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


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RATINGS: 4808   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Fruity aroma, raisins the most. Big warm sweet alcohol taste with currants and raisins. Has a very smooth aftertaste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a diminished off-white head. Aroma is discretely spiced, mild caramel malt and subdued yeast note. Solid carbonation. Flavour is smooth, subdued fruity, slight yeasty. Very very very complex yet elegant (acetyl, raisins, malt, slight roasted, plum, winous, caramel, smooth chocolate and nicely bitter), not overly done, just PERFECTLY balanced! Emphasise has to be put on PERFECT aroma, flavour and palate. Nice lingering finish. Sharp edge in the far finish.

It just falls slightly short compared to the Westvleteren 12, But: amazing, fantastic smooth and very controlled brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30940) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2002
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. I’d prefer it with out the taste of alcohol and likes Rochefort 8 better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Oh dear, now we’re REALLY getting closer to God in heaven. Very dark brown, hazy with loads of sediment. It’s got all the good stuff going on the flavour palette: dried fruits, syrup, roasted malt - you name it. But a devil of a beer because the alcohol is so well hidden, although the alcohol is clearly there. The perfect nightcap - makes you sleep like.... Michael Jackson? 070893

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2005
Brown colour with fast disappearing off white head. Malty aroma with notes of dried fruit and anis. Very carbonated. Sweet flavour with notes of liquorice, dried fruit and plums. Good, but not my favorite trappist beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour with beige mediumsized longlasting head. Aroma of plum, raisins, some sweet malts and yeast. Weak barnyardishness also there. Flavour is yeast, sweet caramellish malts and a nice sting of alcohol. Some mouldy/earthy hints complete the wellbalancedness of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2002
Deep burgundy coloured, although a tad darker than Westvleteren 12. Big toffee aroma, very malty, velvetty texture, very sweet, salty finish. A huge well balanced beer, but when sampled head to head with Westvleteren 12 if falls short, as it doesn’t have the enormous outburst and variety of flavours at Westy 12. Still, no doubt, a world class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2008
Rating # 2400.Bottle BBF 2005. Pours a dark brown color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a sweet Malty and slightly earthy dark fruit aroma with hints of plums and raisins. Sweet malty plum and raisin flavor with some hints of honey and also some weak hints of licorice and some weak hints of yeast. Has a sweet malty dark fruit finish with a long warming dark fruit aftertaste. Very nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 9th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thick dark beer. Mild carbonation. Complex beer. Subtle fruit, trace of root beer. Malt and biscuits. More malt. No bitterness or smoke notes. Very nice.

19th June 2013
Hazy amber - red beer. Pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and dry. Fine carbonation providing a little sting. Creamy malt. Mild bubblegum esters. Coca cola and a trace of lactose. Mildly bitter yeast. Little spice. Finishes semi dry. Well joined up and tasty beer. But it ain’t the 2nd coming!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (18081) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Deep almost black colour,deep roast syrupy maly nose, with a very rich dark deep chocolate flavour. bottle ... deep deep red black ... no head at alll ... soft rich vine fruits ... soft plums ... dark figs ... tooofizzy in my bottle ... dark treacle malts ... dark fruits ... again plums and dates ... heavy and sweet ... rich 4.2

Bottle at home, in Memory of Scoop, 5 years on the Aniversary of me meeting him.... deep brown black ... thinest tan lacing ... soft sweet berry malt nose ... juicy malts ... sweet berries ... dark malts ... light ovaltine ... very cakey ... plums and figs stick at 4.1 Bottle at home ... may 2015 ... bbf 032012 ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft plum roast fruit nose ... soft swet malts ... ligth blackcurrant .. soft cardboard ...light fruit 3.9

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