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


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RATINGS: 5064   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Strong spicy aroma with plums and malts... pours dark brown with medium thick head, tastes of plums, malts and caramel with a sweet finish.. this beer has a nice silky texture and hides the alcohol really well

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
glennmastrange (2665) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is just about perfect. A great balance of heavy roasted, nutty and caramel notes for the malt, herbs and flowers for the hops and earth and broth for the yeast. Raisin, brown sugar and dark aged rum were also noted. The head is fizzy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a murky brown with tiny bits a floatin’. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly acidic to start and ends lightly sweet, moderately bitter and a touch salty in the long finish. The palate would be perfect except for slightly over carbonation and the heavy alcohol feel. Other than that, it’s medium bodied and somewhere between oily and creamy. This would be a great accompaniment for a stewed game dish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1080) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Great beer... #2 in the world, not sure if I agree. The Roch 10 had a smooth and sweeter flavor than most abbey ales--perhaps to hide the fact that it’s 11.3% alcohol! Nonetheless, after the swallow, the palate was a delicious creamy, almost desserty flavor. Very complex and a good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours Black with red hint could be described as mahogony. A nice long lasting head that leads to some lacing. An AMAZING aroma: Raisin, plum, prune, tofee, sweet malt, and a little alc it really doesn’t get better than this. The flavor matches the aroma to a "T" (I’ve never tried to spell that before), with all those dark fruit flavors that were so apparent in the nose. Long lasting flavor that is sweet but balanced, light bodied but with a flavor to keep it from being dull. Alc is warming like a fine beer should. A definent treat, I’ve got to give to those monks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (612) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 I enjoyed this beer but drank it right after the rochefort 8. I was alittle dissapointed. i was good but not great. 10 was, 8 wasnt in the top fifty.. i dont agree. This carmel colored beer is not a quenching as the rochefort 8, not as sweet either, but enjoyable none the less. a good but not great beer,I would pick a triple over a quad though..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy peacan brown with a dense light tan head. Hints of fig, spices and a touch of pepper in the nose. Full head-on body with fruit and spice laying atop a slight alcohol burn. Lingering medium-dry to sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 This beer is very different from anything I’ve ever had. Very sweet and rich, a slight wine-like quality. Very high alcohol content, but it cannot even be tasted. I could definitely taste plum, but I also noticed some nutty and honey flavors. A little too sweet/creamy for my taste, but still an excellent beer, and quite an accomplishment to get this mix of flavors and also cover such a high alcohol content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
very dark brown with decent tan head. dark fruits and alcohol dominate the aroma. very complex flavors...dark fruits, malt, yeast, maybe some honey....very well balanced and not overly boozy considering th 11.3% very very good a must try for anyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Deep amber/brown color with a small quickly diminishing off white head. Aromas of dark grapes and notes of alcohol. Taste is of sweet fruits, grapes, sweet malts, with undertones of licorice and alcohol. Very nicely carbonated with a medium to full body. Very well rounded and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Liquid crack. Similar to me as the Rochefort 8 but with a stronger alcohol kick. The 11.3% is masked very well. Excellent excellent beer.

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