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

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RATINGS: 4424   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy walnut colored haze with a thick slighly off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, sweet alcohol, and has a burnt nuttiness. Flavor is of alcohol, dark fruits, with a hint of chocolate. Finish is somewhat souring. Fizzy, yet silky medium mouthfeel that coats the tongue. This is quite amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
peterkh (11) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
33cl Bottle. Just as good as everybody claims. Fantastic aroma. Nice and "warm" taste with a touch of plum and caramel. Only a slight (warming) taste of alcohol (considering the %). A very complex beer that you can enjoy again and again (and again)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a big fizzy head with a hazy carmel colored liquid, with the aroma of carmelized sugar and raisins. The flavors of alcohol, fruit and a bit of carmel...very suttle carmel. A bitter aftertaste almost like the skin of a plum meets you after a dry, malty mouthfeel. An excellent beer with nothing to hide, it even gives your burps a pleasant flavor. I didn’t really mind paying 6.99 for it either, mainly for the fact that I don’t think I could drink more than one of these bastards in a night.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits rouges et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, de prune et de cassonade. Durée de l’arrière goût moyenne. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Arrière goût d’alcool chaleureux. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #418)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mhack1128 (16) - gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2006
this beer is so good it should not be quantified. just pay the 8-12 dollars for a small bottle it will cost you and try it. i have never had a beer taste so good after i swallowed it. the taste lasts forever and makes your whole body feel warm and happy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2006
pours dark brown with a rich creamy head, fruit/alcohol aroma. slightly acidic taste, hints of raisin, malt. pleasently bitter aftertaste. definately one of the best beers i’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Unexpectedly murky beer; dark brown; small, white, creamy head. Aroma is of rotting vegetables, alcohol, and dark fruit. Flavor also has the veggie thing going; alcohol is very present but not destructive or overpowering. Medium-full body and hardly sticky at all; very nice palate. "Vinous" is an excellent word that adequately describes this beer in several respects. I’m not sure I think this beer is touching the best in the world, but it’s very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark amber in color with a slightly cloudy orange glow. Creamy white head settled quickly into a comfortable position, Fruity, sweet, and almost meaty aroma...robust and very interesting. Effervescent and light while still feeling solid. Full flavored, slightly sweet. Somewhat resinous and woody with a bit of an astringent quality. Complexity = great.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LesStewart (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Wow, one of the most ballanced beers I’ve ever had! A brilliant beer with a beautiful head I just wish I could afford more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wineandbrew (40) - Steilacoom, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bought @ Steilacoom Wine and Brew... Pours a little less carbonated than some Belgian beer, but still a heady beer. I can smell the malts while I am still pouring it, definately raisin, prune, fig etc. very enticing aroma. Mouth is reminicent of the nose, a VERY big beer with many layers, alcohol warming as I drink, WOW... the flavors don’t stop, Malty yes, fruity, complex. Definately one of the best, this beer lives up to it’s reputation every time I have one... Those crazy Monks!


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