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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Triple with enormous scale of flavors. This excellent and very elegant appetizer feels like it is made exclusively for kings and emperors


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Poured amber with a thick tan head. Very creamy head with good retention. Aromas of courant, port, vanilla, cloves, banana, caramel and toffee. Taste was pleasant and had apple cider in it a long with the other flavors in the aroma. The Port was a bit too much creating too much sweetness. Otherwise I can’t complain. An impressive and unique Dark Triple.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
From a bottle into a snifter. Pours a clear, medium amber with a small, creamy, white mostly diminishing head. The aroma is really pretty: Moderately malty of fully-roasted grain, lightly hoppy with a note of pine/resin and a moderate yeasty note of cellar and full of compelling miscellaneous aromas of rosehips, clove, corriander and -- maybe I’m crazy -- there seems to be a note of aspen bark/sap lightly present as well. The flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly bitter and goes into an average-length finish that is both lightly bitter and lightly sweet. The palate is pure meow. The body is full-to-medium, the texture is cream and the carbonation is fizzy. The high-alcohol content is nearly imperceptable. Danger. :) The last signal-flare of carbonation and creamy texture matches well with the mellow, balanced finish and just sends me. B-e-a-utiful!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Turbid rusty brown, thick tan creamy head. Deep rich complex nose of dates, port, brown sugar, berry, and raisin, with soft chocolaty undertones. The flavor bursts forward with caramelized dark fruits, brown sugar, and robust vinous notes throughout. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. What else is new.....just another great Belgian beer found in my own backyard. Loved it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Damn, this stuff is good! Yes, stubby, I agree, this is dark for a triple, but I don’t mind, since it’s great. Had it for New Year’s Eve, after polishing off Trader Joe’s 2005 special brew (9% abv, brewed by Unibroue of Canada) and Unibroue’s 10% abv 2005 ale, and Abbaye des Roc T.I. blew those respectable brews away with intensively good quality.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Nose of yeast rolls. Huge, explosive head. Pale, murky brown w/ too much yeast. Sweet with notes of bread and fruit. Odd.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Dark and thick for a triple. Am I misinterpreting the style? RB has it as a Belgian strong. Very good stuff, with a wonderful dried fruit aroma. Raisins and Belgian yeast on the flavors. Great New Year’s Eve bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Bursts forth out of the bottle and all over the table. Nice aroma and color, but too much sour taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2005
This is great. Not quite as good as the Brune, but very nice indeed. Aroma is spicy, sweet, and yeasty. Flavor is fruity, choco. Pours out a nice dark amber color with a huge head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Huge foaming right out of the bottle - after cleaning up a bit, Poured slightly hazy ruby-brown with a huge off-white foaming head, quite a flock of large floaties too. Aroma of spicy roast caramel malt, sour wine, lots of fruits and a huge amount of sourdough yeast - really appealing, quite big. Taste follows the aroma, tons of sour fruit, slightly chocolately candyish malt, sour spice and of course lots of almost mossy yeast. Mouthfeel lively, thick and complex. Really nice treat, despite the mess!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Big robust flavors of chocolate, dark dried fruits, currants, toffee with a big but well hidden ABV. Very drinkable and not at all intimidating.


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