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

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RATINGS: 4409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
motorheadluke (1) - - JAN 22, 2013
Good grief... This beer was enough to make me want to finally sign up for this site if that means anything. As good as sex... Aroma: Very deep, chocolaty, malty heavy smell. A hint of fruitiness but not very much. Appearance: A dark but ever so slightly opaque look... caramel and chocolate look for sure with about 55% light transfer. Taste: One word... WOW. As i said this beer is what made me sign up on this site... i feel i need to tell the whole world! It is a heavy COMPLEX burst of tasty flavors. I cannot describe it; just try it yourself. Redefines a quad for sure. Palate: Easy to drink with very little taste of the potent 11.3% ABV that is in there. It flows and fizzes like it was made specifically for me. Overall: The best beer i have had yet... i will be blown away if i come across another that is better/more enjoyable than this brew. You NEED to try this one for sure.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzgorog (258) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
Brune marron foncé, mousse noisette relativement génereuse. Nez excessivement complexe : gateau, marron, noisette, fruits secs, moka, raisin, caramel, vin de noix. Bouche très complexe de pudding, caramel, raisin noir, cognac, fruits secs. Vraiment impressionnant, très bon. Longueur en bouche assez exceptionnelle, gout evolutif. Une dégustation qui se prolonge pour un plaisir renouvelé à chaque gorgée. Corps puissant, crémeux, alcoolique, légère amertume, bonne carbonation. Une des meilleures bières du monde. Ca donne envie d’oublier une caisse à la cave pour la gouter à divers stades de sa maturation !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
330 ml bottle at Klepsydra Bar, Athens Greece. Dark ruby color, slightly hazy with a thin beige head. Aromas of intense caramel and malts. Taste of dark fruits, plums, raisins, burnt caramel, dark sugar, yeast. Sweet aftertaste, pretty long. Full body with medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
joserabelo (10) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Maravilhosa. Adoro esta cerveja. Drinkability elevado. Cheiro muito bom. Equilibradissima.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LasseVPedersen (242) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark brownish color with beige stable head. Wow, just wow. Everything you could possible want. Rich aroma: Green tea, plums, dried fruits, caramel, grapes. Rich, complex flavour. (Dark) Fruits, sweet malts, caramel, hobs, thick, sticky body. Warming. Perfection on bottle. Full bodied. Syrup-like. Wow. So much to notice and be aware off.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (306) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Carrefour Supermarket Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Aroma of black fruits (black currant and plum),brown sugar , maybe caramel.Taste is so complex, full rich taste in your mouth.What a perfection.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slaz (46) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Pours with a greyish head. Smells and tastes a bit like grapes and raisins, almost slightly wine-like. The aftertaste is warmly alcoholic, and holds tones of caramel to go with it. My bottle had a thick layer of fibers on the bottom. This is one of the finest enjoyment-beers I?ve had this year!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Mørkebrun med et beige skum. Kompleks aroma og smag. SOrt te, tørret frugt, jord, nødder, karamel, anis, mynte, allehånde, let røget mørk kardemomme. Sød, fyldig, alkoholisk uden at være tung. En let drikkelig sipper. Ikke på niveau med westvleteren 12, men god.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pimpelmees (12) - - SEP 9, 2014
Championsleague! This is a real competitor for westvleteren 12 What a taste, impressive on all fronts

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Capturing a many-hued, steadily evolving classic, tasted fresh on last occasion@Rochefort kermes 09/2014, aged 4-8 months upon previous occasions. - Fresh: a late afternoon cordial chocolate or woody madeira/dessert wine of a sipper, pure chocolate coated dates and plums, spiced with fresher hints of bayleaf, mint, aniseed. Marmite on fresh brown, still rising bread at its most pedestrian base. Supreme drinkability, non-sticky mouthfeel despite thick, clearly defined layers of fruit sweetness. Prominent late herbal, nettle tea hop kick. / Older: oakier, earthier, more complex with the dormant potential of its spicy yeast, dusting roasted chocolate and caramel malts over red and purple berry dessert flavours on each new instance. Still residually sweet, with a woody and bitter chocolate dry finish. - One of few mercurial works of brewing art with potential to contiuously educate any drinker’s palate, even those less fond of sweeter beers.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RenataLF (21) - - SEP 6, 2014
Uma das melhores cervejas Trappistes que tomei. Não é tão doce qto as outras. Muito gostosa, leve sabor alcoolico, levemente doce, espuma perfeita e coloração escura.


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