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

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RATINGS: 4758   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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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Myonlyvice (7) - - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
What a brilliant beer! Dark brown with a two finger light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Sweet taste with very little bitterness. Nice warmth from the alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (633) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Purchased fall of 2013, and in the cellar since then. Pours a very murky garnet colour with LOTS of visible floating sediment that is literally churning as the carbonation rises into a fluffy beige head. It doesnít look bad, but the living sediment does make me think, "Mmm...delicious". Smells great though. Lots of notes that remind me of European bitters (Amaroís, Jagermeister, etc.) with faint red licorice, light honey, light molasses candy, chamomile, and a faint trace of eucalyptus. Taste wise, a lot of candy like notes with some considerable alcohol given itís age, more red licorice, light molasses, raisin, and again "Original Ricola" that heads into some caramel malt notes, light bitterness, a Fishermanís Friend like note, light rye crisp, graphite, and some light sourness in the finish. Believe me, there are more things I could probably describe if I had the time, but I donít. This is the real deal. Looking forward to my 2014 bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vinivini (714) - BELARUS - JUL 31, 2015
Deep amber colour, opaque, tall off-white head shrinking to a thick & creamy film clutching at glass. The aroma is yeasty, perfumy, some champagne, candy, roast, dry fruit, honeymelon, earth. Some notes are hard to define. Full body. Very warming. A dozen of taste aspects: dried fruit, sherry, champagne, liqorice, liqueur, praline, cognac, spicy yeast. Itís hard to find words for the complexity of this brew. Some hops delivers the finish of the perfect picture. Splendid.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chasy (3) - - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Tolles Bier, tolle Farbe, super Schaum. Sehr rund, komplexe Aromen, leicht alkoholisch. Langer, leckerer Nachgeschmack.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (226) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 9/14/2011. 330 mL bottle poured into a chalice. Bottled 2/16/2011. Murky brown body that has the slightest red tint to it. You canít see much through it, though. A surprising khaki head on top that seems to die down and come back to life every time I move the beer. The lacing is substantial and also fascinating to watch. The swirling patterns are like Rorschach tests. Yeasty aromas that manifest themselves as bananas. Lots of dark fruits of every variety. Amazingly complex and delightful aroma, perhaps a bit overpowered by booze. The flavors that come across are just amazing. Raisins, plums, figs, and an estery banana flavor to bundle them all together. Again, the booze is prevalent, but itís nice. Thereís even a slight bitterness at the end and I donít know where it comes from. Full bodied and warming. The alcohol burn is present, but still appropriate. Itís a little bit dry in the finish. Outstanding, save a bit of excessive alcohol burn.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
1boy25 (1) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2015 does not count
Amazing beer! Such great flavor, nice creamy head. Love the carbonation and appearance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jelledebont (39) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Donker bier met kleine gistdeeltjes en een bijzondere geur en smaak. Ook een fijne, zachte nasmaak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
plaugher (264) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
12oz bottle into chalice. What more can be said of this monster? Rich, bold, complex and delicious. Full-on plum, currant, and dried fruits; viscous palate. Warming without being boozy. Comes in and out of circulation in town; never sure if, when it disappears, more will ever show up in town. Oh, to have an infinite cellar of it...

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oystein (1) - - JUL 26, 2015 does not count
From 0,33L bottle bought at Vinmonopolet. Complexity beyond comparison. A great experience

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dodskenta (91) - RŲnninge, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Dark brown with a nice tan head, good retention. Nose is figs, raisins, caramel, toffee, marzipan, yeast esters. Flavour is so well balanced, notes of banana, dark fruits, sweet malts, brown sugar, bubblegum. Slight hint of alcohol, but for the abv itís really well hidden. One of the best.


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