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


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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luegomeloacabo (58) - A Coruña, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2015
It is, without doubt, a 5 stars beer which has a very intense aroma, brown colour and intense taste. An excellent beer from an excellent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (481) - GREECE - JAN 12, 2015
330ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Dark brown-red color with small frothy beige head. Sweet fruity, wineous aroma. Sweet taste like aroma. Medium oily body with flat to soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PureVirus (2) - CHINA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
It has strong aroma and nice appearance. The color is brown and there are some sediments in the bottom of the bottle, I'm not sure what it is. You can feel strong alcohol when you take a swig and I love the taste very much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (141) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Robe brune. Nez puissant sur des notes épicées, de la banane, une note de caramel, pointe de houblon et de levure. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une belle mousse crémeuse, de la rondeur, de la puissance, de la longueur et de la complexité. Une très belle bière, plutôt de repas ou de fin de soirée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. BBE 08.10.2019. Colour is cloudy light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Spices, hints of anise, perfume, tackiness, hints of chocolate?, Belgian yeast and malts. Not very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omanson (34) - - 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 (81) - 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 (607) - 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 (164) - 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 (778) - 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".

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