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


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RATINGS: 1291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
document (36) - USA - FEB 6, 2003
Fantastic aroma -- vinous, darkly fruity. Nice head settling quickly and then disappearing. Overly sweet to my taste, but still a fine drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (251) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 12, 2017
From 33cl bottle, from Grand Cru, Santarcangelo, Italy. Drunk in plastic cup in the street. Pours dark intense brown with limited whitish foam. Aroma is malty, honey, dried fruits. Body is medium-dense. Taste starts rather sweet, although some pleasant spiciness comes up over time. Finish is long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1633) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
A beer hailing from La Brasserie Des Rocs which is a microbrewery in Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium. This double fermented brown ale pours revealing that classic belgian aroma. Raisins, plum, candy sugar, caramel and buttermilk. The body is a hazy brown with very fine fruity particles in suspension. Moderate earl head with light lacing and fair retention. Taste is medium roasted malts, caramel, honey, candy sugar, pears, golden delicious apples and slight citrus and clove to close. Very fresh and tasty for an ale tipiping in at 9 5℅

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (9871) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Dark Amber to brown with off white head. Sweet malty with some caramel toffee malty notes, some nice dark dried fruit, some sultana, brown sugar, some spice into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Keg at Fermentoren. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich, sweet, loads of sours fruits, raisin, sultana, dried apricot, wood, toasted almonds, stollen and wood. The taste is rich, sweet, boozy, leather, wood, raisin, sultanas, fig, dried apricot, toasty, cherry, cocoa, caramel, vinous and some warming alcohol through the finish. Medium - full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth - feel. Rich and filthy. Nice classic Belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1361) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (996) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017
Donker bruine kleur. Ruikt moutig, basterdsuiker, rozijnen. Smaakt zoetig, rozijnfruitig, alcohol, mout. Degelijk bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (11282) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4297) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3392) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1444) - 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.

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