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Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3071   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy brown with cappuccino head. Malts, caramel light toffee, mature fruit with a hint of alcohol, hazelnuts. Lightly sweet with light Roasted malts, hint i flicorni c’č and coffee, dark chocolate,e ai si s and a quickly fading bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1553) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
True trappist, deep, figgy muddy flavors. Kind of fizzy this one. Finish is dry and nice. Bottle from De Zwart in Wilnis

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 27, 2014
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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Birra spettacolare, dal sapore intenso e deciso, anche se non ai livelli della 10. Sentori intensi si prugna e caramello. Decisamente una birra di gran classe!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, caramel, barnyard yeast and fruity esters. Body is full and crisp. Spicy yeast, caramel malt, plums, raisins, brown sugar fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Színe egészen mély, sötétbarna, szinte már fekete, habja pedig sűrű, krémes és az egyik legtartósabb, amivel valaha találkoztam. Masszív testesség és krémes állag, fűszeres, korianderes, karakteres és gömbölyded ízjegyek jellemzik. Nem hétköznapi darab.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hockert (69) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at home that has been standing for a year. Pour absolute dark with a dirty head. Smells of spices, roasted malt and yeast. Full body, a little bit of alcohol taste. Tastes of dried fruit and roasted malt. Not my favorite but well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (20) - Grevenbicht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
Sprankelend krachtig bier qua mondgevoel. Complexe smaak van choco, kruidig, caramel dat wat zachter aandoet dan de 10. Lichte bitter aanwezig in de lichte soepele warme droge afdronk. Pracht bier met een geweldig lang palet in de nasmaak.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 12, 2014
very rich aroma: port, apples, toffee, plum, citrus, brandy and spices... the taste of caramel, brandy, chocolate with notes of citrus and port... aftertaste is sweet and dry and, a little bit, warming... wonderful trappist...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (341) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red with a cream head that sticks heavily to the glass. Aromas of cherry, rum, candy sugar, Christmas cake and caramel. Heavy malt throughout, intertwined with cherry, bubblegum, candy sugar, cola, rum, biscuit and toffee. Beautifully smooth mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Magnificent beer.


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