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

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RATINGS: 4807   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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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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4.2
   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 it’s tough to review a legendary beer after you have not had it in awhile. Questions like: Tastes change over time, and what if I don’t 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 I’ve 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 d’Etre), but much to my amazement - no. Sure, I’m 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 brew’s charm. Lots of foamy lacing on the glass. O: 11.2 fl. oz. was plenty. Because the stuff has an ABV of 11.3, I’m feeling pretty good!


4.5
surething_ii (787) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle from Pezinská pivná pumpa. A lovely Q. It's actually a plum bomb and as I love Slovák plum "brandy" I only rate high.

4
dynamiteninja (1889) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle. Medium off white heas. Dark body. Vomit, milk chocolate, malt, spice, hint of sulphur, dark red fruit, black malt. Bittersweet and sour. Dry finish. Full bodied.

4.9
defabant (18) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2017
Un capolavoro di birra, sapore molto complesso con sentori di caffè e caramello. Retrogusto che lascia una piacevolissima sensazione anche dopo diversi minuti. Il livello alcolico è abbastanza marcato, ma per nulla invadente.

4.1
pjotrapostou (361) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Dość lekkie, klasycznie przyprawowe, do tego słodkie rodzynki, suszone owoce, bardzo złożone, ale łatwo się pije.

4
pbl (139) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Aroma is hard to describe. Kind of oxidize wine, a lot of cherries, plums, banana, raisin and some caramel. Taste is very complex, some wine connotation, fruity, caramel. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter in alcoholic type. A bit sourness after swallow. Full body, creamy, medium fizzy carbonation.

4.2
SimonBlok (760) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2017 33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark brown with medium creamy white head. Aroma: dark fruits, peach, black currant, banana, dark malts, caramel, butterscotch.Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of black currant, dark fruits, peach, bread, overripe banana, butterscotch, caramel. Palate: full bodied, oily to sticky texture and medium carbonation. Complex and fruity. I've had it before so many times but never rated it. Totally worth it to drink again and absolutely will drink this more often.

3.9
kokos666 (417) - Gliwice, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 bottle. Aroma: cherries, black currant, strong butter cookie, toast. full body, little dry, strong vinnous notes, light bitterness. Good beer. Fruity and caramel with dry wine feeling.

3.7
beskid (309) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Alcohol in aroma, then some phenol notes, banana, raisins, caramel, a lot like a bock. Deep taste, similar to aroma, some spicy notes, alcoholic aftertaste.

4.1
rodenbachvintage (171) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2017
De betere trappist. Vrij zoet, maar niet te. Donkerbruin bier met een mooie schuimkraag. Het ideale bier bij een stevig wild.

4.2
synnott (6) - - OCT 30, 2017 does not count
Awesome strong beer. Not for everyone, but a classy Belgian beer that will always leave an impression. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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