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


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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet, it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and a sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1410) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel (33cl). Murky deep amber with a solid dense white head. Notes of banana, toast, alcohol, soft pepper and caramel on the nose. Boozy thick sticky creamy palate with largely sweet malty flavours and a soft spiciness before finishing with an alcoholic burn. Low bitternes. A big rich Belgian dark triple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2267) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a tulip glass. Clear medium amber, small frothy off-white head, receding slowly to a thin layer, light lacing; strong malt aroma, caramel, light orange, yeast; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, malty, toffee, alcohol, light fruity notes; sweetbitter finish, warming alcohol, light spicy notes; full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; very nice and smooth, a real barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12932) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, spice, hops and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shark_Pants (668) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
Massive gusher, lost half the 330ml bottle to my lounge room. The beer is fairly good - caramel, bready, belgian yeast - but can’t make up for that level of gushing. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2235) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 28/08/2017 Pours a murky sort of pale bronze body, foamy head. Aroma is quite intense - peppery, clovey phenolics, bread dough, biscuity caramel malt, has a medicinal red berry fruit sort of note - not sure if its hop or yeast derived? Syrupy smooth creamy sort of texture, big without being cloying or evidently potent. Carbonation subdued. Flavour is quite sweet upfront - lots of caramel, overly ripe stonefruits, sweet bread crust, savoury spice & black pepper, has a sort of lifted citrus note lingering brings a sense of balance to the beer. A solid Belgian strong for sure - maybe expecting more from a 9%er?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
330ml bottle at home. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and spice. Taste is sweet, caramel, spice, pepper. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (901) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
Donker amberkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: karamel, bitterig, gedroogd fruit, wat kruiden en champignon. Smaak: karamel, zoetig, zoethout, fudge. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tognetta (813) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2016
Âmbar escura, média turbidez e grande quantidade de particulado, espuma bege de pouca formação e média persistência. Aroma intenso caramelado, gengibre, álcool perceptível. Paladar de médio/forte dulçor, praticamente nenhum amargor. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final adocicado mas mantendo uma leve picância que remete a gengibre, dulçor lembra toffe e doce de leite. Razoável, esperava mais pela nota do RB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stultus (132) - ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Pours amber with a thick white head. Aroma is malty sweet, a lot of caramel and a hint of spiciness. Taste is soft, sweet caramel and moderately spicy, very nicely balanced. Long bitter-peppery finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1570) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2016
Deep amber colored, small+ beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, toffee, dried fruits, some spice and yeast. Taste is very sweet, a bit too sweet, brown sugar, toffee, some dried fruits, apple, spice, light toasted bread, yeast, sweet finish, light spicy bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, sticky cloyingly sweet. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

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