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


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RATINGS: 4779   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Pours a deep hazy brown with a thick, frothy off-white head. Heavy smells of fruit, banana, and brown sugar, and molasses. Light scent of hops. Moderately yeasty. Creamy and softly carbonated mouth feel. A bit oily at first. Deliciously sweet flavors of fruit, molasses, malts with a nice balance of hops. Warming and earthy, hides itís high alcohol quite well. Coats the mouth in a nice flavor that lasts. Definitely lives up to itís reputation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown with chestnut highlights, one finger thick creamy light brown head with amazing retention. Deep fruity aroma, lots of dark candied fruits. Just loaded with toffee and caramel maltiness. Also alcohol, yeast, raisins, and candi sugar. Very vinous in itís aroma. Intensly fruity flavor with a complex interplay between yeast and alcohol. Very rich with some molassas and raisin character. Alcohol on the finish is a bit much for me, it doesnít come across as warming, more of a flavor, almost peppery. The longer this sits the creamier the mouthfeel becomes, yielding a full bodied rounded palate. This stuff is good, what more can you say?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer offers the drinker a plethora of scents. The fragrances of yeast, honey, dates, malt, rye, and berries can all be detected. It is a cloudy mahogany colored solution that settles under a thick almond colored head. This smooth beer is both heavy and rich as it flows through the mouth and tingles the tongue. The taste begins as sweet yeast that has honey and malt infusions. It leaves a rich wheat taste lingering in the throat and on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2006
Tasted 04/03/2006 (FPMís due date). 330ml bottle-conditioned ale from Regional Wines, Wellington. Dark mohagany, with sediment floaties and red tints in the light, effervescent, with a magnificently thick and creamy, lasting, pillowy, beige head. Strong lacing. Dark stone fruits, vanilla, caramel, whisky, cloves, oak and hot cross buns all on the nose. A faint whiff of green apple peel lends an acidic edge. Flavour is malty sweet up front but this is overwhelmed by a rich, warming, alcohol and phenolic middle - cloves, vanilla, creaming soda, ginger loaf, cognac, chocolate. Spices, vanilla and wood linger. Heavy-medium weight, soft carbonation, considering how it looked; silky smooth... This is what Trois Pistoles was after and didnít quite achieve. Great balance, magic recipe and a perfect execution.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2006
This is beer number 100 for me so I though I would make it a good one. This was a very complex beer that had fruity aroma as well as taste. You can definitely taste the higher alchohol content. It was a very balanced beer with a smooth finish. The color was brown with evidence of particles. A great beer for number 100!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours murky brown with a medium, creamy off white head. Aroma is very strong with dark fruits, plums and raisins come to mind and some spice. Silky mouthfeel as I take my first sip. Taste is interesting, a lot going on. The fruits are there, but not as prevelant as I wouldíve thought. Very earthy, some dark chocolate, caramel, spice, bitterness and the plums come back at the end. A little bit of smoke coming through too. Bitterness and plums linger for a little while. Alcohol is well hidden in the aroma and taste. Full bodied and oily. I enjoy this more with each sip, too bad the price tag is too high to enjoy this regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours the color of molasses into the goblet. Nose of dark fruit, spice, malt. Beautiful, rocky slightly off-white head rapidly dissipates to a lingering foam which hugs the glass as itís drunk. Delicious flavor with candy notes but also with spicy, earthy notes and a slight bitter finish. Very strong, complex brew that satisfies from start to finish!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle pours w/ a huge head. Caramel overtones dominate w/ alcohol well hidden. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle 330ml. Appearance: dark brown with a brown head. Aroma: dark fruit, caramel malt. Flavor: heavy malt, spicy, caramel. Heavy carbonation. Thank HogTownHarry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simbasa (13) - watsonville, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
great!! chocolate looks and flavor. a little musty alcohol palate. it has a monastery aged in a cellar quality and taste to it. carbonation is strong. pour this full on into a glass to break down carbonation a little. overall this is deserving of a top spot on the list. yes!!!

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