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


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RATINGS: 5079   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2007
My 200th rating, how unimpressive in comparison to all the ratebeerians, but I’m glad to be apart of ratebeer and not beeradvocate. Pours an orange-hued, particulate filled, murky walnut colour with a pillowy off-white head that fades to nothing, exposing the effervescent carbonation that never ceases. The aroma is vinous with sweet chocolate covered cherries, molases, raisins, orange slice, yeast, vanilla cask and a bit of smoke. The flavour is reminiscent of cherry cola, with black currants, liquorice, plums, candied sugar and yeasty bread, with a bitter, dry, alcoholic finish. The aftertaste reveals some subtle coffee notes. The mouthfeel is tingly and creamy. Strong bitterness lingers for quite some time and is almost astringent when you lick your lips. This is a real sipper and is very complex and warming. I think its a tad overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608. Very nice drinkable quad. Pours a little watery which was a concern, but the flavor was no way lacking. A little bitter and plum in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a very dark brown with creamy white head. Smeet malt on the nose with plums, candi sugar, and fresh bread. Taste is very big and sticy on the lips. Hint of cherries, plums, candi sugar and rasins. Finish is overwhelming with fresh bread. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clark G (3) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - SEP 20, 2007 does not count
One of my favorite discoveries while in Belgium. If only it weren’t $5-6 a bottle in the States!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Pour: dark black/purple. Head: foamy, light beige, frothy. Aroma: raisin, molasses, baby powder, vermouth, alcohol. Flavor: raisin, alcohol, vermouth, dark fruit. Palate: smooth. Finish: warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theviolet (184) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
330 ml bottle into goblet. Aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Some chocolate notes as well. Great aroma. Completely opaque dark brown in color. Thick fluffly beige head. Wow, great flavor. Maybe the best I’ve had. Not overpowered with alcohol, a little chocolate, so creamy. Smooth. Bubbly mouthfeel, perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2007
Bottled. I was sure I had rated this before, as I have certainly been drinking it on many occations. Morten had aged this for 30 months in his cellar, which has made an improvement on an already magnificent beer. Treacle, toffee, liquorice - full and compelx while at the same time making a harmonious whole.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Consistently one of the best beers in the world. Pours a dark chestnut body with a beige head that drapes some sheets and curtains of lace around the goblet. Aroma of raisins and dark fruits, fruitcake, and toffee. Taste follows suit with many additional complexities. Pepper, warming alcohol, brandy, a hint of chocolate, and even some cherries. What a treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Apple core aroma. When warm, the aroma is transformed to fudge. Clear mahogany pour with an enormous, fluffy tan head. Woody, sweet, taste of raisins. Alcohol is evident but does not detract. Prune and tar finish. Strong but not thick. Biting mouthfeel with too much carbonation. Good, but doesn’t wow me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pjf (9) - USA - SEP 10, 2007 does not count
a nice full taste with excellent body. this is one of the finest beers I have tasted.

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