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


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RATINGS: 3621   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WingdSoldier (76) - - MAR 22, 2014
Soft brown beer with a nice milky head. Pronounced taste with hints of dried figs.

higgsbison (233) - 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 (347) - 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 (179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2017
Kvalitne klastorne pivko s prijemnou vonou. Peknou polotmavou farbou. A vynikajucou chutou.

Porcellini (52) - 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.

martpez (263) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Sweet fruitcake with some spice. Not massively into it. Lovely warmth and less intense then it's stronger brother but i prefer the younger fresher 6. Slight taste of beans early in the mix takes make the drink less pleasent for me then it should. Don't get me wrong though this is still an excellent complex strong warming beer.

LouisP (544) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2017
Une biere brune rubis, avec peu de carbonatation et une bonne effervescence. Au nez, un caramel assez evident avec une drole de présence florale et une levure belge qui me rappelle celle des bières triples. En bouche, ce n'est pas une bombe de saveurs, avec un corps qui n'est pas le plus imposant pour le style. Caramel present, jus de raisin, baies des champs et sucre suivent en bouche. Petite effervescence en bouche. Bonne mais manque peut-être trop de corps pour que je puisse ne pas le rementionner.

monksmisery (20) - - AUG 30, 2017
incredible beer! pours easier than other trappist ales hahaha. hazelnut, vanilla, amber malt rush over the palette on a smooth trajectory through to a pleasant malty aftertaste. very balanced, soothing, very unique brown strong ale that i'd recommend to just about anyone.

Estebanik (1221) - Lublin, POLAND - AUG 28, 2017
Piwo leżakowało w piwnicy z rok czy półtora. Piana szybko znika do zera. W aromacie głównie rodzynki, twardy karmel, suszone owoce. W smaku niemal kompletnie wytrawne, cała moc smaku zawarta jest w silnym finiszu, który mocno daje suszonymi owocami. Alkohol jest nieźle ukryty, choć czuć ciężar gatunkowy piwa. Klasykę znać trzeba.

sebsky (219) - ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
330 ml bottle,bb 14/12/2021. Dark brown,beige head,no lacing. Aroma - brown sugar,dates,berries,figs. Taste - sweet,plum,date,touch of raisins and alcohol warmth. Very subtle bitter finish.

daniel0017 (451) - Yukon, CANADA - AUG 18, 2017
brown with a beige head. smells of wet grass. flavors include dates, fruit cake, cocoa, carrot and savory spice. majestic in mouth. it’s liquid bliss.

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