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

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RATINGS: 3002   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElectroMod (87) - - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a deep amber to brown colour with an effervescent off-white head. Aroma is plummy, fig and malt. Taste is dark chocolate and dark forest fruits. A little over carbonated for my taste, not as good as the number 10 but still very very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Migmar (219) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Dark brown with a big layer of creamy foam on top. Plums, raisins, yeast, spices, syrup. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Full and complex. One of the beers that relish the soul and remind what a great invention beer brewing is. Close to perfection.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshAWaddell (33) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Dark red/brown pour with thick cream color head that lasts. A sweet taste, dark fruit, that covers the alcohol very well. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle to tulip Spice, cherry, caramel, and a little yeast. Dark reddish brown with a 2 cm frothy pinkish tan head. The taste is quite malty, but balanced somewhat by some bitter hops. The fruitiness is there but as a light fresh sweetness on top of the malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbhenry (87) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
A delicious and complex malt flavor makes makes this beer pretty special. It has a good balance between hops and malt flavoring, which allows the palate to appreciate the complexity of the malt.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtjones8 (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
A little sweeter and lighter than 10 but still excellent in its own way. Pours a bit lighter brown with nice head. Taste fig and carmel. Much better as it warms a bit from frig temp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nacho_1985 (85) - Málaga, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2014
Cerveza trapense oscura de muy buen sabor y menor graduación que su compañera la 10. Buena elección si quieres tomar una buena trapense

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (490) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque reddish, dark brown with large offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, ripe fruits (apple, pear, peach, banana, pineapple), yoghurt and soap. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Body is light oily with crisp carbonation. Finish is long with notes of caramel, malt, ripe fruits, hints of burnt sugar, walnuts and cinnamon cookies.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eduardeller (33) - - FEB 23, 2014
Botella de 33cl. ...gran cerveza. .no hay cerveza mala en esta Abadía. ...quizás un poco carbonatada de más. ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (76) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Pours dark amber/mahogany with a decent 1 finger beige head. Smells earthy and of dark fruit. Taste is very complex, nothing sticks out really and it’s hard to pick out flavours, the more dominant is nutty maltiness and fig prune. Very creamy and alcohol is completely hidden.


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