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


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RATINGS: 4596   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 An amazing brew! This brew pours a nice dark brown hue with an amazing head (what else would expect from a Belgian quad?) The flavor is a bit different then other quads i’ve had... it’s a bit herbal but still has that deep dark fruity Belgian flavor that we’ve all come to know and love. This beer has a little bit of spice to it as well. It’s hard to explain this beer, you just have to try it. The mouthfeel on this beer is perfect. This is a high alcohol brew and although it’s hidden pretty well, I was able to detect it in the nose, which knocked it down a point, otherwise this brew is absolutely perfect. Although this beer is a bit expensive ($8.00 for an 11oz bottle here in CO) it’s quite worth it. Nearly perfect in every respect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 This is my "Holy Grail" of beers. I wanted it to be my very first post. I first tried it years ago while I was in the military in Europe. I recently bought 12 bottles directly from Belgium. Shipping was a killer but still worth it. Everything about this beer is near perfect. Very strong but alcohol is hidden very well. Deep dark color with a nice tan head. Smells like heaven. The trademark Belgian spiced malts and rich fermented fruits is just fantastic. This one really warms ya up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Øl fået til Ølentusiasternes festival 2006. + hjemme Grumset og brun. Alcohollen er meget tydelig. (Stærk) Smagen er kraftig krydret og ekstremt fyldig. For kraftig til min smag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghawener (1480) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle: Licorice, smokey, burnt coffee, dark chocolate. Too strong alcohol presence.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 Appears a hazy dark caramel brown with a small light tan head that fades into a mild, dissipating cap and collar. Little bits of yeast are in the bottom of the glass with tiny bubbles slowly rising to the top of the beer. Smell is of dusty caramel, brown sugar, raisins, molasses, cocoa,bananas, with dark fruits, and berries. Taste is of the same aromas in a fine, fine mix that is like an outstanding milk shake with well blended sweetness and rum. Mouthfeel is rum filled with a banana & cocoa shake mixed with a dash of caramel, raisins, and brown sugar that is evenly balanced with a touch of alcohol....reminds me of a drink I got on my honeymoon that was a banana mashed in a blender with rum and cocoa syrup. These beautiful flavors coat the tongue and palate with a pleasing dessert like enjoyablilty that makes you forget that there is over 11% abv. A sipper for the most part but it doesn’t get much better than that. This is a world class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6390) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 12-oz. Pours deep muddy brown with a moderately geysery tan head. Plenty of fruit (plum, sweet red wine grape) and yeast and sugar in the nose, in that order. The mouthfeel is definitely a triumph; velvet and tiny bubbles at the same time. The flavor brings plenty more of the same fruit, some nut and date, and a sour twist at the finish. This beer finishes on the front of the tongue rather than the back, which makes me think I may be losing my faculties just at the moment. This is a great beer, and no doubt cellaring would bring out a lot more from it. Drinking the 7th best beer in the world is quite a thing, even if picking any "best" beers is about as reliable as picking the greatest minute of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vitaminT (9) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 Aroma has plum and raisons with alcohol present in the nose. The beer poured a muddy brown with alot of yeast. Very nice beer with great plum flavor and a spicey finish. This could be from the alcolhol content or the hops, no sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Pours muddy brown with a thick, white/tan head that last. Aroma is dark fruits, plums, raisons, some malt, and alcohol--was fairly strong and pleasing at first, but dissapated quickly. Strong and malty sweetness upfront. Significant spicey notes that balance the malt. Dark fruit. Alcohol is big provides a lasting warmth. Overall, it’s a fantastic beer, with a great amount of complexity, but I think there was more going on in the aroma than the flavor...a bit disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
A nicely laced head which dissipates with with a delightful effervescence in the tawny pour. The aroma is quite Belgian (go figure) - yeastiness, aged ripened fruit, spiciness, sweet malt, honeysuckle, and hints of the alcohol. Very inviting. A velvet caress of the tongue in a smooth beer for the strength, the flavors include a mild but surprising blast of yeasty, fruity goodness up the nasal cavity whilst providing a nearly perfect melding of sweet ripened plummy malts, pears, smokiness, toasted nuts, and aged noble hoppiness on the tongue. This stuff is very, very good. Surprisingly, no alcohol hotness in this 11.3%ABV beer. Reminiscent of a perfectly cooked aged beefy filet mignon for some reason. I would love to have a case of this in the cellar for special occasions. Remember to pour the whole bottle, the yeast at the bottom adds a great deal of additional interest and complexity to this one, which is best at around 60-65 degrees F.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (693) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2006
i had to try strong plum and raisin with fruity overtones not a big belgium fan but i was surprised and enjoyed it hype is good my first trappist and not my last

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