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


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RATINGS: 4782   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonotono (132) - torino, ITALY - AUG 24, 2015
COlore rosso scuro, marrone, molta schiuma. Odore frutta matura, fichi secchi, alcool, caramello, leggero vinoso. Sapore fruttato, caramellato, leggero tostato, dolce ma tagliato bene dallíamaro finale. Frizzantezza medio-alta, alcool ben nascosto ma molto corposa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Martin__ (15) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2015 Bottle (expiry date - X 2020). Aroma: from the bottle: dark chocolate, alcohol, quite roasty too. Appearance: black, cloudy (almost pure black colour) with minimal head. Taste: heavy bodied with heavy bitterness, dark belgian chocolate and fresh roasted coffee beans, alcohol is present as well. Reminds me a bit of belgian chocolates with strong acohol (kind of liquor) filling. Actually sweetness is less than medium. Full bodied. oily, with medium carbonation and long coffee-bitter finish. The best beer Iíve drank so far, I guess. Iím tippytoing more and more towards belgian styles. I like them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Hazy dark brown with red and ruby tones. Nice big head caused by carbonation I think. Great lacing.. Aroma: pharmacy, cloves, cinammon, resin and herbs/flowers. Taste: toffi, cloves, christmas gingerbread herbs, a bit of good quality mead and alcolic aftertaste with low bitterness and sweet gingerbread tones. Oily and quie full body. High carbonation. In mouth sense: It creates some kind of spicy alcolic aftertaste combined with hint of milk chocolate. Very intersting beer, quite nice for long winter evenings, it causes really nice heating feeling

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (713) - - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is prune and plum, raisins and toffee Taste is sweet, savoury and humming with alcohol. Carbonation is on the fizzy side, medium body with oily mouthfeel. Very nice.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (946) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a dark brown with a huge, latte colored soapy head that dissipates then leaves a nice film throughout. Lots of dark fruit on the nose: plum, raisin, prune along with sorghum, bread pudding, star anise, clove and nutmeg. Taste is fairly similar with lots of combinations of the flavors above standing out at different times. Hides the ABV fairly well, but still has some slight booziness. Finish is dry with that classic Belgian yeast characteristic. Very solid, but I prefer the Rochefort 8 all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrussell (179) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Dark hazy brown. Raisins, prunes, brown sugar, overripe banana Sweetish, but surprisingly dry for the abv. Very full body. Chocolatey. This is a little too intense for me, but very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, blue currants, licorice, red wine, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter, well balanced and long lasting. Body is medium, texture is creamy and carbonation average. A favourite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Really bubbly compared to Abt12, but very good. Sweet caramel taste. Has that real Belgian taste you just donít get in American versions. Lots of bread yeast notes in the smell and taste. Some dark fruit taste. Hints of spice. Just a really great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RasmusAberg (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Absolutely great, I would say this is the second-finest of the Trappist beers. Very dark, rather strong aroma, and with a strong taste that stays with you for a while. Easy to find in Belgium.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice amber body with white head. Nose is perfumy, sweet, fruity. Taste is fruits, raisins, plums, candy. Very creamy, warming. Nicely done beer!

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