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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4989   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Great deep brown color that fades slightly red at its thinnest. The aroma is arresting with dark, sweet fruit and a complex depth unmatched in any I have sampled. The carbonation lends an ebullience to the mouthfeel and a cleansing quality to the surprisingly crisp, symmetrical taste. Alcohol is strong and present throughout. This is a powerful, brilliant trappist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PurplePieMan (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2005 does not count
Bottle with consume by date of 14 10 08. I smelled bubblegum when I first opened it and I liked it!! A little more malty aroma as it warms up. Plenty of carbonation greeted me when the cap was pulled, and this made pouring easy. There is a bit of yeast near the bottom of the bottle but I wanted it- clumps and all. The color is brown but a little redish around the edges. The head is off-white and stays around for a while. Flavor is great. Malty raisins on the aftertaste. Sweet but not sticky, fruity but not too much. Malty, smooth and rich but not saturated. Sufficiently complex; it begs for my next taste. Very well balanced. This beer is terrific. This will make my Top 20 list for sure. Alcohol masked just enough to make this brew exquisitely drinkable. It packs a nice punch too. I can’t find anything to complain about. Ah, there’s the yeast at the bottom of my glass - or is that chocolate? Wow! BUY THIS BEER.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
Dark brown with a thick off-white head. The aroma was tempting enough: vanilla, melon, raisins, bread dough. The taste surpassed it. There was a strong vinous element and a dryness too, but the rest was an indescribable exotic mixture of sweetness, fruit and spice. At first I found the bubbles a distraction, but that didn’t last long. I only had the one bottle and kept it going all evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Alcohol burn in the nose, but a wonderful black currant yumminess. This will get you buzzed quick, but it’s worth it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2005
(Bottle) Pours dark brown, with off-white head. Notes of dried fruits (raisins/figs), chocolate, and traces of alcohol, in the nose. I love this beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2005
33 cl. Awesome beer Deep brown/black w/ thick head. Good flavor. Moderate alcohol finish. Rochefort 8 is stille my favorit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pours deep brown earth body with medium tan head. Vinuous red wine, dark fruit, raisin and brown sugar aroma. Malty brown sugar, sweet raisin and light plum flavor with a hint of alcohol. Sweet lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1056) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
I dit not have the 8 yet but already, I know that the 6 is better fore me. This one is to much a bock-beer fore me, do it is the best bock I ever had!!! time to buy the 8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
WOW! Upon opening this beer, you smell the fruity overtones of plums and a hint of chocolate and spices. This pours like a dream with a deep rich body and light then you would expect head. Like a wine, you should let this stand. This beer actually get better as it sat. This is a definite worth while beer to try and stock in your house.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
Pours dark brown with a slight bubly cream coloured head. Lovely chocolate and toffe aroma mixec with caramel and some vineous alcohols. Flavour is sweet caramel and coffey. Very smooth and lean on the palate. With a beer of this quality it is easier to list its small deviations from perfection than to write down all of the good qualities. I find it slightly fizzy and some of the higher alcohols disturb the overall impression. A marvelous beer it is nonetheless!

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