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


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RATINGS: 3320   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alomtnez (138) - SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Big tan off-white head very persistent. Hazy dark brown with reddish hues colour. Aroma is very ripe fruit, prune, with cocoa an caramel tinge and sligth sour milk hint. Taste is fruity (peach, plum and prune), caramel, cocoa, somehow spicy with sweet acid finish. Full body, high carbonation, medium oily. Second similar rate tasting two different bottles bougth in two different shops. For me, not as good as most people rate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (173) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Prezentacja: czerwień wpadająca w brąz, klarowne, piana średnio obfita, drobna, szybko opada do krążka ;
Aromat: miód, toffi, owoce bardzo dojrzałe, śliwki, rodzynki, nuta spirytusu ;
Smak: słodki, za aromatem, w finiszu karmel, po głębokim łyku czuć uderzenie czystego alkoholu ;
Odczucie: średnio treściwe, bardzo oleiste, mocno nasycone, ;
Ogólnie: niezłe, byłoby bardzo dobre, gdyby nie ten przebijający się w aromacie i smaku alkohol .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 19, 2015
Great beer. Malty flavour, a bit fruity, and full bodied sweet beer. it is quite fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (132) - Badalona, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2015
D’ampolla comprada al Alcampo. Rica en aromes i sabors maltosos (pa, galeta, briox, caramel...) i també en esters fruitats (plŕtan, pera,cirera..) També te un punt d’alcohol que la fa una mica escalfadora, per beure mica en mica...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (486) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Beautiful typical hazy Rochefort chestnut brown colour, beige creamy head that nicely laces and lasts. Roasted malty nose and taste with light coffee, light milky chocolate, molasses, dried fruit like dates, figs and raisins, gingerbread, spices, light sweet red wine notes. Soft mouthfeel and carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
susonagger (61) - spain, - MAR 15, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Vista: Color marrón chocolate. Espuma abundante y duradera. - Nariz: El aroma es dulce, muy afrutado y con muchas notas de malta. - Boca: Afrutado y seco al final

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeandduke (116) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3/15/15 (Bottle) - Very nice dark brown pour, nice tan head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel aroma, intense toasted malt smells . Excellent tasting beer, nice kick while drinking. I still prefer the 10 to this 8, but these are among the top few beers I’ve ever had. Highly recommended!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (694) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Awesome Belgian. Has all the flavours you want. Nice wheat, yeast, spice notes along with a not-too-overpowering alcohol heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured a dark copper to brown colour with a 1 inch off white head. Had plenty of visible sediment. Aroma is of dried fruits, malt, yeast, and hints of alcohol. Flavor is spice, caramel malt, and dried fruits like raisins or cherries. Progresses fairly well through each element as it flows through the mouth without any disturbance from the alcohol. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ministru (13) - PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle .33. Mahogany colored. Low malty aroma with traces of nuts, chocolate and dark fruits. Good light-brown creamy head. Clear medium to full body with some nice sediments and soft carbonation. Warmish body is due to all the alcohol. Sweet from the beginning to the end with barely enough bitterness. Spicy and a tad burnt, with caramel all over. Great beer, just too sweet for me.

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