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

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RATINGS: 4424   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Dark brown with a long lasting medium tan head. Aroma is sweet of raisins, grapes and brown sugar. Vinous with some alcohol nose. Became sweet and more prunelike as it warmed. Flavor of dark fruits with a little bitter finish. Alcohol lends to the taste and warmth. You can tell this one is strong. Medium body maybe even a little thinner than expected. Re-Rare: Poured a very hazy very dark copper with a good bit of floaters. Aroma of old fruit, alcohol, estery. Flavor of alcohol, spicey and a bitter dry finish. Dull carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2004
Jesus, this is a good beer! Bless the monks in all thier holy drunk-activities! This beer has a sweet fruity aroma with hints of caramel and nuts. A dark drown body and a nice head. A powerful and vinous flavor, tasts like fruits and caramel. Really nice mouthfeel, all in all a very nice beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Wonderful beer I had on vacation in Ireland. Beautiful color and falvor. Dark caramel color. Great lacing. Little sediment in the bottom. A wonderful Belgian!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Spicy and "complete" tasting. Hard to define flavor. Fruity and a bit wavy tasting, but balanced somehow. I liked this quite a lot, and the vessel it came in was class in a glass.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (902) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
Appearance is dark brown with tan head. Taste is a little nutty, with dark fruit flavors (fig). Also a coffee/chocolate hint. Definitely worth the price.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Bottle. Dark garnet pour with a thick beige head. Smells like fresh baked banana bread. Wow. Where to start. The taste is overwhelming. Thick and yeasty with a great sweet bite. Tastes faintly of brownies (bread and chocolate). Alcohol, medium malts, dried fruit, earthy notes, chocolate, molasses, and bubblegum come through. Finish is warm and nice. Some people say that this beer is overrated. They are wrong.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Best before 26 08 08; Tasted September 19, 2004: Dark Rich Brown Coloring. Good Head. Fruity Aroma. Roots and Herbs on the Tongue..Malt, Plums...Sweet...Alcohol Visits You in the Throat on it’s Way Down...Even Felt a Little Warming After I Swallowed It. Very Balanced and Highly Enjoyable..Found This to be one of My Favorite Belgains!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
dark coffe color with a thick reddish brown head. Aroma of sweet fruity figs. Sweet young beer with no real belgian signiture. Will wait a couple years before trying another of this production. Really just so so

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badgerben (4405) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Best before 26 08 08; Tasted September 19, 2004: Pours a dark black color with a big, tan head. Some mild malt aroma with slight raisins, but the taste more than makes up for anything the aroma doesn’t present. Good gravy... Malts and plums galor, followed up with an intense herbal and root flavor. It kind of reminded me of Benedictine. Well balanced for such a young beer. I will hunt down some more of this to age. Absolutely outstanding!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, raisins, cherries, plums and brown sugar/caramel. Taste is sweet malt, alcohol, dried fruit and some spice. Body is medium to heavy and the ending is dry.


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