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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: 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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Just found and couldnt wait to try...must say WOW!!!!! It poured dark with a nice chocolate head. The aroma was sweet and smelled of dark fruits like plumb and raisen. Could also smell some leather and musty soil to it. The flavors poured into my mouth with variety and depth. Malt, pears, spices. Hints of cherry and wood slipped in as well. It finished very well with a long dark warmness to it. It almost seemed as if I was drinking it in a celler or somewhere old. One of a kind brew and well worth the purchase.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 Rating #100. I have been saving this one for the perfect time, and what better time than now. Best by 07-2010.

Sweet aroma contains hints of toffee, pears, bananas, raisins, caramel and chocolate. It poured with a thick, heavy foamy head that was chocolately brown. The flavors are so dense and complex that even at the end of the bottle I was picking up on new things. There were first a taste of dark bakers chocolate and a slight bitterness. This was followed by caramel and pears/cherries. After that, a slight carbonation. Then toffee and more caramel. It just sits on the tongue and unfolds more pleasures. The finish was a little strong, which is why it doesnt get a full 5.0. The alcohol warms the throat but does not overwhelm the senses. As I said at the start, the closest thing to perfection that Ive had yet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Heavy light brown head and an extremely black body. Good rasins, plums and other dark fruits in the aroma. Deep malt and plum accents in the flavor which are combined very well with a high carbonation. Sharp spices are evident throughout and the ending is very smooth though the alcohol is evident. A very enjoyable beer for all.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Frothy light brown head on a deep brown body. Strong malty flavor with earthy tones. Sweet spicy flavor with notes of raisins. Very easy to drink for the alcohol level.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
This beer poured a dark brown color with a frothy light brown head. The aroma had hints of vanilla and bananna. The aroma is amazing but it gets even better when you take a sip. The flavors of plum and spices expand in your mouth with a lingering malty smoothness. The 11.3% alcohol is hidden very well. Great Beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AleConnoisseur (29) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2006
This beer has the colour of a dark cherry wood, the aroma consists of malt and roasted grains. The head is creamy and the it is thick enough to see the suspended grains. This is proabably one of the best tasting west beligan beers available in the US, very similar in quality to that of St. Bernardus

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (12334) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
330 mL bottle. Pours deep mahagony stained wood with a rocky, fizzy tan head, lasting, with lacing that falls. Aroma is yeast (earthy, dirt, cellar, cobwebs) and malt (roasted grain, meal) and faint dark fruit. Dry, fizzy fruit hop, moderate bitterness that leads the way for heavy acidity, dark yeast and malt, cobwebs. Full bodied and dark, dry, spicy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 bottle. My expectations are very high for this, Ive been saving it for a few months now. Its off to a great start with a cloudy, very deep, dark plum hue and a fantastic frothy head. Wow, this smells really awesome. Its quite sweet but rich with an array of spiced dry fruits and various vinous notes. The aroma is very assertive and complex. The flavor is no let down. It is less sweet in the mouth, savory with a dry plum finish, and highlighted with nutmeg, earth, slight banana, a bit of wood. . .just a plethora of robust spices. The alcohol blends perfectly in the mix and makes it less apparent. The nose is fairly different than the flavor and the two combine quite well with each sip. The head lasts throughout the entire drink and intense lacing marks the chalice. I feel sad and alone when I reach the end.
[August 9, 2007]
Bottle split with Tronraner and Muenster in a blind tasting among Allagash Four, Rochefort 10, and St. Bernardus 12. It was a pleasure to pit this against some worthy beers in a blind to better evaluate the hype. I thought this one was the winner after the taste. It had unmatched richness and excellent, pronounced qualities all around. The pour was beautiful: near black with noticeable carbonation and a well defined head that survived the entire tasting session. The aroma is very bold with spicier, pointed notes of cloves, chocolate covered bananas, earth, bread, figs. This is has most powerful and longest lasting flavor of any example Ive encountered in the style, yet it maintains delicate balance and intricate complexity.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Bottle, 33cl. Pours a dark brown with a nice head. The sweet aroma was awesome. Had a malty, fruity flavor. This is one of my favorite beers of all. Enjoyed this while watching the Steelers win the Super Bowl, made it even better.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Xaivier (2) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006 does not count
I was very impressed this is a well balanced beer, wonderful aroma, flavor was very good. If you havent had a Trappist Rochefort, you have to go and get one or two, best server in a trappist glass, this is a very fine and elegant beer. I make it a first for anyone of my friends when I introduce them to the world of Belgium Ales.


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