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


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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - JAN 12, 2006
Bouteille 75 cl, à consommer de préférence avant la fin de 2008, consommé en Janvier 2006. Couleur acajou aux reflets orange-brun. Apparence trouble, semi opaque et envahi de gros dépôts de levure, surmonté d’une bonne quantité de mousse beige pale et perdurant pour l’éternité. Complexes arômes de caramel, de mélasse, de sirop de pêches, de raisins verts, d’écorce d’orange, d’épices et de fruits séchés style prunes, dattes, raisins. Saveurs de caramel, de levure à gâteau, de confiseries à l’orange et d’épices sous une touche de fruits foncés. Finale introduisant un profil grillé de malt et tout en exposant pleinement les délicates épices. L’alcool demeure presque entièrement masqué au fil de chacune des gorgées. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne à pleine abrite une très douce carbonatation aux fines bulles respectueuses. Un chef d’œuvre hivernale ! Bouteille bièropholie, Novembre 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (5200) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Gusher. Pours hazy dark ruby with sediment and airy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and yeast, with notes of fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and yeast, with fruity and hoppy notes. Hints of cinnamon. Estery and malty aftertaste with acidic hints. Decent. Very decent, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Dark/red brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with malts, spices, earthy notes, toffee, ripe fruits, black currant, bread and yeast. Bitter finish with malts, spices, yeast, toffee, ripe fruits and cookie dough. Excellent Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (497) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma has malt, dark malt, bread, grain, caramel and some fruity notes along with hints of spices. Taste is malty with bread, dark malt, caramel, grain and some dried and overripe fruity notes with fig, raisin and date and also notes of spices. Finish is balanced malty, sweet and dry. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2688) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Oct 2016; Drank July 2016 - Red Brown in colour. Average creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Yeasty; heavily sedimented, lots of floaties. Very Malty; toasty malts, caramel, candy sugar, some chocolate. Very Fruity; dark fruits, plums, raisins, prunes, dates, vinous, port-like. Spicy; clove, cinnamon, ginger. Sweet malty very fruity yeasty spicy throughout. Delightful and complex. Enjoyed this. Terrific! (2016-07-08)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaskMonger21 (4) - - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Gasatura fine e persistente, buona gradazione ma l’alcool si sente poco e solo sul finale.. in bocca un’esplosione di frutta candita, ricorda un’albicocca con un finale secco.. decisamente un’ottima birra, a mio gusto assolutamente da riprovare. Unico voto "negativo" all’aspetto, aveva tanti lieviti in sospensione e sembravano residui di luppolo in sospensione.. Ma in bocca nulla, birra davvero entusiasmante!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5810) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
On tap at Bierhuis. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma has caramel, fruit, toffee, belgian yeast, light spice. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark toffee, sweet candied fruits, light spice and yeast. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2197) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle at home, 2nd January 17. Pours dark brown. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, caramel, fig, dates. Taste is molasses, dark fruit, not too sweet, a little bitterness. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Gusher. Dark, murky ruby-brown pour with a tan head. Notes of caramel, toffee, caramelised fruit, dried fruit, light sweet spiced and a bit of metallic bitterness. Medium to full body, tons of sugar in the post-taste, but other than that this beer is exactly what you’d expect to find in a Belgian winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jelledebont (119) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
Donker en zoet bier, nauwelijks schuim. Is wat mij betreft een zwakkere broer van de Abbaye des Rocs Brune: heeft wat van dezelfde kenmerken, maar is niet zo goed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2479) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Colour is dark brown with purple and dark reddish hues, almost no head. Nose is raspberry, cherry, red fruit, plum and dried fruit, clove and slight tartness. Taste is slightly tart, fruity red fruit, cherry, raspberry, marzipan, caramel, clove and spice.

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