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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3466   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle: Extremely smokey, strong full body that reminds of a stout. Bitter, dark chocolate and burnt coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Pours quite dark with big brownish head. Lots of aroma, caramell, roasted nuts and probably more. Taste is very rich and malty. Also nutty. Very rich body. Best beer for me so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
Beautiful long lasting head, wonderful complex aroma. Good malty flavours, dry, alcohol very well masked. Definitely going to have to try this again. Very surprised at how present the carbonation is, nice prickly feel in the mouth. Let’s see what a couple of years in the cellar will do to this guy..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
33cl bottle: pours a merky brown into a trappist glass, but looks beautiful. small tanish which head. Very complex in the nose. There is spiciness, nutmeg perhaps also many dried fruits: prunes, rainsins. Same flavors as the nose with a touch of figs some clove and a bit of banana from the yeast. Awesome mouth feel full of tiny bubbles, full mouth feely. very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2006
Bottled. HAzy dark brown in colour. Rich creamy and bubbly beige head. Lacings. The aroma is malty and sweet. The flavour consists of burnt malt with a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Tremendous aroma of caramel and fruits. It’s down to the wire between this and the 10. Impeccable balance and well camouflaged high ABV. A superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Bottle What a strong aroma escaping form the pour, very sweet - currants, candied fruit. Great head that dosen’t really lose itself. Taste is very balanced. First sip - good, sweet flavor/ well balanced. As it warms the character of the ale comes out strong, almost takes over you. Very drinkable with a palate that grabs you. Final sip - "may I have another". Double cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (5078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A nice dark orange brown in colour, fruity malty taste and aroma. A beer that is smooth on the palate considering the malt and alcohol in this brew. Very highly carbonated with a nice head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Amber pour. Crazy foamy lasting head equaly crazy lacing. Lots of malt almost no hoppyness. Faint dry fruit on the way down. Alcohol very present. I enjoyed this beer very much

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 (Bottle BB 19/07/11) Roasted malty, yeasty, fruity and slightly alcoholic aroma. Orange brown colour, murky (small particles which eventually settle) and small, light brown, slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Sweet, malty, yeasty, licorice, slightly anise and spicy flavour of long duration. Fizzy carbonated, astringent, full-bodied and alcoholic (warming) palate. Excellent! 02/11/06 (original rating was 8/5/8/5/16)

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 269 270 271  272  273 274 275 » 347

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50