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

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RATINGS: 4672   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.


3.1
   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....

4.9
   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 I’m kind of relying on hazy memory here. I remember that the Rochefort was unlike most Quads I’d 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.

4.3
   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.

4
   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 doesn’t 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.

4.5
   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.

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. I’m 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 (22632) - 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.


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