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

bottled
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RATINGS: 875   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


4.2
   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 (6374) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Maybe I’ve had too much barleywine tonight because this has that meaty, beef broth barleywine smell to it. Ruddy red-brown with a thick tan head. Molasses, cocoa, rum raisin bread and sweet dark fruits. Carbonation is a little soft and has me wonderinif some escaped as this seems to be a tad stale and soft. There is some musty wood and sugary cookie flavors as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterPounder (7063) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Marcello’s Wine Market, Baton Rouge, La. - 750 ml bottle. Dark chestnut pour with an ever present thick khaki colored head that leaves a thick coat of sticky lacing. Very sweet enticing aroma of molasses, brandy, chocolate syrup and maple syrup. Flavor has most of the same flavors, with the alcohol making a brief appearance, but not making an obnoxious fool of itself. Pick up dates, figs, brown bread as well. Very warming and a good companion on a cold night. Mouthfeel is thisk and creamy and brandy-like.


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