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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,656 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 680 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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Ratings: 4,656 | Reviews: 1,810
Photo of drmeto
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baileux
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TeBeer
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gingerbread
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tellytell
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of founddrama
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh wow yes. Velvety sweet and so smooth and rich. What to say? Perfection. "The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs." You know -- they say stuff like this but I feel like these don't always come out strongly. I'll have to try again and specifically look for those flavors.

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Photo of jonnyybp
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deakin
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snowmageddon
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malefactor
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

3/15/15 (Bottle) - Very nice dark brown pour, nice tan head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel aroma, intense toasted malt smells . Excellent tasting beer, nice kick while drinking. I still prefer the 10 to this 8, but these are among the top few beers I've ever had. Highly recommended!!!

Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers worth of vibrant lively lop-sided light khaki colored crisp fizzy froth... Really good retention gives way to a lush slightly creamy thick veil of lacing... The color is a murky light-to-medium brown... Loads of quickly paced micro bubbled carbonation streaks rise throughout... In addition, a bunch of medium to large side carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass... Effervescent... The nose is highlighted by loads upon loads of sweet dark fruits... Cherries... Figs... Plums... Raisins... Some brown sugar... Light Belgian yeast notes... Faint notes of vanilla as well... A very subtle booziness... World class aroma... The palate is a slightly more muddled version of the aroma... The brown sugar is a bit more pronounced and the dark fruits recede a tiny bit... There's also the addition of smoke and tobacco on the finish... Medium bodied... Sturdy... Loads of prickly carbonation to start before turning much more soft and delicate... A bit of a chalky finish... A really really good Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but a bit shy of the world class offering that I was expecting...

Photo of fulcrumbs
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite trappist to- date. The 10 brings too much "tart" while the 6 doesn't seem to be enough flavor. At ~ $5 a bottle... hard to not move on to other great beers, but a great treat to offer a friend out of a frosty goblet... and at 9.2%... you don't need to drink to many to feel content.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before date 12/10/2016. Poured into a goblet.

Copper, ruby, and brown in color, a bit murky, with a fairly large light tan head. Aroma of plums and figs with malty sweetness. The sweetness carries over into the flavor with a bit of spice coming through in the finish. Lots of carbonation which keeps the body more medium than full. Very smooth.

In comparison, this beer is miles ahead of Rochefort 6 and only a notch below the 10. A classic beer that I somehow had not tried until now. Recommended to anyone who loves Trappist beers.

Photo of JamFuel
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierleichen
3.37/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really good. I enjoy Trappist Belgians and this is a great example of the style

Photo of ChazBoner
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/22/09...this beer is almost 6 years old!

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a creamy 1 finger head that sticks around. Lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

Smells like candied dark fruit, sweet malt, rock candy

Tastes just like it smells . Alcohol is present at the end of the swallow. Mouth feel is medium-full and satisfying. Fantastic!

Photo of smith_s4765
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's pretty good. A lot of hype for no reason, though.

Photo of AlexRea
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.