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


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RATINGS: 5064   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Dark brown with a nearly invisible red hue, with lots of big particles and a brownish head. Complex malty aroma, alcohol, a little yeast and coriander. Raw, full bodied malty flavour, a lot less bitter than the other Rocheforts. Raw, earthy, malty finish. Clearly the less good part about this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Very nice quality beer. Bitter, malty taste. Drink slowly and enjoy every sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Sweet malty aroma and taste, yet it has some nice bitterness. Only downpoint is the missing head. The 11.3% is hardly noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
What a terrific balance this one strikes. Not overpowering in any sense - you donít really feel that 11% abv, itís not too malty, itís not cloying, itís just incredibly pleasant. This oneís a pleasure all the way through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 2004 bottle consumed on 5/26/06. Pours a nice dark brown color with a small foamy white head. Head receedes to a small film. Nose is dried fruit, apricots and cherries, with some light dates and chocolate notes. Palate is thick and chewy with a nice dry alcohol note. Flavors of chocolate and dates with some nice grape skin. A very nice vinous and grape skin note and finishes dry and alcholholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Dark brown with a hint of red and a nice tan head. The aroma is malty and fruity. lots of carbonation and a slight fruity, malty and alcohol flavor. It will warm you from the inside out. Very nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005
Wow. Opened up the 33cl bottle and wham! Out came.. blue cheese? WTF? Rochefort cheese? Is this a joke? Intense blue cheese nose gave way slowly to a just as strong alcohol-plum nose. Nice lingering aftertaste, akin to a port. Well-hopped however, and this beer retains a nice bitterness that coincides nicely with the full creamy abt normalcy. Only complaint: comparatively thin to the W12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2007 This pours murky, muddy water brown with white head. Bubbles are pretty large. Aroma is very nutty. Flavor is not that great. It seems like itís made very well. no alcohol presence and subtle malty notes but not that different from any other of these beers that iíve had. They all taste the same to me. I hoped this one would let me see the light but it didnít itís pretty good but not great. Not my favorite style. Rerate again. I still donít get this beer. itís not good, let alone top 10. it tastes like alcohol and dirty water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2005
My 100th rating (finally!). Man, what a monster of a beer. Pours a very deep brown with a good head and all sorts of shit at the bottom of the glass. Looks like yeast but one can never be too sure! Smell is very malty, with deep fruit undertones and a bit of alcohol. Some chocolatiness is present as well. Flavor hits you like a bulldozer with intense malt, rich spiciness. Definite sweetness about midway through but dissipates into an almost non-existant finish. No hoppage to be found (although hops are indeed an ingredient, if "hops" in german means "hops" in english). Palate is thick and and incredibly creamy in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 8, 2005
Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, spices, strong taste and aroma. Absolutely excellent, even the strong alcohol % is not noticed in taste.

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