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


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RATINGS: 804   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1989) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (244) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4728) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (233) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (2041) - WALES - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer. A serious gusher. Pours murky red, huge head endures, loads of sediment. Looks pretty rubbish. Smell - sherry and coffee - smells aged. After a while I start getting more cherry. Body - medium to light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste - sweet yet earthy, malty, dark fruit, caramel. Drying alcoholic finish. It tastes similar to a modern barley wine. A bit of a mixed experience - looks awful but tastes pretty good, and that’s the most important thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (176) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Bière vraiment surprenante aux effluves de tire sainte Catherine, sucrée au nez. Légèrement sucrée au goût, note de caramel sans goûter la scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Malty and spicy yeast aroma with hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Fairly sweet malt flavor with spicy yeast notes, dark fruit and a hint of wood. Spicy yeast, dark fruits and alcohol in the finish.

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