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

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RATINGS: 3415   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CurbDog (27) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours big head, fades very quickly and eventually disappears. Murky dark brown. Plum, raisin, fig, musk, cola aroma. All matching flavours. High carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jultsu (311) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Valkoinen, kuohuva, iso vaahto. Huumaavan intensiivinen tuoksu. Hapokas alkoholinintensiivinen suutuntuma, kolamainen sihinä? Jälkimaku juuri ja juuri alkoholinpoltteiseksi kutsuttava, makea, täyteläinen. Todella hyvää.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark ripe fruits, some vinous notes, caramel, alcohol, raisins, malty notes. Taste is dark dried fruits, some ripe dark fruits aswell, vinous, chocolate, caramel, dark malts.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
One of the major Trappists is undoubtedly Rochefort. It’s beautiful dark brown with a foam is slight, but persistent. In addition to a malty aroma I can smell both flower and fruit as well as slightly perfumed aroma. It has an extremely complex flavor where both caramel malt and lots of fruit (plum, raisin) mixes with a little flower. It has a bit perfurmed taste. I can usually hate this tasty perfume, but in this splendid beer is so little to the other good flavors overtones it. The alcohol is present in the taste, but is by no means. Palate is huge and I can taste the beer for a very long time. As several other reviewers have already written, I would also strongly recommend that this beer can not be enjoyed too cold. It will simply be devastating for all the good flavors it contains.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sccp1910 (68) - BRAZIL - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma agradável, aparência escura, espuma densa e sabor adocicado deixando um ótimo paladar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (60) - ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore bruno scuro, poca schiuma bianca. Ed ora inizia il bello. Aroma molto complesso, che ad occhi chiusi fa viaggiare la mente. Frutta matura, lievito, note di cioccolato, malto, minima componente luppolata, spezie. Il sapore è dolce e suadente, nota amara minima per una combinazione aggraziata, riscaldata dalla componente alcolica - che, bisogna dirlo - non è prorompente nonostante i 9,2 gradi. Carbonatazione decisa, corpo medio - pieno, retrogusto duraturo. Fenomenale.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Worsenma (46) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Very carbonated and malty. Strong flavor with a lingering aftertaste, but not in a bad way. Not as dark as I expected and definitely a sipping beer. Great for a night at home and a good movie. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ffelipe (45) - BRAZIL - JUL 9, 2015
Cerveja maravilhosa, espumação que persiste até o fim, aroma maravilhoso levemente adocicado, sabor incrível e harmônico

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padchenko (141) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2015
Pours brownish purple with a quickly disappearing small white head. Medium carbonation. Some sweetness, possibly toffee, and some fruitiness. Good beer that is obviously strong at 9.2%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (160) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 4, 2015
Рошфоры лучшие из бельгий& но восьмер& конечно, уступае& десятке в полноте вкуса. Все то же плотное тело, меньше цветочн& раскрыв& ну и после 0.33 не хочется ничего.


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