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


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RATINGS: 4666   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3353) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Pours dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Very sweet with aromas of prunes, nuts and alcohol. Has a strong, sweet finish for a while, then alcohol takes over. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
norlem (8) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005 does not count
This heavy, brown ale has it all! And a lot of it all! A nice colour, creamy foam, spicy aroma, a thrilling malty taste and the famous long, extraordinarily well balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Brown pour with plenty of sediment under a big, foamy white head. Aroma is of yeast esters from clove to banana, as well as coriander, dried fruits, etc. Flavor is immensely complex Belgian yeast esters and spices. Solid malt in the background. Drier than I expected from an 11% beer, especially after having had Rochefort 8, which I felt had much more residual sugars in it. Very floral in overall flavor impression. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Very complex.... You donít really taste the alcohol very much.... However, it will warm the sou and make you want to quive with excitementl. Poured a very dark brown with a 2 inch head that slowly faded to a medium cap that stuck around throughout the glass, awesome nice lacing. Smells of sweet spiced plums & prunes and a little cherry, candied sugar and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet and slightly chocolatey, with dark fruits. Very rich and smooth. This is definitely a beer to savor. My highest rating to date...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
What I like most about the Trappistís is taht they seem to generate so complex beers with "just" hops, malt and yeast. I wery much like the "banana" in this beer, and Iím going to make some stuffed chokolade with this next week....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
psychofab (2) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
This is my favorite beer, is very difficult choose Westvleteren 12 or Rochefort 10..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mentor (2) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
Thick and dark with a one finger light brown head. Smells chocolate, toffee, raisin, pear, coriander, gentle orange, and mild alcohol. Taste is a delicious rummy caramel, brown sugar, licorice, toffee, and chocolate with a nice alcohol sting. Well balanced...utterly stunning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Pours deepest darkest purple, huge almond head. Dark fruit aroma. Flavor is mainly dark fruits with crystals malts, toffee, nutty, cocoa, chocolate, some light fruits apples, pears, raisons, fruits and spicy but with sweetness balancing it out. Alcohol is hardly there but definitiely warming, carbonation is very high and I like it, easy to drink, taste great. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 This beer was way over my head- or so I was told as the beer geeks prepped me for a sip of the only allocated beer in Michigan. I was ready to not be impressed as this is not my usual style of liking. A nose alive with coco and musty black raspberries. A body and flavor that was perfectly balanced. Very complex and flavorful- This one Iíll ration, a twelve pack would last a year!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sanuk (10) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
Definitly a sipping beer - Full/Complex flavors as noted in other reviews - very well balanced and creamy smooth - WOW! Although maybe not the best choice if youíre looking to pound a few quickly... possibly too flavorful for some - just right for me...

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