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


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RATINGS: 4525   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 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ianhuntley73 (21) - - JAN 21, 2013
Pours a bronzy dark brown with a thin bubbly foam atop the ale. Aromas are boozy & rich with caramel, candi sugar, earth, spice, ripe dark fruit. Tastes are boozy & sweet with spiciness, fruit, yeast, raisin, rum, brown sugar, molasses, earth, pepper, buttery. Mouth-feel is rich & smooth with plenty of carbonation. Overall, one of the best beers in the world and spot-on for what’s expected from the style. Prefer this beer to Westvleteren 12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (604) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
Frische Flasche (33 cl) von Bierlieb, Berlin. - Tiefes Kastanienbraun mit Rotton, schwach trüb mit etwas unappetitlichen Schwebeteilchen; vom beigefarbenen Schaum bleibt nur eine dünne Decke. - Reiche Nase mit Anisbonbons, reifer Birne, Karamel und süßem dunklem Malz. - Im Antrunk zunächst eine würzige Kräuternote (Anis), sehr milde Bitterschokolade, Süßholz und süßes dunkles Malz. Die malzige Süße ist elegant fruchtig unterlegt (Pflaumenmus, flambierte Banane) aber doch ein wenig plump. Wenig schwer, beinahe schlank; perlend rezent, seidiges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang macht sich im Hintergrund ein Hauch von holzigem Hopfen bemerkbar, aber bis zuletzt dominiert die kräuterartig würzige Süße - hier fehlt eindeutig ein schweres, bitteres Gegengewicht zur glatten Süße. - Man merkt zwar, daß man es hier mit einem besonderen Bier zu tun hat, aber es ist einfach zu süß bzw. zu unfertig. Müßte wahrscheinlich ein paar Jahre lagern, um zu seinem vollen Potential heranzureifen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cluniac (12) - - DEC 26, 2014
Amazing beer, my favorite that gets better with every sip. Plum flavor is strong, and i love the sweetness that makes this quad so drinkable yet also strong

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (534) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Amazing Belgian. Dark brown pour with a fast-fading tan head. Notes of sugar plumbs, candied sugar, brown sugar, raisins, dark fruits, yeast, and some spices. Barely noticeable alcohol flavour but it has an excellent warming effect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Dark brown ale with medium head that goes down rather fast. Very rich complex aroma of plums, spices, candied sugar, more dark fruits. Taste is blackcurrant, spices, candied sugar, ripe banana peel, slightly astringent tartness, and with a huge spicy-peppery finish with a hint of banana peel and even grapefruit and a hint of bay leaf (or maybe just peppery). Still medium-bodied for this richness, but also heavy on alcohol, vinelike. Carbonation is very noticeable, but not too much yet. A fantastic beer and a true classic in the style, but a bit harder to drink than Bernardus due to its heaviness. I think Bernardus is a little bit more versatile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realadam (81) - HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2014
Nice amber colored beer with fruity, bubblegum aroma and a brown long lasting head. You can feel a lot of alcohol in the taste which is quite bitter and also salty a bit. I know I am supposed to love it, but it’s just not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (39) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Delicious strong and rich beer. Sweet, plums, caramel. But maybe a little to sweet for my taste...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dslam (69) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Poured from a 33 cl bottle. Very hazy brown with lots of sediment and off white head. Has a very good aftertaste. Almost no hint of alcohol. I could drink this all day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (618) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured from 33cl bottle [29/01/2019]. Medium dark brown with beige head. Caramel, currant, plum, raisin. Medium body. Well balanced, but probably should’ve aged a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (708) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma: Medium dark fruit, plums, floral, sugar, light tobacco, fig, licorice Appearance: Clear, amber body. Medium off-white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium malt, licorice, plum, candi sugar sweet. Medium-high phenolic, spicy, peppery. Light fruity, banana, Medium-light bitterness, balanced. Dry finish with lingering fruitiness Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium high carbonation. Medium-high warning, harsh. Overall: A good beer, but the warning and alcohol is quote harsh. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (7) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Een beoordeling van de Rochefort 10. Uitgeschonken in Rochefort bokaal. Een enigszins troebele, fraaie diep donkerbruine kleur, met een beige schuimkraag die na korte tijd weer inzakt. Een dunne schuimlaag blijft op het bier drijven. Geur: heel kenmerkend voor Rochefort, gedroogd fruit, en hout. De smaak van dit trappisten bier is een klasse apart. Een smaak van wederom gedroogd fruit, vijgen, en pruimen, geroosterde malt en kruiden, maar ook een beetje aardachtig en licht houtig. Verder licht zoetig, drop, en chocolade. Zeer complexe smaakbeleving! Het is erg bijzonder dat je in een bier zoveel verschillende lagen van smaak kunt proeven, hoewel het erg moeilijk is om de complexiteit van de Rochefort 10 te doorgronden. Werkelijk een van de beste trappisten bieren. De geur en smaak heeft iets mufs en ouds, maar dan uiteraard in zeer positieve zin, fantastisch! Ben benieuwd naar de smaak als je deze Rochefort 10 meerdere jaren bewaard. De afdronk is lang en zacht met licht bittere houtachtige smaak. Deze Rochefort 10 is het bewijs waarom België een fantastisch bierland is. Wel rustig degusteren dit bier met 11,3% alcohol, een echt geniet bier voor een winter avond.

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