Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 5243   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours almost opaque dark brown with huge bubbly head. Beautiful roma of chocolate, maple syrup, cake batter, raisin - almost along the lines of a dopplebock. Sweet and velvety taste. Amazing, but hard to describe. Oily mouthfeel. Tastes of...maple syrup, atrace of smokiness/ Theres so much more to it, but I cant put myfinger on it. The taste is extremely smooth, the individual tastes are so well blended together. Alcohol is barely evident in a slightly peppery finish, otherwise the 11.2% is extremely well hidden. Not much of an aftertaste. Wow, what an amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewSensei49 (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
This beer, as I feel ALL Belgium Trappiste ales are, are of the highest quality.Not much to say, other than this ale is supreme above most other beers. Its pedigree and quality is nearly above reproach! It does NOT get much better than this. Orval, in my estimation, is in the same category, but its aroma is a little better, more floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandorris (647) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
W aromacie suszone ciemne owoce, śliwka, rodzynki, alkohol, nuty chlebowe. W smaku jest dosyć wytrawnie. Są ciemne owoce, skrka chleba i ten alkohol. Może leżakowanie by mu pomogło, bo alko niestety mocno przeszkadza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (601) - POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle, bb 28.04.2020. Ruby brown color, big off-white head. Aromas of dried fruits, plums, brown sugar. Sweet with well perceptible alcohol. Quite good, but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
razvanash (5) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017 does not count
Very common in Belgium, you fall in love of it the moment you taste it. A real trappist with alcoholic/sweet taste. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (274) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle at home from Freshfields in Croydon. Pours dark red brown with an off white head. Aroma is boozy dried fruits, molasses, bread, caramel and a little clove. Taste is a sweet boozy hit of dried fruit, a bit like a good Christmas cake, some clove, banana and toffee in the background with just a little boozy bite as the sweetness mellows out. Nice and smooth and definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClearHead (18) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle, BB date still over 4 years away. Good carbonation, head. Dark amber, clear. Aroma slightly spicy, fruity, caramel; very pleasant but delicate. Taste: caramel, dark berries, licorice; slightly tart, bitterness sharp but not overpowering. Very sweet. Mouthfeel medium to full. Short, slightly thin finish with a bite of alcohol. Too sweet on its own. Could be perfect with cheese after an excellent meal. Dangerous because one cannot really taste the alcohol...A suitable sourness would nicely balance this beer and make it greater still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomHendriksen (437) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Fles gedeeld met LiekevdV. Het is een donker bruin bier met veel koolzuur. Het heeft een erg gebrande smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alcedo2011 (7) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
A pesar de la bena presencia y color me resulta empalagosa, excesivamente dulce.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beamer (7) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Een heel lekker tamelijk zwaar bier. Zeer stevige smaak die tot het einde blijft. De Rochefort 6 en 8 smaken identiek maar zijn wat dunner van smaak. Dit is geen bier om mee te beginnen, alle andere bieren smaken dan heel waterig, mooie afsluiter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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