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

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RATINGS: 4632   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
In the 330 mL bottle at the 2006 Huber Haus Belgian Trappist Ale Tasting. Pours a dark oxidized blood brown. Yellow beige head. Thin dense bubbles. Big damn aroma. A rich paste of fruits and darkness. Candy. Earthy. Mead-like aromas. Flavor is rich sweet candy. Molasses, caramel. Alka Seltzer. Deceptively strong. The sweet mouthfeel does not disclose the gastro-intestinal burn that follows. So very thick. Ouch, this hurts! Make it stop! No wait, keep it coming.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
turnerm5 (12) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Beautiful pour, though a somewhat disappointing head. Who knows, maybe I just overhyped this beer in my head. Great burned sugar color, traps a lot of light. Earthy aroma, with a lot of malt and fruit packed in there. Sits nicely on the palate, with very little hint of the high alcohol content. The flavor is primarily dark fruits, with more of that malt coming through. As with most Belgians, a bit sweet for my taste, but definitely top beer in its style Iíve had.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Bottle. The pour was beautiful. A nice dark color. Flavor is chocolate, plums, and raisins. A very smooth finish even though the taste is a bit complex. A wonderful beer, the best I have had yet!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (1895) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Deep, dark ruby-brown pour with a decent tan head and lacing. Sweet chocolate malt and confectionerís sugar to the nose. The flavors scream of plums, raisins, slight chocolate, dates, figs, and currant. A bit of an alcohol finish, but not too harsh. It is complimented by a powdered sugar overtone. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth and bilaterally satiating. This is a great example of a diversely complex beer, without being overbalanced in any way. Truly one of the best brews in the world!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyleMac5 (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Very dark with a frothy head that sits nicely atop the beer. Has incredible flavor and palate that is smooth and tastes of fig and fruit. Itís slightly sweet with a undertones of molasses. Among the best beers.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Excellent. Dark brown color. Definate plum taste, but not overpowering. I was worried it would be too sweet fot my taste, but I really enjoyed it
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2006 Total Score: 4.5
Excellent beer. I was afraid I would find it to be too sweet for my taste, but it was perfect. There is a definate plum taste to it, not overpowering though. Very pleased with this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2006
11.2 oz. very dark brown with a long lasting off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, light chocolate and dark malts. Taste is very complex as I expected it to be, with dark fruits, earthy, lots of yeast flavor, very smooth on the palate but full bodied. Alcohol almost seems non existent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark caramel body. Strong dark, slightly burnt chocolate/coffee flavor with hints of spicy hints. Nice caramel finish. Clearly one of the best beers Iíve ever had! Goodbye lagers!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zombywoof (452) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Very pronounced nose of raisens, figs, banana and peach ,very little alchohol aroma. Mildly sweet and spicy. Soft mouthfeel punctuated with brisk short carbonation. Complex palate alternates between dry and sweet lots of earthy spicy ,woody and carmelized fruit notes. Yummy. Goes great with a CAO Corilla. One of the most interesting brews Iíve had-it lives up to the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 This is a very complex beer, and I cannot put my finger on the various flavors in my mouth. It is the god beer...you will drink it....you must obey... But for real, its good stuff.


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