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

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RATINGS: 3157   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (467) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014
The Rochefort 6,8, and 10 are all fairly similar in my opinion. The 8 is medium-bodied and drinkable, which is nice. Flavor has dense, sweet fruits with caramel and toffee notes.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Caramel aftertaste with undertones of chocolate. Spicy finish. Great beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rototo64 (17) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
Un grand classique, mais quand c’est si bon, pourquoi se priver !!Surtout qu’avec les soucis qu’ont les moines avec leur source, elle n’existera peut etre pas trés longtemps, avec cette qualité jveux dire.. Parceque la, on atteint le haut du panier, le nez et la bouche en prennent plein la gueule, mousse magnifique, carbonation fine et équilibrée. Au nez, c’est pearl harbour, l’attaque en louzedé, tu vois rien venir et ca te pilonne direct, bonbon, banane, raisin, caramel... Mais le meilleur, c’est qu’en bouche,c’est en lien direct avec le nez, ça a le gout de l’odeur!!c’est une pure merveille de douceur et d’équilibre, difficile a dire si sa grande soeur est meilleure, c’est pas sur, ce qui est sur, c’est que les Rochefort n’ont rien à envier aux Westvleteren, alors comme elles sont beaucoup trouvables, n’hésitez pas, allez allez, plonger le nez et vos papilles vous diront merci !!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (494) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Hazy dark brown, with a light tan and creamy head. The nose has aromas of roasted malts, sweet fruits and Belgian yeas. Body is full, texture thick, carbon high.Taste is sweet, bready and nutty. Palate of ripe plums, raisin and figs. Well balanced. B@H

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicke80 (200) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours brown with nice white head. Sweet aroma with caramell and fudge flavours. Sweet after taste with caramell notes. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (65) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
bread, herbs, alcohol, brown, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (483) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is plums, cherry, licorice, spicy Belgian yeast, vanilla and caramel. Slick palate. Aftertaste is rich, fruity, dark chocolate, caramel, cherry, some licorice and lasting spicy finish. Overall: Awesome! Like its big brother more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
loco_gallego (104) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Ambré brune ocre assez foncée, voilée. Belle mousse beige clair persistante avec dépôts sur les parois.javascript: RadioSel(flavor,8); Arômatique floral, un peu fruitée aussi. Légèrement acide aussi avec les levures belges. Malt caramel. Très très complexe et équilibrée. Sensation de fraicheur, malgré le côté légèrement liquoreux/alcool. En bouche similaire, incroyable balance et longueur en bouche. Fin de bouche ass. Bonne carbonation. Hâte de goûter la 10 du coup...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (92) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
Transparent dark brownish color, sticky off-white head. Aroma of raisins, prunes, dried figs and alcohol. Taste of dried, and some fresh, fruit and berries, alcohol, yeast, sugar. Not as boozy as it’s big brother the Rochefort 10, which i actually tend to like even though it is not as intense in it’s flavor palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pacool (39) - - OCT 20, 2014
Piękne ciemna barwa. Piana znika dość szybko. Wydał mi się mniej treściwy i pełny w smaku niż 6-stka ale i tak kawał porządnego piwa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3318) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Hazy ruby color with lasting head, thick fluffy head that was still in the snifter at the end. Aroma has subtle yeast character, dried fruits and slight alcohol.

The flavor is real complex mix of dried fruits, Belgian yeast, light red grapes, mild figs. Almost a different nuance after each sip. The alcohol is also here with light warming after the sip. Creamy carbonation in a fuller then medium in body. Can’t believe it took me this long to try these! I will be buying a few more to cellar for a cold winter night.


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