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


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RATINGS: 4808   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.

Chaneybr's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Reviewed 9-9-10. Sometimes it’s tough to review a legendary beer after you have not had it in awhile. Questions like: Tastes change over time, and what if I don’t like it? are very commonplace - at least in my mind. Anyway, I picked this up over at the Arlington Whole Foods today because...it was there. I poured this into a sniffer. Ap: Dark brown, muddy water pour, that adds up to this beautiful fully cabonated (almost champagne-like), dark brew that has the foamiest head I’ve seen in a long time - unfiltered obviously. Ar: VERY subdued, but equally pleasant. I was expecting this big flood of dark fruit to start beating me up (like Raison d’Etre), but much to my amazement - no. Sure, I’m getting the fruit, but I smell chocolate. T: Sweet licorice right off the bat, then dates. VERY sweet. I actually think age will mellow this out. Not many fancy spices at all - just good old fashioned malts and sugars. Earthy and then some! P: Creamy as hell, with the intense sweetness being part of the brew’s charm. Lots of foamy lacing on the glass. O: 11.2 fl. oz. was plenty. Because the stuff has an ABV of 11.3, I’m feeling pretty good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
austejaph (42) - LITHUANIA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Aroma: raisins, dark fruits, plump hops, nuts, notes of cacao and dark natural chocolate. Appearance: dark brown, cloudy. Taste: plumps, nuts, a little crisp of bread. Palate: heavy body, texture - slick, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (173) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Brunatne, mętne piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat przyjemny, słodkawy, alkoholowy, owocowy, rodzynki i śliwka. W smaku z jednej strony słodkie, wyklejające całą jamę ustną, a z drugiej strony wytrawne, ziołowe, alkoholowe. Goryczka wysoka, ziołowa, alkoholowa. Ogólnie bardzo udane piwo, z każdym łykiem czuć ciężar gatunku, ale mimo to jest ono dość pijalne, jednak u mnie przewagę o dosłownie włos ma z tego browaru "8".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (7) - apeldoorn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
Aroma ; volle donker fruit geur uiterlijk zwartbruin.volle donkere fruit smaak pruimachtig met iets zoutig,lange volle nasmaak echt altijd heerlijk en zin in en volgende

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (195) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Nose is a gentle mixture of banana, honey, raisins and malt. The taste replicates the nose, but adds further complexity. Dark berries, brown sugar, tropical fruit and some soft spices are complimented by a very soft effervescence and appropriately rich body. As good as advertised (if you are not a hop head).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ellebeerbz (3) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
Poors dark and heavy. Caramel, marcipan, figs, vanilla, hint of banana and raisin slight warm alcohol but not disturbing at all. Finish is long full of dark fruits. Just brilliant one of my favourite Belgians.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leafsfan_28 (3) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
There is a reason that this is consistently rated as one of the top beers in the world, it's fantastic! Because of the alcohol content you need to be careful. But non the less one of my favourites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Raijmond1 (6) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Abdij bier Prima bij diner Heerlijke smaak lijkt wel een wijn smaak aan te raken. Nieuwe ontdekking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (62) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large white head.Aroma; raisins, dried fruit, caramel and sugar. Well carbonated with flavour of dried fruit, raisins, liqourice with a wine tone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (411) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Wow. En supergod øl, hvis eneste ulempe er den høje alkohol-procent. Flot farve og lækker smag

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (111) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Rödbrun med ett stort vitt skum. Kraftig doft av russin, malt, bröd. Djup smak med lång eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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