Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
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4.34/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a tulip glass. Bottled dated 6/2012. Let's see if aging improves.
A: Tawny brown with a tan one-finger head that dissipates to frothy bubbles.
S: Belgian yeast doninates, followed by caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon
T: Damn! Drinks like a quad. Follows nose with a grand entrance. Dates, raisins, figs with Belgian yeast, caramel and malts. A smooth bourbon burn.
M: Thick, heavy, chewy. Very carbonated. Sexy and decadent.
O: I love this one. The aging really did a number. Would buy again. Recommended.
09-23-2013 17:46:48 | More by brewskifan55
3.96/5 rDev -6.4%
Bottle dated 17/12/2011, almost 2 years old.
A: Very dark reddish-brown pour. Almost opaque. Big fizzy tan head. Head sputters out somewhat quickly like a fuzzy soda. Minimal lacing but good retention. LOTS of floaties, almost to the point of ridiculousness.
S: Lots of sweet brown sugar in this one. Dark fruits, fig and raisin and maybe even some prunes? Decent belgian yeast with some cloves adding some spiciness.
T: Again with the sweet brown sugar and lots of dark fruits. Very similar to the aroma. Heavy on the belgian yeast, cloves and earthy spices everywhere. Tastes a lot like a dubbel, just a bigger, sweeter one. Malt is sweet and bready, kinda reminds me of fruitcake if I'm honest. Mild toasted malt floating around and lingering between sips.
M: Nice medium bodied and very smooth.
O: Nice sweet and fruity dubbel-esque BSDA. Great complexity, great smoothness of body and flavors. Huge chunks of sediment everywhere was a bit disconcerting but it is what it is. Overall definitely in the upper echelon of BSDAs.
09-16-2013 03:56:12 | More by Dope
4.21/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours dark brown with a big fluffy head that does not last. Yeasty floaties spin in the beer from the carbonation.
Dark malt, brown sugar, dark over-ripe fruit and molasses in the nose.
Brown sugared malt with some dates and dark dried fig notes. Dries out a bit to some cane sugar and brown bread. Mild bitterness in the finish. 9%? Could have fooled me. Alcohol does not show up at all.
Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation zip.
Heavier and sugary, and still easy drinking. This is worth a try.
08-17-2013 00:41:50 | More by OtherShoe2
4.31/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Pours a cloudy mahogany with a fizzy light tan head that sticks around for a while.
S - Caramel sweetness hits you first and then it dives into a fruity twang. The fruit is a mix between citrus and dark fruits. Really interesting.
T - The taste follows the nose. Sweet caramely malts, belgian yeast and then dark fruits afterwards.
M - Medium bodied and high carbonation. Crisp beer here.
O - The ABV is well hidden and the beer is an easy drinker. Interesting beer that somehow pulls all the flavors together wonderfully.
07-21-2013 15:34:02 | More by cvm4
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance: Chestnut; cloudy; small head
Aroma: Vinous fruit; spicy; malty
Taste: Fruit; coriander; very complex and well-balanced; outstanding beer
Remarks: This is one of the best ones I've had so far; bought in Le Village de Biere beer shop in Strasbourg, France
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 01:07:46 | More by IchLiebeBier
4.31/5 rDev +1.9%
Dark brown with hint of mahogany, sandy head s fine but doesn't stick around; specks of yeast are visible. Mash-up of prunes, dates, root beer, dark cherry, and lightly burnt caramel in the aroma. Buttery texture. Getting cherry, earthy root, lightly bitter dark chocolate, rich caramel - basically everything in the scent and more. Spices like pepper and nutmeg.
Exactly what you'd expect from a proper Belgian brune, warm, complex, full flavour with a soft, smooth mouthfeel - everything done right
06-02-2013 22:54:16 | More by BGDrock
Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
94 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.