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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: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dark Triple with enormous scale of flavors. This excellent and very elegant appetizer feels like it is made exclusively for kings and emperors


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (170) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
Color castaño claro, escasa capa de espuma beige que desaparece pronto, en nariz aromas a malta tostada, caramelo, frutos rojos y licor. En boca entrada potente y maltosa, bastante dulce; pos gusto largo y sin apenas amargor tornándose algo seco al rato. Sus diez grados se acaban sintiendo aunque está bien integrado, buen cuerpo con carbónico bajo, buena cerveza aunque parece doble

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5819) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a medium sized beige head. There was some sediment floating around. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, dark fruit, raisins, plums, figs, yeast, chocolate, candi sugar, a hint of the alcohol. This is a solid drinking beer that I would have again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (671) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
Bière triple black impériale titrant à 10 % abv. Donc pas seulement bien sûr une belgian strong ale, mais une triple destinée aux rois et empereurs … ainsi qu’aux amateurs inscrits sur ratebeer !!! Couleur brun foncé et roux en transparence. Clarté nette. Bulles par milliers fines et vives. Mousse beige clair qui nappe bien. Arômes de bois de fût, miel noir, fruits mûrs, pointe légère de réglisse. 1ère bouche veloutée sur un merveilleux ensemble malt/houblon très riche. Arrière-bouche d’une rondeur et ampleur fantastiques. 2ème bouche à l’harmonie sublime et la complexité grandiose. 3ème avec une pointe fine de banane et candi blanc. Arrière-bouche alternant malt et fruits confits. La longueur commence en développant toutes les nuances, puis travaille l’ampleur et la profondeur. La levure est fine, complexe, tout simplement grande. L’alcool offre une magnifique progression sur la longueur, en portant ce breuvage sur l’autel. La finale donne des nuances de raisins secs, miel fin et une fine pointe de cannelle. CONCLUSION : l’art merveilleux du brassage est ici représenté dans toute sa plénitude, nous avons un breuvage effectivement digne des rois et des empereurs. Nous buvons heureusement à leur table … Cheers !!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
75cl bottle shared with S&G tasting group. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, unstable off white head. NOSE: too sweet, caramel. TASTE: too sweet, caramel, too unidimensional... Very boring and disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (235) - Vista, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
This is a very complex, intriguing dark tripel. Pours amber/orange with a thick beige head that lingers, lots of sediment when you hold it to the light. Aroma is of caramel, sweet malt, dark bread, nuts, plum, cherry, and an attic in an old house. Taste is medium sweet and mildly bitter, very fruity, complex, and balanced. Has a silky mouthfeel, although it looks aggressively carbonated in the glass. Has vinous qualities, like a good port. Long, mellow, sweet finish. Has a best before date of Feb 16, 2013 on the bottle but I think it isn’t too old, the age has probably improved the flavor. Would like to check out more styles from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4672) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Quite a big beige foamy head with a clear amber brown colored beer. Aroma has lots of red fruit and caramel and hints of flowers, sweets, soap, sweet malts, some sweet wood and some red fruit candy sweets (slight). Flavours of red fruits, cream, malts, bitters, some sweets, light herbs, some caramel, some wood ish tones, some sweet nuts and caramelised hay/grass. Aftertaste is malty, red fruits, bitters, some herbs and light caramel. Low carbo, creamy to silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a light creamy to oily texture. This is very nice indeed!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. pours deep reddish brown with tons of sediment and a frothy beige head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, fruity and phenolic with sweet dark bread, caramelized apples, baked pears, caramel, raisins bran, dry wood, alcohol, marzipan, golden syrup, lemon peal, plums, dates and black pepper corns. Taste is sweet, very tiny bitter, malty, fruity and phenolic with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, hay, wood, dates, figs, raisin bran, baked apples and pears, rose water, marzipan, lemon peal and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, tiny dry, champagne-like, tiny boozy, soft and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny bitter, fruity and phenolic with dark bread, baked pears, dates, figs, caramel, toffee, hay, dry soil and alcohol. Massive beer that manages to stay balanced. A tasty treat indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. I expected a trippel style belgian ale based on my misinterpretation of the label, so I was surprised at the dark colour of the pour. The flavour profile is completely different from a trippel as well. Sweet bready malts, lots of figgy fruit, lightly alcoholic finish. Not as smooth or complex as the grand cru, but still immensely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1611) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Pours dark red with thick white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel and yeasty. Flavour is sweet, malty, spicy, fruity and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (227) - - DEC 28, 2013
Definitely, I am a fan of Brasserie des Rocs. For sure, they haven’t the name or the prestige of another breweries or abbeys, but their beers are excellent, very serious and very...just to say, Belgian. Like this one, with a high presence of the yeast and the candi sugar both in mouth and nose, getting a relatively complex, well structured and balanced beer. The overall is extremely elegant and delicate, but high bodied: an iron fist wrapped in a silk glove. Great.


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