Black Rocs 1979

Black Rocs 1979

L1933 00909, 17/01/22 Well, I don’t know. What has become of the once great l’Abbaye des Rocs? Some things as good as ever, most things not, and then there’s this. Is it a stout? Sort of. Is it a coffee stout? Absolutely not. Is it a ‘flavored stout’...
Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noel

Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noel

33 cl bottle. Finest Belgian Beers. Lot L2006 02369 26/10/2022 Turbid brown, murky Duddel like pour, with a decent but poorly maintained head. Nose offers a few, light fruit, and bitter notes. Something similar breaks across the plate early. This smooths out over the...

Blanche Des Honnelles [Brasserie Des Rocs Blanche Double]

$7.00 via mail from Brusin’ Ale, Asheville, NC, USA. 750 mL black foiled and capped. Blue and silver notes accent the usual ABdR label. Presentation is nice. Minor gusher. Note: This is marked “Best Before end of 2008”, so may be a touch past its...

Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown (bottle)

Extraordinary that I have not reviewed this beer so far. Never mind, here we go. $8.99 for the 750 mL capped and foiled champagne style, dimple bottomed green glass, heavy vessel. Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta GA, USA. EXACTLY as anticipated the rich brown color is...
La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree]

La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree]

Notes added 09/04/21 New look labels that have been a round for a few years now, pictured here. In its sixteen year evolution since the original review in 2005, it’s still feels ‘mild’ – I stand by that word. The BSDA style classification looks ‘wrong’ when when...