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

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RATINGS: 4223   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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.


Marclav's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marclav (3) - Chicoutimi, Quebec, - JUL 11, 2012
330ml bottle served in a cognac glass. fruity smell, very smooth even though the abv is so high. I Realy like it I’m keeping some in my reserve and see if it gets even better after 2 or 3 years.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (31) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown pour with nice head. Aroma kind of smelled like uncorked wine with Belgian yeast, raisin, plum, some sweetness and I got hints of rotting fruit perhaps. There was some alcohol to the taste and plenty of plum and raisin, following the nose. Nice and creamy on the palate with a bit of spice. Overall very well done beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
radnex (2) - - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Best beer I ever drunk, better than West-Vleteren in my opinion. Very rich taste, a bit fruity, very balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steez (18) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Forget the pour and head and appearance. This product must be experienced if you even think that you are some kind of beer connoisseur. Imagine all the great buttery breads and candies and dark fruits in Europe. Put em together and imbibe. Truly something to behold. From Licorice and raisins to plums and walnut sweetbread. From Twizzlers and toasted nuts to bananas and apricot. The more you drink and think the more different combos and nuances you can come up with. A thing you must do. Wonderful and satisfying.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alwsmntn (5) - - APR 14, 2014 does not count
HAVE THIS BEER! (am i screaming out loud here?) ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX THINGS I HAVE EVER TASTED. I LIKE IT JUST AS MUCH, MAYBE EVEN MORE THEN WESTI XII.... AND SOOOO MUCH EASIER TO GET! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (102) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Deep brown with little tanned head. Smell of raisins lemon fruit. Taste is deep malty. Heavy body. Coffee. Smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (295) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 11,3 %, købt hos Den Belgiske Ølbutik på Jyllingevej i Vanløse, 12. april 2014. Kandisbrun og ufiltreret Trappist klosterøl med lysere brunere nuancer. Moccafarvet skumkrone på 3 cm tykkelse. Duft af rosin og figen. Underliggende trappistgær-noter. Vinøs i dybet. Uovertruffen god smag. Sødme, sødme/bitterhed og sort peber i slutbilledet. Men aldrig overdøvende sødme. Tilpas og majestætisk. Indholdet af kuldioxid er på et medium niveau, og ku' måske være en anelse lavere IMO. God lang lækker bitter og sødlig eftersmag. Flot øl.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JimmyBoy74 (102) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Kan en öl bli mycket bättre? Mörk brun färg. Doftar lite, källararomer och, alkohol. Smakar, karamell, blommigt, gran, örter, alkohol, tuggummi, smörkola. Fantastiskt!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (115) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Helppo juotava. Hyvä vahva. Tummaa samppanjaa äijämakuun. Hienostunut. Zealot juoma. Hyvä on.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Esi (10) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark brown body with red hues, almost opaque. Disapearing beige head. Composite aroma of raisins, dried plums, caramel, ripe cherries and light bread. Taste of dried fruits, dark malt, dry wine, little chocolate, superb balance. Full body, flat carbonation, malty-alcoholic bittersweet finish. Alcohol isn’t subdued but definitly isn’t galling, rather pleasantly warming. Fascinating experience of stiring and sniffing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Dark mahogany with no head served cool. Sweet scent comprised of malt, cinnamon, toffee, and particularly dried fruit. Heavy, sweet, creamy, malty, with a robust presence of dried fruit. Lingering alcohol aftertaste. Good, but unfortunately not as complex as I’d hoped.


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