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


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RATINGS: 4597   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGB (526) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours dark brown with a full head. Aroma is fabulous with tons of dates, stone fruit, chocolate, black cherries and malt. The taste is viscous with more dates, rum cake. A bit sweet, but not excessive. Palate is surprisingly acidic for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (385) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
There was quite a bit of smoke when I opened this beer. It pours a dark hazy brown with a medium sized off white head that had great retention and left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark fruits, figs, raisins, alcohol, and some sugar. The taste is very similar to the aroma. I pick up the dark fruits, figs, plum, raisins, and some candy sugar mixed in there as well. The alcohol can be picked up in the flavor. The mouthfeel is on the heavy side and the drinkability is rather low. This beer is a sipper and not a gulper. This is not a bad beer and is worth a try but I think the Rochefort Trappistes 8 is a much more balanced beer than this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxmog (1) - AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers i habe ever drunk..a little bit sweet but very good..perfect harmony

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zakoon (109) - 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 couldn’t taste or smell the yeast. Very vinous but that’s how I like it.

   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 Ana’s 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. It’s a good beer. Either not great or a bad bottle.

   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:)

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (319) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (441) - 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

   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

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