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

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RATINGS: 3079   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2001
This is my 4th Trappist product and I can only say one thing ’what a beautiful product’, you fall in love from this 1st sip, what a sweet, spicy taste and aroma, and you have to love the way those tiny bubbles just sit on your tongue. Unfortunately it disappeard way too fast and only left me wanting more (too cost prohibitive), we must pay homage to those trappist for continuing to produce such fine quality beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 15, 2002
magnificent trappist ale. dark red bronze colour, soft head, nice vinous nose of maple malt, plums and subtle spicing. taste lives up to the aromas adding in cinnamon, dates and a gentle hoppiness. the alcohol is barely noticable even at 9.3% because of all the flavours

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2002
A rich complex and hard to describe beer. Big light tan head. Hints of fruit that mix elegantly with the sweet caramel-like sweetness. Very malty and long finish. If you find the Rochefort 10 a bit too violent, you will LOVE this one! My favorite Belgian Strong Ale!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 26, 2003
One of the best beers i have ever had. Strong and malty, without the overpowering alcohol notes of the 10. As it warms it improves in the palate. Makes me want the 6 even more.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2003
This is probably the best beer I've ever had. Pours deep amber with a creamy tan head. Fruity, fig and raisin aroma that continues into the flavor. Chocolate and coffee hints that make this an outstanding beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Rereted: Beer pours (in Rochefort glass) a dark ruby red-brown colored liquid with an off-white, smallish sized head that lingers throughout. Aroma is amazing!! - fresh fruit basket with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, grapefruit, and maybe a faint alcohol. This beer tingles the lips, tongue, and mouth. Flavor is the same mix of fruits and has a little, if any, alcohol burn. Very east to drink. The 9.2% alcohol is well hidden and warms the belly. Outstanding beer. Sampled at 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Pours an opaque mahogany with a chunky mocha-colored head. Complex aroma of raspberries, oak and dark fruits. Flavor is absolutely marvelous! It is simultaneously spicy, malty, fruity, bitter, and dry. Very vinous, some hints of citrus and blackberries, a bit of pepperiness and some yeast undertones. Finish is smooth and dry, completely enveloping my every tastebud. My 500th rating and my only perfect 5!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottle. This is my highest rated beer and for good reason. Hazey reddish brown colour with beige head. Aroma is stunning. Bitter choc with sweet black cherry and dark fruit nose some raisin/sherry/whiskey. more choc in mouth with sweetish dark fruit and again the same cherry/raisin/sherry flabours but on the end a burst of spicey hops. Never gets too sweet. Some orange as well. Unbelievably good with a slight alcoholic warming kick at the end

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Carolus (3) - BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2006 does not count
Very dark and with a lot of comlex tastes! This is beer!!! (duh ;p) Magnificent beer, as good as the rochefort 10! It gets better and better with the time! A lot of fermentation

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - JUL 23, 2006
Dark blue- brown colour, great pink head . Malty Coffe dark fruits, Black currant. Flavor starts off smooth strong hints of dark fruits (dates Black currant Black Cherry) with coffe and a medium light carmel moves into the alchohol flavor. Ends with a sour pottent earthy dry coffee flavor that lasts and lasts and lasts.


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