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

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RATINGS: 3335   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
serjaymz (105) - Istanbul, - MAY 1, 2013
Koyu kahve.. Komplex, 10dan daha iyi ilk icim gazlı, sonra acilik, bitiris meyveli. Koku koyu meyveler ve topraksi...


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
overtheline (25) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a cloudy chestnut brown. Interesting nose; rum, chocolate, figs, dates, chestnut puree. Taste is incredible and difficult to describe without including finish. Briefly sweet and deeply malty but the carbonation lifts this away almost instantly, then a gentle wave of warmth slowly comes in bringing back the flavours of chocolate, mild oak, some nuttiness, sweet sticky fruit- dates, raisins, figs. Superb.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1185) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a nice looking beige colored head. Aroma of yeast and cellar at first, some more pleasant notes of dark fruits and some grapes. Taste is better than the aroma. Sweet start, a bit chocolatey with medium bitterness following it. A bit more creamy. Not my favourite style in general.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (59) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity. Appearance: Darkish brown, starts with a huge off-white head and ends with a nice steady one. Taste/Palate: Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity in the end. Sweet from beginning till end, but still has a bitter taste woven in it. Overall: The taste is slightly more sweet and softer than that of the darker 10, but still very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (339) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
0.33 flaske. Klar mørk med hvit skum som varer. Aroma av gjær malt sitrus. Smak av karamell. Søt og mild. Veldig god

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (231) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cloudy amber color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit. Taste is Strong sweet, with tiny alcohol finish. A good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (503) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Still not my jam, but much better than 10, dark fruits and a strong malt presence, not bad!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (334) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Amazing. The perfect dessert beer. Sweet candied sugar, dark fruit, creamy malts. Fantastic beer. I might actually like this more than the 10. Sweet yeasty aroma from beautiful cream colored head. A dream.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Guldfeldt (3) - Ringsted, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Tykt skum med lang holdbarhed. Uklar mørkebrun. Sød med eftersmag. Fik 2 indenfor et døgn og den første havde en sur eftersmag men denne er god.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyGibbs05 (21) - - MAY 15, 2015
Beautiful. You just can’t beat the classics. Caramel, chocolate aroma and taste, sought bubblegum and banana but just amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (358) - - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma: caramel, nuts, roasty, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, bubblegum, clove, raisin, vanilla; Appearance: amber, hazy, vanishing frothy head: Taste: intense sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness: Palate: medium carbonation, long finish, full body, oily texture Delicious, rich, luscious, well-rounded, well-hidden alcohol, intense yeast aromas. For slow savouring.


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