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

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RATINGS: 4511   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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.


TomTron's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown with a huge head that dissipates away but lasts forever. Aromas of dark fruits, syrup, and alcohol. Flavors of plums, roasted malts, and a slew of other flavors that pop out here and there. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, and it gives that good ol’ warmth when it hits the stomach. Wow, this beer exceeded my expectations tenfold. I would consider this one of the best belgians, and beers in general, I’ve ever had. If you ever see this or get the opportunity to get a bottle(which I purchased (for $7/11.2oz bottle), do it. Anyone who considers themselves a beer lover would appreciate/love this beer . CHEERS


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jonaldjames (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
Pours deep cloudy brown with a thin beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of cherries, raisin and wine. Pleasantly carbonated and surprisingly subtle for a beer of this alcohol content. Crisp and rich with flavours of figs, plum, sweet cherry balanced with oak and cocoa. Superb Quad/BDSA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Super beer, intense, deep creamy...many many good points and enjoyable, pricy but nothing crazy

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
veispe (2) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
toast, roasty, chocolate, coffee, herbs, floral, earthy, leather, smoke, woody, licorice,

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (13) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours deep reddish-brown, less head and carbonation than #8. Smells of dark fruit of various ages - plum, raisin - and tastes of more ripe fruit with a hint of licorice. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Really awesome and likeable beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (186) - - DEC 18, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy brown, lots of sediment. Really pretty. Frothy beige head. Aroma is raisins, very prominent fig, plum, lots of dark fruits. Smells amazing. Flavor is plums, raisins, fig, currants. Really pleasant, definitely those traditional quad flavors are present. Really awesome beer. This definitely stands out as far as Belgian beers go. Amazing.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yuzuha (14) - sioux city, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Nice brown reddish appearance with off-white foam. Nice aroma. Very complex flavor... chocolate, dark fruit (berry plum etc.) malt. Reminds me of Duvel plus a wonderful complexity and substance with a bit of an alcohol finish (it is over 11%). My new favorite!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dayz2112 (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Looks like mud but is delicious! Malty, nuts and fruit aroma. Sweet and slightly bitter in a thick, full bodied delivery. Long, slightly bitter finish. Just excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (14) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
This is certainly a respectable Quadrupel Trappist. A Belgian character, because it is a strong beer, more rustic, with a remarkable dose of hops. A peculiar aroma taking your body a dark color, almost black which forms a beige high foam, dense and medium term, as a Quadrupel should be. Your scent is really striking. Alcohol is a little more noticeable, and lightly sweet and roasted malt has your palate with fruity touch - plums, raisins and perhaps port wine. Your aftertaste I was transferred a taste peel fresh plums. This taste was showing up more and more evident during the tasting, appearing quite along with the warm feeling of alcohol. Its impenetrable Notre Dame Abbey of Saint Remy in Rochefort where unfortunately there is no tasting in your local store that is close to the Abbey.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JasonWB (5) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Absolutely one of the best beers I've ever had. Such a complex taste and sophistication to the flavor profile I'm not sure where to begin. Just find it and try it. You won't be disappointed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
David_87 (42) - - DEC 11, 2014
The aroma is very much like other quads, filled with sweet dark fruit notes complimented with some funky notes. Looks as bad as westy 12 in the glass, dark dank mud water with carbonation. But if you now anything about this style you know that is a good sign! Taste is like the aroma multiplied several times, complex mixture of dark fruits, rum notes and some malt tones. In my opinion a more affordable and foremost available top notch belgian quad than Westy 12. Insane beer! Bottle from SB.


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