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

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RATINGS: 5045   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Coddingtown, Santa Rosa, California. Pours a dark brown color with reddish hues and a giant long-legged off-white head that diminishes slowly into a perfect lacing and film. Smell is yeasty, fruity with some earthy and lactic touches. Very complex! It has notes of toffee, milk, dulce-de-leche, blueberries, blackberries, black currants, raisins, overripe apples, liquor, banana with palm syrup, sour cherries... I could keep going all day. The earthy smell is more obvious after a while. Taste is incredibly complex and intense, showing different aspects in every part of the mouth. Sweet and fruity flavor that shows notes of berries, cognac, honey, toffee, earth and nuts. This is a collossal Abt. Highly warming, it leaves a trail of warmth down the throat and the esophagus. Finish shows some booze. Different and so much more complex than anything else I’ve tried so far.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaserov (108) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2016
Color marrón oscuro con reflejos claros y sin apenas capa de espuma (marrón claro también). No mucha carbonatación. Restos de, probablemente, fermentación en botella. Aroma a malta tostada, algo frutal, quizá algo especiado, y un mínimo de alcohol (notable pero muy mínimo en comparación a otras cervezas del estilo). El sabor es similar, incluso con notas mínimas de café, y con el alcohol, de nuevo, muy moderado. Se percibe que hay alcohol, evidentemente, pero jamás pensaría uno que esta cerveza es de 11,3%, lo cual, al menos para mi paladar, es muy de agradecer. Esta cerveza me parece acongojante. Realizar algo así debe ser un trabajo complejo de narices. Gracias, Rochefort Trappistes, qué más puedo decir...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
juvedp (6) - CHINA - AUG 26, 2016 does not count
Great fruity aroma. Alcohol is strong (in a good way). Don’t need to say anything about it. ONe of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2775) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 25.08.16. Almost ebony. Foamy and persistent beige head and lacing. Complex aroma of berries marinated in sherry, cream liquor, caramel and medium dark malt. Similar taste, with soft liquorice in aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzatoadisback (77) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2016
Murky dark brown, thin beige head shows nice persistence and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is in the likes of a dark fruits cake: molasses, dark/dried fruits, sugar. I’m also detecting a hint of coffee. Alcohol is detectable but not too aggressive. Taste reflects the aroma; the beer is obviously on the sweet side but pleasantly so, with a hint of spiciness in the finish. Again alcohol is detectable but not over the top, brings a warming feel. Full body, light crispness, nicely creamy mouthfeel. Good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
At home, 2015 bottle (33cl). Direct comparison tasting with Westvleteren 12. Pour: dark, dunkel red, purplish, clear. Medium carb, good foam. Nose: dried fruits, sweet, dades&raisins, brown sugar / molasses, malts. Taste: first - dried fruits, dry minerals, alcohol is certainly present; mid - slight bitterness, malts; after - sirup and molasses, very pleasant. Mouthfeel: Sirupy thick consistency, aggressive carbonation and bitterness. Verdict: Very pleasant, sweet and sirupy. The alcohol is a bit too dominant to my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (175) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours deep ruby-brown with a big frothy tan head, hardly any lacing. Nose of toast, maple syrup, caramel, raisins, rum, spice, yeast, candied zest, panettone. Taste is medium to high sweetness backed up just by high carbonation (hardly any bitterness). Medium body, rather thin for the ABV, high alco warmth on finish. Excellent but overrated (IMHO some De Struise or Straffe Hendrik quads are way better).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
de_belg (35) - - AUG 16, 2016
Zeer complexe geur en smaak. De kandijsuiker, caramel, donker fruit en een myriade aan kruiden zorgen voor een fluweelzoete smaak. Naar het einde toe domineert de alcohol. Perfectie bestaat niet maar Rochefort 10 komt akelig dichtbij!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ulrikolsen (273) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with tan head. Aroma is complex and fruity with dried fruits like dates, figs, raisins, liquorice, caramel, dark and roasted malts yet sweet. Taste is even more complex with malt, cane sugar, dried fruits, date, fig, raisin, apricot, liquorice, caramel and molasses. Finish is surprisingly dry and carbonation lively and hides alcohol well. A wonder!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (23) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Impressive look with heavy foam and dark colour. Intense flavours. Caramel, liquorice, banana, raisins, salt, coffee. Nice carbonisation. Not much smell. Could have been a little less sweet, otherwise great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PivopijaPivopija (98) - - AUG 10, 2016
Very dark brown color with nice two finger tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste has coffee and in aftertaste salty licorice.


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