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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: 3754   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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3.5
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. Heavy malty, dark bread, bitter chocolat. Large head, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, black body. Bitter flavor, alcoholic, dark with a long duration. Full body on the palate, creamy texture with a soft carbonation.

4.3
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
330 mL bottle. Hazy brown with big foamy off white head. Big floral bouquet with dark fruit, grape, and yeast notes. Creamy yet bright and lively palate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, fruit, with a slightly dry and alcoholic finish with a lingering flowery taste at the end.

4.6
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle -- Deep, dark chocolatey brown wtih a bit of carbonation (when seen with a strong light behind it) stirring up the lees. Huge beige head that you could ski on and lasts and lasts, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is beautiful, all rich fruit, roasted malt and spices. A full, creamy palate. An explosion of flavour (and complexity) in the mouth, with rich fruits, malt, caramel, chocolate and a touch of alcohol warmth that gently fades in near the end. Perhaps a little watery in the aftertaste. A truly marvelous beer.

4.1
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
bottle....appearance: poured dark plum and raisiney in color and another nice off-white head from these rochefort guys!.....aroma: dark fruit, sweet malt, raisin, plum, and sugar.....taste: nothing more to say since it’s pretty consistent to the characteristics described in the aroma. light in body and goes down well. can feel a little bit of the alcohol in this but truly an enjoyable, tasty , and satisfying beer.

4.2
garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 1, 2007
What a beer! Bottle (I cant believe it can be got on tap!) Dark brown color, fluffy head. Fruity/fig/raisin aroma with a subtle fig flavour, very impressive

4
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUN 1, 2007
0,33 bottle. Pours brown-redish with medium brownish rocky really nice looking head. Great aroma and taste but the second bit watery... but i will rerate it soon, as now i’m drinkin it after 50hours without sleep;) Anyway - great beer

4.6
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2007
11.2 oz bottle into a goblet. Similar to the 10 but better balanced without the prominent hotness of alcohol. Truly divine with an explosion of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate and honey. One of my favorites.

4.6
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2007
33cl. Dark pour into a snifter with decent bubbles. Sugars, fruits, spices, everything I want in a trappist. Good mouthfeel, good alcohol presence... captivated after the first sip.

4.5
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Dark brown.Off-white head.Very nice aroma,including dark brown sugar,dark fruit.Sweet,spicy slightly bitter flavor,nicely balanced.A little alcohol towards the finish.Soft carbonation makes for smooth texture.Excellent.

4.1
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Pours a deep opaque brown with moderate bubbly head. Aroma of apple, alcohol, dark fruit, brown sugar, and grain. Flavor is spicy with strong plum and fig notes, complemented by a slight flavor of chocolate/caramel malt. Mouthfeel is really unique: bubbly carbonation offset by an almost creamy body. I do prefer the Rochefort 10 to this one, but this is a delicious brew nonetheless.


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