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

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RATINGS: 4225   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from Binny’s. Pours dark brown, slight hint of ruby; thin off-white head that didn’t stick around. Chocolate and cherry aroma, with a good bit of cough syrup thrown in the mix along with vanilla. Very rich and sweet, yet balanced well with a little bitter finish followed by a huge caramel aftertaste. Extremely full bodied, light carb. A bit boozy, but I have no doubt that this would improve with age. Overall, I’m still not a fan of quads, and it’s no westy, but still a fantastic brew, given the style. Solid sipper. 4.5/4/4/3.5/4 *** Tasted blind as part of top 10 quad tasting with callmemickey and sideshowe. A - translucent dark brown with little head. S - Banana peel, chocolate, some roasted nuts and a nice earthy smell. T - Very rich sweet treacle and toffee with a slightly roasty bitter finish. A sweet dark caramel lingers on the tongue. M - Perfect carbonation, little heat O - Incredibly drinkable and a fantastic accessible version of the style. Finished tied for 3rd with Westy 12 for me. 4/4.5/4/4.5/4.5


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kolymaTram (8) - brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014 does not count
again one of those beers what belgians are famous for - rich taste, better drink it cellar temp than fridge. Deserves its top ratings it gets here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
spasticbeast (10) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is of dark fruit, toffee, spices and alcohol. Taste is sweeter than expected, big dark fruit, coffee, rum and alcohol. Creamy and smooth with medium carbonation. A very solid Quad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (32) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark brown pour with nice head. Aroma kind of smelled like uncorked wine with Belgian yeast, raisin, plum, some sweetness and I got hints of rotting fruit perhaps. There was some alcohol to the taste and plenty of plum and raisin, following the nose. Nice and creamy on the palate with a bit of spice. Overall very well done beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
radnex (2) - - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Best beer I ever drunk, better than West-Vleteren in my opinion. Very rich taste, a bit fruity, very balanced.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steez (18) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Forget the pour and head and appearance. This product must be experienced if you even think that you are some kind of beer connoisseur. Imagine all the great buttery breads and candies and dark fruits in Europe. Put em together and imbibe. Truly something to behold. From Licorice and raisins to plums and walnut sweetbread. From Twizzlers and toasted nuts to bananas and apricot. The more you drink and think the more different combos and nuances you can come up with. A thing you must do. Wonderful and satisfying.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alwsmntn (6) - - APR 14, 2014 does not count
HAVE THIS BEER! (am i screaming out loud here?) ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX THINGS I HAVE EVER TASTED. I LIKE IT JUST AS MUCH, MAYBE EVEN MORE THEN WESTI XII.... AND SOOOO MUCH EASIER TO GET! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (106) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Deep brown with little tanned head. Smell of raisins lemon fruit. Taste is deep malty. Heavy body. Coffee. Smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (298) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 11,3 %, købt hos Den Belgiske Ølbutik på Jyllingevej i Vanløse, 12. april 2014. Kandisbrun og ufiltreret Trappist klosterøl med lysere brunere nuancer. Moccafarvet skumkrone på 3 cm tykkelse. Duft af rosin og figen. Underliggende trappistgær-noter. Vinøs i dybet. Uovertruffen god smag. Sødme, sødme/bitterhed og sort peber i slutbilledet. Men aldrig overdøvende sødme. Tilpas og majestætisk. Indholdet af kuldioxid er på et medium niveau, og ku' måske være en anelse lavere IMO. God lang lækker bitter og sødlig eftersmag. Flot øl.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JimmyBoy74 (103) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Kan en öl bli mycket bättre? Mörk brun färg. Doftar lite, källararomer och, alkohol. Smakar, karamell, blommigt, gran, örter, alkohol, tuggummi, smörkola. Fantastiskt!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (122) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Helppo juotava. Hyvä vahva. Tummaa samppanjaa äijämakuun. Hienostunut. Zealot juoma. Hyvä on.


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