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


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RATINGS: 4603   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
11.2 to Chalice. Pours dark amber with khaki head. Bready malt, dark fruits, touch of alcohol. Sweet and smooth with a warm finish. Lives up top its reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jannick13 (87) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours Hazy dark chestnutt brown with particles in suspension and a medium sized frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel, spices and ripe fruit. Taste is red fruit, caramel and spices latching on. Medium to full bodied. creamy texture. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (60) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle 330ml, pours almost clear hazelnut brown with some yeast and hop particles swiming in it. Creamy colored head reduces fast to a nice lacing. Strongly sparkling. Sweet aroma of caramel, red fruits, nuts and biscuits. Noticable also some basement notes. In taste also a lot of sweetness with some light background bitterness. The beer is full bodied with a lot very fruitty character and some spicy aftertaste that reminds me of black pepper. Dry with a tart finish. Very nice one eventhough I’m not a big fan of the belgian style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werthergoethe (33) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 2, 2015
Отличны& очень крепкий эль, с карамел& привкус& Крепост& на вкус не заметна.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeandduke (35) - - MAR 1, 2015
2/22 Bottle - Incredible beer! Very nice dark brown pour, nice head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel smell. Excellent tasting beer, very nice strong kick going down. Quadrupels are among my favorite beers, and this one was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommended!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (52) - SPAIN - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Tan frothy head, diminishing but leaving a very thin lasting layer. Aroma is complex and intense. A lot of ripe fruit, dark fruit and prune with some toasted malts tinge.Taste is also complex and rich, plenty of dried fruit flavours (prune, plum and raisin) with caramel and toasted malt tinge. Longing ripe fruit acidity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (197) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a dark amber, cola-like robe topped by a fluffy tanned head showing great retention and lacing capacities. The nose is sweet, fruity, gives notes of chocolate, plums, figs, and salted caramel. The taste is also sweet but not overwhelming. The fruitiness is dominant with the figs and plums upfront and sweet chocolate in the back. The body is full but very cloud-like all at once. Some expanding booze comes through the back of the palate. This beer is complex and enjoyable. A perfect addition to any cellar, you can let it age a few years to increase its flavor spectrum. Cheers!

   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 (111) - 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 (298) - 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.

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