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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
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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 59
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

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Ratings: 440 | Reviews: 312
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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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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.

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3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a dark brown with some crimson notes when held closer to the light. A bit of detritus floats about. Well-sized, off-white head with random lace.

S-Dark fruits, spices, alcohol, brown sugar and a hint of tartness. Belgian yeast. Smells very sweet.

T-Sweet brown sugar and caramel. Dark fruits sprinkled with spices. Noticeable alcohol heat. An earthy, tobacco flavor. Finishes with mildly tart fruits.

M-A sipper of sorts. Even though the booze was noticeable, I was impressed by the beer's ability to mask much of the booze. A bit sticky.

O-A decent dark Belgian Ale. I rarely find myself enjoying the style so I I don't really know how high this beer's ceiling truly is. I like the mild tartness in the flavor. Was a sample. I wouldn't buy a whole one.

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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 440 ratings.