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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3640   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Botyle at eulogy in PHL. Pours a amber hue, off white head with good retention. Sweet nose, light toast in mouth. Light body despite abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (790) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2016
Das dubbelige Tripel !? Riecht klar karamelig dubbellastig. Der Trunk samtig prickelnd und tripellike trocken, aber eben auch malzsüß und dunkelintensiv. Zwischen den Stühlen und zum Ende hin auch noch rauchig. Kein typisches BSA. 0,33 l Flasche für unter 2€ aus einem Supermarkt in Belgien mitgebracht.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holsgaard (6) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016 does not count
Nice look. Brown dark Color. Taste of roasted malt with a nice touch of burnt sugar. And with a bit taste fruity. All round a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Aroma - candied sugar, fig, spice, and hint of black cherry. Appearance - the body is a walnut brown, with fine consistent nucleation. The head is beige and around 1/2", the head settle around 1/8" of flat foam. Taste - has a candied brown sugar, cake, fig, spice, leafy nature, and Belgian yeast. Palate - light to medium body, carbonation is average, finish is dry and slightly tannic and slightly earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 18, 2016
Dried fruits, yeast, caramel, brown with reddish reflections with a beige foam, medium body, high carbonation, taste of dried fruits, waming...a great strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egidis (88) - LITHUANIA - OCT 17, 2016
bottle. brown, hazy, no foam. aroma caramel, dried fruits, bread. medium body, sweet, a bit spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvNa (129) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Nottle. Color: Very dark, bit hazy ruby brown. Dense frothy off white head. Taste: Sweet dark roasted malt, ripe red fruit, hints of grain, yeast, sugar and cocoa. Well balanced. Full body, soft carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (307) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma of malts, cocoa, burnt sugar, fruity ester. Taste is fairly sweet, medium to light bitter with a roasted-like finish. Notes of caramel, burnt sugar, cocoa, malts, plums, slight hops. Texture is oily to sticky, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
daigoon (152) - - OCT 15, 2016
330 ml bottle. Hazy brown with lots of sediments. Fruity aroma. Taste is also yeasty and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rhombic (118) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, as in an extremely dark amber, with a beautiful fluffy tan head. Aromas are complex, with currants, malts and a general dark chocolate-cocoa like background. Full body, beautiful, with a well hidden alcohol. Malts dominate the finish, some sweetness with the fruity notes (peach, plum!) perfectly balances it. The flavour profile is very complex and developing, very well crafted. Long finish: some caramel and a little hop resin can be perceived as well as the more obvious fruitiness and malt. Nice, but I want to re-rate from a different batch soon. I feel like there might have been something slightly off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjomleif (144) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
330 ml bottle. Big creamy head. Finish brings out some burnt flavors and even dark chocolate. High alcohol level is well balanced and precisely set on the right line. Pretty great Trappist beer.

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