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

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RATINGS: 5041   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
This is a delicious beer. Bottle pours a dark, murky brown with a medium light brown head. Good retention. Aromas of plum, cane sugar, fig, and bourbon. Taste is sweet and full of dark fruit flavors. Almost gives the character of barrel aging. Alcohol builds as you drink.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
At home, 2015 bottle (33cl). Direct comparison tasting with Westvleteren 12. Pour: dark, dunkel red, purplish, clear. Medium carb, good foam. Nose: dried fruits, sweet, dades&raisins, brown sugar / molasses, malts. Taste: first - dried fruits, dry minerals, alcohol is certainly present; mid - slight bitterness, malts; after - sirup and molasses, very pleasant. Mouthfeel: Sirupy thick consistency, aggressive carbonation and bitterness. Verdict: Very pleasant, sweet and sirupy. The alcohol is a bit too dominant to my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours deep ruby-brown with a big frothy tan head, hardly any lacing. Nose of toast, maple syrup, caramel, raisins, rum, spice, yeast, candied zest, panettone. Taste is medium to high sweetness backed up just by high carbonation (hardly any bitterness). Medium body, rather thin for the ABV, high alco warmth on finish. Excellent but overrated (IMHO some De Struise or Straffe Hendrik quads are way better).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
de_belg (34) - - AUG 16, 2016
Zeer complexe geur en smaak. De kandijsuiker, caramel, donker fruit en een myriade aan kruiden zorgen voor een fluweelzoete smaak. Naar het einde toe domineert de alcohol. Perfectie bestaat niet maar Rochefort 10 komt akelig dichtbij!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ulrikolsen (268) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with tan head. Aroma is complex and fruity with dried fruits like dates, figs, raisins, liquorice, caramel, dark and roasted malts yet sweet. Taste is even more complex with malt, cane sugar, dried fruits, date, fig, raisin, apricot, liquorice, caramel and molasses. Finish is surprisingly dry and carbonation lively and hides alcohol well. A wonder!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (19) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Impressive look with heavy foam and dark colour. Intense flavours. Caramel, liquorice, banana, raisins, salt, coffee. Nice carbonisation. Not much smell. Could have been a little less sweet, otherwise great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PivopijaPivopija (98) - - AUG 10, 2016
Very dark brown color with nice two finger tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste has coffee and in aftertaste salty licorice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (508) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
33CL bottle had for several years, pours a dark brown with a cream head aroma is grain malt fruity Taste is dry malt rich dried fruit currants sultanas,bit of bitterness dryness ,not present in younger versions,long dry finish easily the best trappist beer,and a world class ale

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gr_pa (364) - siemianowice, POLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Gushing. Brown, nice off white head. Aroma: dark fruits, toffee, raisins, some yast notes. Heavy sweetness, quite full body. Flavour: raisins, malts, caramel, subtle dark malts, but most of all alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
I_LUV_BEER (172) - - AUG 3, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy very dark chestnut colour with a thick light beige head, plenty of lacing in the glass. Aroma is winey, dark fruits, a hint of molasses and clear alcohol. Taste is mainly dark fruits and winey, resembles a port at the finish - warming, fruity and yet again, very alcoholic. Medium body with medium carbonation and clear alcoholic aftertaste. Observing the comments I’ve expected it to be something completely out of this world but am quite disappointed... The strength of the beer is clearly present from start to finish in a form of a very detectable alcohol - in the aroma, the taste and the aftertaste. I bet if this kind of beer was produced by anybody else but Trappists, it would’ve been slaughtered for being too heavily laced with alcohol...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roldano (86) - - AUG 2, 2016
Espuma beige-marrón, color chococalte oscuro casi negro y opaco que no deja pasar la luz, aroma dulce en nariz, sabor potente donde a pesar de los 11 grados se disfruta y se aprecian las notas dulces y el regusto sabroso y permanente.


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