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


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RATINGS: 5080   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 this, i think, is the best beer in the world. it is strong, smooth, incredibly complex with a nice head. strong plum, chocolate, nutty flavor. too many different flavors to list, really... the amazing thing is how well balanced it tastes, even with an a.b.v. of 11.3%. i had this beer many times on a recent trip to belgium and i was always amazed. be sure to serve it in it’s proper glass if possible. it’s PERFECT! cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
irudy (1) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
i have burried a bottle of this beer in the foundations of our new house as a charm(grigri) for luck and good life. Why would i do that if it wasn’t outstanding?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
One of the best I’ve had. caramel, chocolate, brown, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jaraf (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2005 does not count
To be perfect, a beer should be like this one. This is only real best beer all over the universe .....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Dark, Deep, fantastic beer that reeks of flavours like date, figs, chocolates... many different tastes. Nice Head and amazing taste. One of the nicest beers I have ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
To start with, lets just say this beer made me question my disbelief in God, it is that good. I’ve had this on quite a few occasions, and it just tastes better every time, tonight sampled after the formidable Abbey des Rocs brune and Achel brune, this and Westy 12 are in a league their own...perfection. After having the two aforementioned, I’ll have to re-rate and slightly reduce my perfect rating on St Bernardus 12, great but not perfect in comparison. Poured into the stylin Rochefort chalice, a dark chestnut murly brown with a good one finger head that fades to a thin, lasting head...aroma of raisins, alcohol and to much more than this mere mortal is cabaple of discerning. The taste is very complex, yet very drinkable..alcohol present but taking a back seat to everything else. Taste is like figs, raisins, malts, chocoalte, and a chalky cocoa taste...amazing finish. Probably the greatest pleasure in life for the dollar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2005
A winter favourite of mine, I seemed to have amassed around twenty bottles over the last 3 years and found I only drink one every few months. But alas it is truly an experience I savour deeply with each time. (Bottle 12/10/08) Poured it into a short tulip straight from the cellar (?14 degrees) on a cold winter’s night. Deep brown body, almost black, and opaque with a quickly settling loose pad of yeast. Head forms straight from the pour, sandy-beige and a good ¾". Sticks around for the entire length and produces a good web of lace. Strong, almost pungent, vinous-chocolate aroma with a hefty waft of alcohol and yeast spices, dried fruit esters and a little earthy malt. The aroma continues expansion as I downed it and leans more towards a mixture of chocolate, nuts and warming alcohol. Big in the mouth, flavours eat right into every crevice and blend beautifully with assistance from the medium ’spritzy’ carbonation and silky smooth mouth feel. A little nutty and earthy, the pleasantly warming alcohol seems to compliment the chocolate, raisins, sultanas, low bitter hop and malt notes and toasted grains of this wonderful beer. Finishes off with a long, warming, dessert style chocolate and fruit swallow that surely shakes off the winter blues. This is easily one of my favourites and I just cannot fault it (second 5.0). Lovely!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadfryday (3) - Oakwood, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005 does not count
Best beer you can buy on THIS planet. I started drinking Rocehefort in 1998 while i was stationed at Nato Headquarters in Brussels. They have a little bar back in the Situation Center. This and Duvel were staples at the little bar. Pours excellent leaving a Tannish colored head. It IS the smoothest tasting beer with the alcohol content i have ever had. The flavor: figgish, nuttish, chocolaty.....beautiful. Overall this is the best beer in the world. Brent Smith July 2005

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
The Rochfort 10, is this cowboy’s favorite beer. IT is dark, powerful, and very complex. I get some BING< and some currant in it. My soul comes to life when i sip this sweet nectar. i am transported into the depths of my imagination. I am upon an ancient beach watching the PIRATES AND THE MERCHANT SHIPS barter for MANSLAVES> I am in space, I am in heaven. I am everything i want to be when i drink this beer. invincible. Drinking his beer reminds me of an Emily dickinson poem...wHen i close my eyes all the world drops dead, when i lift my lids all is born again...........My fire is eternally burning.....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 On such days as bees like this are found, memories shall not be forgotten. The keepness of the pour is glourious, something spucial, u can see forming the perfect beige creamyness to top it off. Aghh what is going on here i am gone there is nothign else just stupid stupid flavours that overwhelm the fact that i just spilt some. Complex dark fruits nuts banana spicey what else can they throw at my hair. One sip and im looking at the world as if a globe i am facing near death, i am now a complete moon. What happened in the making did some1 throw all the goodness in the world into 1 bottle. Great full body immence flavours, spice fruit wheat nuts everythign that is good about a bee is here, even hops at the end though all the other goons. Ahh it all took 10 seconds but every pip is a new life time, i die and am reborn about 5 times with every throttle of this. Trite.RERATE: After 3 odd years of rating in the Porter house with Duff then a bottle at home while the music is rubbish and i need something good. So whats going on here. Iv got to the stage where belgian ales are boring, i dont like yeast, i like clean hoppy and sessionable beers. But the rochefort owns them all. yea yea i know the girardain lambic is outstanding and the selection lambic is like i’ll take a two day flogging for a bottle. But lets get down to brass tax here. This is the finest thing to have happened to the beer world. It beats them all. It is my Favourate beer of all time.

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