overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3698   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Dull brown appearance little head - nose is honey suckle and maple syrup medium body initial taste is sweet bread, a little malt , toffee and end sweet in the mouth - aftertaste is bitter/sweet (with seaweed?)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dutch70 (48) - USA - MAY 6, 2006
Dark, fruity, sweet, not as good as the 10 in my opinion, but a good trappist.....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2006
Tasted 30/04/2006. 330ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington. Immense pillowy light tan head, which stands firm for ten minutes while I tend to fatherly chores, rises above the effervescent garnet-hued russet liquid. The nose is plums, plums, plums, with subtle notes of nectarines, green apples and spicy fruit toast. Sugary sweet, up front in the mouth, is followed by a slightly astringent and very spicy, warming phenolic and alcohol, backbone. Cinnamon, cloves and pepper. All of this is delivered in a creamy effervescence, champagne-like, with a surprisingly smooth and complex palate. You could write all day about what is going on but its better to just put the notepad down and enjoy...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-piphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Deep dark brown color with nice big beige head fully lasting. Anis, alcohol and caramel aroma. Taste of alcohol, caramel, dark fruits and a very creamy taste. Bire de couleur brune trs fonc et opaque avec un collet gnreux qui perdure jusqu la fin. Odeur de rglisse noire (anis), alcool et caramel. Au got, la premire chose que jai remarqu cest quelle est trs onctueuse, mouelleuse, suive de lalcool, le caramel, les fruits sauvages. Il y a un monde de diffrence entre la 6 et la 8 et jai bien hte de goter la 10.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TrappistMike (11) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2006
I lust for this beer... Everynight I have dreams of Scarlett Johansson and Trappstes Rochefort 8. This warm and palatable beer deserves to be admired like the true work of art she is!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Very Dark beer, with a nice head. Very sweet, malty taste. Considerable alcohol burn. Almost overpowering. Not something I would get very often.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with an offwhite head. Taste is complex with hints of dried fruits and a rather alcoholic aftertaste. I hope to try this one again soon.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2006
a very dark ale, average brown/white head. Strong fruity aroma (cherry?) and caramel. Salty finish. Very tasty. Drink it along a melted cheese course.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2006
Pours dark opaque brown. Gigantic head takes quite a while to leave. Head almost has a kind of pink-bubblegum color. Aroma of dark fruit, champagne, some chocolate and other things my schnoz is too uneducated to describe. Incredibly balanced flavour, nothing really stands out, but it is all good nonetheless. Nice warm alcohol burn about halfway through. I wanted another one right away, then I checked my wallet. A great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2006
330mL: Pours a very dark brown, big tan head. Aroma of malts, hops, perfume, dark fruit, some alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, perfume, strong alcohol, smooth aftertaste. Stronger alcohol than the 10.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 294 295 296  297  298 299 300 » 370
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5