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


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RATINGS: 5080   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Absolutely amazing. I hate the fact that Iím so tempted to spend too much money every time I see this. Its complex, powerful, and to be sipped in luxury.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Thick medium tan head resembled a bubbling cauldron over a murky black body. Aroma lets you know this brew had a solid alcohol content, while also sending hints of chocolate. Amazing flavor and palate...thought when I had Rochefort 8 that I had hit the jackpot, and this took it a step further. Strong brandy undertones are complimented by an extremely complex taste and a smooth palate that leaves a beautiful coating...velvety and perfect level of carbonation...the best Iíve ever had!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
Beautiful creamy head settles into a brown sugary, chocolately aroma that reminds me of how beer "should" taste if I were living in old times drinking from a wooden barrel at some tiny village or hamlet. This beer tastes like silky chocolate Earth. Best beer Iíve tasted in my life.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 12 oz bottle into a 2 oz Snifter glass. Somehow Iíve 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, itís 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!!

   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?

   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.

   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.

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