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

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RATINGS: 4451   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, - FEB 13, 2013
0,33 l bottle shared with friends. Clear caramel colored bodybeige small head. Light port notes, caramel, fruity dried fruits nose. Sweet pungent spicy dried fruits, alco warm. Complex and wonderful.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4,70). BB 05.2019. Pours a very hazy, murky dark brown with a red hue and a massive light creamy head that drops very slow, leaving some lacing. The aroma has a red winey (port even) thickness accompanied by caramel and dark autumny fruits, but also some pungent alcoholic warmth. Taste starts with very subtle autumny fruit notes, followed with quite harsh alcoholic-caramelly-plummy notes, then settling with more mellow, balanced, sweet autumny fruits, wintery spices, and almonds. It’s got a medium plus body with gentle carbonation and a surprisingly soft, velvety texture... It finishes dry, even a bit woody.

Maybe not in the mood right now for something like this, but will re-review to see if it needs a little push from the ’mere’ 3,8 I’m giving it now, which seems fair though, coming from someone not terribly in love with Belgian style beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LBIguard (27) - - OCT 19, 2014
Looks cola like in the glass with off white thick head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is chocolate covered plums and a little dirt smell similar to a good red wine. Taste is dark fruit. Very balanced with a nice long finish. Very good beer with great carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Darker, damn near brown in color thick head retention. Aroma is real nice, light cherry, raisins and a fruit medley. Real nice.

This is a delight to sip. The yeast is pretty bold, tons of fruit with candy sugar and dates. This is a younger bottle and the alcohol is rather evident in the finish giving a good amount of drying on the tongue. The body is fuller with a yeasty chewy texture but somehow has a easy to drink "lightness" perhaps the carbonation level plays here. I have not had a chance to compare vintages yet. But after this sample that will be in order. Pretty awesome quad.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (552) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 19, 2014
W aromacie sporo rodzynek, suszonych owoców, karmel, przyprawy, nieco alkoholu przebija się już z aromatu, co trochę drażni. W smaku dość wytrawnie, przyprawy, karmel, bardzo silne rodzynki i wanilia, nieco melasy. Alkohol wyczuwalny, rozgrzewający juz w przełyku. Finisz przyprawowo - owocowy, długi i przyjemny. Doskonałe, choć nieco szorstkie piwo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (597) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
11.2 oz, bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger khaki head, head lasts as a film, good lacing, copper red color, clear. Aroma: light chocolate, raisin. Palate: medium-full body, average carbonation, light alcohol warming, thin texture with a sticky finish. Taste: sweet chocolaty malt into a nice dark fruit, raisin, sweetness, that rides out the taste, with a light alcohol taste coming though in the middle. This is an amazing beer. There is a lot of hype behind it, so I was skeptical, but this is simply amazing. Perfect balance of booze to alcohol for the strength, amazing flavors, simple, but not overly so, not cloying, very drinkable for the percentage. I love this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
didierlewallon (103) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
La Rochefort 10 presenta un color marrón oscuro profundo. Espuma densa y duradera. Su gran fuerza y su cuerpo rotundo se equilibran con una complejidad de sabores especiados y terrosos, con notas a castañas y chocolate amargo y reminiscencias a vino de Oporto, cuero, albaricoques y roble - una bebida muy interesante.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
migwell (35) - - OCT 17, 2014
I bicycled through Belgium in the 1980’s and my fondest beer memories remain from that trip. An absolute beer drinkers heaven! Several Trappistes have remained fresh in my mind over the years, and this is one of them. Popped a bottle this evening for the first time since I left Belgium years ago, and it is certainly one of the world’s best brews. They do one thing, and they do it extremely well indeed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (256) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2014
This beer is very strong tasted good and looked on the lighter end. It poured with a small head and left a good aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalfaro86 (292) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 15, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark brown brew with a big reddish head with good retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet with dark fruits, dried fruits, caramel and spices, robust bodied, smooth, well balanced, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and a long aftertaste, very good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
xtremely powerful alcohol presence almost destroys this unique brew, but other flavors (chocolate for one), as well as the great root beer/fruity/nutty nose and nice muddy color help save it.


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