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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: 1293   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2005
First thing apparent is the huge protein chunks -- looks like a lava lamp. Ruddy complexion on this beaut, nice and warm crimson. The malt and sweets shine through nicely, but there is a tad of burn underneath this blanket. Everything Belgian is here: the complexity, the yeast, the esters, and of course the sweet sweet buzz of drinking these large bottles of hooch. Delicious.


3.6
Klimaet (2951) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2017
Tap. Pours light hazy reddish brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, bananas, toffee, bready malts, caramel. Taste has caramel, bready malts, light bitterness, dark fruits, light estery fruity notes, some acidity.

3.7
Mariox (291) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
W aromacie rodzynki, ciemne owoce, drożdże. W smaku lekko słodki i ogólnie dobrze zachowany balans w smaku w tym stylu. Nie jest zły, ale dupy nie urywa.

3.1
Blastomorpha (114) - - SEP 24, 2017
Pours reddish brown with a cappuccino head. Aroma is flat, just some tiny traces of yeast and dark fruits, which is quite unexpected. Taste is sweet but controlled, with a sort of winery dryness but no traces of alcohol. Very thin and watery body. Not bad, but it lacks something. An unlucky bottle?

4
LiwkoLiwko (541) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Owocowe, słodkie pełne z fajnymi pismakami kandyzowanych owoców. Gushing i sporo farfocli.

3.6
dfearnley (2283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma of oak, caramel, cherries, raisins, and currants. Taste of cherries, oak, nuts, molasses.

3.5
sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Raisins, dried apricot, caramel, prune. Medium sweet, could be less carbonated (like most of BSAs)

3.9
xavras (44) - - JUL 23, 2017
Barwa brazowa, lekko czerwonawa. W aromacie czuc wyraznie rodzynki i lekko porzeczke. W smaku dosc slodki, poprawny w stylu, czuc to, co w aromacie. Jest jednak dosc wodnisty, ma niewiele ciala. NIe czuc zbyt mocno alkoholu, nie gryzie w przelyk, mimo 9,5 %. Troche jest jednak wyczuwalny, wiec daje 4/5 za ’palate’. Ogólem naprawde bardzo dobry quadrupel, choc nie porywa, bardzo przyjemny do wypicia, ale nie jest to sztos, o ktorego radze sie zabjiac (bo w Polsce raczej trudno dostepne). W samym pubie pilem dwa lepsze quady.

4
davedrinkinbeer (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Very good beer. I bought a sample bottle, and when I got it good and cold, I saw what appeared to be a crust at the top of the inside of the bottle. It appears to be either brown sugar, or chocolate-- but either way, it did not get in the way of taste.

3.8
DraftDodger (1655) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Copenhagen 20/5 2017. 75 cl bottle from "Den Gamle Købmand". They call it a "Belgian Special Brown ale" on the label. Pours hazy red tinged brown with off white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving thin rim of foam along the side of the glass. No lacing. Aroma is intense and rich. Sweet dark fermented fruit meets hard edged alcohol. Sweet honey, black berry alcohol and sugary notes. Medium carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is heavy sweet followed by spicy and burnt bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and alcoholic. A heavy hard hitting Dark Belgian orgy of fruit and alcohol. Almost a Barley Wine.

3.6
AleRider78 (1408) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Pours a huge brownish fizzy head that stays for a while and dissipates slowly. Has a dark brown appearance. Weak lacing. Aromas of yeast, raisins, roasted malts and a bit of wheats. Flavours of Belgian yeast, nuts, a bit of dark chocolate. Hints of caramel, raisins and sweets. Slightly watery in the finish. Quite bitter. Warming sensation and prickly mouthfeel. Full bodied. Not bad but can definitely feel presence of alcohol in taste and scent, not well hidden. Aside from that, still very good and drinkable.


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