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


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RATINGS: 5076   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Murky Brown. Head was a bit on the small side and dimished rather quickly. Auroma was a malty molasses mix. Long-nice finish with slight alcohol flavor. I like this beer alot, very solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2000, consumed in 01. Murky, ruddy brown pour, creamy dense off white head. Aromas of licorice, coffeehouse preparation, cookie dough, toffee, candied plums and candy sugar. Full bodied, sticky palate. Tastes of alcohol, super sweet malts, plum and raisin, blackcurrant and herbs. Very drinkable, highly complex, lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
breichow (17) - USA - DEC 25, 2006
Out of bottle in chalice. Poured with nice head. Roasted flavors, chocolate. Excellent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluesman42@gmailcom (43) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Well, I had always thought Chimay was some of the best beer out there, but I had this on Christmas Eve, and it made Chimay taste like bud lite. There was an aroma that could only be described as íbeeryí and a deep, thick, sweetish taste. There were fruit and coffee notes, but I canít describe the rest. I wish I knew enough to describe it properly. Without a doubt, this was worth the $14 I paid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 2008 rating Bottle, roughly one year after purchase.

Iíve had this beer a number of times over the past couple of years, but Iíve never felt competent to rate it before. Now, my palate seems to be at the place that I can really appreciate what this beer has to offer. It pours a dark, dark brown with a full and long-lived tan head; the aroma is dark brown-sugar caramel with vinous notes and some dried frut. The flavor is a marvel. Toffee and dried fruit on the beginning, but never too sweet; tobacco and light yeasty tones, a midrange through finish that becomes amply bitter but never overblown. The palate is superb, perfected carbonated and not the least bit sticky, just full. There is a bit of alcohol flavor and a little bit of heat here, but surprisingly little considering the 11.3% that it is carrying. 8/5/9/5/17=4.4

This is unquestionably a benchmark beer. Few others are going to match up.

2013 rating Bottle from Whole Foods Roosevelt, immediately following a bottle of Rochefort 8. Pours into my Koningshoeven goblet in a rich brown with a slightly smaller head than the 8. This is a boozy big brother to the Rocheford 8. Tasting this, I better appreciate the dry finish and hidden alcohol of the Rochefort 8. Massive dried plummy aroma with brown sugar and plenty of booze. The contrast with the 8 is really striking. Here the flavor is not subtle in the least. Sugar and spiced cake, all that dark fruit, This is not as balanced or well integrated as Westy 12 or St. Bernardus. Itís good, but not as good as I thought it was the first time around. Today Iíd go about 8/4/8/4/17=4.1. In other words, darn good and a 99-100 percentile beer, but not the best quad available regularly let alone the best quad on the planet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark thiin color, with a slight head. The hint of banana, and plum is very prominent. Has a banana taste, with the taste of alc. A very delicious beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AugustWest1978 (2) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2006 does not count
In the U.S. we are unable to get the Apt 12 but I canít imanage how good it must be because this beer the rochefort 10 is insane! It sends you to a different world with its smell and taste. not going to try to describe it in detial....just WOW!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blastoff (21) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2006
if westv. 12 is better, i want to know what iím missing! this is one fine beer. the cap is awesome too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Fresh bottle purchased and consumed in Bruges, Belgium. Wonderfully creamy with excellent roast background married well with the interesting fermentation characters. Subtle phenols of bubble gum and clove heavily masked by dark fruits (plum, prune). Massively complex and delectable. One of the worldís greatest when fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Thick, dark pour with nice lacing. Let stand for a bit after pouring so the dregs can fall out. Rather sweet, fruity/licorice taste. Very very good, but also expensive ($6.50/bottle @ wholesaler).

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