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


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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - JAN 12, 2006
Bouteille 75 cl, à consommer de préférence avant la fin de 2008, consommé en Janvier 2006. Couleur acajou aux reflets orange-brun. Apparence trouble, semi opaque et envahi de gros dépôts de levure, surmonté d’une bonne quantité de mousse beige pale et perdurant pour l’éternité. Complexes arômes de caramel, de mélasse, de sirop de pêches, de raisins verts, d’écorce d’orange, d’épices et de fruits séchés style prunes, dattes, raisins. Saveurs de caramel, de levure à gâteau, de confiseries à l’orange et d’épices sous une touche de fruits foncés. Finale introduisant un profil grillé de malt et tout en exposant pleinement les délicates épices. L’alcool demeure presque entièrement masqué au fil de chacune des gorgées. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne à pleine abrite une très douce carbonatation aux fines bulles respectueuses. Un chef d’œuvre hivernale ! Bouteille bièropholie, Novembre 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : mętny, brązowy kolor o dużej, wytrwalej beżowej pianie. NOS : mocne zapachy słodkich ciemnych owoców, rodzynek, toffi, mleczna czekolada, lód malaga, piernik. Jest również świeży aromat chmielu o nutach cytrusów i herbaty zielonej. USTA : piwo jest średnio gazowane. Mocno nasycone i oleiste. Bardzo słodkie piwo o dominujących nutach przypominających lód malaga, piernika i toffi. Alkohol jest odczuwalny i rozgrzewa po kilku łykach. Piwo delikatnie kwaśnieje przy końcu ale bardziej przypomina kwaśność słodkiego kompotu z wiśni. Przy końcu również wyczuwalne są przyprawy jak goździki czy cynamon. Gorzkość jest delikatna i ma charakter ziół i skórki od cytrusów. ODCZUCIA : smaczne piwo na zimny wieczór. Będzie się super komponowało z mocnymi serami, ciastami i wędzonym mięsem. Pije go podczas gdy słonce świeci i to jest błąd bo to piwo się klei od słodkości i nie jest to przyjemne. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 5/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: malts, caramel, gingerbread, dried fruits, raisins, burned malts for that matter. TASTE: sweet, burned malts, fruity, again same dried fruits, taste is recognizable with the ’Brune’, same herbs sort of mix present. Pleasant and good beer, but the ’Brune’ was better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (215) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
750 ml bottle from beer-shop.it served in a Teku glass. Deep dark copper/almost brown, quite hazy, with an average light beige head. Long lasting and good lacing. Powerful aroma, dominated at first by light booze notes, than a fantastic bouqet of different dark fruits, winter spices, some roasted/meaty presence, burnt caramel and medicinal herbs. The alchool completely disappear in the mouth, leaving just a pleasent warming sensation down the throat. Perfectly balanced and elegant, sharing some dubbel qualities, but more dry and less sweet. Long and spicy afertaste. Average to lively carbonation, on the higher side of medium body, and oily texture. Should be trated as a sipper, being so complex and changing a bit every 5 minutes! I’d love to try a 5+ year old bottle one day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cthomas2390 (199) - Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours amber with a good head but a fair amount of sediment (vigorous pour, but still). Apple and toffee on the nose with some sweet Christmas spice. Sweet malty caramel flavours with alcohol sweetness and heat coming through towards the end. Residual Christmas cake notes on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (99) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Donker bier wat niet lang blijft hangen. Smaak doet denken aan aardbei en kersen. Fruit overheerst. Daarnaast ietwat rooksmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (853) - PORTUGAL - JAN 16, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a brown colour with a thin tan head/lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel and light yeast. Average to low carbonation and medium body. Taste is light bitter and light sweet, well balanced. Overall, a tasteful beer with a bit alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinte (301) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with a large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (roasted, caramel) and moderate hoppy (orange) aroma with notes of red fruits (cherry), raisins and spices. Moderate-to-intense sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character and light acidity. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; lively carbonation; some light alcoholic feeling in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear-ish red with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is sweet and caramel-y. Taste is of malt, spices, dark fruits, molasses, bread and yeast. Very sweet and very smooth. Has a bit of a hop-bitter aftertaste. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but does appear in the finish. Empty your bottle in one go or you’ll get a lot of yeast in the second pour. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (371) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2014
El color es caoba oscuro y sucio, bastante feo, Chi una espuma crema que se disipa rápidamente. Los aromas son tenues de galleta, pan, caramelo y ligero chocolate. En boca obtenemos esas mismas sensaciones con un regusto ligeramente ácido y afrutado y una textura algo aguada. En realidad lo mejor es el sabor, está muy buena, pero tiene algunos defectos que la alejan de las mejores estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rok1024 (902) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2013
Very murky appearance with lots of yeast particles. Deep red towards brown colour, medium head. Fruity, spicy and malty aroma, sweet and sour, very good balance. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Grand seasonal winter beer.

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