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100
style
Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Rochefort, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5213   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 33 cl bottle, at La Palette - pours a deep mahogany with a medium sized off-white head. Lots of sediment. The light filters through and you get near-cherry tones. Aroma is magnificent, with fig, plum, prune, raisin, raspberry and some yeast. Flavour is very full, lots of the aforementioned aromas filling out in the mouth, and with a noticeable presence of hops. No alcohol present in aroma or flavour, and that is a masterful achievement. Thick and dense on the palate, with some soft spiciness playfully swirling there. Dry, spicy finish. Beautiful, beautiful beer, and definitely one of my all-time favourites. Absolutely superb.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (6585) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Smells of chocolate, and spice. Appearance is a dark cloudy brown. Flavor was of chocolate, a bit fruity, and spices with absolutely no showing of alcohol. Very very thick palate, like a meal. outstanding beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a nice big head that falls into a thin layer with many aeration points rising to the top like lily pads. The carbonation is overwhelming and reminds me of champagne, especially since the rochefort glass looks like a champagne glass. Taste is sweet with some dark fruit tones and a small amount of spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (6215) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2008
Dark brown colour. Aroma is somewhat vinous with some elements of slightly sweet dark fruit. Flavour has massive amounts of rich fruit. The texture is quite thick and unctuous making it and easy drink. Alcohol doesnt come through so much because of the full flavour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilliamLious (7) - Whyalla, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2008 does not count
330ml bottled poured into a red wine glass. Appearance: Opaque dark brown. Persistent thin lace of head. Not much fizz. Smell: Yes, rather like raisin but maybe even like brandy. Strangely reminds me of antique furniture. Taste: Like caramel, like brandy, a pleasant wine taste as it is warming. Mouthfeel: Bubbly in the mouth become creamy. Drinkability: A sipping beer, a reminiscence beer. This beer always leaves a wonderful warm feeling in my tummy. The best beer I have tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Dark brown pour with tan head. Smells great of sweet fruit. Flavor is malty, some fruit and chocolate, but a little bland I thought. Still very good though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2008
IMY 100TH RATING!!!!! I am not the biggest fan of any of the Belgians that Ive had so far. The only two that Ive really liked are the Chimay Blue and the De Dolle Stille Nicht. This has just surpassed those on my list... Dark murky pour with a huge tight bubbly head.. Smells very dark and fruity. Definitely note the plums and raisins. Very sweet smelling. Tastes very much like it smells. Very sweet, lots of fruit with a nice spiciness as well and can also denote the alcohol in there too. This is definitely a sipper at 11% but it was one that I enjoyed immensely and will actually go back and buy more of which is something that Ive never done with a Belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2008
A great quad. Dark in color and a complex taste. A lot of things going on with this beer I will be back for another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Very full scent with overtones of raisins and caramel. It looks as a real beer should look with a dark brown color. Very smooth taste with flavors of caramel and raisins. Full flavor with a carbonated feel in the mouth and throat. Aftertaste is sweet and pleasant. Purchased at Bodega in LaCrosse, WI.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Purchased at Bodega Brewpub in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Poured a dark amber/brown with a quickly dissapating white head. Aroma of dark fruit and wine like characters. tastes of raisons, light chocolate, pretty hoppy. reasonably sweet aftertaste. Alcohol hidden pretty well, especially for 11.3% ABV. has champagne like carbonation. Exceptionally smooth finish. I can see why this is one of the top beers in the world. Would buy again.


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