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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: 5237   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
very nice aroma: strong bubble gum, candy, yeast and some hops. Pours a dark ruby brown, floaties, firm tan head. Smooth and sweet. Great palate. Dark fruit, roastiness. Mild warming alcohol finish. Top notch.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2006
Cloudy brown appearance with obvious yeast floaters may put off some drinkers of this fine ale. A bit of a burnt taste but it only adds to the flavor. Nice finish, a bit too strong alcohol in my opinion as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Hints of grapefruit, plums, dates. Alcohol warmth is felt but enjoyable. Cloves, anise, prunes, toffee on the palate. Lingering toasted flavors on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mybrainhurts (396) - North Dakota, USA - APR 15, 2006
Deep, reddish pour with tints of hazy brown. Fantastic aroma of yeast, dates, plums, figs, dried fruits, and a mild roasted quality. Citric acid and carbonation plays on the tongue. Flavors of chewy dark caramel, sugar coated malts, dried fruits, prunes, and peppery alcohol. A world class beer and one of my new favorites.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MichelV (6) - Beveren, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2006 does not count
Unique style of Trappists, caramel and prunes, only sad point: watch out for the huge bottle deposit when served out of the house..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle from Plump Jack. Pours black with no light passing through. Persistant brown head even to the last sip. Aroma of toasted almonds. Suspended particles. Near perfect beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3983) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Brown bottle, 33 cl, expiry date: 10 08 10; eye: muddy brown, nice caramel head, suspended particles, nice lacing; nose: caramel, roasting, alcohol, liqueur-like, mouth: creamy, aerial and oily texture, caramel, alcohol, long finale where bitterness, caramel and tobacco trade the leading role FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, date de premption : 10 08 10; oeil : brune boueuse, belle mousse caramel, matires en suspension, belle dentelle; nez : caramel, torrfaction, alcool, liquoreux; bouche : texture crmeuse, arienne et huileuse, tabac, caramel, alcool, finale relativement longue o lamertume, le caramel et le tabac schangent le premier rle

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2006
Deep murky brown, huge tan rocky head. Nose was very rich with notes of plum, raisin toast, caramelized fig, and toffee, with lesser tones of cherry and angel food cake. Flavor up front is all about dark fruits and soft booze. It rounds out nicely with a soft push of woodsy bitterness. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, lightly bittersweet, dark fruity finish. This is a fantastic late night sipper that is one of the best in its class.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
This beer was absolutely amazing. I had the 8 and it was delicious. After tasting this beer I felt like touching myself; It was that good. It was too cold when poured so I had to wait a few minutes to truly enjoy the essence of this beer. Once the wait was over the flavors and true colors of this beer came out. It is a must have!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
Dark amber/brown color with great head. Powerfull flavor sweet and with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Its very strong and I actually liked it better at a low temperature.


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