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

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4.16/5
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479 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Belgium
abbaye-des-rocs.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,786
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
479
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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43
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Ratings: 479 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarrettB
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
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.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
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.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
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?

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Photo of EmperorBevis
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

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Photo of gestyr
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.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newbeeraday
1.25/5  rDev -70%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Bruno74200
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.

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Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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!

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Photo of Antyk
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
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.

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Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atigerlife
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.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
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.

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Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 479 ratings