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


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RATINGS: 5045   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Delicious aroma of green apple and raisins, among other things. Raisin colored, heady, and complex. Fizzy carbonation with each sip. Very Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppingmad1977 (11) - albany creek, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2006
This beer has an amazing aroma of plums, cherries and chocolate. Very intense but enticingly smooth flavour. Rich chocolate malts with spicy fruit.Perhaps not worth the $12 spent on it as there are many great beers out there for half that but still very much worth a try, even if it is a one off. The high alcahol content is warming. More of a winter beer but certainly one to savour. The only bad thing is the appearance with a fair amount of sediment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Nice toffee and mildly fruity aroma. Deep toffee brown color, slighlty reddish, with fantastic creamy head. Mildly sweet with a slight butter toffee flavor, medium complexity with decent finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 33 cl bottle dated 060710. Pours a deep, somewhat hazy burgundy with a thick, creamy light tan head that lasted through the entire glass with excellent lacing. Strong aroma of plums, raisins and malt. Flavor is sweet with all of the aromas also present in flavor. There is a warming alcohol finish not unlike the finish on a glass of brandy. Really, really good !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slurricane (15) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2006
The best beer I have tried so far. Amazingly smooth, yet full of rich complex flavors. Way too expensive though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 I was suprised to find this in Canada. Iím certainly glad I did though. Tasted strongly of chocolate, malts, caramel, fruit such as prune and raisons. My only complaint is how high it is in alcohol, as much as there is going on in this beer, itís still very present (11.3%).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Brown and hazy, with a bit of a tan head. Sweet, alsmost too sweet. Also a bit sourin the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moosewood (4) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2006 does not count
Much like the 6 and 8, this stuff rocks! Again, start to finish this ale is total enjoyment. Similar to the 6 with the exception that I FEEL this beer warming in my stomach (alcohol?). Pours almost opaque brown with lots of small, white sediment. Very delicate lacing pattern, oily and quick. Promounced, estery nose with suble hints of spicy fruits and something unexplainable - like alcohol-soaked bananas? Complex flavors abound - sweet caramel, slight nutty bitterness, fruits, spices, sweet alcohol. Best consumed slowly - its quite filling and alcoholic. Quite literally a liquid meal of happy stupor! One can easily get into trouble with this one-drinkable and alcoholic...Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Beer pours deep brown with almost white head. The aroma is intense and fantastic: lots of chocolate, malts, fruit, and alcohol - hints of fortified wine and dried cherries. The flavor starts bittersweet and thick on the tongue. Lots of malts, some roasted flavors, some dried fruits (cherries, raisins). Hop bitterness creeps in towards the middle and end of the flavor - but in an exceptionally balanced way. The beer has a long finish that is somewhat dry. The mouthfeel is very thick, but not syrupy or distracting. The carbonation lightens it enough to make it quite palatable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
the king of belgian dessert beers, sweet malt prune flavours, some bitterness, cant get enough of this fine brew. those monks know a thing or two

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