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


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RATINGS: 4778   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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 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 I’ll 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 you’re looking to pound a few quickly... possibly too flavorful for some - just right for me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Poured a very dark brown with a 2 inch head that slowly faded to a thin cap that stuck around, and 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, alcohol and a little bit medicinal. Very rich and smooth. This is definitely a beer to savor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taz (2) - Århus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
Another great trappist. Runner up behind Sint Sixtus in mine and many other peoples eyes. Personally I prefer the (8). The Rochefort (10) gets too strong. You shouldn´t be able to taste the alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Dark brown with a nearly invisible red hue, with lots of big particles and a brownish head. Complex malty aroma, alcohol, a little yeast and coriander. Raw, full bodied malty flavour, a lot less bitter than the other Rocheforts. Raw, earthy, malty finish. Clearly the less good part about this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Very nice quality beer. Bitter, malty taste. Drink slowly and enjoy every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Sweet malty aroma and taste, yet it has some nice bitterness. Only downpoint is the missing head. The 11.3% is hardly noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
What a terrific balance this one strikes. Not overpowering in any sense - you don’t really feel that 11% abv, it’s not too malty, it’s not cloying, it’s just incredibly pleasant. This one’s a pleasure all the way through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 2004 bottle consumed on 5/26/06. Pours a nice dark brown color with a small foamy white head. Head receedes to a small film. Nose is dried fruit, apricots and cherries, with some light dates and chocolate notes. Palate is thick and chewy with a nice dry alcohol note. Flavors of chocolate and dates with some nice grape skin. A very nice vinous and grape skin note and finishes dry and alcholholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shotgun1431 (130) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Dark brown with a hint of red and a nice tan head. The aroma is malty and fruity. lots of carbonation and a slight fruity, malty and alcohol flavor. It will warm you from the inside out. Very nice!

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