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

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RATINGS: 4595   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Drank at La Morte Subite.... Served in a wide mouth classic trappiste style glass. Light tan head with lacing on the sides. The aroma is malt with vinous notes and fruity esters and background of caramel and dare I say Cola? Served celler temps good carbonation with good bite. Taste is candy like with some brown sugar coming through (sans mollases) Makes my cheeks pink like a swedish boy at Christmas drinking this one.... Toffee and dark fruit finish that is surprisingly dry at the end. Yeast profile really makes this beer different than other trappiste biers I have had. Also in the middle the beer exhibits a strange character that I can only describe is celery like with a cola note as mentioned before. I like it and it definately better at room temp 65-70


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zakoon (107) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2015
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home, 2011 bottle. Pours deep brown with some floaties, small off-white head. Aroma is massive with dried fruits, overripe fruit, nuts and raisins. Flavour is sweet malt and caramel. Full bodied, average carbonation. Finish is complex and long with plums, raisins and caramel dominating. I couldnít taste or smell the yeast. Very vinous but thatís how I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (297) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle: hazy, medium brown, light head and moderate lace. The aroma is dominated by a sluggish ferment profile. Cooked dried fruit. Funky. Maybe volatile. Dense. Very wine like. Over ripe and a stuck ferment. Also Anaís a lactic edge. Dry to off dry. Slightly sour but probably due to high CO2 and also has low bitterness. Intense flavor, great weight with loads of dried fruit. Itís a good beer. Either not great or a bad bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolo269 (13) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2015
Kremowa gesta piana ktora szybko opada ale pozostawia centymetrowa warstwe do samego konca,bardzo ciemny rubinowy kolor,wrecz czarny,ledwie przejrzysty pod swiatlo,piekny owocowy zapach,czuc rodzynki,suszone sliwki,w tle leciutki zapach alkocholu,smak to istne bogactwo,palony slod,czekolada,sliwki,lekka goryczka z tylu,rozgrzewajace:)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (182) - - FEB 21, 2015
Dark brown almost black body with a tan head. Aroma of apple. Taste of apple and mahogany with a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DominicGS (7) - Zonhoven, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Lekker donker bier. Hoog alcoholpercentage. Zachte volle smaak. Bittere afdronk. Stevige schuimkraag.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (318) - - FEB 20, 2015
Look: pours a cloudy dark brown. Light brown head. Smell: Apple cider vinegar. Apple skin. Sweet caramel. Taste: sweet caramel. Candy sugar. Apple skin. Apple cider vinegar. Unmatched savory flavor. Feel: medium carbonation. Mostly dry. Leaves a thin film on the mouth. Overall: ok beer. Very smooth. Slight savory. First drank: home 2/20/15 Vintage: best before 26.06.2018

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (437) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 18, 2015
0,33 bottle 2 years old purchased in Skopje (RIP Beershop Macedonia) and consumed in Kosovo. Pours a very dark brown, mahogany with a medium ivory head which stays floating on the surface after having lowered. Nose: macerated cherries, red fruit, fresh black figs. So nice! Mouth: aging a couple of years has not helped that much carbonation getting flat but still it has improved it. Same complexity and consistency of a Porto wine which actually this beer recalls. Dates, dry fruit, again macerated cherries under spirit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (177) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Coke colour, large beige head. Aroma and taste bananas, cinnamon. Full body. Similar to Rochefort 8, but considerably more complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tekstr1der (76) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Pours hazy brown with a finger of dense, creamy head. Yeasty esters, bread, and lightly caramelized sugar take the nose.Tastes of bread, almost no alcohol (truly remarkable at over 11+%), and a slight sweetness make this the finest example of the style. This is the best brew in whatís also my favourite style, and thus is the best beer Iíve ever experienced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutchbeerpages (1681) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
The richness in flavor is amazing, like a big slice of brown bread with a black current and apple molasses. Too bad itís not a great looking beer, otherwise this is the king of Trappist for me, next to Orval. Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis.


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