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


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RATINGS: 867   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

Gachupines' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1205) - USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, strong raisin. Flavor is sweet and fruity, a little tart with a thick yeast ester undertone. Fairly malty and well balanced, it finishes a little sweet on the palate. Alcohol is noticeable but not unpleasant. Very good traditional strong Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (537) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - APR 20, 2016
całe stosy farfocli, brunatne, piana obfita, osiada do trwałej warstwy, słabo zdobi szkło;
kwaśny - wino owocowe i syrop klonowy, brzoskwinia, po ogrzaniu koniak i wanilia;
ciało wysokie ku średniemu, średnie nasycenie, puszyste a jednocześnie gryzące, słodki finisz, zalepiające;
słodki - syrop klonowy, gorzki karmel, alkohol, niska goryczka karmelowo-alkoholowa;
spoko, bez ekscesów.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1024) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
0.33l bottle. Dark amber to dark brown body, thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, dates, reisins, cocoa and caramel. Taste of cocoa, berries, chocolate, toast and plums. Sweet and quite fruity. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1379) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 27, 2016
butelka, warka do 12/03/2017. szampanska, znikajaca piana na jasnobrazowo-karminowo-bursztynowym piwie. niestety - sporo drobinek jakichs (nie wiem, czy chmieliny czy raczej drozdze, ale takie klaczki) plywa w piwie, co wygladowi nie robi dobrze. Aromaty fajne intensywne, glownie miod, suszone owoce (zwlaszcza figi kandyzowane, ale sa tez np morele), rodzynki, karmel... troche przyprawowosci (gozdziki zwlaszcza) w tle, troszke alkoholu slodkiego. w ustach ewidentnie slodkie, o lepkiej, syropowej nieco konsystencji, sa i kwaskowe lekkie nutki, dosc pelne, powtorka z nutek zapachowych (choc rownowaga nieco inna i pojawiaja sie nowe rzeczy jak np owocowosc wisniowa). goryczka niewysoka, ciut alkoholowa w odbiorze, dosc dlugie posmaki. dziwne wysycenie - nieby niewysokie a poszczypuje w jezyk. bardzo fajne, dobre i zlozone piwo. robi wrazenie. i wymyka sie klasyfikacjom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (57) - - MAR 13, 2016
75 cl. Malty, sweet flavour. Nice body, pretty good aroma. It has the perfect combination of hops and malts. Overall, a very good Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (519) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2016
33 cl bottle at Lágrimas Negras (Madrid), served in Bourgogne wine glass. Before I start, let me posit that although this beer is here stated as a Belgian strong ale and by the brewer as an imperial tripel, I can assure it is a monument of a quadrupel: dark brown, with loads of tertiary aromas; silky, sweetish, powerful (10%), without bitterness... That said, let’s taste it. Pours reddish brown, deep and hazy, with a heavy tan head. Intense aromas of chocolate, red berries, tobacco, river pebbles, coffee and honey. In the mouth it feels creamy, soft and sweet. It develops a powerful and fresh taste, peaking on a very long finish with no bitterness whatsoever. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
2007 Bottle shared at Kulminator. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, sweet malt and light perfume notes. Flavour is heavy sweet. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (20) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma: Caramel, fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, hint of alcohol. Appearance: Dark amber, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, fruits, alcohol, very complex. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. Overall: Very well balanced, complex beer, very similar to Grand Cru version, but not so "great" and also hint of alcohol is more obvious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaCanard (34) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Volontaire et authentique, cette belle brune ŕ de jolis reflets rougeâtres. Peu de mousse et un goűt puissant esquissent un subtil mélange d’arômes de café grillé et de chocolat. Une petite bombe donc!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2706) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Bit of a gusher. Dark mahogany with fizzy beige head. Dades, dried figs, milk chocolate, plums, raisins, lots of sweet malts, toffee, roasted dark bread, peach, dried sugared strawberries. Just lots of fresh and dried fruits with thick maltiness and some roasted and chocolate notes. Over medium sweet and light alcohol bitterness. Full bodied with mouthcoating carbonation and a light thin alcoholic finish. Wow this is again a great beer from Des Rocs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1482) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
Small frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Dark-amber flat thick body. Aroma: moderate malt, chocolate, pear, port ruby, dried fruits. Initial flavor: moderate sweet (fruity, overwhelming caramel, alcoholic). Final flavor: moderate sweet light bitter (balances, but not enough); long duration. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish, watery/oily texture. Malty backbone. Light warming. Last glass with sediments galore. 160s usd15

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