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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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Previously 9%abv

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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (2411) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a trappist glass. Clear deep amber brown, small frothy beige head, mostly diminishing, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, spices (cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf), brown sugar, light chocolate, alcohol; taste light heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, malty, toffee, fudge, spices, fortified wine, some alcohol, with long duration leading to a sweetbitter finish with spicy and nutty notes, warming alcohol; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; very complex, smooth and balanced strong ale, a sheer delight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (721) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a nice cream colored head, with enough carbonation. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with tones of raisins, dried fruits and cherries. Also a nice sweetness from caramel and in the background a hint cacao and some spices. The taste is full sweet and soft with a maltiness in the background and with a fruity character and the tones from the aroma are well noticable. The finish is a little dry and light bitter with cacao and some roasted malts and leaves some nice warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2309) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home, 11th March 2016. Pours dark brown, aroma is banana, spice, yeast, brown sugar, molasses. Taste is candied fruit, sugar, molasses. Rich and fun to drink

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3035) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butelka, warka do 30/07/2017. spory gushing. ciemno brazowo-czerwone, z przyzwoita piana. aromaty bardzo intensywne - ciemne owoce w najrozniejszych formach, z przewaga wisni, ale takich wisni przetworzonych, bombonierkowych, suszonych. tez brzoskwinie, banany, sliwki. do tego sporo karmelu, nieco przyprawowosci (tez z kolendra) nieco pralinek. fajnie to poukladane. w ustach mniej slodkie niz moglby zapach sugerowac, lekko kwaskowate, dosc wysoko wysycone, dosc pelne (choc nie az tak lepkie jak wiele co ciezszych belgow), alkohol ukryty arcyskutecznie, po prostu nie czuc alkoholu. goryczka bardzo niska. w calosci mocno zlozone, klasa piwo

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2016 Aroma: Caramel, fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, little touch of honey, 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, little defect is hint of alcohol in aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (1017) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
11.2 FL.oz. 9.5% Alc/vol bottle. USA Florida import version. Hazy reddish brown color with beige head. Sugary aroma, caramel and dark fruit. Taste less sweet as expected based on aroma, well balanced without extreme outliers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (1506) - SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x10. Good, but maybe a bit more dry and harsh that I?d like. Ive read from others that its like an oud bruin but without the acid, and I agree

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 30, 2016
Appear : Hazy dark red. Aroma : Cherry, plum, raisin, dark fruits, spicy, sugar. Mouthfeel : High carbonated, medium-light bodied. Palate : Alcohol, sweet, spicy, dry finish. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1877) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle, BB 31.03.2017. 9.5%. Seems like this one is meant for the US market, it’s got a white and purplish blue label. Pours just like the Montagnarde I had yesterday - featuring tons of unattractive floaties that refuse to drown. The beer itself is darkish coppery brown with a rather fast receding light beige head. The aroma’s sweet, but fruity rather than sugary, although there’s a lot of caramel, and dark fruits... dates rather than prunes. Somewhat chocolaty even. Tastes along the same lines, sweet upfront, but not sugary, with a bitterish continuation. Chocolate notes and almonds. Somewhat sticky in the mouth, although the finish is a bit dry and perhaps even slightly metallic. The alcohol only comes through as a restrained warmth - otherwise it’s well covered. Overall a very nice wintery warmer. Would love some juicy roast beef to go with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a murky amber with chunks and bits floating around with a giant light caramel colored head. Red fruit, caramel, and cola on the nose. Full, tingly mouthfeel. Caramel apple, a little brown sugar, and faint cream flavors.


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