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

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RATINGS: 4735   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Pours almost black. Creamy tan head. Rich malty aroma of raisins and red wine; no noticeable hop bouquet. Complex flavor of sweet figs and maple syrup; fizzy, creamy body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
Gentle smell of raisin, apple, candy, Sweet taste of bitterness and plums, slighly too much alcohol

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2006 Tasted at Vinens Verden... This is my favorit beer.. Thick, intens and creamy head. Full body with nice aroma.. Caramel and coffee. Licorice and toast at the end..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2006
From my archives, February ’06. Pours dark with a thick head. Aroma of many types of fruit with some yeast. Taste is the same but alcohol is a bit overpowering. I like the 8 better.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Beautiful aroma. Plums, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherry(wine), and some raspberries. It’s all in there! Very complex taste as well as aroma, but the fruit and berries disseapears a little in the taste, maybe because of the high level of alcohol. Tastes a bit like a mix of a belgian ale and some cherrywine. The alcohol is, as I already have indicated, quite obvious, but it doesn’t make the beer bad, just more slow to drink. The aftertaste is, maybe again because of the level of alcohol, like some sort of berries-liqueur, but after that it turns into a pleasant bitter hopping.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - AUG 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2007 Worth the 100 rating for its complexity alone; aroma of caramel and spices; flavor of toffee, raisins, something fruity, spices, etc., etc., etc.; alcohol is very present; a little acidic on the tongue; overall a GREAT brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattdmb (5) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
Rich aroma - toffee, raisins etc. Pours a darkish red/brown. Can taste the alcohol, but it doesn’t take away from the complexity of the tase. Finishes smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Bottle: I have been waiting on tasting this for sometime now. I don’t know how to describe all the complexities in this beer. Pours a beautiful redish brown with little to no head. Smells of raisins and bread. WOW I can tatste to alcohol in this one alot. Also, raisins or plums as well. I’m gald I got a chance to taste this on my birthday. Whats a beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Thanks Secret Santa!! My favorite of the 6-8-10, this was like a heady cognac, deeply warming and fragrant. Pour rich dark brown with thick rocky head, aroma was like prunes soaked in bourbon, smooth with layers and waves of rich dried fruit and (to use the commercial description’s term) ’vinousness. Long bittersweet finish...did I say deeply warming? Can I say it again?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 12, 2006
Wow, this one’s amazing! Pours a murky brown with a good head. Aromas are wonderful with scents of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins, honey and slight citrus. Nice moderately sweet start and an excellent finish with a touch of bitterness. Texture and body were perfect and the last drop was just as good as the first. Quite simply the best I’ve had (so far).


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