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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: 5129   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bubbleflubber (2194) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Deep, dark ruby-brown pour with a decent tan head and lacing. Sweet chocolate malt and confectioners sugar to the nose. The flavors scream of plums, raisins, slight chocolate, dates, figs, and currant. A bit of an alcohol finish, but not too harsh. It is complimented by a powdered sugar overtone. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth and bilaterally satiating. This is a great example of a diversely complex beer, without being overbalanced in any way. Truly one of the best brews in the world!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyleMac5 (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Very dark with a frothy head that sits nicely atop the beer. Has incredible flavor and palate that is smooth and tastes of fig and fruit. Its slightly sweet with a undertones of molasses. Among the best beers.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Excellent. Dark brown color. Definate plum taste, but not overpowering. I was worried it would be too sweet fot my taste, but I really enjoyed it
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2006 Total Score: 4.5
Excellent beer. I was afraid I would find it to be too sweet for my taste, but it was perfect. There is a definate plum taste to it, not overpowering though. Very pleased with this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2006
11.2 oz. very dark brown with a long lasting off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, light chocolate and dark malts. Taste is very complex as I expected it to be, with dark fruits, earthy, lots of yeast flavor, very smooth on the palate but full bodied. Alcohol almost seems non existent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark caramel body. Strong dark, slightly burnt chocolate/coffee flavor with hints of spicy hints. Nice caramel finish. Clearly one of the best beers Ive ever had! Goodbye lagers!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zombywoof (462) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Very pronounced nose of raisens, figs, banana and peach ,very little alchohol aroma. Mildly sweet and spicy. Soft mouthfeel punctuated with brisk short carbonation. Complex palate alternates between dry and sweet lots of earthy spicy ,woody and carmelized fruit notes. Yummy. Goes great with a CAO Corilla. One of the most interesting brews Ive had-it lives up to the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 This is a very complex beer, and I cannot put my finger on the various flavors in my mouth. It is the god beer...you will drink it....you must obey... But for real, its good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
11.2oz bottle, 21 12 10 is printed on the bottle (maybe the best by date?). Had this one time @ the Royal Mile in Des Moines (and was delicious), and am gonna have it again. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head into my Chimay chalice. Aroma of bananas, yeast, spices, fruity brown sugar, ripe raisins. Very sweet tasting up front, adding oak and/or bourbon to the mix. Bananas show up in the aftertaste. Bitterness is noted 2/3 through until the end, though it seems to alternate between sips--sometimes bitter and dry, sometimes sweet and dry. creamy mouthfeel despite the sharp carbonation. . Alcohol is evident though not harsh. A very different and good beer. Ill have to run to Dirty Johns and rerate this one, because I know its good and I like it, but I just dont know how good it is and how much I like it. For now, a 4.0 rating will have to do.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Dark fruit, caramel, sweet malt, alcohol, and yeast. Wonderful aroma! Appearance: Beer is the color of the dark raisins in the aroma. Head was abundant and beige-y in color, but diminished quickly. Decent lacing. Flavor: malt sweetness, followed by dark fruits, followed by candi sugar, followed by an intense alcohol flavor and warming. Everything has its place, and nothing is stepping on anything else. Very complex, but masterfully balanced. Palate: Full bodied. Carbonation was a little high, but helped accentuate some of the flavors. Alcohol warming on back of tongue and roof of mouth is very enjoyable. Overall: A masterclass on the brewers art. An exceptionally well put together beer. One of my personal favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Dull gold murky appearance nice head however, the head does not last long nose is prunes, cinnamon, raisins, grassy, caramel very sharp medium body initial taste is sweet then turns acidic, and malt, dried prunes (barleywineish quality) - aftertaste is medium with a creamy, acidic and bitter chocolate


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