Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
4.5/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle. I have been able to taste this and Westlvleteren 8 in the span of a couple of days... How good beer can be cannot be explained
A- Very dark brown with visible yeast floating around, giving the beer some haziness. Light brown and small bubbled creamy head that shows very good retention and nice lacing
S- The aroma is mostly from malts; you can get both caramel and roasted malts, but they are nicely blended. The mix of them gives some kind of rum like aroma. A lot of fruit hints are underlined (prune, dried fruit, maybe orange)
T- Malts are dominant but somehow there's not just sweetness. There are both a roasted feel and some bitter notes that give this beer a very nice complexity. Sugar brings balance and prevents excessive bitterness on the tongue. And then of course there are the sweet flavours, mainly on the palate: prune and dried fruit as the smell suggested, along with caramel. You may also get some faint alcoholic notes on the tongue. The end is more bitter and spicy, with alcoholic notes growing in strength
M- Strong body and amazing creamy smoothness. Carbonation is low but good for a beer that is mainly based on it's creamy texture. A very nice sweet aftertaste stays on the back of the palate: the only thing you want is another sip
O- A perfect beer, with great drinkability and complexity. It's bitter feeling, not so common in a strong dark ale, may be a bit confusing, but this is an awesome beer
A flawless beer, maybe not a mindblowing one, but taste, complexity and great drinkability are those of a great one
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2011 11:43:14 | More by Cozzatoad
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy deep brown with a foamy khaki head that dissipates somewhat quickly.
I can smell pears, raisins, and dates as soon as I open the bottle. Notes of green apple, figs, and prunes become evident, with a fairly sweet Belgian candi sugar sweetness at the base.
Flavor reveals sharp pear and bruised apple underlying a doughy, bready malt backbone. Rich and rummy, the burnt sugar malt sweetness supports complex prune and date notes well. The finish is fairly light and dry.
Body is moderate, but the high carbonation keeps it feeling light. Alcohol warmth is a bit high.
Great ester character is balanced nicely by the malt. The carbonation is higher than I'd like, and a phenolic alcohol character emerges as it warms. Wanted to like this more, but the carbonation killed it for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 14:24:00 | More by barczar
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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