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


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RATINGS: 4395   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
What else can be said about it? The classic quad ... in my book. One of my gateway beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
insanekat12 (1) - - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Great Trappist beer, strong flavored, alcohol is fairly well masked, dark brown opaque with brown foam head that leaves quickly, complex flavor with a bit of sweetness, scent dried fruit and toasted nuts ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gripweed57 (657) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a translucent reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of dark dried fruits and cola. Flavor is sublimely sweet and complex. Lot’s of dried fruits and sweet sherry notes. There is a wonderful, rich, buttery maltiness that is exquisite to sip and savor. It’s somehow so very ethereal and indulgent. The warming alcohol conjures up memories of an old port, single malt scotch or rare bourbon. It’s that good. The finish is sweet and fruity, with hints of juicy plums and Calvados. A beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottles from Rehills, Newcastle, Carrefour, Calais, Oddbins Newcastle (now closed). A very dark brown beer with a rich red fruit and floral hoppy flavour, currants, red fruit, sherry and sarsaparilla followed by a sugary sweet, candy sugar and powerfully alcoholic finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matis (110) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Fruity and cocoa liquier on nose. Cake, dried fruits, plum, gooseberry and some roasted nuts. Candy sweet also. Sticky, malty, yeasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tigertim (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
My favourite beer. Living on the south coast of England, I can drive over via Eurotunnel and buy this in Belgium pretty much any time I want. It means I can get it fresh and lay it down for drinking later. But you’ve really got to drink it from the correctly-shaped (chalice) glass; it really does affect the pour, the head, and the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (30) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
A nice beer but not really my style. Roasty, fruity, complex taste, but too boozy. Could’ve done a better job hiding the alcohol. "But this is 11%!!!" Lots of 11% beers, even simple DIPAs, do a better job of hiding the alcohol than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joes (89) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
So easy to get, but quite some time since I had one. Years ago I was lyrical about this beer, but I really think it has changed in a not so positive way. (I know my references have changed as well, but still .....). Dark brown, can be clear, with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts , some sweetness and this typical herbal yeasty thing from which you can recognize a Rochefort. Not bad, but my first ratings (late 90’s) would give it a much higher score than I will give it now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
The high alcohol percentage shouldn’t scare you, it’s a very easy to drink beer with one of the greatest tastes ever! Dark brown beautiful color and the taste is very complex but extremely nice to drink. The fruits explode in your mouth while you can taste a sufficient bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zwiebel88 (118) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
Dunkelbraun mit Rotscimmer im Glas, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Karamell, Likör, Gewürze, etwas dunkle Früchte, belgische Hefen. Komplex und sehr elegant. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Alkohol, Feige, Karamell, Likörsüße. Vollmundig, ausfüllend und klebrig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (119) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brown, low quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma of liqueur, cherry, very alcoholic, fruity, notes of honey, date honey. Heavy cherry flavor, very sweet, malty, yeasty, woody. Lively carbonation. Full body. Sweetish sticky aftertaste. Very nice.

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