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

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RATINGS: 870   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


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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottled 330ml (Saveur Biere)
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Deep berryish, malty and sweetish aroma. Medium to full-boied. Robust Belgian yeast flavor: plums, raisins, malts, dark sugar. Hides alcohol very well. Soft palate. Good Belgian Strong Ale, but is a bit simple and sweet for being 3.9 here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (201) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
Versa nel bicchiere di color marrone scuro, leggermente opaco, una tonalità rubino intenso; schiuma abbondante, beige, cremosa, persistente. Un bel biglietto da visita! L’aroma è complesso, molto ricco: caramello, biscotto, malto tostato, frutta scura (prugne, ciliegie, fichi e datteri), frutta secca e uva paasa; ottima e complessa speziatura. Corpo cremoso, morbido, vellutato, nasconde alla grande la presenza dell’alcool (10%), buona complessità. Bel corpo, un sacco di dolcezza con note di uva sultanina, prugne, zucchero di canna e caramello, pane tostato e frutta secca, sentori di ciliegia, spezie e noce moscata. Carbonazione elevata, ma ben bilanciata.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (888) - FINLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu tulpaaniin hieman punaiseen vivahtavan ruskeana ja sameana, isokuplaisella ja pumpulisella vaahdolla, joka on noin 2,5 sormen paksuinen, joskin melko nopeaan katoava. Tuoksusta tulee vahvimpana tuhti marjaisen makea maltaisuus ja rusinaisuus. Myös luumua ja hieman raikkaampaakin hedelmää on joukossa. Kuvittelenko vain vai onko tässä myös hieman suklaisuutta? Tuoksu tuntuu paranevan joka nuuhkaisulla...sellainen 8+/8,5. Maku on selvemmän hedelmäisempi, ainakin alkuun. Luumua ja rusinaa on raikkamman päärynän tai vastaavan joukossa, loppua kohden jyhkeä maltaisuus tulee tasapainottamaan hedelmäisyyttä. Suutuntuma on hyvin hiilihappoinen ja melko täyteläinen, muttei hiveän makea. Laadukas ja riittävän monipuolinen vahva belgi. Hieno siemailuolut.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (565) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - APR 20, 2016
Prezentacja:
całe stosy farfocli, brunatne, piana obfita, osiada do trwałej warstwy, słabo zdobi szkło;
Aromat:
kwaśny - wino owocowe i syrop klonowy, brzoskwinia, po ogrzaniu koniak i wanilia;
Odczucie:
ciało wysokie ku średniemu, średnie nasycenie, puszyste a jednocześnie gryzące, słodki finisz, zalepiające;
Smak:
słodki - syrop klonowy, gorzki karmel, alkohol, niska goryczka karmelowo-alkoholowa;
Ogólnie:
spoko, bez ekscesów.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1050) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (1464) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (65) - - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (546) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9559) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (21) - 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.


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