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


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RATINGS: 3194   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (16) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska från Bishop Örebro. Nötbrun färg med vitt skum. Lagom balans i sötman. Angenäm smak av skum- banan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (704) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Rich, caramel, biscuit, light tobacco. Peach. Appearance: Hazy brown body. Medium, light-brown head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Peach Medium-high malt richness, sweetness. Medium bitterness Dry finish with lingering peach and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. High carbonation. Light warming. Overall: Well balanced. Great aroma and flavours. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beeromancer (3) - HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle from local beer store. Hazy brown colour with small beige head. Brown sugar, chocolate and dark fruits. Rich carbonation (maybe a bit too much). A nice trappist beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Hazy brown pour, small tan head. Aroma not very strong, malts, brown sugar, yeast. Bitter taste, some fruity notes towards the end. Nice, soft and tingly mouthfeel. Rich carbonation but pleasantly small bubbles. Decent trappist on the lighter side of the spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Single small bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A dark purplish-brown color with a frothy tan head. I let this one warm a while in the glass. Very earthy with soft notes of dry plum and figs. Smooth silky texture. Low bitterness. Light earthy sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vili (45) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Pours dark brown with white lacy head. Lots of foaming and small bubbles. Aromas of brown sugar, cacao and malt. Taste follows the same pattern of full malty body and chocolate sweetness. Great package, only a bit too sugary for my taste in the long run.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (152) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Donkerbruin bier met een flinke beige schuimkraag. Zoetig in de neus met een vijgentoets. In de mond zoet en schuimig. Afdronk heeft fruitige toets. Superbier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Distance_Runner (68) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from Smatch (Grocery) in Brussels. This is like the one level down of Rocherfort 10. Brown ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1242) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour...deep, cloudy amber with a massively thick ecru head. Nose...redolent of brown sugar syrup, medjool date paste and crushed figs. Palate....quite frothy and rather sweet, with notes of dark fruits, turbinado and figgy pudding. There’s an ever present date and prune flavour, and plenty of Christmas cake. The finish is long and cloying.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Chocolaty smell and taste. Rather strong carbonation with a sweet oily chocolate taste. A bit overrated, but a very nice beer.

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