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


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RATINGS: 3509   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Echon (194) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Slightly hazy red/brown body with a foamy light beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of fruit, spice and alcohol. Very rich taste with moderate sweetness and light bitternss. Solid malt and spice flavour. Warming alcohol. Medium body with prickly carbonation. A bit overcarbonated, like Rochefort 6. Dry, almost tasteless, finish. An elegant and balanced beer. One to be savoured slowly in quiet contemplation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle at La cervesera artesana. Brown colour with tan head. Malt, raisin, bread aroma. Sweet, malt, raisin, fig, caramel and bread taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - DEC 2, 2015
What i didn’t like was the overcarbonation.The alcohol was there at the end of the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
Nice syrupy, cough medicine, spicy gumball, toffee, dark fruity and balanced masterpiece. Backlog from originally 2014/08/10, recent taste 2015/10/01.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Butelka. Barwa herbaciana, mętna. Piana wysoka, biała, wolno opadająca. Utrzymuje się do Aromat przyjemny, można wyczuć suszone owoce (figi, morele, rodzynki), czekolada, miód. Smak typowo belgijski, estrowy. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, alkohol doskonale ukryty. Bardzo dobre chodź Rochefort 12 bardziej mi smakował.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle while In brussels Belgium. Poured murky brown lil head. Aroma sweet malty syrup. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet brown sugar balanced malty cereal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (759) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Embouteillée 17/12/2014, bue après 11 mois. Robe ambrée très foncée et particulièrement trouble surmonté d’un épais et crémeux col de mousse. Dentelle timide. Arômes de fruits séchés, levures, dattes, miel, mélasse. Surtout orienté vers le sucre, complexité moyenne, alcool bien caché. En bouche, assez sucré mais un sucre de fruits confit. Mûres, pruneaux, raisins rouges. Notes de dattes, levures, caramel et pain. Un léger côté de malt grillé, chocolat, miel et mélasse. Texture légère-moyenne, corps assez rond. Haut taux d’alcool imperceptible et coule toute seule. Une autre dangereuse!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (605) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
Wow. En virkelig god og lækker øl. Ud over det sædvanlige. Tilpas med sødme og bitterhed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1175) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a clear ruby brown colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of red berries, raisin, some fig, spice, slight bready malt, like fruitcake, subtle nuts and a little alcohol. Taste of bready malts, fruitcake, raisin, fig, red currants, spice, subtle nuts, a little chocolate, maybe pepper and brown sugar. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A warming, bittersweet, fruitcake, peppery bitterness in the finish. Quite a rich, fruity beer with a spicy, fruitcake character. A really nice Belgian beer, it’s up there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagavulin62 (11) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
Aromen von Rumrosinen und Aprikosen, feine Malz und Schokotöne. Weich im Abgang.

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