Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3006   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark brown beige frothy head spicy and fruity aroma, complex taste with dried fruits, spice level of bitterness is spot on. Struggling to articulate how good this beer is, I’m not big on superlatives but this beer is stupendous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EdwinLitzau (236) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur, weinig schuim. Fruitig aroma. Smaakt fantastisch, fruitig, zoet met een kleine bittere nasmaak. Goddelijk.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (87) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
From 0,33l bottle. BBD: 03.08.16. Pours hazy amber brown liquid with dark apricot reflex, medium tan head. Aroma: beautiful deep rich aroma, cognac, red fruits, plum, resin, citrus, summer biscuit fruit cakes, caramel, well hidden alcohol. Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, biscuit cakes, citrus, fruits, Palate: medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation, long bitter sweet and warm (bit alcoholic) aftertaste. Quiet good drinkability because of medium body with watery/oily mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall: Excellent aroma, taste bit less excellent, than expected (perhaps due to not best storing conditions), would recommend with summer fruits cakes or winter gingerbread.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (198) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Lovely beer with a buttered toffee aroma and smooth sweet nutty flavor. Has a dark amber rich color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (52) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
High carb. V little aroma. Burnt fruit. Okay but nothing special. Not sure if I get this Belgian beer thing yet... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lucbier (4) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Maravilhosa cerveja Belga. Em sabor e aroma, só perde da Rochefort 10. Complexa. Malte predominando. Excelente !!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MustangMarkF (213) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
330ml Bottle. This pours a dark brown topped by a light tan head that is thick and creamy (for a bottle). Its aroma is fainter than I had hoped reading the other reviews. However there is traces of sweetness, dark fruits and malts. The taste echos the aroma with dark fruits coming to the fore with dark chocolate and a sweet bitter finish. Thankfully this beer is not as sweet as i thought it would be and is full of complex flavours. A good un.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (299) - - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy brown colour with some red coming through, beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, some sweet-bitter, some fruits. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (138) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
De color marrón rojizo. Gran cantidad de espuma achampanada de burbuja fina que desaparece rápido dejando el encaje en la copa. Curiosamente más restos de levadura de los esperados (no se si porque la tengo hace años en la bodega) Aromas a fruta madura, azúcar moreno y algo de licor. Cuerpo medio y bastante gasificada. En boca entra sedosa , y de aparecen nuevo la fruta madura y ciruelas pasas, algo de especias. Alcohol bien integrado. Un poquito más de cuerpo no le haría mal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (61) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma: dark fruit, molasses. Taste: blueberries, cherries, raisins, plums, ripe dark and red fruit all over, spices, bit of honey. Full bodied, silky, sweet (but not overly sweet), well balanced with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5523) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

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