overall
100
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a rich mahogany dark color that leaves a tan head that remains throughout most of the sitting. Smell is of roasted malts. Very subtle dried fruits? Taste is where this is always an experience. I have had about 4 of these in the past year, and I always find a different subtle note I did not remember from previous tastings, chocolate, dark, and sweet, fruits, malty, I could go for another one right now This is a very carbonated, mouthfeel that lingers on my tongue. I usually try to keep two of these in my cellar at all times.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomahan (31) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Lots of flavor, with bread, roast and alcohol. Long aftertaste from the malt.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
Brugge, Belgium. Nuts, malte, toffee, many spices, pepper, full-body, perfumed, black (he seems stout), clove.........................................Brug Blgica. Nozes, malte, toffee, muitas especiarias, pimenta, extremamente encorpada, perfumada, preta (parece stout), organo, cravo.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Aroma: Incredibly, ridiculously complex. Nuances of smoke, some butteryness, fruitiniess, sherry/port notes, as well as some alcohol. All very subtle but all blended very well. Appearance: Good head retention, impressive for such a big beer. Dark brown color. Flavor: Complex like the aroma, some malt sweetness and alcohol in the finish, with some candy sugar notes. Palate: For a 11%+ beer, very nice. No harshness, low alcohol warmth is pleasant. Overall: Awesome beer, definitely lives up to the high overall rating. Complex as all get out, and dangerously drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Si aggiudica un posto fra le mie birre preferite di sempre: mi impression fortemente gi al primo assaggio (a Napoli) quandero ancora un bevitore pi superficiale; riassaggiata di recente al 501 a San Polo, conferma la sua grandezza.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2007
This beers red-brown color was rather appealing and was accompanied by a light sour and dried black cherry aroma. This beer was a fairly ideal blend of grapey character and dark dry roastiness. This beer finishes dry and clean in the mouth, although it is a bit boozy. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottlandk (3) - USA - JUL 13, 2007 does not count
very hoppy and has a smooth aftertaste with a carmel bite at the end. it puors very well and can be enjoyed very cold or at warmer temperatures. best around 45

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2007
I must preface this by saying Ive heard a lot of good things about this beer and sometimes when that happens people tend to over critize or under critize said beer. So as much as this beer gets raved over I have to say it was good but not phenominal imho. So on to the review. Pours from a bottle a murky dark brown and leaves a few yeast particles floating around with a thick tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is dark pitted fruit, rum raisin, candied fruit, brown sugar, spicy, bready aroma. The taste starts spicy, herbal in nature, a bit sour, dry, fruity, with a warming alcohal finish. Overall a good beer but not worth the price tag of $7/12oz bottle

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
I tried this beer on July 12, 2007 at The Beer Bistro in Toronto. Unfortunately I cant rate it as high as the St. Bernardus Abt 12 I had last night. Maybe had I tried them in the reverse order things may have been different. Anyway, this poured a dark reddish-brown with a small head (the first contrast with SS). The head disappeared rather quickly. The aroma was very similar with robust bread and malt tones as well as plums. It felt great on the tongue with a full-bodied feel. As for the taste, Im not sure where it failed when compared to the SB, but it just failed to measure up. Possibly the higher alcohol content which I noticed more in this brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2007
Ridiculously delicious. I honestly find it difficult to identify the flavours because it all seems to work so well together. Chocolate alcohol-infused plums blended with a touch of brown sugar? Maybe someone dropped a fig in there as well. Superb.


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