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


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RATINGS: 4334   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2004
330ml brown bottle. Poured dark brown and cloudy. Tan head lasts forever, smooth and creamy with many fine beads. Aroma is rich and fruity - raisins and a touch of alcohol. Lots of intenese flavours come together here. Fruit, caramel, some spice, dark chocolate and alcohol were all present. Superb choice for beer #100, thanks to OkBeer for providing me with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Sampled @ Smokeless Joe’s. Very dark almost opaque reddish brown beer. Amazing spicy aroma with some sweet undertones. This is a powerful beer with loads of brown sugar, candied fruit and spicy flavours. The alcohol is very well hidden. mmmm...wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Pours dark brown with a creamy off-white head which leaves a lacing on the glass and a film on top of the beer. The aroma is very fruity, with some scent of plums, raisins, grapes, and other dark fruits. Taste has a fruity, sweet character mixed with spice. There is a distinct alcohol burn that assaults the tounge and esophagus, feeling like a conflagration in my chest with every swallow. NOT a guzzling beer. The dominant (thought not completely overpowering) alcohol presence is the one factor that hurts my appreciation of this beer, for it greatly restricts its drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Deep brown-orange-amber hue and makes a thin, yet condensed bubbly white head and thick lacing. Aroma is rich of prunes, raisins, figs, very chocolatey. Flavor holds true of the boquet, very spicy, pruney, roasted chocolate malts, hint of currant and an alcoholic bite. Medium to full bodied, warming the palate as it goes down, leaves a syrupy coat on the throat. This is a very drinkable beer, but like any Trappist, it should be savored.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2046) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 7, 2004
pours a deep almost black with a fat fluffy tan head. dry plum and alcohol aroma with a nice yeasty presence. sweet dark fuity taste that has a nice spicy balance. candy notes along with a caramel/chocolate flavor. nice lingering fruit flavor that is accented well by the alcohol finish. a remarkable beer..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2004
#200!<P>Pours a murky and dark brown, small head. Smells of raisons, candi sugar and malt. Tastes warming with hints of chocolate and strong alcohol - finishes bitter. Good, but not as good as I thought it would be. I liked the Rochefort 8 a bit more even though this was more complex

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Another great beer enjoyed at the Brickskellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
A dark, rich beer, almost opaque. Thick coffee colored head. Powerful aromas - brown sugar, perhaps licorice. The flavor is full - raisins, chocolate...it’s almost like drinking a fruitcake or some similar dessert. A nice warming effect reminds you of the alcohol content. Very unique experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Deep currant black, with a massive beige head. Strong, rich aroma -blackcurrant jam and treacle. Flavour: some choc, coconut, berries. Warms the chest with heavy sweetness. Big, bushy flavour, with a sweet finish. Impressive, but not top of my tree.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
The Rochfort 10, is this cowboy’s favorite beer. IT is dark, powerful, and very complex. I get some BING< and some currant in it. My soul comes to life when i sip this sweet nectar. i am transported into the depths of my imagination. I am upon an ancient beach watching the PIRATES AND THE MERCHANT SHIPS barter for MANSLAVES> I am in space, I am in heaven. I am everything i want to be when i drink this beer. invincible. Drinking his beer reminds me of an Emily dickinson poem...wHen i close my eyes all the world drops dead, when i lift my lids all is born again...........My fire is eternally burning.....

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