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

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RATINGS: 4738   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MOFO (27) - Melbourne (Prev: Chch, NZ), AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2006
Consumed from bottle, in Brugge. Served in correct glassware, and at the right temperature. Chocolate undertones, with rich fruity body to it. Purchased a few bottles to take home with me. I would consider joining the monestary in Belgium in order to be able to drink this on a more frequent basis.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2006
Just opened a bottle at home. Very dark brown almost black with creamy head. Fruity nose, strong body. Astonishingly easy to drink when you take in count level of alcohol. Probably among the best beer of this kind in the world.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msonnenberg (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Dark brown with scents of dried fruits, a little bit of chocolate, toffee, and alcohol. Pours with a tan retaining head. First taste.... raisins, malts, alcohol, something else... ah yes, delicious. Very smooth. This is a favorite of mine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Delicious aroma of green apple and raisins, among other things. Raisin colored, heady, and complex. Fizzy carbonation with each sip. Very Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppingmad1977 (11) - albany creek, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2006
This beer has an amazing aroma of plums, cherries and chocolate. Very intense but enticingly smooth flavour. Rich chocolate malts with spicy fruit.Perhaps not worth the $12 spent on it as there are many great beers out there for half that but still very much worth a try, even if it is a one off. The high alcahol content is warming. More of a winter beer but certainly one to savour. The only bad thing is the appearance with a fair amount of sediment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Nice toffee and mildly fruity aroma. Deep toffee brown color, slighlty reddish, with fantastic creamy head. Mildly sweet with a slight butter toffee flavor, medium complexity with decent finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 33 cl bottle dated 060710. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy burgundy with a thick, creamy light tan head that lasted through the entire glass with excellent lacing. Strong aroma of plums, raisins and malt. Flavor is sweet with all of the aromas also present in flavor. There is a warming alcohol finish not unlike the finish on a glass of brandy. Really, really good !

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slurricane (15) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2006
The best beer I have tried so far. Amazingly smooth, yet full of rich complex flavors. Way too expensive though.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 I was suprised to find this in Canada. I’m certainly glad I did though. Tasted strongly of chocolate, malts, caramel, fruit such as prune and raisons. My only complaint is how high it is in alcohol, as much as there is going on in this beer, it’s still very present (11.3%).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Brown and hazy, with a bit of a tan head. Sweet, alsmost too sweet. Also a bit sourin the finish.


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