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


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RATINGS: 840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [bottle - capped and corked 750 ml] Dark copper pour with a very thick tan head and lots of sediment. Sweet aroma of yeast and malts. Nice and light flavor of apples, yeast, malts, alcohol and caramel. Definitely hides the 10% well and finishes very clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle. A very sweet smell and equally sweet taste. Nice borwn pour with a light tan head. Mellow smooth flavor for a triple. Amazingly sweet finish that leave you very content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2005
bottle-thanks to zuchinnicat for sharing this one. pours murky brown with a small off-white head. small, off white soapy head. candy sugar, caramel apple and bright vineous qualities. This beer doesnt look or taste like a trippel at all. Well, i guess its considered a BSA. go figure. light alcohol aroma and light notes in the flavor as well. cloying sweetness in the finish. I think i will revisit this beer, but i think i nailed it pretty well here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Very fruity smell with a touch of malt. Pour is very dark for a triple, with a big, frothy head. Taste is a bit cidery, a lot of alcohol presence, some plum and grape. Not anywhere near as complex as other triples I’ve had but not as aggresive either, which makes it much more drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Dark mahogany body with a thick, frothy beige head. Aroma and flavor of mustard, herbal and spicy phenols, maple, roasted figs, chestnuts, and steak marinade. Flavor is complex with lots of dark malt and woody notes, but has some overcooked fruit qualities and comes across sweet, thick and cloying. Not at all bad, but disappointing compared to its fantastic siblings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8637) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2005
750mL bottle. Dark amber brown body with a peppery, toast colored head. Intensely sweet aroma, full of candi sugar, plums and dates, brown sugar, maple syrup, bready waffles, and a peppery, spicy sweet sugar and yeast scent. A little harsh on the palate, not necessarily alcohol, but a biting yeast and fizzy carbonation, with a semi-thick body. Sweet overall, cloying even, with an emphasis on brown sugar. Not as good as the other Abbaye des Rocs styles, so I’m a little disappointed. Overall it’s too sweet to be great, but also not as complex as the brune. Having an old bottle might also affect my impressions, since I can taste a very subtle oxidized flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Light brown and cloudy with sediment. Aromas of nuts and fruit. The malt flavor is predominant, and it is a little sweet. Full bodied, and a near perfect beer. The muddy appearance and the abundant malt make this much like a dubbel; although a strong one.

Not quite as good from the bottle as from the tap, the flavor of candy flavor is too strong. But still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Opaque, light brown with lots of floating chunks and a fat loose orangish head. Rich and yeasty aroma with citrus, plum, pomegranite, marshmallow, toasted malt. Tart and a little oxidized. Earthy sweet flavor with prune and pineapple and some wood shaving notes. A bit chalky in the finish. Nice body. Seems like it should be layed down for a while to mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 Very good beer, heavy for a triple. Well carbonated. Rich brown color with a tan head that overflowed my RB tulip glass with each pour. Aroma of prunes, molasses, carmel, rye bread and dark sugars. Flavor is mostly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, with a wet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Cloudy dark brown w/ light brown foam. Aroma is malty (caramel, molasses) & fruity (raisin, plum, prune), spicy & lightly yeasty. Creamy, full-bodied feel. Flavour profile is sweet & fruity w/ some light acidic edges. Finish is dry, warm, & moderately bitter.

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