Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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4.31/5 rDev +2.9%
750ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter. About 1 year past the indicated best before date of 06/04/2012, but stored carefully.
A: Pours a dark reddish amber with a finger of off-white head. The head quickly recedes to a lasting partial coat and ring. Even the first pour provided a load of suspended sediment, some of which rose and fell in swirls due to the carbonation. Very peculiar looking and not so appealing. The sediment was not detectable by feel.
S: Very complex aroma; one of those rare beers where it seems a bit different every time a take a sniff/sip. Hints of dates, honey, apple cider and a host of fruits. The high ABV is most apparent here, being quite well hidden in tasting and in the gently warming feel.
T: Mildly spicy and sweet, with hints of dark honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark bread, figs, and roast nuts. Very nice balance between dark fruitiness, mild sweetness and spices.
M: Full body; creamy smooth; medium and very soft carbonation.
O: An exceptional beer that, given the sediment, is best enjoyed in a darker environment.
06-28-2013 23:09:21 | More by chinchill
3.49/5 rDev -16.7%
750ml bottle into a snifter, best before 05/08/2013
A: Pours a hazy light amber with a finger of off white head. The head quickly recedes to a ring. The first pour brought a beer full of flakey sediment. It was a bit odd and really gross. The flakes originally dispersed through the bee from a slight gusher, but a couple of hours recapped with a carb saver let the sediment settle.
S: Quite musty with orange zest, figs, and a bit of anise.
T: Similar to the aroma, except a bit more spicy and sweet. I get nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, and figs. A tad astringent.
M: Medium thickness for the style with creamy carbonation.
O: This was the ugliest beer I've ever seen on the first pour, and every pour dispersed the sediment. That alone brought the score down a lot. Other than that, there is a decent balance between fruity sweetness and spices.
03-14-2013 01:27:28 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.11/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance: Hazy deep mahogany to a strong light, crowned by a small, dense tan head, which exhibits fine-beaded, glass-coating lacing.
Aroma: Dense, sweet aroma of dark fruit, coriander, cloves, brown sugar, and sweet, vinous alcohol.
Taste: Opens with quite sweet warming alcohol, followed by a melange of sweet flavors: brown sugar, cloves, figs, plums, and raisins. Bitter apple rind is present as well. These carry throughout the taste, supported by warm, lingering alcohol. Towards the end of the taste, some earthy, moderately bitter hop note appear, but are not at all overwhelming, complimenting the sweet and spicy flavors. Finishes with a mild, lingering hop bitterness.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full.
Drinkability/notes: Really excellent, a worthy effort.
Presentation: Packaged in an eleven point two ounce Euro-style brown glass longneck bottle, served in a New Belgium chalice.
03-14-2013 00:19:59 | More by Pegasus
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
93 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.