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

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RATINGS: 5027   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a fast leaving head. Tastes of caramel and fruits. This is what made me love belgian ales.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2007
04. pours a dark brown, with a thin beige head. smells of dark fruits, and vinegar. Very clean smooth taste, slight alcohol burn. Taste very similar to the smells, dark fruits, and even a bubble gum flavor. Very complex and very good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brstp (201) - - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle. Very dark brown color, semi-fluffy tan head. Aroma is of plum, maple syrup, chocolate, a tiny bit of alcohol. Taste becomes better as it warms, much the same as the nose with some alcohol burn and dried fruit. Awesome velvet mouthfeel. This is way too awesome for my weak palate, will hopefully get better and re-rate soon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1907) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 12 oz bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass. Somehow I’ve never got around to rating this, but we just popped one, so here goes: The beauty pours a dark to almost black brown with a very retentive and perfect tanned head sitting up top. The aroma on this is simply incredible. Cherries, plums, banana, and hints of rainsins are all present, while also bringing a huge sweet malt characteristic back by a tiny hint of milk and dark chocolates. This is one of those beers that echoes almost completely its nose. Flavors starting in a sweet chocolately malt department move into a very complex fruity taste with plums, figs, cherries, and apples being very present. Absolutely incredible mouthfeel, very smooth and velvety, medium carbonation. The ever so slightest alcohol singe is present into the finish, but is done so well, it’s perfectly built into the brew. This is by far one of the best beers on the planet, and drinking them aged will only blow your mind even further!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Way too complex for my amateur tastes. One question, what are the chunks all over the bottom?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Pours a nice opaque dark borwn with a with nice little white head. The aroma is that of caramel, banana, raisens, figs, and slight alcohol burn. The flavor echoes the nose with a nice burn on the finish. I love this beer, and I fell it is every bit a quad as the Westy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2007
Pours dark brown with a small dissipating head. No lacing. Aroma of malt and raisins. Full, floral, yeasty, chewy, smoky, fruity flavour. Smooth like velvet. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with a 1/2" creamy off-white head. The aroma has malt, raisnins, toffee, chocolate... and many others I couldn’t nail down. Very complex taste with citrus and wood apparent. It was slightly bitter and I could notice the alcohol ever so slightly. Very smooth and balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
01jimmen (9) - umea, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
A very nice dark beer!Nicely roasted taste,dried friuts and a touch of chocolate.Almost no alcolhol taste concidering it’s 11,3%!Truly an excellent beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
330ml Bottle: Poured dark brown/red, some good head. Rich aroma of burnt sugar, plums, licorice, coriander, and cloves; noticeable absence of booze, which stunned me for an 11.3%, especially after it was noticeable in the 6 and 8. The alcohol shows up in the taste, alongside black cherries, oak wood, grass, yeast, coriander, cloves, and tremendous light bitterness to round it out. Wow, one for the memory banks.


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