Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #22
Ranked #4,126
4.16 | pDev: 12.26%
Oct 26, 2022
Nov 14, 2004
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Rated: 4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois

Oct 26, 2022
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Rated by edthehead from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Such an interesting style ... barrel aged abbey ale. Very well done.
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Upon opening this beer it gushed again like the special brown and nearly lost just as much. Not sure what's going on with the quality control from this brewery.

Appearance - Pours a ruby copper with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - hint of fruity esters (plum, fig, and raisin), toffee malts, caramel, and earthy yeast.

Taste - light fruity esters of plum fig, and raisin upfront. The toffee malts, caramel, and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the malts lingering,

Overall - A lacklustre brew that delivers on the malts but not enough on the fruity ester front. Another quality control issue with this one spelt disaster right from the get go. Perhaps this was an off bottle.
Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 06, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L- Very dark chestnut, slightly hazy, pours with 3mm pale-tan head.
S- Deep toasty malts.
T- Certainly deeply malty, I clearly taste/sense the ABV% but it would be hard not to at 10%! As it warms a sweet facet begins to build.
F- There is a broad underlying pungent richness. It leaves me in no doubt I'm drinking a heavy beer here.
O- Mostly a very drinkable beer though risking being a bit too sweet for me as it warms. The flavour also seems to lack distinct identifiable elements, it comes over in a more homogonous/uniform 'Rich/heavy Triple' way. Ie, where I'd hope to find, I don't know, hints of roast cherry, mollasses, British Xmas pudding, a sense of liquor/rum etc, maybe an identifiable spice - etc.; that is absent for me.
Don't get me wrong it's easy drinking, but to me it's not 'Outstanding' per it's current rating lacking detail and finesse.
330ml bottle BB: 08/10/2021. Bought from BelgiumInABox (Antwerp/BE) for delivery to me in London/UK.
Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Dec 09, 2019
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasting a beer of these brewers is to taste authentic Belgian beer. This product has everything that a beer of this style must have. Do not be surprised, but do not disappoint. It can be different but not better
Jul 08, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by YvesB from Belgium

May 17, 2018
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
March 19th, 2015 - I appeared to have found an older bottle of this, having retrieved it from the basement with a layer of dust signaling some significant aging. That, and the mouthfeel seemed a little dead and gone. But the nose is still rich with deep, dark fig flavors, and some grape and blueberry touches on the side. The flavor has been completely flattened by my inattention, sadly, left to be saccharine sweet and too strong with a limp and pallid carbonation.
Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
an absolutely sensational bottle of beer, 2010 vintage, and drinking like a champion right now! pours slightly frosted pale orange color, and has a short white head on it. well fruity and mature belgian yeast dominates the nose, with red and white grape esters, ripe pear, dried apricot, lemongrass, honey, candy sugar, and light fall spice, its enormously interesting, more developed than i remember from their other beers, and with a really sweet sort of candied grain base underneath, with subtle toffee, orange zest, and pennies. the flavor is awesome too, this yeast is really great. a touch of oxidation here from its age, but i often thinks that works in belgian strong ales. a nice complexion of citrus, a dried herbal quality, and the richness of the grain. its a little maltier than a lot of tripel types i have had, a little more of the caramelized quality, but appropriate sweetness here. a little alcohol warmth to the finish and a little more spice coming on as it warms. complex and professional, unique but traditional, i thought this beer was exceptional, and is definitely the best of the beers i have had from these folks! this felt festive to me, nice at holiday time.
Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml, Champagne-style bottle - opened on a night when I could really fucking use a brew of this type.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet fizzy tan head, which leaves but a few instances of teensy remote islet 'lace' around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of grainy and crackery caramel malt, some muddled black orchard fruitiness, estery yeast, some wan oily nuttiness, a touch of paint thinner, and very tame earthy, leafy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy caramel malt, some Yuk-a-Flux mixed dark fruity notes, a sort of phenolic yeastiness, faint winter spice, gritty bar-top nuts, and more understated leafy, musty, and dead grassy noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, as both the yeast and alcohol here could use further lessons in basic decorum. It finishes trending dry, but in that uncertain, je ne sais quoi old-school manner - yeah, I don't what, either.

