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


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RATINGS: 3004   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EnSiFeRuM (501) - Quebec, - APR 26, 2009
Bouteille de 330 ml. Nos yeux contemplent cette bière de couleur brune avce des reflets acajoux ainsi qu’un col de mousse brunâtre parfait. Au nez on découvre des arômes très complexes de chocolat, de raisins rouges, de lilas, d’alcool, de fruits rouges confîts et d’épices. En bouche le corps est rond et soyeux avec une effervescence faible-moyenne. Nos papilles gustatives sont submergées par des saveurs de chocolat, de raisins rouges, de fruits confîts, de sucre, de grain grillé, de prunes et pour finir on percoit une touche d’alcool. Vraiment Excellent !!!!

   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 (51) - 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 (60) - 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 (5467) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (13) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2014
Niet zo goed als de rochefort 10 maar komt wel heel aardig in de buurt. Echt een aanrader voor wie van donkere bieren houdt

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobroman (268) - Torun, POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Brilliant fruity aroma, mostly cherry. Large head disappearing to durable layer. Ruby body. Sweet taste with intensive hoppy-alcoholic bitterness, high carbonation. Rich and very delicious.

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