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


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RATINGS: 5023   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
One of the best beers Iíve tasted, fruity with a smooth light bitter finish, light in the mouth and refreshingly crisp for a darker beer. Awesome a top 5 for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Sick of the sight of this damn stuff. Every day I have to tell people that itís rochefort, not fucking rocquefort... itís a beer not a fucking cheese..... All the same itís a damn fine drop. To alcoholic on occasion. Iíll save the fruits and nuts renditions....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Pours deep nutty brown with big beige head. Very creamy as well. Aroma is powerful, alcoholic and very much plum, woody and cherry-like. Taste is great as well. Warming and powerful, sweet and yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerguyB (7) - st. augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2006 does not count
bottled-aroma is sweet like a honey,lots malt and alcohol presence.....apperance is light brown and opaque,and u can see the yeast settle at the bottom......taste is sweet not bitter, alcolhol is present medium body.my favorat quadrupple, loved it!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Fenolic and a bit of sherry aroma. Thick long-lasting foam. High CO2. Slightly sweet, not bitter taste. Fenolic taste with lits of fruit. Not too obvious alcohol. Medium body. Outstanding quadruppel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (3089) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark brown, ... full body. Sweetness taste (like honey ?)... Much alcohol. But this beer belongs to the top 5 ! Anyways this is one off the very best beer in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
enjoytheride85 (9) - USA - OCT 3, 2006 does not count
Outstanding! Deep rich color, slightly thick mouthfeel with a little carbonation. Taste is smooth and alcohol does not stand out much at all. Definitely my new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Pours dark brown with tannish-beige head, disappearing shortly thereafter. Lots of chunks and debris at the bottom of the bottle. Faint hints of malts, caramel, and molasses in the aroma...the taste is quite malty with some slight fruit overtones and you definitely taste the alcohol. But itís (the alcohol) superbly mixed with the other flavors. As the mug drains, this stuff seems to be getting sweeter. Too sweet perhaps. Itís velvety-smooth and could really put a hurt on you with the alcohol content. Definitely not something Iíd ever want to drink more than one of in an evening, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerWeg (1582) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 33 cl BeerBistro. Akin to the Eight, deeper sugary/malty flavor imbued with dried dark fruit, nice dry edge of hops and reasonably integrated alcohol. Okay depth, body and balance, overall pleasant!. Will have to try a few more samples from this inconsistent brewer, preferably not fridge-stunned. ** Re-rate ** several samples at Only Cafť have been deep, spicy, fruity, and complex with a creamy feel and a light acidity that is perfect, er I mean better than 4.0. So smooth and rich and balanced showing no sharp alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stefano (1952) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Colour is dark brown with ruby notes and a firm, frothy, beige head. Huge, complex, herbal nose with chocolate (and mint?), toffee, vanilla, spices, sugar-candy and a distinct honey sweetness. Flavors are dominated by malts, caramel and a noticeable alcohol component espciallly as the beer warmed up a bit.

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