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


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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 The label says ’Brasserie des Rocs Triple Impériale’, apparently made for export to North America. Creamy, light beige, dense head, very dark mahogany colour with ruby hue and tiny yeast particles floating everywhere. Rich, sweet ’Belgian chocolate’ aroma of dates, chocolate liqueur, port wine, brown sugar, cloves, gingerbread, liquorice, cranberries, candied cherries, honey and pine needles. Soft and rich, mellow taste of dark candied fruits, port-like, with a mineral-like carbonation, full and nutty malt base, oily and thick, creamy mouthfeel, ending in a flowery hoppy finish with warming alcohol. Now this is the kind of rich, opulent, profound beers that stand equivalent to our famous chocolates. I love this - though I still have something against the use of ’dark’ and ’triple’ in combination with each other, let’s just agree that these so-called ’dark triples’ should always be classified as quadrupels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Appearance: bottle frothed out when opened; the pour was muddy brown, clouded with vast colonies of chunky floaties; head was creamy light tan, slightly rocky and studded with dark brown spots--in short, it looked a mess. Aroma: strong nose of raisin, clove, cinnamon, sticky toffee, caramel, figs, dark fruits, candi sugar, cinnamon. Taste: very sweet, with caramel, toffee, crème brulee, cherries in heavy syrup, candi sugar, raisins, prunes, fig, light bourbon, clove, and cinnamon spice. Finish: lingering sweet flavors like an oatmeal raisin cookie, with yeasty notes growing more prominent. Notes: Bottle was best before 2-22-2014, so about 7 months past. Possibly explains the gusher and appearance, although at 10% you’d think it would keep a little better. In spite of the frankly gross appearance, this had a great aroma and wonderful, deep flavors. Alcohol was remarkably well-hidden. Just awfully hard to get past the dying pond-like appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (257) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Saveur Biere. BBE 20/03/2016.

Brown nectar with a creamy head. Sweet aroma and taste, spices. Feels mellow. Nice mouth-feel and ABV is hidden. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle vintage 2007 @ the Kulminator. Thin creamy white head. Burgundy pour. slightly sour. Still very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Small beige head dark misty brown pour mild carbonation aromas caramel yeast toffee boozy note spice plum citrus fig cherry the flavours sugary candy toffee caramel cherries orange yeast goodness sweet fig port alcohol plum cinnamon anise lovely flavours through out good stuff from Desmond or Mr rocs as I call the finish smooth yet sweet and lovely richness on palate fruits abound rich malts spices a high class ale no doubt

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
psilosophy (523) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2014
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron aux reflets rouges. Bières très aromatique : du pruneau, du caramel, de la frangipane, de la réglisse. Pour ne rien gâcher, elle développe en bouche une texture soyeuse et agréable. Trouvée à Roby - Menin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (231) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6293) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (763) - 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 !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2313) - 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.

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