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


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RATINGS: 3628   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneakychi (77) - - JAN 7, 2014
Brown unclear with beige/white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, nuts, sweet, yeast. Taste is a strong sweetness, but still not overwhelming. With a nice warm, round boozy finish. Very light bitterness. Great beer!

Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jun 2006 Poured from 33cl bottle(best by 07/08) a cloudy dark brown with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving a fine layer with lots of lacing. The smell is fruity and yeasty with strong notes of plum and fig. The taste has sweet malt up front and fruity notes, mostly plum, midway through and right through the finish. There's also some molasses tones that I noted in the Rochefort 10 but here, in comparison, they are much subdued. And.... the abv doesn't come in to play at all. This is one very tasty BSDA! Bottom line: A very tasty brew of its style that I can thoroughly recommend!

Rider0nTheStorm (93) - Ablis, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2017
Note à moi même : n'achète plus cette bière! C'est pas mon style, trop lourd, trop alcoolisée. En depis de tous les commentaires qui disent que cette bière est la meilleure, moi je n'y arrive pas.

cglans (303) - - OCT 7, 2017
33cl bottle. hazy brown color. big light beige head that lingers on. malt, raisins, caramel, dried fruits, yeast, brown sugar. low to medium bitterness with medium carbonation.

ciocanelu (2851) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 6, 2017
Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar, some toffee and dark fruits. Taste has toasted malts, some nuts, honey, brown sugar, earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit boozy for my taste but overall it's a well made Belgian ale.

Mariox (291) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Piwo pite przed założeniem konta na ratebeer. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnieć z degustacji.

Barea (80) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from 100 piv. Aroma: Forrest fruit, dry fruit, malt, caramel, slightly cocoa and dates. Red to brown color, medium white head, medium to full body, oily texture. Taste: sweet matly taste, honey, dry fruit, earthy bitterness. Nice lasting bitterness. Alcoholism very well hidden.

higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
A wonderful beer. Subtle and complex. Character changes in improves as it warms. I need to rate it again And give it the attention it deserves. Also rate it side-by-side with the 10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

weaver23ph (368) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle. Clear red,thick,white head disappearing quickly but leaving a thin layer and a little lacing. Aroma bready,malty,hints of fruity,red berries,slighty peppery,hints of tea (?) Taste thick, smooth, slightly sweet, a little mealy, Carbonation medium to high, tingling. Bitterness low. Aftertaste fruity,malty,berrries,hints of tobacco, alcohol not perceivable. I expected more, nevertheless a plesant brew.

Jingis (207) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2017
Kvalitne klastorne pivko s prijemnou vonou. Peknou polotmavou farbou. A vynikajucou chutou.

Porcellini (58) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2017
Negra, con espuma duradera y densa. Notas de chocolate y puede que plátano. Final complejo, muy amargo. Textura brutal y olor complejo.

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