonation subdued. Flavour is quite sweet upfront - lots of caramel, overly ripe stonefruits, sweet bread crust, savoury spice & black pepper, has a sort of lifted citrus note lingering brings a sense of balance to the beer. A solid Belgian strong for sure - maybe expecting more from a 9%er?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
330ml bottle at home. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and spice. Taste is sweet, caramel, spice, pepper. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (708) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
Donker amberkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: karamel, bitterig, gedroogd fruit, wat kruiden en champignon. Smaak: karamel, zoetig, zoethout, fudge. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoetig.

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