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


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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru has a rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. Smooth, rich flavors reminiscent of cherries dipped in caramel, finishing with notes of dried chocolate, roasted almonds, and a hint of molasses.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 23, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with medium head and typical Abbaye des Rocs sediment. Aromas of raisins, figs, caramel, and roasted malts. Incredibly rich. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, tobacco, and malts. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jelledebont (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Mooi donker bier met kleine gistdeeltjes en een licht fruitige smaak. Net als bij de Abbaye des Rocs Brune vond ik de eerste slok van dit bier geweldig. Daarna proefde ik weinig bijzonders. Nog steeds een erg lekker bier, maar die eerste slok beloofde meer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1493) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 10/02/2017 Huge off-white head finally resides, and settles to a dense head, with clumpy lace. Nose is rich, very complex - dried fig, sultana, prune, treacle, toasted walnut, cocoa, Madeira cake, savoury spice & leafiness. Thick, creamy, almost velvety body, long on the palate, very satisfyingly chewy. Tremendously delicious stuff - sweet, savoury, spicy, slightly bitter and somewhat warming. Notes of burnt sugars, dried fig, raisin & cherry, spicy black pepper & clove notes, overly ripe banana & stonefruit. Long finish, oh so satisfying. Such a surprise to see this gem in the "beer of the month" 6 pack. Amazing stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (917) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2015
Dark brown with medium bit creamy beige head. Ricjh taste full of fruity, flower and caramel notes incompassing fruity sweet and sournessa nd dry roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Brown amber, frothy tan head. Smells of vanilla, banana, caramel, white pepper. Creamy, well-balanced. Quite sweet short ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (860) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Active as soon as you pop the cap. Pours deep reddish brown, almost khaki head, some lacing dots. Nose is almost wine like, sugary, caramel. Tastes of caramel, wine like again, a little tart but not much. Really smooth a little boozy. Amazing beef.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dathzo (20) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Great beer. Pours dark with a lacey foam. Dry chocolate, caramel and a good hint of sugar cane. Great effort

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1019) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Magnum from Dark, vintage edition 2008. Color: dark amber beer with yeast particles and small carbonation. Small white foam. Smell: malt and sweet beer. Small sour notes; High domination of malt. Caramel finish. Taste: very sweet on mouth and toffee with caramel finish. Domination of malt and yeast. Good palate. Aftertaste: fruity and floral really expressive. Amazing beer ! Thanks Dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4535) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2015
Aroma is caramel/toffee, malts, mild fruit and earthy. The flavor is caramel/toffee, malts, dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness and a mix of slight fruit funk and warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Malty with some caramel and fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3885) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Dark brown with thin, lacy head. Sweet and floral aroma with plenty of fruitiness. A very deep and complex flavour. Mostly sweet, dried red fruits but also some bitter cocoa.

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