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Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Rochefort, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4338   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities.


Jonb5's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jonb5 (340) - Greater London, - DEC 12, 2012
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was very dark copper, with auburn edges, opaque. One finger tanned head, very good retention, had a small scar on top of the head from the pour. Aroma was initally musty, notes of grape, caramel, malt, medicine and brown sugar. The first thing I noticed after pouring was that a could smell the beer from a lot further away than normal. Tasted medicine, brown sugar, molasses and strawberry. Booze was so well hidden I wondered if the decimal point was too far to the right. Texture was very smooth and almost moussy, very light body, perfection. Overall exceptional, aroma, look and mouthfull can’t be improved. So far I’ve never had a better beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
filipefvaz (2) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Minha primeira impressão foi o álcool forte e a complexidade dos gostos. Uma trapista escura que pouco lembra outras, no bom e mal sentido. Gostei !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tselloufc88 (71) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
From Brugge, somewhere. Appearance is a deep dark with an off white head. Aroma is of plums, raisins and some dark chocolate. Taste is of dark fruits, a touch of chocolate with a slight bready note at the end. Very smooth and drinkable. There’s a nice bit of spiciness in the finish. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaoPaoPanda (8) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
Dark brown colour with creamy beige head. Sweet and fruity. Excelent trappist beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (58) - - JUL 10, 2014
Complex, fruity, dark, and leathery. Sweet raisin but also dry with prickly carbonation. Full body. Some warming. Cloudy prune appearance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (761) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget (40:-). Fruity and sweet malty, raisins and caramel, some nice alcohol notes, very complex, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and very fruity with alcohol notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Dark brown amber. Sudsy, quickly disappearing head. Tons of suspended black flake particulate even after handling and pouring gently. Best before 30.01.2018 Drank on July 7th 2014 Not sure what went wrong here. Beer may have turned do to bad storage conditions between brewer and me. I long awaited trying this beer with great expectations I gleaned from all the wonderful reviews. But those expectations were quickly shattered as soon as I opened the bottle. Bottle hissed nicely as cap was released but not much gas remained in the liquid and beer fell rather flat on carbonation. Sweet, syrupy, plum, brandy, low bitterness. I will have to re-rate this beer in the future. Very sad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beachmaster (86) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a deep brown, with a massive khaki head that dissipates into a disc, leaving good lacing. Nose is dark fruit, black currants, and caramel. Taste is black currants, raisins, and dark fruit, with a lot of different flavors. Gets more complex as it warms. One of the best beers I have ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mauricedb (2) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
This is probably the best beer I have ever had. But then there is Westvlettere which is still an unknown but also a lot more expensive.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Harkyto (10) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2014
Black colour, nice perception, sweet beer, no burned malt is percibed, fruit and sweet flavour is percibed. Really nice trappiste style beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (220) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a deep brown color, with a frothy tan head. Aroma is fruity with peach and apricot. Tasting you get a warming sensation from the alcohol, but its not much in the taste. Its malty and nutty.


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