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

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RATINGS: 4416   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2004
Bottled (BB 05/2009)
Dark brown, brown small head. Parfumic, lemon aroma. Soft flavor, very fruity with prunes, grapes and hints of strwaberry. Full-bodied. Smooth aftertaste. Hides high ABV quite well.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Dark, Deep, fantastic beer that reeks of flavours like date, figs, chocolates... many different tastes. Nice Head and amazing taste. One of the nicest beers I have ever had.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 I paid $8.00 (USD) for a beer that wasnít even 12 ounces. This beer was mediocre at best. There was nothing in this beer except for some maltiness and heavy alcohol. Where are all of the high ratings coming from? This beer is not that special! This crap was way too expensive for a mini botttle of beer. It wasnít bad, however it didnít deserve the high ratings (in my opinion) and it wasnít worth the price. There was very little head / carbonation which detracted from this beer. In other words...THIS BEER SUCKED FOR $8.00 AN 11.2 OUNCE BOTTLE!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Brown appearance and a quite sweet taste.Plenty of body as you woud expect from its strength but relatively easy to drink considering this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours brown with thin dense head. Low carbonation. Aroma is of sweet roasted malt, raspberries, and alcohol. Flavor is quite complex- carmel, toffee, brandy to name a few. Body is medium and fluffy. Mmmm hmmm.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Did my best to keep this from foaming out the glass,Holy Carbonation !!This brew is deep dark mahogany with a rich creamy head.And of course I poured the floaties in, this beer is nice just to look at in the light.Has the aroma and flavor of some Middle Eastern fruit compote.Dates,raisins,figs and what have you.I know itís Belgian but my tongue is telling me some exotic Pot Pouri.Wow ,how do they stuff all that into a bottle????????BMC can kiss my butt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
This brew was really amasing, and worth its weight in grain. Pours a dark dull brown with a tall foamy beige head that leaves a soapy lacing on the glass. The aroma was really hard to grasp for me, lots of roasty aromas, caramel, and some fruitiness going on. Taste had a bit of alcohol warmth, expected for 11.3 percent, but still remained very smooth and the malty layers of this beast were shown well by a nice complimenting carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Delicious. Pours a dark brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma is godly; malty and various dark fruits. This is the first Quad that Iím rating and it seems to have many characteristics of some Imperial stouts Iíve tried. Taste is of dark fruits such as raisins, plums, with sublte hints of coffee and chocolate. Pretty sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Light carbonation. Hides the 11.3% alcohol very well. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2004
Beige coloured head that was mainly lasting and left nice wisps of lacing. Tawny/reddy body, fruity malty alcohol aroma. Taste was everything the aroma promised and more, touch of cinnamon, chocolate, lovely mouthfeel and a nice sweetness without being offending.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imblane (2) - Temecula, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004 does not count
This bottle had a best by date of 14Jan08. Poured a deep, hazy brown, in my trappist glass, with a small head, which quickly dissipated, leaving a thin, creamy layer, along with moderate carbonation. I left the last 1/2 inch in the bottle, as it contained the majority of the sediment. Smell was warm, doughy bread, with raisins, prunes, alcohol, and a hint of coriander. Marvelous. Medium palate, with a lively carbonation. Flavor was dark fruits, similar to the smell, with a warm, moderately strong, alcohol bite and a mild acidic finish. Great stuff!! I have not tried the the 6 or 8, but I am sure they pale in comparison to this, after reading those reviews. I can get more of this; however, at $6.99 for a 33cl bottle, I will limit my intake!!


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