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


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RATINGS: 4978   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2007
This beer’s red-brown color was rather appealing and was accompanied by a light sour and dried black cherry aroma. This beer was a fairly ideal blend of grapey character and dark dry roastiness. This beer finishes dry and clean in the mouth, although it is a bit boozy. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottlandk (3) - USA - JUL 13, 2007 does not count
very hoppy and has a smooth aftertaste with a carmel bite at the end. it puors very well and can be enjoyed very cold or at warmer temperatures. best around 45’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2007
I must preface this by saying I’ve heard a lot of good things about this beer and sometimes when that happens people tend to over critize or under critize said beer. So as much as this beer gets raved over I have to say it was good but not phenominal imho. So on to the review. Pours from a bottle a murky dark brown and leaves a few yeast particles floating around with a thick tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is dark pitted fruit, rum raisin, candied fruit, brown sugar, spicy, bready aroma. The taste starts spicy, herbal in nature, a bit sour, dry, fruity, with a warming alcohal finish. Overall a good beer but not worth the price tag of $7/12oz bottle

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
I tried this beer on July 12, 2007 at ’The Beer Bistro’ in Toronto. Unfortunately I can’t rate it as high as the St. Bernardus Abt 12 I had last night. Maybe had I tried them in the reverse order things may have been different. Anyway, this poured a dark reddish-brown with a small head (the first contrast with SS). The head disappeared rather quickly. The aroma was very similar with robust bread and malt tones as well as plums. It felt great on the tongue with a full-bodied feel. As for the taste, I’m not sure where it failed when compared to the SB, but it just failed to measure up. Possibly the higher alcohol content which I noticed more in this brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2007
Ridiculously delicious. I honestly find it difficult to identify the flavours because it all seems to work so well together. Chocolate alcohol-infused plums blended with a touch of brown sugar? Maybe someone dropped a fig in there as well. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevec (27) - Galena, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
I managed to land this in my lounge and put it on the list. What a tremendous brew. Strong concentrated spicy fruit flavor with a nice lingering finish. I enjoyed it with a ribeye medium rare and a cab-demi glace. I see why it is such a highly rated and rare beer to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Saved this one for my #500. Poured a gloriously muddy, murky and chunky brown color saturated with yeasty goodness with a frothy beige head. Aromas of smooth toffee/cakey malts with dark dried fruits such as cherry, currant, plum, and dark red wine grapes. Very rich and concentrated dark fruit flavors throughout a heavily earthy malt and yeast foundation, with some prickly vinous and black pepper notes punctuating the finish. The yeast in the body provides not just a great mouthfeel, but also a satisfying "stomachfeel," as if one were receiving special nourishment. This is an exceptionable beer that makes you smile and exude a warm glow of physical and spiritual satisfaction after each sip. Gloria!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acearl (465) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
A great on for #100. Have had other times but for the past few months it has been difficult to locate. Dark brown or russte pour with an off white head. Smells of plum or prune and other dried fruits, a little sweet finish, does not seem as strong as alcoholic content lists but that could be because of this brews excellence.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
italianish (1) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2007 does not count
At first, at the shop, I glanced at this bottle and sure enough it matched the picture on this site. Then looked at the price... 6.69 for 1 bottle?!?! So, I gave in. Wow, Definately the best beer I’ve had. Strong walnut, raisin, almost cinnamon flavor. Not too heavily carbinated, goes down really smoothly. Leaves a bit of a tingly warm feeling in my chest, probably due to the 11 % alc/vol. Love the remnants at the bottom, gotta give in a little stir to ensure that your last gulp gets the full intended flavor. BELLISIMA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nandi (1) - sombor, SERBIA - JUL 8, 2007 does not count
Creamy, tan head; gorgeous violet color. Aroma: dark, dark, dark, with spices, dark fruits, grapes, berries,strawberries...distinctly port-like,plummy, raisinish. Terriffically strong, incredibly warming, the feel and the heat of a glass of cognac! Absolutely perfect!

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