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

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RATINGS: 3621   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’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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4.8
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Deep mahogany brown with a creamy, lingering head. Nose is mostly dark and dried fruit. Plums, rasins and figs. Subtle hints of chocolate, dry red wine, brandy, and spice. Medium to full bodied with a surprisingly mild draw and a nice dry finish. Excellent.

4.2
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Pours a deep reddish brown with a soft, small, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and a bit of plum. Taste is heavy plum up front, with the sugar and caramel characteristics coming in toward the end. Great, complex beer, and another hit from the Rochefort abbey.

4.6
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Dark brown, nice disappearing head. Nice crisp carbonation bubble. Sweet malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavors of plum, yeast, hops, raisin. Fabulous

4.5
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Stupenda, sarebbe un po’ riduttivo crederla davvero una ’cugina’ della 10 perché il paragone è abbastanza difficile, e questa rischierebbe di sfigurare senza motivo. Bevuta al 501 un paio di sere fa dopo che mi avevano erroneamente (per fortuna) detto che era esaurita.

4.1
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Sweet caramel, brown sugar aroma, hints of molasses and chocolate, with some vanilla, slight signs of figs and dark fruits. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin but solid off white head. Smooth and sweet, malty, caramel, molasses, figs, dates, dark dried fruits, has a little bite and finishes pretty dry. GREAT BEER.

4.6
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2007
A complex beer with a plethora of flavors throughout. Starts off with a frothy head and a pleasant aroma. The flavors constantly change, but are dominated by a malty yeast that comes at you with the taste of fruits, wines, breads. Extreemly smooth

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle from a southern season in chapel hill. These comments are going to be short and sweet. Didnt write anything down last night. This beer drinks well below 9.2% Fairy spritzy, with dark fruits and spices highlighted in the flavor. Trappistes are great.

4.3
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Just a wonderful Belgian strong. Everything you’ve ever had and a little more.

4.1
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
From bottle at Tris in Philadelphia, pours dark amber/brown with a lot of fluffy off-white head. Nice malty coffee flavor with a good lasting aftertaste.

4.4
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
tan barely translucent copper with fat fluffy head that takes a while to settle... citrus and coffee with the usual hoppiness and yeastiness... palate lasts literally for a minute with different flavors running through your mouth - from the citrus to chocolate to salty cracker etc... liked this one better than the 6


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