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


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RATINGS: 5025   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours dark ruby red forming a very large light brown foamy head. Smells lovely, plums, malts that resonate brown sugars. Flavor is of heaven, geez those Belgiums are masters! As a lover of IPAís, this simply seduces one away. Hints of prunes, lovely malts, and nuts of sorts. A complete beer that one must enjoy and experience. I love my American micro brews, but those Belgium lads have something here to behold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 29, 2007
It was a choice between this and the Avery Mephistopheles Impy Stout for #900. Iíve been looking for this for quite some time and ran into it in Tokyo a few weeks ago, higher powers are obviously at work so who am I to go against them? Anyways, on to the beer! Dark brown, opaque, loads of "floaties" massive foamy light brown/tan head. Active carbonation, the bubbles form a honeycomb structure under the foamy head, interesting looking! Sweet malts, toffee, prunes, honey a hint of allspice in the nose. Smooth & creamy, sweet toffee & raisins, like a new flavor of ice cream topped with spiced rum, cotton candy, traces of hazelnut....thereís so many flavors at once plus the alcohol sneaks in after the swallow to make its presence known. Thick & chewy, a delicious dessert beer and another fine example of why Belgian Quads are one of (if not my absolute) favorite style. A fitting beer to mark my 900th rating as well as celebrating my new position.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2007
Small bottle. Dark brown, hazy colour. Cloudy small beige head. The aroma is extremely complex. Coffee, toffee and more sweet stuff. Taste sticky oil with liqurice. Very foramy, long bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
Deep brown of color with an off-white head. An aroma of dark dried fruits as raisins and plums, nice sweet and spicy. A flavor with alcohol, plums and raisins.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours a dark syrupy brown with a medium light tan head. Wonderful aromas are stirred up, banana, dark fruit, grapes, and sweet malts. The taste is quite masterful. Very sharp, heavy dark fruit, sweet malts, and defined alcohol presence immediately hit you. Get some sugar, and a touch of caramel, in the finish. Very nice mouthfeel, full bodied, just exquisite!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 23, 2007
Brown, maple syrup color with a long tan head. Spicey and fruity very complex took some time to develop its fully complexity. Let it breath for a while. Pepper, cloves, and fruit. Beatiful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2007
This was the best beer I have ever tasted. Full of flavor and complexity. Truly, a work of art. I can only imagine a better beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2100) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Opaque brown with huge tan head. Aroma is darkly fruity with raisin, plum and even a hint of cola. Extremely well blended wave of tastes from cherry to cola to booze and on to yeasty and salty. Alcohol is mostly hidden, and carbonation is perhaps a bit too much. $5.50/11.2oz

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 I canít believe I havenít rated this one yet. The first time I had this it was utterly glorious. Layers of fruit and spices exploded, one by one, and it just seemed to emit a magical quality. The aroma is the best Iíve ever known in a beer. Aside from the usual adjectives, I find it especially full of blueberries. Iím only giving it a 16 overall because it is hit or miss; some bottles seem more like coca-cola than a trappist quad. I originally got a bunch of bottles from 2004, and Iím letting the rest age as long as I can hold out. I feel that this beer definitely takes on a different character with age. 9/16/2008 - 2004 bottle. This beer has changed significantly during the past two or so years. Small, creamy wisps float atop the brew. Any hint of bitterness has vanished. Mouthfeel is creamy and luxurious, amazing. There is some magical quality in the aroma I could never put my finger on, I feel like itís reminiscent of blueberries. The beer is much more well-rounded today with 3+ years of age. Thereís a really creamy richness, like chestnuts and honey. Tends toward tropical rum at times. The finish is much shorter, the beer is more round. A very rich sweetness shines in the middle. Difficult to describe but a joy to drink this bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
dark brown with ruby highlights in appearance, with thick creamy tan head. aroma of cherry and malt, raisin, and blackberry and blueberry. flavor is kind of astringent with lots of blackberry, blueberry and cherry going on. hints of banana and lemon too... i had my doubts about this but seriously a great beer. hints of black licorice also. damn. smooth and just great.

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