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Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

422 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 57
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002)
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Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 fl oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Minor gush off the open, and the yeast cake is huge and disturbed. Nice tan coffee cocoa colored creamy head, hangs on to a finger. Deep chestnut red, almost ruby in color, and of course lots of floaties.

Mild aroma of raisin, and small notes of caramel and candi sugar. Some very good spice notes of clove and cinnamon off this though, with a clean and warm almost smokey sensation.

Creamy palate with good notes of fruit grape and mild raisin sweetness. Light creamy texture, nearly milky, which real seems to bring out more of the dark malt toffee and caramel flavors even more. Slightly airy and waffery finish on the aftertaste, with a faint crispness and cotton candy flavor. Not much heat either and very well hidden.

Overall a straightforward Belgian strong dark ale.

smakawhat, Saturday at 07:58 PM
Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

frontalot, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of scoff106
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%

scoff106, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of aleigator
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Decent beige head, brown, black color.

Light on aromas, bready malts and hints of toffee, wood.

Warm, toasted malts at the beginning, which turn more present and sweeter at the same time. Carbonation is lively, vanishes soon, due to the intense malts. Interesting development on the palate, as the beer starts earthy, bready with hints of wood and rather dry, the malt needs a second to turn sweet and warming, with hints of fruit and also spices. Almost too sweet aftertaste, sticky. Refreshing at first, loosing its carbonation to the sweetness. Complex beer with a decent body, defined by malts, with an unusual high carbonation.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

zestar, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JackNip, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of cj8311
3/5  rDev -28.9%

cj8311, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Dirty25, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

afsdan, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of papajohn56
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

papajohn56, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

J-Bonestradamus, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of JTuomi
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle (bb 20/02/2016) into a goblet. Ruby brown body, bubbly, medium head, good lacing, leaves a thin foam veil. Smell - toasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, yeast. Taste - begins yeasty sweet, followed by dark fruit, raisins, plums, figs, after that an intensifying toastiness. Ending dry with a slight hop bitterness. The aftertaste comes up after a while with roasty coffee and chocolate, lasting for a long time. Medium full body, medium-high soft carbonation, ample creamy mouthfeel. Overall a fine sipping beer; a soft, flavorful and complex taste. I easily spent an hour with this one, an instant favourite!

JTuomi, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Petegrieco, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown color with one finger head with short retention and several floating particles. Not it’s forte.
Malty aroma with notes of prunes, molasses, nutmeg, pine wood, some tangerines and grapes.
Bold flavor with notes of prunes, cloves, molasses, mint, herbal and earthy hops, apple puree, whole fig, raisins, ginger and candied oranges. A hint of Port Wine and finishing with a bit of chocolate after your mouth dries for a while.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 9% abv is in harmony with the overall beer.
Good Belgian Dark Strong Ale with good malt balanced complexity. Interesting they have done this without adding sugar. You do feel it sweet, but it is not cloying given its choice of hops, dryness and refreshing spices. This is the type of beer that you start with slight above average score and then once it starts to warm up you have to keep raising it once its complexity blossoms.

FLima, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of chromestar
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%

chromestar, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of killcore
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

killcore, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of benlhoest
5/5  rDev +18.5%

benlhoest, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Seabass1964
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

Seabass1964, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of supermeniscus
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

supermeniscus, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Dellpepper123
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dellpepper123, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev -5.2%

grumpygerman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a fluffy off white head and a dark brown body with some orange highlights. Head settles down to a little covering.

The aroma is sweet and fruity.

Dark fruit malts and turns even darker with a slightly roasted quality. A little sweet.

Drinks smooth with a medium body and the carbonation is balanced well with the beer.

Really nicely done beer.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

lmaduells, Jul 27, 2014
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Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
94 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.