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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Thanks Joey Capps! Pretty dark mahogony body & off-white head. Nose is dark fruits and caramel. Some tanginess. Much lighter than I expected - caramel, yeasty lemon, oak, cherry. Vaguely dusty. Quite fruity and surprisingly dry

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Very dark color with light foamy head. Fruity with notes of plum, raisins, nuts, and licorice. Good flavor masks the high alcohol content. Iím not a big trappist fan but this one is pretty good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Very dark brown in colour,no head,the jumping bubbles are fun to watch for a bit.Dark malt and molases fruity with shed wood and a cigar with a walk in the rain through the woods.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Dark brown with a white head that turns to film. Sweet malt and sour fruit aroma. More grape than plum in my opinion. Was a little put off by the sourness in the flavor. Still very good though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2005
Brown colour with fast disappearing off white head. Malty aroma with notes of dried fruit and anis. Very carbonated. Sweet flavour with notes of liquorice, dried fruit and plums. Good, but not my favorite trappist beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Dark fermented fruit sweetness, caramel w/ hints of flowers and a slight vinious note on the nose... Soury fermented fruit, alcohol sweetness, hints of malts and bananas/spice in the mouth... this beer poured a very deep brownish black color w/ reddish highlights, thin head and medium lacing. Big effervescence and a full, well-rounded mouthfeel only added to this already nice beer. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2005
This is a great beer. It is very complex and has so much to offer. One can not even tell that it has an Alcohol% of 11.3. The color is very dark. It is thick with pleasent fruit tastes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Murky brown color. Small yeast particles line the sides of the glass. Small white lasting lace. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Taste is slightly sweet malty, caramel..This gets more complex as it warms. Drinking this beer keeps a smile on my face.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 this, i think, is the best beer in the world. it is strong, smooth, incredibly complex with a nice head. strong plum, chocolate, nutty flavor. too many different flavors to list, really... the amazing thing is how well balanced it tastes, even with an a.b.v. of 11.3%. i had this beer many times on a recent trip to belgium and i was always amazed. be sure to serve it in itís proper glass if possible. itís PERFECT! cheers!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantfool (1) - villa rica, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2004 does not count
Pours dark brown to black in color, with minimal head. Smooth on the palate with lingering flavors of fruit and malt with a hit of alcohal at the end. Lacing and cling on snifter was most impressive. Life changing ! Makes me want to be a monk.


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