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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyOlhus (43) - Amager (Copenhagen), DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
Strong alcohol and fruity aroma. A bit sour. Very week malty taste. Strong alcohol taste. Not me at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark red-brown; large head. Aroma of dark fruit, bubbelgum, candy sugar; light hints of chocolate, malt and candy. Flavor was very similar; but more vinous and a strong alcohol presence. Some caramel malt and spice. Some mouth warming. A lot of complexity and a good mouthfeel, but the flavor was not amazing for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of bubblegum, pit fruit, and candy. Flavor is pretty much the same, but the pit fruit is mellow and balanced. The initial mouthfeel is a little acidic, but the finish is sweet and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swidyn (5) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 I had my first Rochefort 10 a few weeks ago at The Brickstore in Atlanta, Georgia -- it was in the standard 11.2 ounce bottle with the tan label and a blue encircled "10." It poured a ruby red-brownish color, with some pronounced carbonation (at first) and a thick, off-white/tannish head. The lacing went straight down the glass, slowly, but a little more clear than expected -- most likely due to the alcohol. The aroma, as per my notes, was fruity with specific emphasis on rum, dates, raisins, prunes and some molasses. The mouthfeel was full, with enough alcohol to give it breathing room (but not overdone). The flavor... Wow! Chocolately, with some cognac and a little bit of spice! A slightly bitter finish with caramel and other sweetness. Overall, this is one of my favorite beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
My rating nr. 100. Bottle. Dark brown colour with huge creamy off-white fully lasting head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Nice lightly sweet flavor with a lot of other stuff. Long moderately bitter aftertaste. Very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2007
Intensely red brown color with quite active carbonation (when seen with a strong light behind it, otherwise you don’t see a thing), lots of sediment and a medium off-white head. Tremendous lacing. Aroma is fruity. Wonderful full mouthfeel. Present but not instrusive alcohol warmth. Flavor has more fruit (rum and raisin chocolate, even!), a spicey edge and some bitterness in the finish. My God but this is tremendous beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a very dark opaque brown. Very hazy, with lots of floating particles. Head is foamy off-white. Aroma is so inviting...figs, raison, bready malts. Ummm. Lots of flavors in here. Dried fruit, spices, very rich and full. Great, great beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bodhijah (8) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007 does not count
poured into a riedel crystal champagne flute to appreciate the deep brown, yet translucent color, well-retained head, and exquisite lacing...an intense and intricate amalgam of aromas and flavors best characterized in terms of dried fruit, chocolate, molasses, raisin(see: dried fruit), banana, and subtle cloves with a sweetness that lingers but never degenerates into anything near cloying...a nearly perfect beer if ever one has existed!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rleaf (3) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Bottle. It’s hard to pay so much for a beer! I have to say this one is worth it for those special occasions when nothing but the best will suffice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
Murky brown pour. Very fizzy. Sounded like Alka Seltzer. Aroma was faint from the start and picked up toward the finish. Served at 55 F. Chocolate,dark fruit,hints of tobacco. Veeery long finish. Very good but I’ll still take a St. B 12 or even a well aged bottle of Trois Pistoles. $5.69 a bottle. Took almost 1/2 hr with it.


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