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100
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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Purchased at Euromarket in Queens. Its so good! WOW-ee! Everyone knows that this beer is great, wow-ee zow-ee etc. But what needs to be said is that this beer goes great with Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream. I mean WOW. Seriously. For those with a strong will, try making a Sticky Toffee Rochefort Float (tm)!!! UPDATE: do NOT drink the patented Sticky Toffee Rochefort Float (tm), but instead enjoy the two entities side by side. DO IT. It does not disappoint.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigDaddyBlues (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Purchased at From the Vine. Several 12 oz bottles. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Raisin is what comes out of the glass and yeast. Raisin is the dominate taste. Raisin and fig. Dont buy just one. You will just have to go back out to get more. Spectacular beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Dark black with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor are strongly of caramel, raisin and chocolate. There are also some notes of nuttiness and bread. Alcohol is surprisingly absent given the 11.3% listed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
330ml bottle.
Pours an opaque nearly black brown with a bubbly beige medium lasting head. Leaves a little bit of spotty lacing. Smells yeasty with raisin, prune, and light berry notes as well as a mild alcohol presence, considering the amount. The flavour is like soft, freshly baked bread, smeared with a perfectly balanced nutty, raisin, prune spread. All this accented by a vinous alcohol note. Soft and lightly carbonated feel with a medium-full body. Nice aftertaste and feel that makes you reach for another sip. Pretty nice beer to nurse after a good holiday dinner.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
11.2 oz bottle for X-mas. What can I say about this beer. Simply the best beer man can have. This beer was nearly perfect. Poured a dark brownish color with a foamy dark off white colored head. Aroma of plums, raisins, bananas, carmel, yeasts, sweets and more. All quite balanced for that great beer aroma. Taste like a heavenly crisp elegant beer. Complex taste of all the aromas mentioned. Smooth and balanced, could hardly notice the alcohol but know it is there. The only downfall to this beer is the size, this beer left me wanting more. Mmmm delicious! Now I can say I have had the best beer I can get my hands on.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2007
11.2 oz bottle courtesy of seaoflament. Pours a copper, muddy brown with a half-finger off-white head which lingered to create good lacing. First smell I caught when pouring was banana. Other fruit such as raisin was apparent in the aroma. Flavor was raisin and plum with alcohol noticeable, but not detrimental. Mouthfeel was medium with some carbonation and alcohol warmth that mellowed as the brew warmed. This was one complex, elegant, delight to drink. Savored it in each sip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Poured from a small bottle a fizzy hazy deep chestnut amber hue with a well maintained small bubbly grayish tan head. Peaty, nutty, sweet, chalky, earthy, yeasty nose. Crisp effervescent yet buttery smooth mouth feel. Dry, woody, raisiny, dark fruity flavor. Finished crisp, semi-sweet, quite dry, and pretty boozy. Nice complex big beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1762) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with a huge fizzy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is strong harsh alcohol (rum) with fruit cake, dark fruits and some sugary caramel malts.

The flavor is dark fruits, wood, sweet caramel and toffee with some bitter alcohol in the finish which nicely balances the sweetness but becomes a little harsh as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium to full with velvety carbonation.

Overall, a very fine beer with lots of complexity and nice balance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
WOW!! This beer really lives up to all the hype. Recently had the 8 and was very pleased with it. This has a littlle more alcohol and a little different flavor. Figs and raisins were the most prevelent. The tastes hits you hard at first sip, but then smooths out and the aftertaste lingers. Not many beer in the world better than this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 This is my second Rochefort, my first being the 8, and its almost like these brews are made by monks in remote areas in Belgium because they are heavenly (ok, I know they are...). Anyway, super thick head that tastes of strong, dark fruits. This one, compared to the 8, had a strong hit on the palate and a drawn out release on the aftertaste that smoothed out gradually. A little hit on the score compared to the 8 because of the noticable alcohol content, but these beers are excellent!


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