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


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RATINGS: 4523   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 bottle. My expectations are very high for this, Iíve been saving it for a few months now. Itís off to a great start with a cloudy, very deep, dark plum hue and a fantastic frothy head. Wow, this smells really awesome. Itís quite sweet but rich with an array of spiced dry fruits and various vinous notes. The aroma is very assertive and complex. The flavor is no let down. It is less sweet in the mouth, savory with a dry plum finish, and highlighted with nutmeg, earth, slight banana, a bit of wood. . .just a plethora of robust spices. The alcohol blends perfectly in the mix and makes it less apparent. The nose is fairly different than the flavor and the two combine quite well with each sip. The head lasts throughout the entire drink and intense lacing marks the chalice. I feel sad and alone when I reach the end.
[August 9, 2007]
Bottle split with Tronraner and Muenster in a blind tasting among Allagash Four, Rochefort 10, and St. Bernardus 12. It was a pleasure to pit this against some worthy beers in a blind to better evaluate the hype. I thought this one was the winner after the taste. It had unmatched richness and excellent, pronounced qualities all around. The pour was beautiful: near black with noticeable carbonation and a well defined head that survived the entire tasting session. The aroma is very bold with spicier, pointed notes of cloves, chocolate covered bananas, earth, bread, figs. This is has most powerful and longest lasting flavor of any example Iíve encountered in the style, yet it maintains delicate balance and intricate complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Bottle, 33cl. Pours a dark brown with a nice head. The sweet aroma was awesome. Had a malty, fruity flavor. This is one of my favorite beers of all. Enjoyed this while watching the Steelers win the Super Bowl, made it even better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Xaivier (2) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006 does not count
I was very impressed this is a well balanced beer, wonderful aroma, flavor was very good. If you havenít had a Trappist Rochefort, you have to go and get one or two, best server in a trappist glass, this is a very fine and elegant beer. I make it a first for anyone of my friends when I introduce them to the world of Belgium Ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2006
brown in color almost black, a bone color head which was only a quater of an inch but had great retention. . a sweet alcholic aroma. Slight carbonation alcohol and dried fruits on the inital taste and a dry finsih. really heavy, full beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hatchy (32) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
pours a clouds dark brown with a slight light tan head. sweet, malty aroma. very complex taste that is sweet and slightly syrupy, but not too syrupy. hints of raisin and a touch of spice. slight sweet, but dry finish. really amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle Pours a cloudy dark brown with a big creamy light tan head. The lacing is excellent and the head lasts well. Aroma is very pleasent with hints of plum, wood, and cola. Has a soft sweet aroma. Taste is excellent. Carbonation is perfect, the mix is awesome goes down with total ease. I could drink this anytime anyplace. This is a full bodied beer with an oily alcohol texture. Has a touch of a sweet finish, but its very good. I love this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Poured out a dark red-brown with a beautiful head.The taste has hints of raisins and chocolate.This is a really impressive beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Pours medium brown with white head. Aroma is of dark fruits and bread. Flavors the same, but include some caramel and alcohol bite. Too complex to describe all. Nice thick body. Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Aroma if sweet, banana, dates. Dark dark brown, with a thin white head. The flavor has some banana, alcohol, currants, some spice. Very complex, flavor gets better with warmth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
An incredible beer with tremendous, complex, aromas and flavors. This beer is a world class brew, and one that any beer lover should seek out. Rochefort 10 pours to a murky, deep caramel color with tall, rocky, tan head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is complex and and aromatic with big aromas of sweet malt, raisin, plum, caramel, tanned leather, and peppery alcohol. The palate is lush and full with just layers of flavors. Sweet malt, raisin, plum, pipe tobacco, tanned leather, chocolate, candy sugar, coat the tongue and sooth. Rochefort 10 finishes with more of those big complex flavors, then ends with a warming, soothing, burn that lingers. Match this with a strong and sharp cheese course, or enjoy as an ultimate sipping brew.

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