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


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RATINGS: 4222   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 2, 2004
Deep brown with floaties, and thick head. Sweet/Sour nose, with carmel toffee, milk chocolate, cherry, honey, vanilla, soy, and more I can’t get my nose out of the glass! Big prickle in the mouth, with a lingering and well lasting, and um, long, long, finish. Vanilla, chocolate, plum, invade your mouth soflty but leave massive flavors behind, as caramel, coffee, raisen, and other pleasant flavors dance their way out on the finiish. The alcohol is well integrated, and leaves one wondering when and how it will hit! Truley ,one of the best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
Black with a very nice head. Aroma from toffee and chocolate but also some fruit. Flavor brings chocolate, syrup and cream. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Poured into my Orval wide-mouthed glass with very little head and very little lacing. Appears very still, with floaties remaining suspended eternally in the dark brown brew. Taste is fruity and malty, with not much hops to be found. I’ve had Westvleteren 12, and I know Westvleteren 12 and while this is close to it, it ain’t no Westvleteren 12! Still, a mighty impressive Trappist ale with wonderful taste--I just wouldn’t make a habit of spending $8.39 for a 11.2 oz bottle of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Yes yes I like this a lot. Nice and sweet and a chewy, full-bodied feel. Goes down very easy, maybe a little too easy for an 11.3% beer. This is beer done right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
This beer rated 11,3% Vol., but did not feel alcoholic at all. It had a rich flavour and the (rather sweet and smoky) taste staid a long time in my mouth. I’d drink this beer anytime and anywhere. It rates as one of the best I have ever tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanvenlo (1152) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2004
Tons of malt and hops with sweet aroma. Slight cloudy dark brown colour, light brown head and a beaut lacing. Slight smoke fruit and well rounded spiritous hop complexity. Lovely body with a flavour that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2004
Bottled (BB 05/2009)
Dark brown, brown small head. Parfumic, lemon aroma. Soft flavor, very fruity with prunes, grapes and hints of strwaberry. Full-bodied. Smooth aftertaste. Hides high ABV quite well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Dark, Deep, fantastic beer that reeks of flavours like date, figs, chocolates... many different tastes. Nice Head and amazing taste. One of the nicest beers I have ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 I paid $8.00 (USD) for a beer that wasn’t even 12 ounces. This beer was mediocre at best. There was nothing in this beer except for some maltiness and heavy alcohol. Where are all of the high ratings coming from? This beer is not that special! This crap was way too expensive for a mini botttle of beer. It wasn’t bad, however it didn’t deserve the high ratings (in my opinion) and it wasn’t worth the price. There was very little head / carbonation which detracted from this beer. In other words...THIS BEER SUCKED FOR $8.00 AN 11.2 OUNCE BOTTLE!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Brown appearance and a quite sweet taste.Plenty of body as you woud expect from its strength but relatively easy to drink considering this.

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