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

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RATINGS: 4527   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filipbeer (98) - - JAN 19, 2013
Brown ale. Médium head. Mainly Fruity aromas but some malty notes like cream and vanilla which introduce complexity. Medium and oleous body. Sweet taste and a warm sensation in mouth because of the high alcohol. Long ending with retronasal aromas of caramel and vanilla. It is a very nice beer. Filip


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbillon (11) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
Una meraviglia per la bocca....un liquido pieno di sapori che s’identificano bene....sopratutto un sapore tostato, note di malto, frutta secca, cacao con un finale pepato!! Giustamente dietro a Westvleteren....ma non per questo meno buona..anzi! Una della mie birre preferite!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theomegaman (1) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
I prefer to drink this after I drink a like primer beer first like a Hoegaarden or Fat Tire. Probably just because, being a Trappist, the alcohol content is higher than normal. This beer is the best beer I’ve ever tasted, you don’t even notice the 11% alc because it goes down smoother than any beer I’ve ever tasted. Many people saying the head doesn’t stay, actually it does. Yes it thins out, but when I drink it there is a thin yet apparent head that remains the entire time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (606) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
Frische Flasche (33 cl) von Bierlieb, Berlin. - Tiefes Kastanienbraun mit Rotton, schwach trüb mit etwas unappetitlichen Schwebeteilchen; vom beigefarbenen Schaum bleibt nur eine dünne Decke. - Reiche Nase mit Anisbonbons, reifer Birne, Karamel und süßem dunklem Malz. - Im Antrunk zunächst eine würzige Kräuternote (Anis), sehr milde Bitterschokolade, Süßholz und süßes dunkles Malz. Die malzige Süße ist elegant fruchtig unterlegt (Pflaumenmus, flambierte Banane) aber doch ein wenig plump. Wenig schwer, beinahe schlank; perlend rezent, seidiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang macht sich im Hintergrund ein Hauch von holzigem Hopfen bemerkbar, aber bis zuletzt dominiert die kräuterartig würzige Süße - hier fehlt eindeutig ein schweres, bitteres Gegengewicht zur glatten Süße. - Man merkt zwar, daß man es hier mit einem besonderen Bier zu tun hat, aber es ist einfach zu süß bzw. zu unfertig. Müßte wahrscheinlich ein paar Jahre lagern, um zu seinem vollen Potential heranzureifen.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cluniac (15) - - DEC 26, 2014
Amazing beer, my favorite that gets better with every sip. Plum flavor is strong, and i love the sweetness that makes this quad so drinkable yet also strong

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (541) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Amazing Belgian. Dark brown pour with a fast-fading tan head. Notes of sugar plumbs, candied sugar, brown sugar, raisins, dark fruits, yeast, and some spices. Barely noticeable alcohol flavour but it has an excellent warming effect.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Dark brown ale with medium head that goes down rather fast. Very rich complex aroma of plums, spices, candied sugar, more dark fruits. Taste is blackcurrant, spices, candied sugar, ripe banana peel, slightly astringent tartness, and with a huge spicy-peppery finish with a hint of banana peel and even grapefruit and a hint of bay leaf (or maybe just peppery). Still medium-bodied for this richness, but also heavy on alcohol, vinelike. Carbonation is very noticeable, but not too much yet. A fantastic beer and a true classic in the style, but a bit harder to drink than Bernardus due to its heaviness. I think Bernardus is a little bit more versatile.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realadam (81) - HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2014
Nice amber colored beer with fruity, bubblegum aroma and a brown long lasting head. You can feel a lot of alcohol in the taste which is quite bitter and also salty a bit. I know I am supposed to love it, but it’s just not my style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (39) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Delicious strong and rich beer. Sweet, plums, caramel. But maybe a little to sweet for my taste...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dslam (69) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Poured from a 33 cl bottle. Very hazy brown with lots of sediment and off white head. Has a very good aftertaste. Almost no hint of alcohol. I could drink this all day!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (620) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured from 33cl bottle [29/01/2019]. Medium dark brown with beige head. Caramel, currant, plum, raisin. Medium body. Well balanced, but probably should’ve aged a bit.


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