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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3727   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Aroma is sweet and wild. Color is a dark brown that occludes light, with a thin even head across the top. Taste is wild and sweet, hiding the alcohol content until the finish. Palate is a little watery but not too much so, and is compensated by a good level of carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luneylane (132) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - APR 23, 2017
A bottle from Jasons, drunk at home. Aroma: raisins, sherry. Appearance: opaque, oxtail soup, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied yet seemingly thin, soft carbonation. The finish is long, dry, very boozy. Taste: predominantly bitter, well-balanced with sweet fruit notes, plus pepper from the alcohol. This is one to sip, the 6 tastes nicer to my mind.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1766) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color that is crowned by a huge rocky tan head. Nice dryish fruit nose is reminiscent of figs and earthy malt. First sip yields a soft sweet malt palate that leans toward dark dried fruits and toasted raisin bread. Rich and flavorful, with slight boozy notes. Elegant, yet easy to sip and enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (557) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
Smell is woody, dry, boozy, almost like Scotch. Flavor is different, spicy, a bit of fruit, still some wood notes, and still dryish. Complex. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tschakopeta (4) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2017 does not count
Bottle from supermarket in Amsterdam. Dark Brown colour, Great foam. Nose is alcohol, Grass, raspberry. Tastes bitter but Sweet at The Same Time. Weird.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
homeini (145) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
W aromacie melasa i goździki. W smaku klasyczny trapist, słodko i przyprawowe. Barwa jasnobrązowa, piana średnia szybko się redukuje. Wysycenie średnie.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunklermessias (87) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2017
0,33 l Bottle. Pours with a brown color and a nice white head. There is just a small nose: malty, some fruit, some caramal. Telling the trust, I am a little disappointed. The taste is fully matured fruits, some caramle, some yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (364) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a big white head. Aroma is ripe fruits, citrus and caramel with malts. Taste has dried fruits, caramel and yeast. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stupre (274) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 3, 2017
33 cl bottle purchased @ Les caves de Nanterre.Robe brune assez trouble avec beaucoup de mousse qui se dissip rapidement. Forte carbo. On passe directement sur des notes de figues sches avec une petite pointe de rglisse.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (359) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2017
Bottle from Maruhn, one of the first beer Ive ever bought there. Pours reddish brown, big white head. Nose is very dark-fruity, citrus, orange, blood orange, red grapes, but also moist chocolate cake. Palate is a bit boozy, full bodied, bread, dark fruits, hoppy aftertaste. Almost as good as their 10!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PiwnyMarek (1034) - Lomza, POLAND - APR 3, 2017
Aromat lekko owocowy. Mętne ze słabą pianą. W smaku bardzo przyjemne. Nie czuć tej mocy. Typowy belg.


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