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

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RATINGS: 4506   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Creamy, tan head; gorgeous violet color. Aroma: dark, dark, dark, with spices, dark fruits, grapes, berries,strawberries...distinctly port-like,plummy, raisinish. Terriffically strong, incredibly warming, the feel and the heat of a glass of cognac! Absolutely perfect!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (384) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Dark amber pour. Large head develops and just sits on top of the beer. Incredible aroma. Dark fruits, Belgian spices and yeast, bready, sweet malts, maybe even a hint of chocolate. Just a hint though. Some alcohol as it warms, but really hidden. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2004
I went to Rozi’s Wine House with my RateBeer Top 50 list and purchased a dozen or so beers. So when my wife and I drink these beers, we say what a great beer. And, this is a great beer. It had a mild aroma, a light but full head, and a wonderful flavor that coats the tongue. It has a nice, not overpowering, sweetness. Who thought rating beer could taste so good?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2004
Dark brown and hazy with off-white creamy head. Malty, fruity aroma with lots of alcohol and some herbal notes. Great flavors of sweet malts, raisins, dried fruit, cloves, and herbs. Excellent carbonation with smooth mouthfeel. Peppery bite of alcohol blended well with a fruity aftertaste with light chocolate hints. Overall very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 29, 2004
Dark brown, a bit red, ale. Beige head. Very complex flavour with some roasted malt, banana, vanilla (ginger bread?). Hints of chocolate. Some underlying fruit (Black currant?), muscovado sugar?. Smooth palate, almost oily. Overall magnificent abbey ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 28, 2004
Cerveza de muy alta graduacion (11.3%). Con color marron oscuro y fuerte sabor. Muy buena cerveza de abadia

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2004
Pours a dark ruby red with a HUGE biege head. Mild aroma of m\dark malts and dark fruit, and a touch of alcohol. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Spice, plums, dried fruits, and wood on the tongue. Nice lingering aftertaste. A fine beer, but I have to say it's not one of my favorites for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2004
Hey, it's one of the greats. Looks great after the pour. I drank it a while ago, I will have to rate it again when I have a bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2004
Color is a rich dark brown, looks great. Nice hop kick. The alocohol warms you up on the way down. Very smooth and rich.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours a nice dark ruby with a nice tan head. Aroma is strong, raisins, toffe chocolate. Flavor is STRONG; sweet, fruity and yeast. Amazing. An astringent alcohol finish balances nicely. An aftertaste od dried fruit lingers. Acidic, with nice carbonation. Amazing beer.


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