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


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RATINGS: 4782   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jspencer78 (12) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Very smooth, slightly sweet malty taste fading to bitter with just a hint of the alcohol. A very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Old bottle (3 ish years, I think). Very dark brown with nice tan head that dissipated. Smells like good dark bread, dark fruits, and a hint of sour. Smooth for such a high ABV. Nicely balanced. I see why people like this. (and I like it too.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Vertical tasting. Old bottle (4 years, 4 month old) Nose is sweet bread, dark fruit, brown sugar. Taste has lots of fruity esters, sweet chestnuts and figs. Soft mouthfeel. Dark and cloudy in appearance, minimal head, but it sticks around. Newer bottle (1 year, 10 months old) is obviously similar but differs as such: Nose is less intense, lighter and there is some citrus and peppery notes and less bread in the smell and taste. More carbonation and head. And a lighter, almost reddish hue. This monster holds up really nice, but I prefer the fresher liquid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bipe74 (3) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Fantastisk øl, Lækker blød skum, flot mørk farve og masser af duft og smag, frugt og vinagtig. One of my favourites at the moment

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (646) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle- pours dark brown with an off white head. Plum, raisin, chocolate and sweet malts. Taste is sweet up front then a slow burn into a dry bittersweet finish. Well balanced palate. Would never know its 11.3%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oermens (39) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Good head, dark brown beer, some sediment floating around so let the bottle stand a while before filling your glass. Banana, melon, caramel. Fruity aroma ,absolutely Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frozer (206) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Amazing plum aroma,thick white head. Super sweet almost candy Like raisin flavor. No carbonation. Tastes like a fine wine almost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (506) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Nose is dark chocolate, raisin, plum, currants, dark fruit. Flavor is smooth and rich. Lots of dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plums, toffee, cloves. Thick, viscous mouthfeel with a heavy body. Rich and warming, moderate carbonation. Silky and delicious. Gorgeous mix of dark fruit flavors and rich toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rfrettig (1) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Best brew while in Brussels, had on tap and from bottle. Great yeasty nose, lasting head retention, smooth and fresh on the palate.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elbernays (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours dark red brown with foam tan head. Aroma is dough, raspberry, chocolate, cherry, walnut, wood, earth, rum, ripe banana. So much going on. Flavour is sweet banana, bread, nuts, dry wood with slight alcohol wood finish. Full body with medium Carbonation. Really great beer.

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