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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: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Pours deep clear brown with low tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, nuts, herbs and spices, toffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate and toffee, mild liquorice, sweet and mild boozy finish. Rich and smooth body with average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, ripe apple, raisins, toffee, figs, brown sugar, oak. Taste is a deep caramel maltiness with some fruitiness with some oak character along with slight anis seed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1514) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle, 1.5L. Best before 2017. @Strasbourg (7/9). With Fred and Pascal. A dark brown opaque beer with a medium white head ; average retention. Roast, red berries, light wood, light old biscuit, light dried fruits. Light to medium round sweet, warming atmosphere, light to medium dry bitter, light acid. Medium body, round, warming, light to medium dry bitter sour finish. Overall, pleasant ; disappointed (13 =14-1) ; too old... Bad bottle ? I will have to taste this one again... younger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2790) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 16, 2016
Kindly shared by Vincent (VDuquerroux) . Couleur sombre ambrée, légère mousse beige. Nez fruité noirs, caramel un peu aigre. Gout fruité noirs, caramélisé cuit, épicé, légèrement oxydé. Bon corps. Fin longue épicé, fruité noire et note aigre.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5833) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle 1,5L kindly shared by VDuquerroux thanks. An amber beer with medium brown head. Nose is on caramel, spices, even a sour basis. Aroma is on caramel, candy sugar, dark malt, spices, touch of oxydation, very spicy, kind of Noel strong. Quite sweet body, finish on cinnamon and caramel, with sourish background.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Aroma - cherry, chocolate, gold raisin, dark fruit, honey, brown sugar, slight alcohol, and sage Appearance - the body is a clean dark seal brown. The head is beige and 1/3" and fades into a foam. Some lacing. Taste - has a nice mix of sweet malt, mix of rich fruit - raisin, cherry, and dark fruit. There is also nougat, slight honey, almonds, and flaked chocolate. Palate - medium body, creamy texture, the carbonation is average, the finish is slightly sweet and nutty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1320) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2016
Brun/ röd med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin, körsbär, torkad frukt och lite vanilj. Fyllig med lagom beska och lite syrlig

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (1239) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Piana obfita, sycząca, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa rubinowo miedziana, opalizująca. W aromacie suszone i kandyzowane owoce, miód spadziowy, karmel, stary chmiel. W smaku dość słodko z odrobiną owocowej kwaskowatości, dominują kandyzowane morele, rodzynki, figi, miód i karmel. Piwo zdaje się być lekkie, z pięknie ukrytym alkoholem i treściwe, bogate jednocześnie. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, poszczypujące, nieduża ziołowa goryczka.
Pięknie się to pije, w profilu to taki odrobinę rzadszy, dobry Quadrupel. Klasa!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Blackberry backlog, Pours a copper color with a large off white, almost beige head. Nose is huge on raisin, fig, and other dark fruits. Flavor is similar with some plum, raisin bread, sweet malt, honey, and molasses. Rich and decadent belgian strong. Medium to fuller in the mouthfeel. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (668) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2016
33cl-fles van bij De Hopduvel te Gent. U: Donkerbruin met bruine schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, karamel, gedroogd fruit en wat banaan. S: Zoetig met een lichte moutbitterheid. Chocolade, drop, gedroogd fruit en wat banaan. Ook een tikje metallisch. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.


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