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

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RATINGS: 4413   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.


4.3
   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 won’t be my last. Murky brown. Delicious aroma of dark fruits and molassas. Mmm

4.1
   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!!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2004
Divine stuff. Reasonably sweet but not too sweet, well balanced and an acceptable alcoholtaste. Heavy and rich, powerful and most of all: very, very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Appearance: Dark brown with moderate offwhite head that lingered. Aroma: Sweet like honey, touch of cocoa, and dark fruit. Flavor profile: Complex at first, sweet dark fruit mixing with the darker cocoa’s sweetness. Big mouthfeel. Very interesting but I don’t like the mix.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 Dark brown beer, extreamly rich, thick and creamy, chocolate and dark fruit, sweet but not too much, powerfull, one of my favorits , a real treat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
Dark red brown beer with a long lasting, creamy beige head. Very rich flavour with lemon, red berries and flowers. Complex flavour with lots of earthy notes and asome sweetness, but too my alcohol for my taste. Maybe I need to try an older one?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2004
purple brown with fizzy but viagra quality head. about the finest smelling non-hopped heavy brew I have sampled. Prune juice, fig newtons. Not too sweet not too sour but both appear on the buds. Nice scuzz on the cap. thnx to my new friend Captain Flu. for the bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
I had so many of these over in Brussels- and they only cost about 2 euro in an average bar. You cant beat that deal. Great dark murky brown color with lots of floaties and yeasties with a decent beige-brown head. Aroma is dominated by both a heavy spicy yeast and a great caramel and chocolate malt smell. Flavor is soo complex- even with a younger vintage. Lots of wine-like strong sherry flavors with bold caramel malts and loaded with yeast and phenolic flavors. Full body and an oh-so-smooth finish. For 11.3% this is by far the best hidden alcohol in a beer. Hands down one of the best Belgian beers- and maybe even one of the best in the world.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2004
milk chocolate brown, rootbeer appearance;off white creamy head (not so much diminishing); a wonderful spicy aroma; decent medium palate; flavor was wonderful...full of spices, vinegar, and flowery; very rich flavor, like a champagne....my ratings for aroma and flavor elevated slightly upon the warming of this beer...great beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Malted caramel butter, plums and raisins, with spicey notes on the nose. Dark reddish brown tan cloudy in colour under strong houshold lighting. Nice midsized tan head when poured in a trappist glass. That ends in a never diminshing thin tan head. Plums that reminded me of drinking a sweet succulent champaign. Lovely fruited bouquet. Very pleasant to the buds. Easy drinkable as it breathed in the trappist. I do believe that it even got better tasting. From start to fin.


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