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


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RATINGS: 4731   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours dark brown with plenty of sediment. Aroma is alcohol, syrup, dark fruit, caramel, and malt. Flavor starts with dark dried fruit and sugar, immediately followed by roasted malt, caramel, and alcohol. The alcohol really makes its presence felt, but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (475) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a deep burgundy red with a khaki head of moderate size which quickly recedes to a third of its initial size. Aroma is dominated by malts - caramel, sweet biscuits, red wine and raspberry compote. Taste is caramel, hazelnuts, almonds, slight oak, some vanilla, a hint of tart berry, red wine, a hint of tart apple, dates and some pleasant alcohol warmth in the mid-taste. As complex as is described by the previous 4730 reviews. This tops the top 50 widely available beers list for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rach3 (2) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
Excellent aroma and personality; maybe too high the alcohol percentage making more difficult to get the full taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdleder (231) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
33 cl. flaske. 11,3 % mørkt øl af den ultra stærke slags. Smagen er udmærket med alt, alt for stærkt til min smag. Købt i MENU Aalborg.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Nose is smoky broth and alcohol. Wine like and very complex, with hints of smoke, dark cherry, carmelized sugar and some thick stank malt. Strong and well deserving of its high rating. Would do again for sure. $$ but worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (816) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
Cloudy brown color, average sized creamy brownish head. Aroma of ice cream chocolate, nuts, red fruits, lots of maltiness. Taste of red fruits, dark fruits, chocolate, again lots of maltiness, strong raspberries presence. Full body, lively carbonation. Complex and smooth as hell. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Classic stuff.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (45) - - JUN 24, 2015
Geweldig bier. Lekkere donker bruine kleur en smaakt ook naar caramel, neigt zelfs wat naar port. Het meest bijzondere aan dit bier is de bruisende explosie bij elke slok. Smaak tintelt lang door. Al met al dus bijzonder bier alleen over smaak valt te twisten en dat is het in mijn ogen net niet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (27) - - JUN 24, 2015
Pours mahogany brown with medium frothy off-white head with average to good lacing. Aroma is malty, with lots of nuts, roasted caramel and milk chocolate. Lovely orange and resin hoppiness with some herbs. Broth, earth and leather dough yeast aromas. Notes of date, vanilla, toffee and hint of clove. Very complex and deep aroma with a moderate alcohol touch. Malty, deep taste with perfectly balanced hoppiness that make a long soothing experience. Palate is excellent - medium to full body, creamy texture, soft to medium carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcoholic is medium. A beer worth its praise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (125) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 A very beutiful beer with a nutbrown color which turn darkbrown if you pour the sediment. It has hints of fruit in the aroma and a very good head. It is a very strong tasting beer with hints of fruit but also alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (150) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2015
hard to believe ive only just had this. got a bottle from beergeek shop, had it on my own at home, friday night. pours dark brown with a tan head. amazing aroma of brown sugar, raisins, dried fruits, dark chocolate. taste follows. brandy, figs, plums, toffee, bit of coffee. the dark fruits really control the flavour. its malty and rich and the boozy dunt you get from it is perfect. silky smooth feeling and a dry lasting finish. man its just fucking great what can i say

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
llucmaduell (28) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 21, 2015
Simply the best. Balanced, complex and fascinating. A secret is reserved beer the night before of a prior matrató, years ago I do and it works!

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