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


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RATINGS: 3437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
10/16/2006 12:51:26 PM Bottle at home. Another fantastic Belgian ale. Tall, creamy head. Fruity flavor. Very similar to the 10, bit less alcohol. Tastes spicy and becomes increasingly strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (391) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Dark brown, hazy, beer with a three finger high, beige head.

Nose: Brown sugar, caramel, dried fruit, Belgian yeast and banana. Not that strong smell.
Taste: Ohh... This is pure love! Caramel malt, brown sugar, bread, dried fruit, nuts, honey, malty and grainy notes, chocolate, plum and raisin.
Body: Medium to full body. High carbonation. Thick texture. A little bitternes that takes over by the sweetness.

This is so great! This is absolute a favorite! So easy drinking still ABV on 9.2% !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Tawny colored pour. Off white head. Some lacing. Nice malty aroma with hints of dark fruit and sugar. Taste is a nice malt front with a crisp bitterness in the back. Some spicy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paladares (124) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2015
Botella. Color café. Muchísima espuma color crema. Aroma complejo pero interesante. Frutal, quizá pera y un poco de cacao. Muy agradable, ningún efluvio alcohólico para su graduación. En boca, espectacular. Muy cremosa. Equilibradisima. No parece que lleve alcohol salvo un poco en el postgusto. Vienen sabores frutales, cereales, caramelo... un gustazo. Muy muy rica. Para tener una bodega llena de Rochefort...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenH (965) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
brown, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, roasty, toast, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of figs, roasted malt, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gschrade (865) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 17, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Taste belgian yeast, dark fruit, Carmel. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (754) - - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Dark red, small head. Aroma is prunes and raisins, rum and spice. Taste is sweet and bitter, there’s a spice that helps keep it very drinkable. Carbonation and body are perfectly balanced. Very very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Not a patch on its big brother figs prune stone fruit some tobacco hints nice but a little over carbonated quickly diminishing head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (382) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours cloudy brownish with a big soon to fade off-white head. High carbonation - almost champagne like mouthfeel. Good beer but I was expecting more from this. Aromas of caramel, yeast and fruits. Dry aftertaste.

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