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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3653   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spciale" (The Special), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep & dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweets, with lots of malts, some molasses, coffee and dark fruits. Flavor is wonderfully much the same as the scrumptious aroma - lots of malts, molasses, darker fruits. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Totally drinkable - more so than the 10. Highly, highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 Bottle. Pours dark cloudy brown/red with a medium sized beige head. Little bubbles of carbonation climb the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits, alcohol, and wine. Flavor is full of dates, sweet maltiness, some chocolate notes, and a bit of oak and ash. With a lower carbonation level than the 6 the darker notes really shine through before the warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2847) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a deep reddish brown with a large tan head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, spice, lightly tart cherries, molasses, and sweet malt. Very inviting. Medium, well carbonated, body. Flavor is spicey, dark fruits, yeast, tart, and semi-sweet. Finishes with a little alcohol and a nice bite. Complex and well belended. Fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2007
Dark brown with nice head. Lots of sediment. Fruity aroma. Incredible flavor. Slightly sweet, fruity taste with hints of chocolate(?). I plan on making this a regular drink. I think Ill need to to work out such a complex flavor. Outstanding.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
I liked this one almost as much as the 10. very complex flavors through out. Def a must have for everyone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2007
Deep brown, flavor is complex and rich. This beer is deep and delicious. Well worth the high price tag.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 It pours a dark muddy brown with a brownish head. The nose is of carmel and malt, very nice. Sweet carmel with chocolate malt and a hint of yeast, it finishes with carmel that doesnt leave too quick. This is a toned down Rochefort 10.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (22138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 A deep brown colour, with a strong sweet fruit malt nose, and a deep rich lively complex malt flavour. bottler at home drunk may 2015 ... bbf may 2012 ... dark brown ... soft sweet fruits .. soft malts ... soft fruits .. soft malts ... soft toffee fruits .. ligth yeast .. ligth blackcurrant fruit 3.9

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aegrus (49) - USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle. Trappist Glass. Murky brown-amber pour with thin tan head. Smells of dark cherry, alcohol sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee. Robust medium body with low carbonation is accented with notes of brown sugar, berry fruit, caramel, earthiness, spice and apples. Very lovely beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Isadaddy (11) - tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
While the Rochfort 10 seems to be rated higher on the list, this one is more drinkable. Had a bottle as dessert at the Bier Market in Toronto and enjoyed it quite a bit. If you like belgians, especially ones with body, this is worth a try.


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