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


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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1429) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle @home. Small head. Brown haze with yearst lumps. Dark fruity notes. Prune. Raisin. Phenols. Dry sweet heavy mouthfeel. The alcohol hidden. Great x-mas brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
Rating #1024, gulbrun, grumset. Duft af modellervoks, blommer. Smag blommer, pćre, ćble, gćr, let besk og bitter eftersmag. Medium tyk. OK.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours hazy deep amber with floaties and a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, dried fruits, yeast, alcohol and a hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1067) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: An alive beer! As you open it, it wants to jump out the bottle :). Pours a dark amber to brown color. Very dirty, traditional des Rocs style with many chunks floating around. A huge beige head is formed when its poured, however, the retention is medium. It dissipates leaving a thin tan layer on top. Very few lacings left. Beautiful Belgian Strong Dark Ale S: Sweet on the nose. Brown bread and Belgian yeasts are a must. Reminds the Brune version. Dark fruits, mainly raisins, caramel, malts, wood and alcohol. Very reach on smell T: Sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, brown bread, dark fruits (raisins), spices. Molasses and syrupy. Mild bitter end. Complex on taste. Delicious M: Full body, creamy and molasses. Reasonable carbonation. Great sweet-bitterness balance. Warming with a bit alcoholic end O: Abbaye Des Rocs = Quality Belgian trademark beer [ BA Review @ 12/17/2011 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
330ml bottle
9.0% ABV
Bar Hop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 8, 2013
The beer poured a dark murky reddish-brown with a half inch tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was plums, yeast, bread, and sugar. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, molasses, dark fruit, sugar, and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
In bottle (Brussels); very nice Noel beer .. quite light body, but very easy drinking compared to other Belgium Xmas beers .. Some cocoa, and caramel ... I wish I could buy this at home ... I would buy again for sure

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2014
750ml bottle. @home 31-08-2014.
BBD: 20/11/2011. Vintage one.
In short: a sweet boozy dark ale.
Pours hazy dark copper, lots of sediment, with average tan head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Ripe fruit, raisins, chocolate, caramel aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste follows the nose, some liquor notes, alcohol noticed, ripe fruit, caramel notes, viscous texture. Still enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
holdan (260) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark cocacolaish. Aroma dark fruits with bubblegum. Taste sweetsour dark fruits, candy malt and some sourness. Full body, text smooth, alcohol hidden, finish sweet-sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adster (510) - HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2014
Teához hasonló színe van, puha habja és erőteljes élesztőtartalma, melynek üledéke láthatóvá is válik a kitöltést követően, s amely alapvetően rányomja a bélyegét mind illatára, mind ízére. Leginkább ez a már-már gombás aromákat idéző, sütőipari, élesztős ízvilág a meghatározó, mely egy ecetesen savanykás, éretlen gyümölcsös keretbe van ágyazva. Kimondottan élénk, egyedi stílusú sör, az ünnepi jelleg ebben az esetben azonban nem feltétlenül lépett előtérbe, bár abban sem vagyok egészen biztos, hogy e típus minden egyes üvegének hasonló jellemvonásokkal kellene bírnia...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Eén van de minste kerstbieren dat ik ooit geprobeerd hebt, een absolute tegenvaller

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