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

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RATINGS: 4343   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2005
Bottle (bought in Prague, Pivni Galerie (!)): Dark brown, cloudy, thin but long lasting firm froth; huge fruity (plums) and vinous (port) nose with a tinge of hoppiness from far behind; sweet vinous beginning, very complex flavour ending with a quite dry, slight but distinctive bitter (notes of chocolate) aftertaste; warming - no surprise, 11.3 % can’t be hidden easily......Belongs to the three or four super-tappist brews!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisfrey (15) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2005
This beer is almost as good as the Westy 12. The head is a bot foamy, but does not last long. The taste is wonderful with a complex mixture of caramel, fruit and malt. This is a wonderfully complex beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kibbs (10) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2005
I have not tasted a beer quite like this, the aroma is amazing, spicy and sweet. Nice dark poor and a head that sticks around a while. Taste is fruity with a hint of chocolate and carmel. Note one I would like to sit with all night, you would be picking yourself of fthe floor! 33 Cl bottle in Tokyo.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
Dark brown hue, big foamy head, chocolate, coffee-mocha, fruity of raisins,figs, dates,prunes, sweet roasted malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with melow sweet caramelized malt with unctuous fruity flavors of prunes, raisins,dates, rich chocolate pralines and a hint of vanilla in a warm mouthfilling well malted side, finishing with a touch of acidity like in the quintessence of a good porto.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Oh dear, now we’re REALLY getting closer to God in heaven. Very dark brown, hazy with loads of sediment. It’s got all the good stuff going on the flavour palette: dried fruits, syrup, roasted malt - you name it. But a devil of a beer because the alcohol is so well hidden, although the alcohol is clearly there. The perfect nightcap - makes you sleep like.... Michael Jackson? 070893

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle: Very dark cloudy brown/black with a tan head. Looks serious and forboding. Dark fruits and dark bready yeast notes fill the nose with caramels, and clovey spiceyness making up the background. This carries through to peppery, malty flavours that are both rich and elegant. Extremely well balanced in both construction and mood. Wonderfull!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2005
A true classic--a deep, dark, strong quadrupel with no ambiguity whatsoever. Not as deep or resonant as some other quads (eg La Trappe/Koenigshoven), but a true blue specimen nonetheless

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Cloudy reddish-brown pour with surprisingly little head. Fantastic lacing, however. Aroma of sweet dark fruit (i.e. raisins, prunes etc.), which is enhanced by the alcohol. This beer coated the mouth well, and the beer was rather heavily-bodied. Same fruits in the flavor as in the nose, but there was also a spiciness that was not previously noted. This was a mean beer because the fantastic flavor and mouthfeel made me anxiously await the subsequent sip, and this beer packs a punch. Nice warming effect going down. It’ll be hard to keep these in the cellar!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Bottle. Burnt sugar, roasted malt, raisin and tannins aroma. Dark brown color with moderate head - pours like a soda. Sweet plum flavor followed quickly by a strong tannic and alcohol finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2005
(bottle) Dark murky brown colour with a medium foamy tanned head. Complex aroma of malty caramel, yeast and a vinous nose. Heavy malty taste with notes of dried fruits, prunes and plums and a lasting bitter finish with an alcoholic presence that cannot be hidden at 11.3 ABV anymore.


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