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


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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3501) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34376) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Big vinous and sweet nose, prominent dark fruits and candy sugar on the palate with a soft and inviting mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth increases as the temp also does. Nice raisins and dates finish with a lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Brown beer with a foamy beige head and lots of sugar and dark fruit in the nose. I got lots of chunks in the bottom of the bottle. This beer has a huge mouthfeel with very fruity plum and raison flavors and a syrupy sweetness. Not what I expect from a "triple" but I have to learn to check here first for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a dark redish brown with a tan foamy head. There are a lot of little bits of yeast floating around that takes away from the appearance. Malty, fruity aroma of figs, raisins, cherry, caramel, spices, and fruit bread. Very thick, full of flavor, and warming as it goes down. There are a lot of fruits in the flavor - mostly fig and cherry. Has a honey, nutty taste with a sligtly sour finish. Great mouth feel - lively carbonation, but not overly so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2005
This is a complex beer, though it tasted primarily of rich malt, carmel, brown sugar and molasses, honey and spices(nutmeg,allspice) in the background. Cherry, fig, Full foamy pour, goes down easy and popular, on the high alcohol and very sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Pours a dark amber with a inch of golden foam. Lots of happiness in this aroma with some exotic ruits:dates,really ripe bananas and some exotic aromatic spices.A very nice brew.This is one of my favorite breweries.Great lingering flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
1 Pt. 9.4 fl. oz. Best before 2008 Poured into Trappist glass. Thick white-chocolate head sits atop cloudy ruby/mahogany body. Fair carbonation. Cloudier toward middle, thick enough to block light. Dramatic malty notes; bruised fruits; figs. Some alcohol to the nose, but not enough to let you know its a 10 percenter. Rich and bready. Notes of nutmeg? Dessert sweet.... desert suite? Then the bitter cherry finish to balance (though not quite). Cobwebs of lacing slowly drizzle down the glass. I’d have another without a doubt. Not quite as good as the des Rocs Brune. Purchased at Green’s on Ponce in ATL. $6.95.

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