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


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RATINGS: 4411   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [33 cl. bottle] Dark brown/amber color with a thin white head. Much darker than I expected it to be. Very complex fruity aroma, mainly dark fruits such as cherries and plums. The flavor is just as complex. Very sweet and filled with different fruits. You can definitely taste plums, raisins and the currants. Very thick and chewy with an extremely warm alcohol finish. Thereís a lot going on in this beer, but I absolutely loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 30, 2004
Very nice beer, although i must say that if i was going out for a couple of drinks one nite, i would not order this beer. More of a special occasion kind of beer, the sipping kind. Strong alcohol taste, not very pleasing on the back of your throat. \m/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 29, 2004
I was quite disapointed when i sampled this beer. After all the hype iíve heard about this beer, it certainly did not live up my expectations. To me a good beer should be packed full of flavours,with nice bitter malty base, have a nice dark brown body, and a decent head. This beer was far too pungent for my likings. The palate is assaulted from all sides with chocolate, damson, and hops flavours. The problem i have here is that for me it is not an easy drinking beer, itís a sipping beer, for after a good meal. Still a decent beer though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
frets (4) - Rockville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2004 does not count
Nectar of the Gods. The aroma is wonderfully complex...dark and fruity. Taste is just as complex and wonderful: fruit, hoppy, sweet chocolate, alcohol, and some other tasty things going on I canít identify. Outstanding. The best beer Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Very fine beer. The taste was a little stong for my taste. Plus it got me a bit too tipsy. But it is a high quality beer, so I will still give it a high rating. The aroma is highly complex consisting of berries, peach, banana, white wine, hops, graitfruit, chocolate, mocha and liquorice. Only the experienced beer drinker can understand this stuff. I think this beer is great, however it is too strong in terms of the alcohol. It is not hidden that well. This is amazing, but the Westy 12 is my favorite. I had the two side by side and I give the Westy the slight edge in terms of the taste and the palate. The Rochefort I am currently enjoying must be aged because it is unreal. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled 330ml. Cloudy dark brown. Small tan head. Slightly hoppy with prunish fruity taste. Best at 65F. But still with too much bitter astringent taste.Similar to Westvleteren 8 but not quite as good becuse of the more prominant astringent taste. Multiple tastings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 An excellent full bodied beer. Starts off with a hint of sweetness and ends with an excellent aftertaste worth savoring. If you can find this one, pick up one or 3 for yourself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2004
A near perfect beer. Very dark body with small light brown head. Aroma is malty with some sweetness from lots of dark fruits. Flavor is almost sherry or port like, very complex with fruit, yeast and alcohol. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
My first time trying this beer.....certainly wonít be my last. Murky brown. Delicious aroma of dark fruits and molassas. Mmm

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 dropped this into my chimay trappist glass.bottle reads 04 03 09.once poured it had a bit of a small head for a belgian,and it soon simmerd down to almost nothing.this quad had a swampy brown apperance that let a very little light through.the aroma consisted of bread,licorice,malts,and hops.as for the flavor?its exceptional!so complex with cherries,belgian yeast,hops,and a smooth finish.this is unbelievable!!!!

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