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


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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (2918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 2, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with medium head. Aromas of raisins, figs, caramel, and roasted malts. Incredibly rich. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, tobacco, and malts. Excellent. Just like the Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1461) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
butelka, warka do 10/11/2017. na szybko: brzydkie piwo - gushing, jakies plywajace farfocle w srodku. aromaty ciemnych owocow, karmelu. rodzynek, troche fig kandyzowanych, troche (malo) przypraw piernikowych. w smaku slodkawe, kwaskowate, niezbyt pelne, bez goryczki, pojawiaja sie poza nutami z aromatu jakies jasne owoce a la winogrona. alkohol ukryty na belgijska modle. niby dobre, ale tez rozczarowanie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1114) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
Hazy, dark brown with red hue, small beige head. Aroma is of caramel, sugary, fruits, green apple, some spice. Taste is very sweet sugar and caramel, very light roast, lots of apple peel, fruity esters, some spice and yeast, bit bready finish, some light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky. Very cloying with a sweet sticky aftertaste. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2016
Thick ivory top with chunks and bits floating in brown coca-cola-ish world. Comes across as boiled apple juice, some roast, rhubarb, sweetness though no added sugar. Tastes as tad bitter preserved apple juice (or perhaps prune juice), roast on the palate and rather low alc. Taste does not evolve into layers but stays consistent. Overall good sticky sugarfree beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjonesy07 (40) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Strong Belgian ale, pours dark with a off white head. Head does not last long. Flavours of caramel and liquorice. Smooth aftertaste. Very pleasant drinkable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Toft Vin Islands Brygge, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices, hops.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, spices, chocolate, a bit vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (661) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with short lived off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol, spices, palette: strong malty and yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, full body, notable sugar sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful Christmas beer, with a darker malt profile than many other Belgians

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2172) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2015
Brown color with tan head. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar, very belgian. Taste is also caramel and brown sugar, but nicely balanced. A nice winter brew, albeit very sweet. High but fine-bubbled carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (934) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. A spicy Belgian strong as you would expect it, but with a good quality. Fine but heavily carbonized, making it surprisingly well-drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1756) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle @ home from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small ivory brown head. Smell: caramel and toffee domination. Brown sugar and malt concentration. Very sweet nose and caramel. Taste: full body with caramel and sweet taste. Good caramel malt and superb toffee notes. Not so spicy and really great. Very sweet beer with good attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and brown sugar. I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1505) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2015 Bue en bouteille de 33cl au Kilarney à Besançon. Couleur brune, belle mousse et effervescence moyenne. Nez sur la compoté de fruits noirs et café. En bouche très ronde avec une grosse attaque sur le sucre roux et continuité sur le café et le fruit noir.

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