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

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RATINGS: 4454   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.


theGarethLewis' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
theGarethLewis (17) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 16, 2012
Beautiful dark toffee colour. It’s not too sweet, and the flavours are delicate - but there are many of them. Very rich and tasty. A nice mild bitterness seems to wash over the mouth each time. I find the weakest part of this beer is the overwhelming foam that develops on each sip. Impressed me, though.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericalnemar (9) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Pours dark brown. Off white head. Aroma: dried fruit, plums, Madeira. Taste: exquisite deep and rich flavour, sweet and oily. Dried fruits, plums, Madeira. Raisins. Aftertaste is sweet and rounded. Well balanced. Warming alcohol that doesn't stick out. Damn good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pacool (39) - - OCT 24, 2014
Wspaniale, moc i niesamowity smak i aromat. Ju? po pierwszym ?yku przekonuje do siebie i daje zna? ?e jest niezwykle. Piwo z serii "must try"

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwadroepel (5) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Near perfection. Mijn favoriete redelijk verkrijgbaar biertje. Wel soms hoofdpijn nadien

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (91) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Mørk colafarge som er så vidt litt transparent. Fiken er fremtredende i lukten sammen med et vinøst preg. Smaken også dominert av tørket frukt sammen med en fin maltsødme. God kullsyre som går over i en behagelig og myk alkoholvarme.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
loco_gallego (99) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Brune café-créme foncé. Voilée. Mousse beige persistante. Peu de dépôts. Arômatique toastage café caramel, sucrée. Liquoreuse. On décèle également un houblonnage agrumes. En bouche très douce en balancée, avec un côté liquoreux très affirmé accompagnant sur toute la longueur. Amertume agréable également. Carbonation moyenne, crémeuse en bouche. Bière incroyable. Différent style, mais je préfère la 8 à priori...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5387) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Liquorice, brown sugar, marzipan and blackcurrant, raisins and plums in the aroma. Rich taste with notes of liquorice, aniseed, dried fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Very easy to strength for the abv, but then so many Belgian beers are! :) A great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (186) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4,70). BB 05.2019. Pours a very hazy, murky dark brown with a red hue and a massive light creamy head that drops very slow, leaving some lacing. The aroma has a red winey (port even) thickness accompanied by caramel and dark autumny fruits, but also some pungent alcoholic warmth. Taste starts with very subtle autumny fruit notes, followed with quite harsh alcoholic-caramelly-plummy notes, then settling with more mellow, balanced, sweet autumny fruits, wintery spices, and almonds. It’s got a medium plus body with gentle carbonation and a surprisingly soft, velvety texture... It finishes dry, even a bit woody.

Maybe not in the mood right now for something like this, but will re-review to see if it needs a little push from the ’mere’ 3,8 I’m giving it now, which seems fair though, coming from someone not terribly in love with Belgian style beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LBIguard (27) - - OCT 19, 2014
Looks cola like in the glass with off white thick head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is chocolate covered plums and a little dirt smell similar to a good red wine. Taste is dark fruit. Very balanced with a nice long finish. Very good beer with great carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3303) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Darker, damn near brown in color thick head retention. Aroma is real nice, light cherry, raisins and a fruit medley. Real nice.

This is a delight to sip. The yeast is pretty bold, tons of fruit with candy sugar and dates. This is a younger bottle and the alcohol is rather evident in the finish giving a good amount of drying on the tongue. The body is fuller with a yeasty chewy texture but somehow has a easy to drink "lightness" perhaps the carbonation level plays here. I have not had a chance to compare vintages yet. But after this sample that will be in order. Pretty awesome quad.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (553) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 19, 2014
W aromacie sporo rodzynek, suszonych owoców, karmel, przyprawy, nieco alkoholu przebija się już z aromatu, co trochę drażni. W smaku dość wytrawnie, przyprawy, karmel, bardzo silne rodzynki i wanilia, nieco melasy. Alkohol wyczuwalny, rozgrzewający juz w przełyku. Finisz przyprawowo - owocowy, długi i przyjemny. Doskonałe, choć nieco szorstkie piwo.


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