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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 880   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 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 (7246) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2005
A hazy mist wafted from the bottle upon opening. Out poured a thick, brown brew with a frothy tan head. Close inspection revealed particles swirling in the carbonation in spite of careful handling. The aroma was strongly alcohol with notes of dried prunes, molasses, yeast, spice, oranges, anise. Full bodied and creamy. The flavor was fruity and spicy but with the alcohol evident. Somewhat like a mulled cider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
This is darker than I was expecting with a hazy dark leather body and a slightly darker than cream head. The aroma is a bit like artificial lemon, leather (oddly enough) and rum raisin. The flavor is on the dry side, with a touch of caramel and toast. Yeasty, but not excessively so. One of the more interesting tripels I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a good whitish head. There was a ton of sediment in the bottle, so it was impossible to not pour some of it, too. The aroma is a wonderfully smooth blend of malt, wood, raisiny spice, alcohol, and musty cellar smell. The flavor is quite woody, but it doesn’t get unpleasantly tannic because of the balance with the caramelly, raisiny malt. There are also some unsweet fruit tones, something like, erm, pomegranate maybe. The finish is dry with just a whiff of hops. The alcohol warmth is there, but not overwhelming. A perfect accompaniment to a fine meal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
[At RBSG 2005] A brown beer with a small light brown beer. The aroma is sweet woody combined with notes of alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet spicy and woody combined with alcohol and hints of cork.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
An elegant looking beer, deep ruby in color with a mountain of head lasting on top. Aroma was fruity, mostly candied orange peel. Flavor matched, lots of oranges, and unfortunately a load of the Rocs house flavor that I don’t really care for. As it warmed, the house yeast flavor faded thankfully into the background, and the dark fruits were allowed to come out and play with the candy sugar. All in all, not bad. I can see how some people really can groove on this stuff.


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