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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

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

buckyp, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Elfastball7, May 05, 2012
Photo of tencents
4/5  rDev -4.5%

A-
A rich looking cloudy gray brown, more typical of a dubbel than a tripel. Head dissipated rather quickly.
S-
Very intense, lots of dried fruits, raisins, currents. Sharp, you can smell the alcohol.
T-
Very strong flavored. Same dried fruit that was in the aroma. The first taste is a bit harsh but mellowed as it aired. I should have poured this more carefully. As it got down to the bottom of the glass there were clumps of sediment (assuming yeast), which were very unappealing.
M-
Very full, creamy.
O-
A bit intense for my taste and certainly packs a wallop, which can be a good or bad thing. Definitely needs to sit a bit opened. Nevertheless an enjoyable "sipping" beer.

tencents, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Lee_Hancock
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Lee_Hancock, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of hardy008
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

Dark brown with a one finger light tan head, with good retention and no lacing. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of floaters in this beer. True, they are harmless, but don't look very appealing.

The aroma has figs, dates, raisins, spices. and brown sugar. Smells very nice. Hopefully the taste is just as good.

The taste is very good, and sweet, but not as good as the aroma. Raisins are the most dominant thing I taste, followed by figs, dates, brown sugar, spices, and a little bit of alcohol. When you consider that this beer has an abv of 10.00 %, tasting a little bit of alcohol isn't too bad.

Medium to full bodied with modest carbonation. Has a sweet aftertaste. Not as good as the best Belgian Strong Dark Ales, but still quite good. If this beer had more complexity, and no floaters, it would have been scored higher.

hardy008, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Neorebel
4/5  rDev -4.5%

I poured this into my Chimay glass and observed the color to be a deep chestnut, with plenty of sediment/re-fermented yeast present. A frothy, off-white head appears but dissipates quickly, leaving only a thin covering. The aroma is extraordinary - with spices and many fruity elements, such as green apple, pear, and plum. Flavor - has some tart cherry that I did not detect in the aroma as well as the apple spice. Begins very sweet and has a touch of bitterness in the finish. I am noticing a woody earthiness, that comes off a little chalky to me. I'm taking some points off for this. The beer coats the palate nicely and the alcohol heat only reveals itself once it's down. Overall I'm a little disappointed but I'd like to try it again for a follow-up review.

Neorebel, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

TMoney2591, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

BWarrington, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Philousa
4.23/5  rDev +1%

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.

Philousa, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

siddhartha, Feb 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

martyl1000, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

jsurfs82, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

BigLittleHokis, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Stoutsman, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Stoffel, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ygtbsm94, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HoistinBrews, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

suesporch, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

jak, Dec 12, 2011
Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
93 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.