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Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 11-14-2004)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Yeah, that's right, this is the Emperor's tripel, boy! Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear sunset bronze-amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. Some floaties show up, but nothing much to speak of. The nose comprises plenty of dark fruits (primarily figs, though some dates shine through as well), Belgian yeast, clove, light cinnamon, candied orange peel, and good amount of sweet biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, leading with the spices, then into a sweeter version of the fruits, then a strong wave of caramel, biscuit, and booze. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice tripel, but the booze is a touch off-putting, and it comes across more like a spicy BSDA than a tripel, but it still ain't bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 19:47:31 | More by TMoney2591
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BWarrington

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-09-2012 22:54:04 | More by BWarrington
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, deep red brown amber, massive head and very active carbonation. A number of dark brown, fruit flavored chunks floating at the top. Head is long lasting and leaves massive lacing. Powerful aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, inviting. Very pleasant dark fruits, very malty, and caramel flavor. Complex and medium to heavy bodied. A very nice ale that I hope to revisit often.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 03:43:09 | More by LiquidAmber
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Philousa

California

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chestnut with two finger head that settles to thinly cover the glass. Light carbonation hits the nose first. Dark fruit, plum, raisin, rich caramel, nuts. Full body is evident. Some smoke comes as it warms. Raisin, plum, and red grapes hit the tongue first. The full body lingers with a tinge of bitterness. Rich caramel stays with you as well. Silky chocolate comes as it warms, with multiple sips. Spices also come out well, cinnamon and allspice mostly. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Drinkable, but you know a lot went into this beer. The alcohol is hidden very well, never would have guessed this at 10%.

I warmed up to this beer as it warmed to ambient temperature. The label of a dark Tripel really threw me off. This is a Belgian Strong Dark in my opinion, and it should flaunt this fact, as it is a great showcase for the style. All the good qualities are there: high ABV that's well hidden, stone fruit prominent in the nose and flavor, great body, and rich flavors that are offset by the barely there hops, used only for bittering purposes. The only complaint or word of wisdom would be to watch out for the temperature for this beer, because I let it sit out too much and it started tasting like grape juice a little too much. Grape juice with spices and bitterness, that is.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 04:29:39 | More by Philousa
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

02-19-2012 22:47:51 | More by jfcaa193
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siddhartha

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

02-12-2012 03:25:27 | More by siddhartha
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2012 03:31:38 | More by martyl1000
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-18-2012 22:02:50 | More by KAF
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-18-2012 02:55:32 | More by jsurfs82
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-16-2012 06:41:25 | More by BigLittleHokis
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3/5  rDev -28.4%

01-14-2012 21:58:51 | More by Stoutsman
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-10-2012 17:41:56 | More by bonbini26
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-01-2012 16:05:18 | More by Stoffel
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-29-2011 00:42:24 | More by ygtbsm94
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-28-2011 17:28:35 | More by cdwil
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-24-2011 07:45:59 | More by jophish17
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-22-2011 01:33:55 | More by HoistinBrews
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suesporch

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-14-2011 21:54:20 | More by suesporch
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-12-2011 00:27:31 | More by jak
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-07-2011 07:40:49 | More by sacrelicio
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-06-2011 18:03:09 | More by kjkinsey
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-05-2011 20:14:49 | More by ROGUE16
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-03-2011 16:14:47 | More by bigred89
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-01-2011 22:49:17 | More by uturn
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mynie

Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a candyish red, like one of them tropical Starbursts. Not what you'd expect from a tripel, but still very pretty.

Smells very sweet and lightly tart. Nodes of plums and apples are present, along with grapes and caramel, and just a wee lil' wisp of yeasty alcohol. Nice and complex, but I'm a bit worried that this'll be tart. N-nothing against tart beers, but I was kinda in the mood for a malty Beligian...

And, well, I guess I shouldn't have trusted my nose. The big fruit nodes are still present in the flavor. Up front, at the very short beginning of the sip, they hit you almost as strong as a Flanders red. But they subside quickly, replaced by a middle that's as smooth and dully sweet as a tootsie roll, finishing off in a gloriously savory ending that's like a combination of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms.

Taken separate, the very beginning or end could be considered cloying. But that long, drawn out middle connects them wonderfully, and the result is an amazingly well-balanced beer that still manages to be adventurous and extreme. It's fabulous.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 06:01:19 | More by mynie
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
93 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.