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


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RATINGS: 3466   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Marimain cafe Gent Belgium.29.07.2015.Pour it hazy brown color with small white head.Aroma liquorice. Taste first too cold serve but when I warmed then perfection.So complexed, plum, dark fruits, raisins, pinch of caramel, Belgian yeast present really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grisza77 (239) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Brunatne, mętne piwo o obfitej pianie, która redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat wspaniały, owocowy, głównie rodzynki plus lekka nuta alkoholowa. W smaku bardzo owocowe w belgijskim stylu, alkohol rewelacyjnie ukryty, lekko słodkie i kwaskowe jednocześnie. Gryczka średnia, szlachetna, lekko alkoholowa, rozgrzewająca. Ogólnie rewelacyjne belgijskie piwo, cudowny smak i aromat, jedno z lepszych piw jakie piłem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a big, fizzy, off white head. Aroma is very fruity, fresh figs, dates, prunes, slight marzipan, belgian yeast notes, alcohol, nutmeg, lavender, spice, lots of caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and toasted malts, but also a slight fruity acidity. Surprisingly fresh. Medium-high carbonation, medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (158) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 25, 2015
Unfiltered brown color with very strong brownish foam. Aroma of malt and yeast and has some acohol aroma to it. Taste of alcohol and malt, goes down smooth and tastes really good. Overall good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonshaugen (201) - Fetsund, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2015
Not the first time I had this, but my first attempt to rate it. Dark amber to brown, thin head. Poured it all in, so sediments is floating around, OK to me. Dark fruity aroma, cherry liqueur-ish alcohol notes due to the high ABV. Carbonation, alcohol and more cherries punch you at first, then a pleasant, long lasting caramel aftertaste is smoothing it all out. Fantastic beer, but to be honest it’s a bit too strong for my likings...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
acvdberge (11) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Together with it’s brother Rochefort 10 these are the two best beers in de world. Great taste, dark look, medium to heavy bitter but also a little sweet. All aroma’s are coming together when drinking it in the right glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (942) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark amber, creamy, tan, long lasting head. Sweet and spicy aroma, dark sugar, caramel, yeast, herbs, booze and banana. Medium-bodied and high carbonated. The taste is fruity and alcohol strong, fruit cake, bread, figs, raisins, herbs, caramel, red apples. Warming long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (930) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Rochefort 8 for 800 rates. This marks two milestones for me. 800 beers and all 3 beers from the Brasserie de Rochefort. Nothing dethrones 10 (not for me, anyway), but 8 makes for an impressive sibling rivalry. Pouring hazy red-brown, 8 is as heady and lovely as the other Rochefort brews. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar, syrup, dark fruit, and bready grains. Flavor has caramel, fig, prune, and raisin - not to the extend of a Quad, but still all things malty, fruity, and rich. Alcohol note is sweet but the burn is expertly hidden. Same can be said for the effervescent carbonation - you see it, but the feel is smooth and slightly creamy. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 800.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjakk (542) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 22, 2015
Brownish, with a hint of red, nice yellowish foam. Strong alcohol and chemicals in the aroma. Malt, burned sugar, with alcoholic sweet aftertaste. High in carbon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
comperchris (28) - - SEP 19, 2015
Served in a La Trappe glass. Dark and fruity beer with a nice strong alcohol level.

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