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


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RATINGS: 4924   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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Dark brown colour with a tan thickish bubly head. Strong earty scent with some chocolat and banan. Fairly thick but smooth to drink. Very faint taste of alcohol smothered pleasantly in dark spice and chocolate motes. Aftertaste is mixed in flavour but very pleasant. Amazing overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madquacker (1085) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2005
This ia more of an event then a beer. Interesting as a novelty but wouldnít want to have too many. A whirling galaxy of toffee colours and nose. Toffee and alcohol flavour. Interesting but Iíll stick to the pils thanks.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Out of a bottle, wow my nose says donít drink let me do the work first. A quick hint of raisin, then toffee and the slightest hint of chocolate and banana. Swirling the depths of the glass a dark flowing presence finished with tan head. Taste is what is expected after waiting minutes a sweet malty flow of fruitiness with just a hint of bitterness to keep it even and finish is clean. Nice smooth mouthfeel enticing next tip of the glass. Most Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2005
What can I say that hasnít already been said about this phenomenal bier? It has a deep, complex and sweet aroma of banana, cherry and peaches that is extremely enticing. The mouthfeel is just extraordinary. On first sip, the bier prickles the middle of the tongue before quickly expanding outward, enveloping the entire area. Iíve only encountered this strange sensation once before, while drinking St. Bernardus Tripel. Notes of plum, dark chocolate and caramel intermingle with the aforementioned fruits, creating a very drinkable and oh, so enjoyable body. The high ABV warms the belly nicely during the drawn out finish. Good, good, good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2005
easily in the top 3 of my favorite beers,Deep complex flovor, fruit,malt, nut...slight alcohol warmth,thin foamy head, that sticks to the mustashe,mmm good!I will save a few of these to try every 6 months or so.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
I donít know how to capture the essence of this beer. Its not overly sweet nor is it excessively malty. It has an effervescent mouthfeel and Iíd rather let it sit on my tongue than swallow it. I sense touches of raisins, malts, chocalate and fruit but am unable to assign a label to this complex beer. Every sip was blissful joy until the last sip. The finish is dry and it kind of rubs into my throat. I think that is the alcohol content speaking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Butterd toffee and chocolate, cherries, currants and alcohols. Opaque brown with little head. I get a lot of alcohol. Probalby bacuase the best before date is in 2009. Fairly sweet with some of the dark fruit character. I think its pretty thin and there is quite a bit of burn. It hangs around a bit and kind of stings the back or my throat. I think Iíll go get a couple more bottles and re rate later. Ther price here wasnít too bad. $5.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2005
This pours a viscous dark reddish-brown, with minimal head. The aroma is of strong yeasty fruit esters, some malt and little obvious alcohol- surprising considering the 11%. Smells like a deep, dark cherry reduction sauce. The mouthfeel is smooth, not as carbonated nor as sticky sweet as I would have expected. The monks have done a wonderful job of keeping this large ale from being overpowering and malty-sweet. The fruit blends with a very subtle bitterness and ends- not quite dry, but remarkably so considering itís strength. A masterpiece!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Purchased at Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI. Poured dark brown, moderately cloudy, with a very light brown head. Aroma is fruity and spicey and old (in just about the best way possible). Taste is more of the same, just a whole lot more, date, apricot, dark dried cherry, plum, all kinds of stuff. If anything could make it better to me it would be a little hint of roasty and a bit more nutty flavour, but theres already more going on here than I can possibly describe. Medium bodied, fairly sticky and well coating, really seems to permiate oneís mouth, even on small sips. Reminds me of a barleywine with more flavours, and much less detectable alcohol. If you find it, buy it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins! Poured light brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, and heavy malt. The flavor is fruity malts. Some spices, but it is truly the malty goodness that dominates this one. So good, so good! Canít taste the alcohol at all.

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