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

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RATINGS: 3366   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
Fruity look and velvety colours. Raisen flavours with plum. High ABV is very well disguised with no real alcohol burn. Nice as it warmed.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
lweiberg (121) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Good all around brew. Tasty. Does the style well. would recomend to try some time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cinesr (18) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2015
Versa scuro.gusto dolce fruttato....le mura del monastero...il Belgio.La SPECIALE

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gdierksen (12) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
To be upfront: I’ve had this beer many times as it is certainly my favorite beer. Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Rochefort chalice. Aroma: sweet, dark and malty, and yeasty, with toffee and fruit undertones. Appearance: dark brown and hazy with an off-white head. Taste: caramel, candy sugar, toffee and dark fruits (raisin). surprisingly subtle alcohol taste despite the ABV. very complex. Palate: very smooth and warm. Overall: very good, better, I think, than the Rochefort 10. A joy to drink every time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (256) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Líquido turvo,coloração marrom,espuma mediana com boa durabilidade;aroma com boa complexidade,notando-se notas amadeiradas,frutas vermelhas,caramelo,malte tostado,álcool já notado;sabor encorpado,seguindo o aroma,porem com forte presença do álcool,o que desequilibrou o conjunto,alta carbonação,final seco e duradouro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CopterScott (199) - Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
thick amber color with a thin off-white head. aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruit, and spice. Flavor is caramel, raisin, wood, and spice. sticky mouth feel and fizzy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuszek (497) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Amber brown color, medium head. Rich fruity and spicy aroma and taste. Long list of notes here, cloves, banana, raisins, nutmeg, black currant, strawberry, plum, to name a few. Absolutely great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Gran espuma, parda, duradera. Color muy oscuro casi negra. Aroma especiado y chocolate. Muy buena en boca. Al principio entra bien y suave, caramelo o azucar tostado, frutas (cerezas?). Al final surge el regusto alcoholico (9 grados!) pero camuflado con especias, algo picante... Excelente

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (508) - FRANCE - JUN 9, 2015
Pours hazy dark brown with medium and sparkling tan head, that quickly reduces. Nose is caramel, dry fruits and chocolate. Aromas are yeast, spice (pepper), chocolate, dry fruits and alcohol. Thin texture, fizzy carbonation. Long alcoholic finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Perfect as her bigger sister! Dark, smooth, tasty: spices, caramel, toffee. Medium bitter finish.


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