Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer, the oldest of the three Rochefort Trappist beers, has the reddish colour of autumn leaves, a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate (a hint of Darjeeling tea), which develops into a deep fruitiness.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
Pours a dark amber brown, with a thin offwhite swirling head. Best aroma ive ever had the pleasure experiencing, original black licorice bang on, surprised nobody else agrees. Light complex flavours, starts out with some light fruit sweetness, a touch of spice in the middle and a perfect black licorice finish. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. A very, very tasty beer. Top notch, one of the best Ive had so far. Hope I can find some of these in Canada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/16/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

opaque brown, big beige head, rich chocolate malt aroma, light body, lots of rich dry complex malt flavor, nice chocolate, touch of tartness, well balanced, no essence of alcohol
-------- /> Date: 10/30/2003


Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Love the burnt anber brown color with a whitish head. Light fruity aroma. I was disapointed by this beer b/c i was so impressed with the Rochefort 8. But i still really liked this dubbel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown from the bottle, with a very nice off-white head with decent lacing. Treats the nose with deep chocolate aroma with mixes of coffee undertones. Tastes of chocolate, with hints of plum and espresso. Clingy palate with a great lingering flavor of dark chocolate. A great overall beer with color and flavor lacking from many of the American abbey styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 From the bottle. Poured a lot like the 10 & 8. Actually, tasted a lot like the 8. Lot of malt, and a nice fruity middle. If I have to choose, I would go with the 10 or 8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 21, 2007
Black colour another amazing brew by Rochefort. Get it from Brugge and drinked at my home İzmir. Nothing really really difference between 10 and 8 actually. They were are only more bodied. Something magic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 I must admit that I was a little disappointed here. Maybe my appreciation for this type of beer has been shot by the big American Dubbels, like 06.06.06, but I found this one not exciting. It was fine, but it didnt grab me. Whats to say that 700+ people havent already said? Pours a cloudy medium brown with a white head. Light aroma of mostly yeast. In the mouth, I get a hint of something slightly soapy, along with yeast and mild bitterness. As I wrote above. It just didnt grab me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6908) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Like its cousin, number 8, its one of those classic beers we can get in the U.S. Deep color. Deep taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Dark brown pour with a huge fluffy off white head. A little much carbonation. Not much to say here. Mostly fruit and malt in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Pours deep, dark brown with reddish hues and a small fluffy tan head. Aroma of figs, candied plums, brown sugar, apples. Taste is lightly sweet, yeasty with notes of plum, dark chocolate, no bitterness, only delicious fruity esters. Some smoky phenolics. Light and fluffy on the tongue initially, with the gravity becoming more prominent near the end. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, slightly silky with lively carbonation.

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