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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3638   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, spices, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts off with the dark fruit and caramel flavors that give way to the spices and alcohol warming. Very delicious brew, very complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Appearance: Good lacing on sides of glass. Dark ruby color, relatively clear. Aroma: This is where this beer shines in my opinion. Very complex nose. Upon pouring, I get a skunky spiciness (a pleasant skunky), buttery, malty, fruity, woody and some alcohol notes all just keep jumping out of the glass. Flavor: Not as complex, but the flavor is very nice. High alcohol content is well-hidden, and oxidative sherryish notes along with a sweetish, candyish flavor make for an interesting flavor. Some berry notes in the finish, as well as light vanilla notes. Palate: I like the mouthfeel of this beer. Thicker, but not cloying. Very drinkable, with higher carbonation that cuts through the thick body. Very smooth! Overall: I could drink alot of this, which is obviously dangerous. Nice beer, with odd and complex notes not found in alot of beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Have had the 6 and 10, so not it was time to battle with the 8. As with the others the 8’Th has some of the Rochefort trademark aroma and taste. It pours unclear and dark chestnut like in colour with and extraordinary coffee-cream like head. What a display of aroma and taste. Roasted caramel and candies, date, raisins, figs and some yeast. Slight liquorish, chocolate and nuts as well. Amazingly full bodied with an incredible well balanced bittersweet finish. I will never get tiered of Rochefort!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2006
I liked this one better than the 10. Not as much of an alcohol aftertaste and more appealing ,smoother,creamier,must say one of my top 10 easily..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Dark amber-brown with a huge white rocky head that lasts and lasts - classic Rochefort there. Aroma is predominately dark fruit, but significantly complex with a definite malt presence as well as some spice. Taste is complex as well: apples, plum, pepper, chocolate, slightly bitter with a complex yeasty finish. High carbonation but still manages a relatively creamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thesober (9) - Tølløse, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006 does not count
My favourite beer until now. A verygood looking dark beer with a thick long lasting head. The taste is very smooth with a sligtly sweet taste and some alcoholtaste to it. the first pour was clear dark and very smooth tasting. The rest of the beer was stirred and all the yeast made the beer emore complex and interesting in it’s taste. Fantastic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Nice dark pour with a thick head. The aroma was complex with malt and dark fruits. Taste was huge and layered with fruits and dark breads. It was layered with spice and sugar as well as some dark chocolate. Finished smooth with a slight alcohol feel but really nice to the taste buds. Very good Ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2006
Cloudy, dark amber brown colour with an everlasting white head. Great smell of sherry, chocolate and some hints of sweet malts. Well balanced flavor of dark fruits, sweet dark malts, yeast, spicy and some great chocolate notes. Smooth palate and long finish. A great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Gorgeous! Well balanced. Malty and sweet. Heavy head leaing beautiful lacing. Dough aroma. Alcohol to the palate, but not out of control. Great body. I would liken it to a cabernet in some regards. It has an earty tannin quality. In fact just one of these little boogers is inhibiting my ability to write this. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2006
11.2 oz Bottle-poured a medium brown color w/a large foamy off white head & lacing which lasted til the end of the beer. Light, sweet, floral aroma. Sweet, fruity flavor of figs & rasians. No trace of alcohol at all. Exceptionally smooth, could be a sesson ale if it wasn’t so high alcohol. Not a sweet as the #10. Long pleasent, fruity finish.

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