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


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RATINGS: 5011   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2007
From a bottle poured nice brown color with a good amount of head. Lots of particulate at the bottom of the glass. Nice strong flavor, kind of sweet. Good finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombardier (4) - USA - AUG 2, 2007 does not count
Dark in appearance and aroma, mostly with the scent of roasted nut and raisins. Flavor is more of the same, with plum added. Does not hide the acohol content as well as Westvleteren or St. Bernardus.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1645) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
(Labeled 24.01.12) I keep going back to smelling this as I pour it out. Notes of spice, vanilla, a touch of sweetness, and a crispness that I can’t place. It pours an almost opaque brown, with just hints of light peaking through the thin part of the goblet I poured it into. It has a lively brown head that you could hear popping as it struggled for a life of its own before it settled down into an eighth of an inch of head. The flavor is great on this as well, a nice sweetness with enough carbonation to lift it from the palate. It has a very silky mouthfeel. There’s hints of the dark fruits, and a little touch of the vanilla. The alcohol in this is amazingly well hidden. Something I’ll recommend that everyone give a try to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Poured into trappist glass from 330 mL bottle. A very rich, opaque, dark brown-mahogany color with a big, creamy, tan head that had great retention, very good lacing, and average cling. Wonderful roasty aroma, with a mixture of heavier fruits and accompanying hops. Hints of raisin, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel in the aroma. The taste is densely sweet, with a solid, bitter undertone and moderate sourness; mildly fruity in nature. Palate has great fizzyness, but still feels oily-smooth and thick. It slides down the throat easily, and has a modest warming effect in the back and on the roof of the mouth. Wow, a truly great beer, with exceptional drinkability and character. The flavors became more and more pronounced as I drank the beer and it warmed. The perfect choice for me to celebrate my emancipation!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours an opaque mahogany with offwhite head that quickly dissipates. Vanilla, grapes and raisins in the aroma. Smells almost like a port. Very light on the palate considering the high alcohol and very dark color. I must have gotten a bad bottle because I expected so much more from this beer. I was really disappointed and surprised that the complexity and intensity was not there. I will have to definitely try this one again and rerate it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltysfalcon (6) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007 does not count
Tasted with Bernardus ABT 12. It pours medium- dark brown with moderate head. Not as full-bodied as the Bernardus, it has darker, roasted nut aromas and a more crisp finish. The flavors are more intense with walnut and raisin flavors. The finish is long, with an elegance that makes it imminently drinkable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Murky deep brown pour with a huge bubbly tan head that quickly fades to a scant layer. Complex aroma of brown sugar, caramel, candied fruit, and alcohol. Smooth, silky, medium bodied with slight carbonation – perfect mouthfeel. Flavor is candied fruit up front, spicy in the middle, with a dry and mildly bitter finish, some alcohol warming a few seconds after swallowing. Truly a spectacular beverage!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle stored for 5 years. Near black and opaque, with a moderate tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Very smooth to drink with more raisin flavours and a warming alcohol finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Pours black, clear, with a moderate head. Some sediment in it. Aroma of musky cheese. Thin mouth feel. Strong alcoholic flavor. Plum, raisin, vanilla flavors pervade. Generally deep, warm, and fruity. Very different beer. Definitely

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeZasada (306) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
Incredible beer... full of flavour... some yeast settlement in the bottom... you’ll want this one again and again!

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