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


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RATINGS: 5008   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, with a big head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and malty. Taste is sweet fruity, rasins and candy sugar. Some alcohol burning present. This is a very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle: Lovely dark amber/brown with decent head and lacing. Nose begins with rasin and currant, some plum and maple with to many others to pick out. Palate is dry with overpowering malt. Candied, chocolate, and other sweetness fades into a wonderful finish with little alch. noticable. Enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Pours dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Very sweet with aromas of prunes, nuts and alcohol. Has a strong, sweet finish for a while, then alcohol takes over. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
norlem (8) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005 does not count
This heavy, brown ale has it all! And a lot of it all! A nice colour, creamy foam, spicy aroma, a thrilling malty taste and the famous long, extraordinarily well balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Brown pour with plenty of sediment under a big, foamy white head. Aroma is of yeast esters from clove to banana, as well as coriander, dried fruits, etc. Flavor is immensely complex Belgian yeast esters and spices. Solid malt in the background. Drier than I expected from an 11% beer, especially after having had Rochefort 8, which I felt had much more residual sugars in it. Very floral in overall flavor impression. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Very complex.... You don’t really taste the alcohol very much.... However, it will warm the sou and make you want to quive with excitementl. Poured a very dark brown with a 2 inch head that slowly faded to a medium cap that stuck around throughout the glass, awesome 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. Very rich and smooth. This is definitely a beer to savor. My highest rating to date...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bugrat (61) - Cph. V, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
What I like most about the Trappist’s is taht they seem to generate so complex beers with "just" hops, malt and yeast. I wery much like the "banana" in this beer, and I’m going to make some stuffed chokolade with this next week....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
psychofab (2) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
This is my favorite beer, is very difficult choose Westvleteren 12 or Rochefort 10..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mentor (2) - Golden, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
Thick and dark with a one finger light brown head. Smells chocolate, toffee, raisin, pear, coriander, gentle orange, and mild alcohol. Taste is a delicious rummy caramel, brown sugar, licorice, toffee, and chocolate with a nice alcohol sting. Well balanced...utterly stunning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Pours deepest darkest purple, huge almond head. Dark fruit aroma. Flavor is mainly dark fruits with crystals malts, toffee, nutty, cocoa, chocolate, some light fruits apples, pears, raisons, fruits and spicy but with sweetness balancing it out. Alcohol is hardly there but definitiely warming, carbonation is very high and I like it, easy to drink, taste great. Excellent beer.

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