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

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RATINGS: 3307   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (132) - Badalona, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2015
D’ampolla comprada al Alcampo. Rica en aromes i sabors maltosos (pa, galeta, briox, caramel...) i també en esters fruitats (plŕtan, pera,cirera..) També te un punt d’alcohol que la fa una mica escalfadora, per beure mica en mica...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (469) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Beautiful typical hazy Rochefort chestnut brown colour, beige creamy head that nicely laces and lasts. Roasted malty nose and taste with light coffee, light milky chocolate, molasses, dried fruit like dates, figs and raisins, gingerbread, spices, light sweet red wine notes. Soft mouthfeel and carbonation, medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
susonagger (55) - spain, - MAR 15, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Vista: Color marrón chocolate. Espuma abundante y duradera. - Nariz: El aroma es dulce, muy afrutado y con muchas notas de malta. - Boca: Afrutado y seco al final

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeandduke (111) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3/15/15 (Bottle) - Very nice dark brown pour, nice tan head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel aroma, intense toasted malt smells . Excellent tasting beer, nice kick while drinking. I still prefer the 10 to this 8, but these are among the top few beers I’ve ever had. Highly recommended!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (651) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Awesome Belgian. Has all the flavours you want. Nice wheat, yeast, spice notes along with a not-too-overpowering alcohol heat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (169) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured a dark copper to brown colour with a 1 inch off white head. Had plenty of visible sediment. Aroma is of dried fruits, malt, yeast, and hints of alcohol. Flavor is spice, caramel malt, and dried fruits like raisins or cherries. Progresses fairly well through each element as it flows through the mouth without any disturbance from the alcohol. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ministru (13) - PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle .33. Mahogany colored. Low malty aroma with traces of nuts, chocolate and dark fruits. Good light-brown creamy head. Clear medium to full body with some nice sediments and soft carbonation. Warmish body is due to all the alcohol. Sweet from the beginning to the end with barely enough bitterness. Spicy and a tad burnt, with caramel all over. Great beer, just too sweet for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (75) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Rochefort bokaal, fraaie mysterieuze donkere bruine kleur, beetje mahonie, wat lichter dan de Rochefort 10, wordt troebel als je het gistdepot erbij schenkt, met kaki beige schuimkraag die terugzakt tot een voortdurend aanwezige wat dunnere schuimlaag. De geur is fruitig, veel rozijnen, pruimen, chocolade en Belgische gist. De smaak volgt de geur, met zoete tonen van karamel, rozijnen, pruimen, vijgen en chocolade, iets zurige en krachtigere koffie, hout en aarde tonen, en fijne specerijen, iets van kruidnagel en zwarte peper voor de droge tonen in het smaakpallet. Ook de bittere hoptoets is aanwezig, zeker bij een jongere batch.Een zeer goed uitgebalanceerd bier met veel complexe tonen, het haalt niet de ongelooflijke complexiteit van de Rochefort 10 die mijn persoonlijke voorkeur heeft, maar is wel weer wat toegankelijker qua smaak. De afdronk is lang, medium droog en kruidig. Dit bier is een klassieke Belgische trappist, Brasserie Rochefort is een perfect voorbeeld van een artisanale bierbrouwerij, en geeft aan waarom Trappistenbieren wereldwijd zo geliefd zijn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
4.7.2014. Reddish dark brown with brown head. Aroma has dark fruits, bit of raisin. Taste has caramel sweetness, malts, dark fruits and raisin, warmth of alcohol. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Raisin spice aroma. Intense head to begin with. Orange and amber colored body. Some sediment. Raisin malt flavor. Warming on the palate. Finish is dry.


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