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

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RATINGS: 4690   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Best damn beer I íve ever had. Iíve had a lot of types from all over the world. Iíve not yet had Westvleteren, but I find it hard to believe anything can be better than this beer. This is a shining jewel in the beer world. It is the Holy Grail (or is that íHoly Ale?). Best damn beer Iíve ever had!!!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Thank you Stegosaurus and Beerded_one for this gem. Bottled,Amber brown pour with a light tan head. Nose of Citrus and beligian spices, fruit. Taste of Lively carbonation, citrus, spices fruit and essence of GOD ! I enjoyed this very much. EXCELLENT. Re rated after Having Westveleteren 12. This is the best Quad.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
33cl bottle - pours beautifully dark, hazy/yeasty reddish brown, with a gradient like quality from the top down that is actually sort of stunning to look at, topped by a thick tan head that dissipated about halfway through the glass. Aroma of dark fruits and malts with a significant vinous quality to it. This is followed through in the taste, with the edition of an earthy spiciness about midway. The mouthfeel is beautiful, very heavy and silky. Superbly complex, so smooth and rich, and you canít taste the alcohol at all, which, at 11.3% should be considered a feat of magic. Maybe it is. Who knows what these monks get up to. Very potent, radiant even. Deserving of itís place as one of the best beers in the world. Amen.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
henryalvz (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2006
One of the best beers that I have ever had. Malt aroma of cookie and light molasses/caramel. Head was off white full lasting. The body was cloudy brown and had tiny to small particles in it very nice. The best I have ever had so far.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle at home 33 cl. Very dark color. Chocolate undertones, with rich fruity body to it. Great beer. Medium to full body

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marko (4202) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottled at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Poured an opaque dark brown colour with a teeny tiny head that vanished quickly. A lovely, strong banana and bubblegum aroma emanated from the bottle. Upon further inspection, a vinous background to the nose showed up, along with some yeasty hints. The taste is not as flashy and assertive as I hoped it would be but still lovely and complex. Dark malts, raisins, brown sugar, a hint of plums, a weak touch of dark chocolate mixed with chicory and some yeastiness. A bitter (and a bit roasty) aftertaste. Damn smooth. Reminds me of several beers at once but is way better than all of them. Canít say itís better than the 8, but itís not worse.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Janko (7) - Enskede gŚrd, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006 does not count
Very rich and warming. It has all the stuff that you can demand from a beer of this type. In my opinion, the beers from Rochefort are cleaner than the Westvleteren products.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Pours a dark, murky brown with chunks of yeast floating in it. Head is bubbly and tan. Nose is malty and dark, with reminders of banana, molasses and brown sugar. There is a bit of alcohol in the nose, but itís not overwhelming. The flavor is rich, milky, and sweet. It reminds me of those circus peanuts, the flavor does, but with more dark sugars, molasses and such. The alcohol is there, but itís well hidden behind deliciousness. Mouthfeel is heavy and full, with lots of foaminess. This is among my very favorite beers -- I like them sweet, dark, and potent. This is all three, to near perfection. I consider myself lucky this is readily available in KS.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 Dark fruits dominate the aroma initially, while the palate picks up hints of licorice and dark fruit, finishing with a touch of bitterness. I suppose not the holy grail the Westy is, only because it is more easily obtained. Stunning brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle. 07.06.10. Need a good brew during the WVU-UofL game. Very nice to look at. Very dark and a great head and lace. Damn good, vinous aroma also with chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Silky and astringent at the same time. Very deep flavors, chocolate, anise, prune, cherry ... on and on. At the end, a little licorice shows up in the flavor and it provides a little tingle in the mouthfeel. This one will invariably be compared to Westy12, and it puts up a reasonable challenge. Very good brew.


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