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

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RATINGS: 4228   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tobias (200) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
33cl bottle: the colour is chocolate brown with hints of red and amber. the aroma is of chocolate, bubble gum, plum/raisin, cocoa, buttery caramel and licorice. the falvor is of intense maltiness. carmel, chcolate and sweet dark fruit. bubule gum, candy/candy sugar, licorice, spice. kinda rootbeer like. quite good, but at 7.50 a bottle, i feel its a little over priced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 1, 2006 This is one of those beers I never got around to rating. So the other night I had Trappist Night and took the time to write notes. I find Rochefort superior to Westvletern. It is wetter and thus more drinkable (to me) and it’s flavors meld more smoothly together. The candy sugar and raisin asspects are not quite as intense in the Rochefort which makes it a very pleasant beer to drink The 10 is definitely the star, but all Rochefort’s offering share similar qualities in flavor and palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drywallman (325) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
This one had the color, aroma, and full lasting head I had come to expect from the 6 and 8. The aroma was duplicated in full by the taste of bread, grapes, currants, a little licorice, and a touch of worchestershire sauce. Almost unnoticable hops. Even smoother than the 6 and 8, but with a trace of the higher alcohol, which almost starts a burn. A good after dinner sip.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2005
Wow. Nice fruity aroma. Lots of bready, dark-fruit and caramel/malty flavors. Strong alcoholic finish. You really need to try this to appreciate how good it is.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Dark chestnut brown with huge, long-lasting creamy tan head -- consistency of whipped cream, stuck tightly to the side of the glass in super-lacing. Aromas of malt, phenols, resin, toffee, and vanilla. Wonderful mix of flavors -- hops, yeast, toasty malt, caramel, vanilla, burnt orange, sweet apple, and alcohol. Perfectly balanced mouthfeel. Low carbonization and high ABV make for some frustration -- while it begs you to have another, you know the peril of more than a couple. What can I say? This was my first Belgian and what a place to start! Truly a great one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lille (11) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2005
bière très bonne à couleur fort foncée. Grosse tête brune et mousseuse, goût de chocolat, cacaouettes ainsi ques des notes de terre, très doux, malts doux et fin salé. Extra

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 very good, i love it, poors out almost coca cola color, fat foamy brown head, nice strong bite, all the way down, worth drinking, expensive, and it tastes it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle, poured into a trappist glass. Pour a deep ruby color, which then creates an enormous sustaining tan head which you just know is going to leave some awesome lacing as you sip. Aroma was very big and sweet, lots of fruit (both dark and dry), raisens, prunes, plums, bananas, then come scents of rich chocolate, nuttiness and slight earthiness. Sounds like it would smell overly sweet, but its not even close, perfect! Flavor is tons of sweet malts, warming bitter alcohol (though not overly so), some nuts, and a saltish finish. Mouthfeel is very soft and velvety coating leaving lasting flavor notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Incredible and Inspirational. An amazing beer. Upon opening the nose was intense. I could smell the beer from 2 feet away. All Kind of dark fruits, sweet bananas, wood, alcohol available in the fine nose. A copper colored beer, feel bad saying this but it almost looked like Pepsi. But the fluffy head was incredible. Then the best part...the first taste...wow...dark cherries, plums, apricots, bananas, prunes, raisins, all kinds of dark fruits. Some sediment in the beer as well and an amazing lace left on the glass .................................................. this rating and re-entered it, to add Colorado availability. Bad rating. Totally overly enthusiastic, but I was like 16 to....

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadfryday (3) - Oakwood, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005 does not count
Best beer you can buy on THIS planet. I started drinking Rocehefort in 1998 while i was stationed at Nato Headquarters in Brussels. They have a little bar back in the Situation Center. This and Duvel were staples at the little bar. Pours excellent leaving a Tannish colored head. It IS the smoothest tasting beer with the alcohol content i have ever had. The flavor: figgish, nuttish, chocolaty.....beautiful. Overall this is the best beer in the world. Brent Smith July 2005


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