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

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RATINGS: 4700   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.


boydmarq's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boydmarq (51) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
11.2 oz bottle. Pors opaque brown with offwhite head. Dissipates slowly. Aroma is sweet with hints of cherry and raisin. Tastes of alcohol, chocolate, and dates. Complex flavors, clove, leather, banana. What a beer!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (339) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Booze on the nose. Similar to the 8 it sort of fades from dark brown under the head to almost golden at the bottom. I really like the 8, but this one is even better. More forward and bolder. This one has some nuts and some kind of chocolatey prune flavor. Decent carbonation and a dry finish. An absolute must for drinkers. Really cool.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (131) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
F: -certainly more boozy than the Rochefort 8 O: Very much a most intense Rochefort Beer.Not quite as balanced as the Rochefort 8 though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (143) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2015
Dark brown and hazy color. Good initial beige head, that kept a small lace till the end. Low carbonation but full and round bodied. Creamy texture. Aroma is yeast, raisins, plums, very spicy (cloves and pepper). Taste is sweet, plums raisins, dried red fruits, caramel, roasted malt. ginger biscuit and spicy. Aftertaste is long, sweet and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (24) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 1, 2015
On est dans le top des quadruples... Le nez est sucré, fruité (très abricoté !). En bouche, on perçoit de suite une attaque d’alcool qui s’évapore de suite en réglisse ainsi qu’un soupçon de cannelle. L’abricot se retrouve en toute fin de bouche (genre abricot sec, un brin plus amer). Les transitions sont parfaites via l’alcool, le sucre... Pour les amateurs de belges fortes, corpulentes, rondes, une indispensable, une incontournable !

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malhal (1) - - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
my favourite trappiste and my favourite beer overall. Nice and dark and very tasty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmsulliv (206) - - MAY 30, 2015
At beer bar in Bruges w Bergers. Usually a beer this thick and syrupy isn't my thing but this tastes like a great chocolates stout. Fresh bottle with matching glass. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZacM612 (282) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Very dark brown with a quickly-dissipating light beige head. Lots of yeast left in the bottle. Aroma is not strong, dark fruits, some yeast and alcohol. Taste is sweet and malty. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1645) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Hazy greasy brown lemonade. Greasy, soft prune nose. Initial taste is bright sweaty dark fruit, keen lemon and a faint creamy white choc and capped booziness. Clean, enriching mouthfeel and a cookie sweetness. Fading clean sweetness. Very, very drinkable. Always solid. Always one I forget to rate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mstevens (6) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Could this be the second best beer in the world after Westvleteren XII ? YES.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bleble (27) - - MAY 26, 2015
Penso sia la birra più buona che abbia bevuto in vita mia. Magnifica. Indescrivibile..


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