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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: 1287   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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DavefromChicago's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Damn. No matter what else you might say about me, when I die, my tombstone should say: "He Drank Good Beer." This gem pours the color of a fine cognac. The smallish sparkling head only partially destroys this illusion, as the immense, yeasty aromatics that are first released have an aged, oaky, brandish quality. Upon further inspection, there is a fruity, very malty predominance...yes, this is a beer. Its a sweet nectar, with hints of Vernor's ginger ale (vanilla/ginger), dried fruits, and a twist of pepper. As it warms, I find English strong ale elements, due to the nearly cloying sugar and malt combo. And, there's enough hops in there to cleanse the palate between each sip and add an herbal touch. And all this, if my Michael Jackson is up to date, brewed by a civil servant.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1319) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2017

0.33 bottle @ home
Hazy, very dark crimson color and a small, off-white head. Aroma of spices, cherries, wood, raisins, with a bit of honey. Taste is sweet and much more honey-like though the fruits are not going anywhere either. Finish is even fruitier with perhaps a tiny bit of nuts. Body is full, texture oily, but carbonation unnecessarily lively or even fizzy. A very good beer, not as marvelous as the rating would suggest though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (987) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017
Donker bruine kleur. Ruikt moutig, basterdsuiker, rozijnen. Smaakt zoetig, rozijnfruitig, alcohol, mout. Degelijk bier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10908) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, little chocolate, dried fruit, riasin, light wood. Flavor is fairly sweet, rich malty, caramel, dried fruit, plums, raisins, wood, light tartness, little alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with warming alcohol. Nice one. 030117

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4251) - 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 (3171) - 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 (1407) - 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 (2680) - 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 (5705) - 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 (1200) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1277) - 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


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