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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: 784   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Very taste quadrupel/barley wine/sweet imperial stout of the masters of Abbaye des Rocs. Taste is complex and rich with notes of dark fruit, raisin, dark chocolate, coffee and some spices. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3075) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from a shop in Belgium, bought in 2011. Fruity and sweet smell, berries, raisins and almonds. Similar taste. Very strong carbonation, it got allot better when I rolled the glass for a while. Very nice beer, lots of flavour, rich and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1311) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. garnet with minimal head. Dark fruit and candi aromas. Sweet and sticky. Astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (405) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Poured very lively. Nose is bread, brown sugar, touch of honey and syrup, dark fruits, slight spice. Taste is (as others have noted) a dubbel: Dark fruits, nuts, burnt sugar, leather, slight spice in the finish. Apperance is poor, I don’t like the floaters. Mouthfeel is a full but a bit sticky. I like a dubbel so I enjoyed it, but not what was expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: maroon, semi-opaque, nice effervescence, nice sheet of beige head; nose: malt, yeast, spices, alcohol, caramel; mouth: malt, yeast, speices, alcohol, caramel, finale in yeast with presence of malt, of alcohol and of spices, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, creamy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, d’une bouteille, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : marron, semi-opaque, bonne effervescence, belle couverture de mousse beige; nez : malt, levure, épices, alcool, caramel; bouche : malt, levure, épices, alcool, caramel, finale en levure avec présence de malt, d’alcool et d’épices, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture crémeuse; en résumé : bien

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
0,33 l bottle picked up @Kihoskh, København. A slow gusher. A mostely diminishing tall blond top, over a deep amber colored body carrying lots of floaters. Nice vinous-fruity nose, Belgo-yeast, gently sweet toasted malts, and tones of marzipan. Full body. Prickling, champagne-like carbonatio[. Gently sweet malt flavor. Inviting tinned fruits. Vinous in a good way. Light and fresh yeast tones. Fruity, light sweetish malty mouth-warming ending. This bottle was not in its best condition, but the fine qualities shine trough. [Sjællands Odde, 18.07.13]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1037) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
pours ruby amber with a white/tan head. aroma of sugar, nutts. taste of toffee, caramel some malts and berrie fruits. big carbonation. aftertaste is quite dry

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (950) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
A little disappointed with this one. They bill it as a triple but I would agree with the characterization that this was more like a strong ale. The aroma was yeasty, fruity and alcoholic. The color was a deep ruby brown but with a ton of floaters. Given, this bottle was about 19 months old but ales like this have a good shelf life and it shouldn’t have looked like a school of sea monkeys. I chose not to finish the big bottle. The palate was fine and heavy. The flavors were malty and fruity and a little boozy. Some hops presence. I didn’t leave me wanting more. I’ll probably give it another try some day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
330 mL bottle. Really dark, for a triple. Looks more like a dubbel. Kinda smells more like a dubbel too - the fruit is overripe and bruised, rather than tart. Upon tasting, I have to say that I’m pretty sure this is not supposed to be a tripel. But it is damn tasty, as is to be expexted from ADR. Fruity (raisins, green grapes, orange, berry) and not too sweet. Spice. Christmas cake. Great body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3014) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a murky, chunky, floaty, brown. No head. Aroma has chocolate, roast, burnt bread. Tastes sort of smoky and sweet.


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