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


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RATINGS: 4235   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jacko (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004 does not count
Bottle Conditione. Absolutely brilliant tasty great beer. This is at the top of the tree for a reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Loved the 8. Didnít like the 10. Looked good with a cloudy copper body and thick beige head. Toffee and nuts and candy in the nose. Bitter taste that just put me off. Was decent but not very enjoyable. 8 is much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Poured dark brown/orange almost black with no head. Aroma was currant/blackberry. Taste was like a port with some alcohol burn on the tongue and currant and licorce in the taste as well as some fruit. A very good beer but too much alcohol overtaste for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Brilliant, looks like a beer should look. Brown with a full creamy, off tan head that has nice lacing. The aroma is sharp and astringently fruity. One of the most complex flavors Iíve ever had. Very clean and organized. A hint of smoked or roasted malts is present with heavy fruits (raising, plum) but they are lightly represented, I hope that makes sense. Itís difficult to describe just what this beer holds, because it is truly on a higher level than other beers Iíve had in the past. Itís a tight, concise package of a beer. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 11, 2004
Almost black, silky and oily. Alcoholic/fruity aroma (gooseberries and plums) and intense malty/chocolatey palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
Spiritus aroma with dark head. Bitter malt flavour with sherbert fizzy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I saved this one for my 100th rating! With a bbd of 01 07 08, that makes this one over 10 months old. It has a similar nose to the 8: alcohol, licorice, oak, cheese, boot leather, tobacco; the flavor? What can I say? EXQUISITE! Itís complex, sweet, slightly sour, oaky......just TRY it, will ya? Iím gonna stop writing and enjoy............

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2006 Very enticing aroma of sweet dark fruit, spices, chocolate, charcoal, a touch of alcohol. Dark brown with sedimented yeast and large off-white head that diminishes to a thick ring. Sweet, dark chocolate, mild alcohol, oak, dark fruit - especially plum, with an underlying earthiness. Lively carbonation. Mild alcohol warming. Strong body and very full mouthfeel. Enjoyed with MartinT (Thank you). Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger Mushroom MUSHROOM!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Creamy, tan head; gorgeous violet color. Aroma: dark, dark, dark, with spices, dark fruits, grapes, berries,strawberries...distinctly port-like,plummy, raisinish. Terriffically strong, incredibly warming, the feel and the heat of a glass of cognac! Absolutely perfect!

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