Overall - while not an off-putting or bad offering, this one seems to suffer in the shadows (in my memory, at the very least) of its headier national brethren. There's something that I just can't seem to nail down here, but it's nagging at me, and I don't need that right now. A good quaffer (given the 20-proof booze), but not even within spitting distance of best in class.
Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Oct 16, 2017
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Reviewed by AlarmClock314 from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle poured into a glass at the Bier Zot in Sister Bay, WI on 8/11/17. US dating of 2/6/16. Review from notes. Appears hazy brown with lots yeast clumps. Mellow smell/taste of dark fruit, spice, and herbal hops; lower intensity. Some noticeable alcohol. Good body and average carbonation. It has a unique spice and herbal flavor, but is somewhat muted.
Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by unclekeith from Alaska

Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Yoann from France

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - A lot going on already, dark gold with a lot of dark spots floating around
S - Sweet and nutty malts, spicy hops
T - Perfectly balanced
M - Good Carbonation, you don't feel the floating particles
O - Rich and balanced, what else could you wish for?
Apr 03, 2017
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a very dark and slightly murky brown body with wisps of tan head
Aroma of molasses and diesel
Sweet boozy flavour
Very drinkable
Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by gestyr from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Wow, I like this beer! Deep garnet in color with a small, tight, long-lasting head. Aromas of dark fruit, sweetness, alcohol, spicy hops. Taste is balanced between sweetness and hops bitterness. Malty and smooth. Definite flavors of dark fruit, malt, hops and caramel with a bit of an alcohol aftertaste. I agree with previous posts that point out a cough syrup like aftertaste but it is not overpowering or unpleasant. I would buy this again.
Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 3.11 by T_Hass from Georgia

Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3.36 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 1.25 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A great beer that becomes better at each sip. The candy sweetness is well balanced with the spicy and herbal hops. . The nose is more on the dark fruit compare to the taste. It's definitely drinkable even with the almost cough syrup like aftertaste, it has a light body, I was something a bit heavier.
Jun 09, 2016
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Reviewed by SoupKitchenBeerSnob from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Damn fine brew. It's been awhile since I came across a beer that made me want to write a review. The aroma was a little underwhelming, but the flavor and mouthfeel were immediately spot-on. Good balance of carbonation and a hint of cherry-type flavor (yeah, I don't concern myself with the high-falootin' taster's vernacular)... Complex and tasty, this one is definitely worth a try... Unless you're a hop-head, in which case your dope-smoking ass will probably hate it. Cheers!
Jun 01, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by Antyk from Belgium

Apr 28, 2016
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

2.54/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
My bottle is a little younger than atigerlife's-- 2013. At 10 percent I thought it ought to be good for a couple years. After some initial foam-up the pours are pretty devoid of carbonation. Overall this is a caramel candy with a rusty note. Peculiar fruitcake smell with a splash of vanilla liqueur.

This is so sweet and sticky. It has what I think of as that classic Belgian oxidized burnt sugar taste. Old stewed raisins and a dose of alcohol. The finish is wintergreen with a bitter bite. I am remembering why I usually avoid random Belgian beers on this side of the Atlantic.
Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 03, 2016
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Reviewed by atigerlife from Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
This had a best buy date of 2008!! So, it is an OLD beer. Obviously, had this for quite a while...don't exactly recall how long. I haven't rated much in a long time...but figured a beer this old deserved my respect [opened to share with my daughter on her 21st B'day]

A: Dark brown. Not much carbonation. Minimal head. Lots of chunky yeast floating.

S: Aroma of dark fruits, malts, brown sugar.

T: Raisins, figs, and heavy on the prune. Malts.

M: Somewhat flat. Lifeless.

O: Obviously, the years have taken its toll on this brew [as they have on me too!]. Probably should have opened this one 5+ years ago. But, still fun to open an old beer and see what time has done. Worth the try...and will probably push me to start drinking some other of my older brews.
Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by stephenlee from England

Nov 29, 2015
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Narcos 1x03. Superb aroma. Good taste, but I miss a bit more thickness.
Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mahogany color with beige head. Aroma has green coffee, a bit of liquorice, toffee and molasses. Taste follows with dried dark fruits, light coffee and toasted malts. Very balanced between the sweet toffee and dried fruits and the roasty, coffee like notes. Body is quite heavy with a good amount of carbonation. This one is quite different from other dark belgian ales. It has some similar yeast quality but the used malts distinguish it from the others. I definitely recommend this one.
Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by Italiano86 from California

Oct 26, 2015
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