Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 5097   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Reviewed 9-9-10. Sometimes its tough to review a legendary beer after you have not had it in awhile. Questions like: Tastes change over time, and what if I dont like it? are very commonplace - at least in my mind. Anyway, I picked this up over at the Arlington Whole Foods today because...it was there. I poured this into a sniffer. Ap: Dark brown, muddy water pour, that adds up to this beautiful fully cabonated (almost champagne-like), dark brew that has the foamiest head Ive seen in a long time - unfiltered obviously. Ar: VERY subdued, but equally pleasant. I was expecting this big flood of dark fruit to start beating me up (like Raison dEtre), but much to my amazement - no. Sure, Im getting the fruit, but I smell chocolate. T: Sweet licorice right off the bat, then dates. VERY sweet. I actually think age will mellow this out. Not many fancy spices at all - just good old fashioned malts and sugars. Earthy and then some! P: Creamy as hell, with the intense sweetness being part of the brews charm. Lots of foamy lacing on the glass. O: 11.2 fl. oz. was plenty. Because the stuff has an ABV of 11.3, Im feeling pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
90 (63) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016
Lekkere frisse neus met abrikoos en noten. Smaak is mooi vol en rond met vijgen, rozijnen, banaan en pruim. Mooie zachte afdronk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob19a (136) - - NOV 28, 2016
17/20 lovely Trappist beer. So powerful both in taste and alcohol %. Red cheeks by the end of the bottle. Taste of raisin and dates, slight alcohol burn. Maybe just a bit too powerful for me. I'll have to try 6 and 8 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (948) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle poured into a snifter showing caramel brown with two fingers of tanned foam. The nose shows a lovely sweet Belgian yeast forwardness with hints of raisins, toffee, and caramel. The palate is highly carbonated and light to slightly medium bodied. Flavors of black currant, plum, and very light hints of raisin. Surprisingly dry with barely any sweetness but still fruit forward. Strong alcoholic spiciness but does not subtract as it appears on the aftertaste and lasts for a short to medium finish. I cant wait to try this aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parogolima (11) - - NOV 25, 2016

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zilverenmaan (39) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
Aroma caramel malts and warm alcohol. Taste the same with slight hints of dark fruits. Mouthfeel thick, carbonation rather high. Not complex but very nice on a cold winter evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (1027) - GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Trbes dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, slich, brauner Zucker, Karamell, fruchtig, dunkle Beeren, Rosinen, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1734) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2016
A light aroma of plums and dried fruit. Pours a cloudy brown color with a lasting foamy tan head. A full bodied viscous mouth feel. Tastes of plum and raisins with a hint of berries. A lasting plum and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (319) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2016
Color marrn con algn destello rojizo. Rotunda presencia: buena capa de espuma de fina burbuja y buena retencin, deja encaje en la copa. En nariz bizcocho, azcar moreno, fruta madura. Bastante carbonatada. En boca compleja: ciruelas pasas, frutos secos, algo de caramelo, bastante bizcocho. Calidez alcohlica, aunque el alcohol esta muy bien integrado los 11% tienen que notarse a la fuerza.. BB 2020-09-08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmaneser (118) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Dark brown beer with brown head. Sweet, malty aroma of caramel, raisins, coffee. Taste is similar, tastes like it is aged in whiskey barrels. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lkowalkowski (135) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Barwa ciemna, piana lekko brunatna. Bogaty aromat i wyjątkowy smak. Można by wiele pisać ale lepiej po prostu się napić.

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