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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3697   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ustaff (3) - Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSIA - DEC 16, 2016 does not count
Color is dark broun, strong aroma, beautiful taste.. It is real trappiste ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Very noticeable alcohol. A lot of dried fruit, some bread.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saesenthessis (35) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Pours dark brown/amber with a great, fluffy, high head. Some sediment particles sink to the bottom of a glass. Aroma of fruity esters, dark fruits mainly fig and currants, some malts and dark chocolate in the backround. Full body with well hidden alcohol. Taste of burnt sugar, dark fruits, fig, some wine notes. Medium lenght finish, sweet with winey fruits. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewCaptain12 (4) - greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 Pours opaque burnt rust with tan creamy head that hangs out with me. Smells like nutty sweet raisins and candied dates sith a tiny bit of copper in the background. Just a wisp of sweet alcohol. Dark candy raisin juice with enjoyably dry fruit skin finish. Medium plus body medium carb soft and silky.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
17wojownik (374) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Butelka 330 ml. Klasyka gatunku, gigant. Drogie, ale i warte swojej ceny. Barwa brunatna, piana bardzo drobna, gęsta, wysoka, długo zalegająca. Mocny alkohol, niewyczuwalny. Bardzo wysokie wysycenie. Lekka paloność, owocowość, przypomina nieco refermentowane w butelce ~dobry balans. Wytrawne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlasticSoul (84) - - DEC 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2017 33 cl. bottle. Dark brown with a beige and consistent head. Aroma is dark fruits, fig, caramel, a bit alcohol. Taste is medium sweet with a light sourness -- fruit flavour with yeast and alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy. It has a lively carbonation. Finish is dry and spicy. It is indeed a very good beer but since my expectations were higher, I cannot say this is a 5-star beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (227) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Heel mooi diep aroma met banaan. Fijne complexe smaak met abrikoos, vijg en banaan. Niet te zoet, fijne lange afdronk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - NOV 29, 2016
Вкусный Бельгий& эль, красивы& цвет (много дрожжев& осадка), хороший аромат и вкус цветочн& алкогол& почти не чувству& приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 09.09.2015. Может рано открыто, возможн& со времене& стало бы ещё вкуснее& (Bottle 0,33/ 9,2%)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (136) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Dark brown beer, firm brown head. Aroma of malts and fruit, some raisins. Sweet taste with a mild bitter touch. Very pleasant palate, taste doesnt linger long.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoyDeSmet (12) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
Consumed at home. Bought from a supermarket in Zaandam. Fruity raisin taste. Reminiscent of the Westvleteren XII.


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