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

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RATINGS: 3320   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salwal (35) - - APR 12, 2015
Dark Brown color, taste of belgian yeast and malts. Some nites of caramel and alcohol creamy consisten

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clockk (77) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Color caramelo. Aroma chocolate. Sabor chocolate y caramelo. Alta de alcohol y se nota en la boca.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dzhigga (206) - Kirov, RUSSIA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Red-brown color with beautiful steady fluffy beige head. Aroma is very complex and pleasant: belgian yeast, dry fruits, vanilla, apple, spice. Taste is also complex and balanced, light sweet, light tart, light bitter. Nice. 9,2% ABV can’t be detected. Finish is mild, long. Brilliant one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (203) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Superlativa trappista, appena meno alcolica della mamma 10 ma non per questo meno goduriosa. Scura, alcolica, dolcezza inebriante, malti e caramello ti avvolgono, chiusura con una punticina di amaro a completare una perfetta compagna per la tarda serata.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
De eerste keer dat ik dit biertje dronk was ik gelijk verkocht, zo smaakvol en toch eenvoudig weg te drinken. Deze ontploft minder als de 10, de 10 hou ik voor andere gelegenheden. Deze staat heel hoog bij mijn lievelingen!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 9, 2015
Cloudy brown with amber tones. Thick rocky head. Intense caramel, banana and other secondary aromas such as bread crust, pie and cookie), accompanied by scents of honey and citrus. Powerful and slightly sweet. Rotund and long, bitterless ending. Great.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sensor87 (2) - UKRAINE - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Great beer I’ve ever tasted. I’ve got 5 month bottle and it was nice, with enough bitterness and really soft taste with some vine aromas and long complex aftertaste..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicolas_M (78) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Classic from the country, still remains a great beer, even if it is a little more difficult to drink more than one with time (or should I say age). Maybe the mix alcohol and sugar. Anyway, still a great reference when in doubt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (229) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Caramel color, same goes for the foam head. Aroma: roasted malts, bubblegum, chocolate, stale basement funk. Taste: sweet chocolate and caramel, whole wheat, slightly sour development. Slightly sticky aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
Very dark brown colour with compact head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, raisins, dark fruits. The same is the taste with little presence of herbs. Alcohol is notable but is also very well hidden. Overall Very good and complex beer, but for me still not in the same rang with Stuisse masterpieces.


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