Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Dreizhen:
4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a chalice.
Appearance: Dark brown, caramel. Thick head that lingers.. Good carbonation.
Smell: Dark fruits, malt, chocolate, slight bitterness. Made me think baked cherries.
Taste: Warm chocolate initially with a dark fruit finish. Middle is slightly lacking in flavor, but the chocolate lingers and the fruit starts to kick in. A pleasant tinge of bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, smooth, a little foamy. Silk. Good carbonation.
Overall: A very good beer. I've based my rankings on three different bottles and I think my overall impression has gone down since I tried a bottle of the 10. Still fantastic and worth trying, especially if you're in Belgium where it can be found dirt cheap.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 18:01:40 | More by Dreizhen
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4.01/5 rDev -7.4%
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
96 out of 100 based on 4,006 ratings.