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


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RATINGS: 4527   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jaraf (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2005 does not count
To be perfect, a beer should be like this one. This is only real best beer all over the universe .....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Wow, very sweet. Thickest Belgian Iíve had, with perhaps the exception of La Trappe Quad. Very nice, very complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gooner8110 (17) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 So many different flavours coming at you. Not over spiced, little malt and subtle nut finish. Just enough carbonation, with a beautiful coloured head. And itís actually fairly easy to find too! Thanks for nothing Westvletteren!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Bottle. Well, this one lived up to itís reputation. Pours dark walnut color, cloudy and opaque with a small off-white head. Rich malty aroma, lots of spice - nutmeg and cloves prominant - hints of maple and molasses with oaky notes as well. Flavor is also sweet and spicy, very complex with peppery notes and noticible alcohol. Smooth, full mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. A pleasure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Ok. So I live in a beer desert. UNTILL, tonight. I finally made it up to this other place, Paradise Alley. Phenominal selection! w00t. Pricey, but w00t! I paid $11 for this one. Anyhow, coca foamy head that leveled nicely. Some floaty business all up in this glass.(cellar temp) Smell is alchohol, some floral, dark fruits, plum, malt. Very very pleasent. Taste carries a complex, welll balanced arrangement of dark fruits(plum), licorice, some spices and peppermint with a malty fetch. The breath-out has such a vibed breath of alchohol. damn! Palate feels earth and cool. after minute aftertaste is a little sour but not bad at all. I am glad I stayed in on such a cold night for this. Even if it is Friday! Listening to New Orderís "Ceremony".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
Foamy head. Strong alcohol and fruity dessert aroma. A bit sour. Very week malty taste. Strong alcohol taste. Not my style....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 Wow. Had this at the beer fest at Fort York in the summer of 2003, so Iím kind of relying on hazy memory here. I remember that the Rochefort was unlike most Quads Iíd had before. Dark, rich, and delicious. It tasted like winter (odd, seeing as how it was hot and sunny in the middle of August), but it was really chewy and complex. Fantastic coffee-ish nose, with malt and burnt sugar. The flavour just bursts. It has dark chocolate, coffee, treacle and spice notes all over the place. Quite frankly, it lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Nice and dark, thin off-white head. Smells floral, brandy perhaps, dried fruits, malt. Definite alcohol presence but not overpowering like some high alcohol content beer. Kind of spicy really. Mellow but complex. Great beer for a nice winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Deep mahogany with a rocky slightly off white head and a ton of lacing. Bold aroma of dark fruits, a little alcohol, pepper, and malt. Aggressive but still well balanced flavors of rich fruit (figs, grapes), peppery spice, yeast and roasted malt. Alcohol really grabs hold of the back of the toungue and doesnít let go through the very pleasing finish. This is one of the highly respected and highly rated Trappists that lives up to all of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours dark red, almost black with a fizzy, soda-like, white head. Thick grape uice aroma. Dark grape juice like flavor with a big alcohol bite.

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