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


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RATINGS: 4854   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours murky brown with a medium, creamy off white head. Aroma is very strong with dark fruits, plums and raisins come to mind and some spice. Silky mouthfeel as I take my first sip. Taste is interesting, a lot going on. The fruits are there, but not as prevelant as I would’ve thought. Very earthy, some dark chocolate, caramel, spice, bitterness and the plums come back at the end. A little bit of smoke coming through too. Bitterness and plums linger for a little while. Alcohol is well hidden in the aroma and taste. Full bodied and oily. I enjoy this more with each sip, too bad the price tag is too high to enjoy this regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours the color of molasses into the goblet. Nose of dark fruit, spice, malt. Beautiful, rocky slightly off-white head rapidly dissipates to a lingering foam which hugs the glass as it’s drunk. Delicious flavor with candy notes but also with spicy, earthy notes and a slight bitter finish. Very strong, complex brew that satisfies from start to finish!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle pours w/ a huge head. Caramel overtones dominate w/ alcohol well hidden. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle 330ml. Appearance: dark brown with a brown head. Aroma: dark fruit, caramel malt. Flavor: heavy malt, spicy, caramel. Heavy carbonation. Thank HogTownHarry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simbasa (13) - watsonville, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
great!! chocolate looks and flavor. a little musty alcohol palate. it has a monastery aged in a cellar quality and taste to it. carbonation is strong. pour this full on into a glass to break down carbonation a little. overall this is deserving of a top spot on the list. yes!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nairbh (2) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006 does not count
The perfect beer! nothing less. Thick creamy. And an explosive taste that lasts forever111

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2006 Just got my first job offer - this is the celebration drink. Deep chocolate color and a firm beige head. Fruity complex smells and an explosive first taste. I poured this right out of the fridge and want to wait a little to let the aromas and flavor settle a bit. some nuts, raisins, bitter sweet chocolate, and malts in the smells. crisp and complex fermented taste. you wait for the alcohol to be a little overbearing, but it maintains decent balance. Not what I had expected, but definitely unique. Can’t argue with 11.3 % ABV either

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
Wow. Thanks to Jeremy Craigs for this great beer. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a large tan head. Head diminishes but there was some head right to the end of the beer, which came much too fast. Very complex aroma that to me was dominated by raisins and other dark fruit. There are earthy notes to the flavour along with chocolate. There are other flavours and aromas in there which I just cannot identify. By far the best beer I have had to date however I am not giving it a 5. You have to leave room for a better beer to come along. That said if those monks are half as good at praying as they are at brewing there is a special place reserved for them in heaven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2006
My 100th beer rating, so I picked out a good one. Pours a deep amber brown with a large, frothy tan head. Wonderful malty aroma with plenty of dark fruits - raisin, plum, cherry, grape. Also has hints of licorice, spices, toffee, and earthy tones. Very impressive taste - it is extremely complex in flavor. There are all kinds of fruits, spices, and even chocolate and a hint of coffee. There is also some oak and smoke in the slightly bitter finish. Ultra smooth beer for nearly 12% alcohol. The palate is simply perfect - could not be better. The beer is full-bodied with plenty of carbonation and a creamy texture. This is definitely the best beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2006
Robe brune foncée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse brune épaisse en dentelle et persistente. Arômes de levure et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de chocolat, de malt caramélisé, de noix et d’érable. Houblon de soutien. Alcool présent.

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