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


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RATINGS: 5027   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a purple hue. The caramel head is frothy and stays awhile. The aroma is strongly of alcohol and raisins. Strong flavor of alcohol and fruit, raisins, winelike and warming. Pleasant palate, alcohol is not overwelming, but definitely a sipper to enjoy slowly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Fruity aroma, raisins the most. Big warm sweet alcohol taste with currants and raisins. Has a very smooth aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 [bottle, slightly above fridge temperature] Strong musty grape/winey aroma, with some sweet, dark malts. Flavors are pretty huge- moderate carbonation, plenty of dark fruits like cherries, plums, raisins initially; then a nice woodiness comes through. Alcohol finishes things off, leaving plenty of warmth. Subtle nutmeg/brown sugar spices. Strong, almost glaring alcohol presence. Still, an impressive beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Huge bubbly and frothy head--nice dark brown caramel color. Strong sweet aromas of dried fruit: raisins, plums, dates, as well as molasses, caramel, dark roasted grains and malt. The alcohol was present in the aroma, in the form of a red-wine-like sweetness. The flavors were completely overwhelming: sweet malt, dark roasted grains, dried fruits (cherries, plums, raisins, blueberries) as well as fresh apple and pear notes. The alcohol is definitely present in the flavors, especially in the finish, but the beer as a whole is so sweet and complex that this doesnít take away from the experience. A perfect amount of carbonation as well as a nice smooth and sweet mouthfeel that isnít too syrupy. Overall an amazing experience, definitely the greatest (accessible) beer of its kind.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Blind Quad 07 tasting. 330 ml. bottle. This was near the end of our tasting and I was feeling a bit disapointed, but one whiff of this and I was like a kid bouncing up and down on my stool. Just a perfect aroma so big and so many complexities. Just pouring off the top: toasted, toffee, brown sugar, oak cherry, port, grape, rasins, nutty, bready dough, the others didnít compare. Rasin colored, nice sized beige head and good lacing. Many of the same complexities come out in the flavor, lightly sweet lots of rasins, plums, brown sugar, dried fruit, currants .... syruppy texture and a little fizzy. A delicioius long finish with a little alcohol. Wow. We all agreed, definitely the best abt/quad in the line up, better than St. B and Westy 12. damn fine beer. 10/5/9/4/19 = 4.7 rated on 1/22/07-------

330 ml. pours dark reddish brown color. A large array of aromas come out, raisins, plums, berries, carmel, sugars, and spice. It hits your tounge and covers your whole palate with a medium body and nice carbonation then the flavors of raisins, plums, currants, carmel, brown sugar, burnt sugar, molasses, chocolate, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. This is a very complex brew that the longer you think about it, the more you realize the delicate and balanced flavors of it. 4.8 rated on 8/2/06

Iíve had this one many times over the years. It doesnít hold the sway it once did with me. That aroma s still amazing, but it can be a little boozy at times. The booze can make the flavors/malts fall apart some. Nonetheless, this is an excellent beer. Still one of my tops. 9/5/8/4/17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Consumed at about 65F. Dark brown murky color with sediment floating around. Bubbly light tan head that lasted to the end. Aroma is complex and on the light side. I think I smell sweet malts, cherries, grapes, cinnamon, other spices and alcohol. The flavor is really silky smooth with melded flavors making it difficult to distinguish. There are spice flavors, beat sugar, sweet malts and a hint of alcohol. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 aroma is plesant, lightly toasted with plum/date and chocolate. It pours murky dark brown in color with an light brown creamy head, Flavor is full bodied, chocolate and fruit with coffee undertones, well balanced, dry and creamy mouth feel and a bit of an alcohol in the finish. I find myself craving this often, overall my favorite beer ever, too bad its $7.00 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (7132) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 1, 2006
Bottled(330ml). -very complex brew but for me Rochefort 8 is better. Chocolate licorice nose, malty toffee and chocolate aroma with smoked notes. Syrupy and alcohol finish with little sediment on the bottom.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Bottle. Very complex, mix of aromas continued to come out, roasty, toffee like scents. Clear yet very dark almost opaque, deep red brown color. Very intense flavor sweet yet bitter at the same time, long lasting. Same on the palate, dry yet creamy, soft and enjoyable carbonation. Very intense and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
This beer has a lot to live up to with all the positive comment I have read. Looks great in the glass, a deep dark liquid with creamy head and tiny bubbles working their way up the sides. Aroma is hard to pinpoint, a mix of nutty, fruity, honey-y, coffee shop aromas. Fantastic in the mouth, excellent creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, yet bitter and alcoholic.

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