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


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RATINGS: 3698   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevobutler (18) - USA - MAY 26, 2011
poured from the bottle into its corresponding glass. It has a wonderfully toasted malty aroma. It has a dark brown body that you can see light through. Taste is absolutely amazing; roasted malts, raisin, clove, sweet Belgian sugars... wonderful. Medium body to the palate, average carbonation with a delightful alcohol burn as it finishes. This beer was just great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAGICuenca91 (73) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2017
Gran cerveza trapista. Quizs esperaba un poco ms de ella, an as una cerveza de alto nivel. Bebida en copa a partir de una botella de 33 cl. Un aroma diferente, no demasiado intenso pero agradable, apariencia oscura, color chocolate con una corona de espesa espuma de color beige que se mantiene constante durante toda la toma. Un sabor intenso y agradable que combina lo amargo con lo dulce y un paladar al mismo nivel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1100) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Pours a murky light brown complexion with thin but persistent head. Fresh bread and prune aroma. The flavor is a perfect balance of Belgian malt and yeast with prune and fig. ABV is very well hidden. Excellent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dimitri8 (43) - Pabianice, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Lekko przegazowane. Zapach mało intensywny zbożowy. W smaku zupełnie płaskie. Wręcz wytrawne. Może trafiłem na złą butelkę, bo piwo ktre 6 piłem jest słabe. Mam nadzieję, że rochefort 10 ktry czeka 6w kolejce będzie lepszy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
m.mahu (168) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown, off white head. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dar fruit and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden. Amazing beer. Would gladly have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oddskulle (16) - - FEB 21, 2017
Af en 8er at vre .. s er det sgu noget af der bedste. Grumset l .. som s grim p den mde.. men damn det er godt ! Rigtig godt hus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrW (582) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
33cl bottle. Aroma of fruits, herbs, chocolate, figs. Pours dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Taste is rich, alochol, figs, sweet, plums. Full mouthfeel. Loved this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1139) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from brussels. Dark plum with thick white head. Dark fruit, raisin, light alcohol. Sweet, high sugar, some malt. Not as rich and chocolate as the 10, but really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1141) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle at Cafe Vlissinghe in Bruges. Beautiful almost amber or mahogany color. An off white eggshell head. Aroma of a faint chocolate with caramel and toffee. Plenty of dark fruit characteristics...raisins and plums. Taste is rich and full of traditional Belgian dark fruit elements. Caramel and maybe a little chocolate. Mouthfeel is nearly perfect...light bite in the middle with a soft, fill finish. Intoxicating beverage. One of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basjansen14 (143) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Bruin kleurig bier met een witte crme achtige schuimkraag. Aroma: karamel, zoet, vijgen, toffee, gist. Smaak: zoet, donker fruit, gist en wat alcohol in de afdronk. Klein bittertje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alrick (76) - FRANCE - FEB 19, 2017
Une excellente bire sil en est ! Une franche rfrence de la gamme trappiste

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