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


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RATINGS: 3237   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 15/20
omanson (19) - - JAN 9, 2015
Bière aux aromes équilibrés, sucre de canne, cereales. Petite carbo . Finale courte ou un arome fruité fait son apparition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
9er (80) - Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Average joe beer. Something metalic about the beer. Taste is more boozy without the feeling of much to the recipe. Flat flavoe and underwlelming experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (583) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
Robe légèrement ruby carbo moyenne collet persistant. Aromes fort de fruits bien mûr. Bien ronde et chaleureuse aux saveurs encore fruité.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AAEA (162) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
11.2 Fl OZ ($5.59) one of the best without a doubt. flavor is perfect. a great beer for all occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutHead (758) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep amber/brown color with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel, fruits and yeast. Taste is of malt, caramel, fruits, yeast, hops and alcohol. Body and carbonation above medium. Sweet and sugary with a slightly tart finish. Definitely a great Belgian Strong ale that is "up there" with the best".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a ruby/copper colour with a large foamy natural white head. Aromas of plum, fig, Belgian yeast, and some light cherry are present. It's medium body and fizzy carbonation do give it somewhat of a soda feel, but not in a bad way. Fairly dry in the tongue, some warming alcohol, notes of fruit, bitter cherry. This is a very modest beer, no intense flavours jumping out, everything is very subdued.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (493) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 3, 2015
good, but this is a big dropoff from the Rochefort 10. aroma had something a bit different, sort of a cola feel to it. raisins, figs and such are touted in the description. i can see that. it’s a good beer, but considering it was the same price as a Rochefort 10, I’ll just go for the 10 next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (215) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with laying foamy head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, raisin, alcohol, sweet. Taste has hints of fruit, alcohol, raisin, not sweet. Alcohol warmth on the finish. Not sure it?s 100...but very good. I prefer this over the 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2100) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2015
bottle shared with chad at the dub, brownish hazy pour with thin whitehead, aroma and taste is prune, some raisen, ad alcohol,, good stuffs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (794) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle pour. Pours a dark, muddy color with a head that lasts forever. Semi sweet , but overall mild aroma with light fruit. Dusty flavor up front, very light fruit notes hidden in there. Minimum sweetness. Some light fruit, but overall there isn’t much going on here. Nothing offensive about it, but it wasn’t anything spectacular. Definitely liked it though. Good.

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