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

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RATINGS: 4991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (866) - - JAN 20, 2013
Good god what a nose. Beautiful deep plummy figgy chocolatey nose. Profound and complex.If the aroma could talk it would speak like James Earl Jones. Pours deep red brown with almost purply highlights and eventually forms a contant strong thin line of head. Tastes like it smells. Like having your mouth massaged with chocolate. Body is slightly acidic yet firm bit in time integrates and leads to an outstandingly long sappy sweet soft smoothness.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoban34 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
BUY IT ITS Amazing 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2016
330 mL bottle. The pour is a dark brown color, nice shade, with a larger light khaki head that falls down to a finger high cap, but it fizzes like a soda, it’s definitely not thick beer like. The aroma is interesting. Very complex. There is a nice sweet malt that meshes with a light vinousness and carries a good bit of dark fruit. There is a strong sweetness that isn’t as bad as I thought it was at one time. Thanks, changing palate. The flavor is good. There is a lot of sweet malts and a good punch of dark fruits and a light caramel There isn’t a whole lot of complexity in addition to that. This is nothing like a traditional belgian, and all of the good qualities that I look for. The mouth feel is a little thin, but the fizzy carbonation really throws it off. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet and carries a light fruit to it. It’s not too bad, much better than I remember.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
Rochefort 10 cellared 3 years Pours a dark brown color with a fluffy, fizzy, two finger sized head. Fantastic aromas of ripe sour cherries among rock sugar and roasted malts, very intense on the nose. Almost a little boozy, but amazingly well integrated into the decadent sweet aromas, balanced by old wood and toasted walnut shell. Has a very lively, bubbly carbonation, which makes the beer’s heavy body unfold in a lighter manner on the tongue, also washing away its boozy peak, which is recognizable for just a split second, while leaving with a long lasting warmth down the throat. Cherries from the nose are amongst the flavors from the very beginning, entangled into toffee, licorice, dried wood bark and autumn leaves. Malts have a toasty richness in this, which is heavy on the tongue, opening up the palate perfectly to the sweeter flavors, and makes it possible to integrate its warm boozy note so perfectly well. Nuttiness mingles into the warming alcohol, producing a cola sweetness, calmed by old earth and toasty malts, while finishing with a bubbly mineralic tone and dried plums. I am blown away by this one, this tastes perfect. Love the dried, sugared, alcohol soaked cherry note, which blends into roasted, rich malts. All flavors are intense and well pronounced at the same time, creating an awesome balance, making it possible for the different components to pack such a huge punch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (286) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
Voluminös. Komplex. Spritzig. Atemberaubend. Man riecht, schaut und wenn dann das erste Schlückchen die Kehle hinab gegleitet ist, kann man es nicht fassen. So vielschichtig kann ein Getränk sein. Trockenobstsüße wird vom trocken Körper abgefedert, der Nachhall bricht mehrmals in verschiedene Richtungen aus um dann langsam und wärmend alkoholisch ins Ziel zu gelangen.HEAVY!!!! 0,33l/ca.2 Euro aus einem Carrefour in Belgien. Bottle by Baby.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (520) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Drinking from a 33cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol The clear brown beer has a medium Brown head In the taste caramel and coffee Medium carbonated

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcflylanister (60) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
Botella. Presencia caoba profundo con corona blanca persistente y compacta. Carbonatacion media. Aroma a frutos secos, caramelo y licor, En boca intenso sabor carameloso y licor acabando dulce, alcohol perfectamente integrado, Retrogusto potente a licor y caramelo.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nephirem (121) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours very dark brown color with small, short lasting off-white head. Hazy appearance. Lovely smell, sweet and floral. Full body with average carbonation. Creamy, thick texture. Very smooth on the tongue despite the alcohol burn. Taste is mostly sweet. Rich aroma. Herbal, floral, toffee, spices, nuts... Lovely. Dry finish with subtly noticeable alcohol presence. Overall, excellent.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TrappistLove (17) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2016
If you’re looking for a pooter go away! This is a quality Belgian beer! I’ve tried the 6, 8, 10 all delicious different abv. I even like Rochefort and saint bernadus better than the so called number one rated beer on this site. You don’t even taste the alcohol, that’s the thing about high abv beers u taste the alcohol more than all the malts/hops/barley/caramel....this you only taste yummy caramel, toasty molasses, n wonderful belgique malts! YUM!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (175) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Scents of yeast and malt sweet and nuts. Pours opaque brown with a rocky big tan head. Big huge flavors of malt and leather umami combination of sweet and sour with an abrupt acerbic finish which is the only hint of alcohol. Oily mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. Quite a mouthfull. Rockin’.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (728) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark chestnut brown with huge white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, prunes, black currant jam, port wine and hints of hay. Taste is medium acidic, light salty, light bitter and medium to very sweet. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long and mostly sweet and somewhat bitter with notes of sugar, malt syrup, honey, toffee, bitter grapefruit, pomegranate, port wine, sweet licorice and raw salty licorice. Very rich and complex


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