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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: 4807   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   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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4.3
dchmela (3082) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours dark brown with a thick off white head. Bread and yeast aroma with a great accent of cherry or fruit that stayed throughout the beer. Very smooth taste with nice carbonation. Hints of dark fruit and cognac coat the tongue and linger afterwards. Mouthfeel is thick , but goes down very smooth. Wow, this is very good.

4.3
JdKrone (15) - West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Served in the Irish Tunes pub in Roeselare, Belgium. w/ its glass and bottle. Yeasty sweet alcohol aroma. Deep dark brown pour, giant offwhite head. Sweet caramel taste along with dark fruity flavors(plums figs raisins) and alcohol. slightly toasty and spicy. Some alcohol burn but not too overwhelming. Packs a PUNCH!

3.6
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
Dark amber brown in colour with consistent beige head. Smells very caramel, a hint of bread or grains. Tastes very smooth and nice. Could use some aging but is very good young. Caramel and dark fruits, plum, raisin. You can’t really taste the alcohol which is quite nice. Very smooth and thick body as well.

4.4
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours dark brown with frothy tan head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, dark fruits, cola, port, slight chocolate, alcohol astringency and floral hops- extremely complex nose. Rich dark fruits come to the forefront of the flavor- plum, rasin, date, vinous notes- but the sweetness is not overwhelming. Chocolate, caramel, and cola-flavored malts round this one out well. Great dry palate.

4.3
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2007
bottle. dark brown with tan head. Raisins, chocolate, malt and cola. Well rounded and balanced, nice length. Impressive.

4.7
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 What is not to love.... no doubt the tastiest Quad I’ve ever had. Most quads are sweet; most (American craft) quads are unforgivably sweet. I should however restrain from calling this a Quadruple, as the monastic owners of this brewery would likely frown upon that label. This ale is bold strong and has nothing to hide behind candy sugars. Upon opening the bottle you can smell the aromas bursting from this beer. Pours a deep brown. Deliciously dry, with strong roasted malty flavor, a little yeast, and dry fruit flavors such as raisin and prune. A slight oaky/winey flavor. I get a fantastic alcohol taste from this, reminds me of a tripel in that aspect. A suggestion, drink this ale slowly and let the flavor diminish off your tongue, you will get a fantastic hop taste as the flavor starts to fade.

4.5
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Rating #100! Thought that since this is the highest rated beer available here in Lund, it was a good call to cellebrate number 100. Ok, here we go then. Very dark brown with a small tan head that leaves lacing til the end. the aroma itself is intoxicating: sweetness, vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, some butterscotch, and a little alcohol. The flavor is very sweet and alcoholic; a bit straight-forward in this respect, a lot of caramelized sugar flavor and ripe fruitiness. The body is very thick and full, but the alcohol keeps it from being too sticky in your tongue, and the coarbonation is ample but very soft at the same time. This is quite a beer, but I still like Rochefort 8 more, simply because its levels of alcohol and thickness make it a more pleasant experience. 10 is simply a massive beer, you’ve got to be ready for it for sure or it’ll kick your ass.

rerate: such a good mouthfeel. It took me way too long to come back to this one. Incredibly balanced for such a big beer.

4.2
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
11 oz bottle from Holiday. Pours a dark brown color with a huge khaki head that last forever and shows plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong with sweet malts, colas and plums. The taste is rich with toffee, cola, malts, pecans and a touch of alcohol. Palate is full, smooth and satisfying. Finish is long and sweet with a lingering sweet malt aftertaste. Overall this is a great beer, Recommended.

4.4
FatguyRacer (160) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle pours a nice clear dark brown with an average but foamy kakhi colored head. The aroma has a light hint of cola and malt sweetness with the alcohol cutting thru strongly. The flavor I thought ot be very light and crisp for a dark brew. Again the cola and malt flavor shining thru with the sweet fruity hints. The carbonation was a bit much and was fizzy on the tounge. Kinda distracting actually. Overall this is an excellent bottle of beer and the mild buzz im getting is very pleasant. I might be hesitant to spend $7 for another 12 oz bottle. I need to find this on tap somwhere.

4.7
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Pours a dark black-brown with a dense but thin head. Aroma isn’t particularly strong, but very good... lots of dark fruits. Taste is more of the same, with some cola and chocolate rounding it out. This beer is what Unibroue attempts to make with their darker beers, but it’s just a superior product. Excellent.


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