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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3738   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Pours very dark brown, huge almond head. Aroma is candy sugar all the way. Flavor is just lovely, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, candy sugar, bananas, hoppy bitterness but just for bitterness. Lots of dark fruit but big sweetness and alcohol to balance it. Huge carbonation makes it so tingly and tasty, very smooth, very easy to drink. Id called it a dubbel or quad. Either way I love this beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Dark amber/mahogany, with a wonderful lasting brownish head. Aroma is spciy and fruity. Some cinnamon and malts.Flavor is spicy and brings plum. Peppery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Delicious. Huge beige head, dark brown reddish color, great lacing. Sweet aroma, slight alcohol. One of my favorite beers. sweet but not too sweet. Thin back end. Flavor of dark malt, sweet fruits.. fig, raison. Well carbonated. Very clean finish. Rochefort should be proud. Worth every penny.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle-Ludwigs in Center City Phily. Brownish pour with no head, flavored is sweet but not over powering. Surprising carbonation. Per recommendation of a friend who was trying to hunt down the 10.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2010 11.2oz bottle, $6.99. Very complex aroma of sweet malty fruit and dark chocolate. Notes of sugary brandy, very ripe fruits, and red wine. Small frothy off-white head that left no lace and mostly diminished. Body is muddy dark brown and thick with small sediment particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and crisp with nice fruity brandy tones. Short finish. Palate is med-full body with lively carbonation and very very subtle alcohol. I really like the flavor but its a little tame. Times that flavor by 2 and it might best its big brother.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
very dark brown with good size tan head. very sweet amoma, lots of malt, lots of molasses...maybe some dark fruits. surprisingly not alcoholly with 9.2%. very, very good

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2007
A great beer not the strength of the rochefort 10 but it has a very nice taste. A topper in beer land

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 17, 2007
$4.49/11.2oz from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours with average head, but blossoms into a thick creamy wonder after a couple of minutes. Nice mild caramel aroma. Nice sweet taste with an alchohol nose. Why do I pause to say this is a great beer? Maybe because great isnt good enough. This beer is great!

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Wow... Trappist quality cannot be beat! Very complex, fine flavor. Pretty malty and sweet, and you can taste the alcohol but thats okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
11.2 oz Bottle. Pour is cloudy orange amber is a big thick off white tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, lots of fruit, I even got some strawberry. Taste is really smooth, starts with the big malt presence, some bright sweetness in the middle and a nice bitter hop finish. Towards the very end of the finish, I pick up on a touch of alcohol. This is a beautiful beer with tons going on throughout.


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