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

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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
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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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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown, with dense, medium, white head, which lasts for not so long, low lacing;

S: complex malty sweetness, low caramel and bready moderately low dark fruit esters - plums, raisins, really interesting spiciness with some pepper and mint aromas, which makes it quite refreshing, very low hop aroma, moderate intense perfumy and spicy alcohol notes;

T: moderatly rich maltiness, sweet, low caramel and bread falvors, low dark fruit esters, again very interesting spiciness - peppermint, low bitterness, alcohol balance rich and malty character, it's more like vinous-alcohol, semi-sweet finish

M: thin, medium bodied, moderate carbonation, moderate alcohol warmth.

O: rich, complex and strong beer with powerfull maltiness, balanced with alcohol and spiceness.

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3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

L111104528
13/04/2014

A: Murky brown body with a very thick and fluffy eggshell white head. Spotted lacing. Insane carbonation.

S: Caramel and a bit waxy smelling. Kind-of like crayons. A bit of butterscotch but only immediately when smelling.

T: Rich caramel and definite butterscotch flavor. A hint of herbal flavor like mint and something earthy like a bay leaf. It's very drinkable. I don't pick up any obvious alcohol flavor. I can search it out but it's not really noticeable if just drinking. Light bitterness in the aftertaste but it barely lingers.

M: As mentioned previously it is very drinkable. Nice and smooth, medium bodied, no residue on the palate. Very nice.

O: I like this beer. It's not as complex as some strong darks but it is definately more drinkable than many of them. I would gladly buy another bottle of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Dope
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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.