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


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RATINGS: 5077   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Appearance: very dark red pour, short brownish head, minimal lacing. Aroma: raisins, cherries, plums, red grapes. Taste: mulled wine, dark fruits in syrup, some yeasty spices. Finish: malty, fruity, vinous. Notes: This is the red wine of beers. Boozy and fruity, with a rich yet smooth palate. Alcohol is pretty forward, so I’ll have to age a bottle for a year or two and compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftyHare (8) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle pours dark brown with generous foamy head. Caramel malt, bready aroma with a hint of fruit. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, yeast, dried fruit and cream liquor. Plenty of bubbles, dried fruit undertones and strong alcohol give this beer a subtle wine-like finish. Although this is a rich, sweet and complex beer, the long-lasting carbonation keeps it fresh all the way through. Great for cooler weather, but I will be buying a few in summer as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vickcharrito (1) - Metepec, MEXICO - OCT 19, 2016 does not count
Great experience, Slightly bitter chocolate, dark fruit and sweet banana flavours. A strong sweetness, but not too much, great balance in mouth. Smooth, Probably one of my favourite beers of all time, never to share!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antzrhere (30) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
From memory. 330ml bottle. Pours brown. This wasnt what I was expecting as I had never tried a dark Belgian beer, and nothing so strong. Medium carbonation. Toffee, liqorish, Dandelion ’n’ Burdock, chocolate, dark fruit and sweet banana flavours. A strong sweetness, yet it never gets cloying. Smooth, thick mouth feel. This feels like a dessert more than a beer. Probably one of my favourite beers of all time and now i wished i had sipped it on my own rather than sharing it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewWhatIWant (8) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016 does not count
I have to make a stipulation on this review: I put this in the fridge to chill and left it too long so I may have missed some of the aroma and flavour. That being said, this was a full flavoured, delicious beer. It pours a very dark brown with a small bubbly head. There’s pretty heavy carbonation that maintains that head. I got a bready aroma, a little malt, a little yeast. Taste is dry but slightly sweet, like a wine. Notes of toffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, and there is definitely a dry, tannic red wine presence. Also, a slight earthy hop bite on the finish. The mouthfeel is oily but light. This is a VERY complex and unusual beer. Delicious, but at 11%abv, one was enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Laskicks (7) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Color is deep brown with a tint of red. Aroma is full of chocolate. Taste has licquorice, oil, salty toffee. The sweet elements keep developing in the aftertaste. Very complex and sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodbod (206) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a dark dark brown, with a generous frothy pale coffee coloured head. Nose is bananas, bananas, bananas. Then there’s Belgian style yeasts, bread, and maybe a little chocolate. Taste is rich and malty and sweet, with again a little chocolate. The high ABV is not at all noticeable. Palate is silky smooth, slightly sticky. The carbonation is quite high, but I guess that’s a Belgian thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hln752 (4) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
The following Dutch proverb is made for this beer: ’like an angel peeing on your tongue’. Aromas and taste: Dried fruits, coffee, bread. Sweetness and bitterness perfecty in balance. It’s high in alcohol but it’s not boozy whatsoever. In fact the alcohol contributes to the great taste. The best quad in town! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (97) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle from bierlinie. Pours pitch black. Nose is oak, toffee, sweet, boozy. Palate is dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, bread. Finish is long and warm. This is beautifully Balanced and complex. just a bit heavy for my taste, not the Best beer to finish a tasting on.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarrach76 (27) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2016
Belle brune opaque surmontée d’une mousse ivoire avec des bulles moyennes... Un nez charnu, avec des arômes de fruits secs (prune, figue, raisin, datte...), de myrtilles et de mûres, de sucre candi, de miel et de caramel, sur un arôme de houblons extrêmement équilibré. Très beau nez qui ne laisse pas deviner les 11.3 % d’alcool. En bouche, une explosion : l’amertume des houblons en attaque franche, ensuite le fruit (poire williams, reine-claude, mirabelle...), et sur la fin, les arômes de céréales grillées qui viennent mourir sur l’alcool qui ne vient même pas perturber l’ensemble, d’un équilibre impressionnant. Les levures sont présentes en fin de bouche mais restent nobles. Le plus beau, c’est qu’au fur et à mesure de la dégustation, d’autres goûts et arômes apparaissent, comme le bubble gum et la barbe à papa, c’est fou !!! Un goût sublime, un must, tout simplement ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubyroo (75) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Aroma- plum, candy sugar, ethanol, stone fruit, wine, currant. Appearance -blackish brown with an off white head, that pours 2 fingers of foam that recedes into a pillowy head. Some yeast at the bottom. Taste is plum, dates, vinous tones, booze, raisin, port, earth, black currants. Palate is medium thick, starts sweet and boozy finishes somewhat dry and fruity. With a long finish. Overall- a complex and contemplative brew that evolves with each sip.

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