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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5100   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 Dark dark brown, thin bubbly, fluffy white head. The last few drops left chocolatey brown spots on the top of the head. Candy, malts, plums, raisins, chocolate. Almost painfully good. Those aromas are in there somewhere, but they jump around like crazy. Light bitter, nice alcohol finish. Extremely complex. Phenomenal. Re-rate: Mostly the same, but without the complexity I remember. Different experience this time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 The 3rd member of my Holy Trinity of Beer, along with Westvleteren 12 and Struise Pannepot. First time, bottle @ Peculier Pub, New York. Pours deep brown, almost black, with an off-white head. The aroma is very malty with fruit and subtle spicy notes thrown in. On the tongue, this is one of the most complex beers you will ever taste. The flavors shift as you savor the beer, and the monks have done a tremendous job masking the (considerable) alcohol. I never wanted this beer to end; I could drink it morning till night, every day. Fabulous brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Poured dark brown with tan head. Aroma of fruit, spice, and malt. Very appealing. Taste started off with some fruit and sweet malt and finished with a spicy floral hops bitterness. Very complex brew. I couldnt even tell it was 11% until I was finished!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Bottle at the Waterhuis bar in Ghent (Belgium), black with a large pillowy tan head. A beautifully sweet and spicy malt aroma with a (not surprising) obvious presense of alcohol. The palate is rich and heavy, with some sourness to cut through. Roasted malt flavours with nutmeg spice. I could sip this all night,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 I have to say these beers are the best available Trappist beers out there. the 10 is definitely one to savor as there is a lot going on in that glass. pours a dark brown with little head. thicker in taste than the other two but the alcohol does not overpower it. how did i go for so long without knowing of this one i dont know.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 Straight out of the fridge, I was underwhelmed. Head retention wasnt so good. As it warmed, it really opened up. Scent of raisin, cocoa, nutmeg, clove. Lively intense roasted, nutty malt with spiced finish. Sweet is balanced well with a little sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdhunt76 (56) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour with touches of auburn and a white lacey head. Robust, round floral aroma. Flavors of raisins, Belgian chocolate, and caramel. It has a molasses-like residual sweetness which gives it an almost liqueur-like aftertaste, but it isnt cloying at all. Excellent taste and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 (33cl bottle) Appears dark-brown until held up to light, then a reddish color. Light tan head. Sediment on bottom of glass. Head lasts for quite awhile, and there is significant lacing. Aroma of banana, raisins and alcohol. Taste is fruity with some spices that I cant quite make out, and nutty finish. Old rating: 8/4/8/4/17 = 4.1

Re-rate: Plummy aroma with a little banana. Taste is quite hot, some oxidation, raisin, some caramel and notes of chocolate. Nicely balanced. Thinner than I remember, smooth and a good length finish. Overall, a really solid beer. It doesnt amaze up front, but other than the alcohol it is really well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cirrosis (2) - CANADA - JUN 20, 2007 does not count
when i can get this beer i do, when i cant i start saving $$$. perhaps one of the best beers available in Canada

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Interesting that I hadnt rated this one yet, here goes. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is dark sugar almost like molassas with a whisp of alcohol. Taste is amazing and smooth, starts sweet with dark fruits and candi sugar and raisins. The alcohol found in the nose is magically gone in the consumption of this tasty brew. This is really quality stuff and it only get smoother and more flavorful as it warms up.


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