Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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3.9/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Big thick frothy head, two finger, off white color. Dark tea color that has a good amount of haze to it. Carbination continues to bubble up from bottom of glass.
Some lightly roasted grain aromas mix with equally light hop aroma. Sweet toffee caramel malt blend with yeast aromas.
Once one is able to break through the head, sweet, very sweet, malt sweeps the tounge. Big boozie alchol flavors cut through sweetness with a bit of burn. Heavy carmilized malts, with a slight toasted flavor, keeps drink sweet. Figs, date, and rasins come to mind and add charecter. Only mild signs of hop bitterness.
Mostly thin mouthfeel keeps things light for such a sweet offering. Alchol lingers in mouth, somewhat dry too.
Overall respectable offering here. Freshness maybe questionable. Drink does take a hit on drinkability due to sweetness of drink. Personell style preferances a bit different than the drink offers, however can appritiate drink. Worth taking a look at.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2010 23:33:44 | More by FishGetter
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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
96 out of 100 based on 4,018 ratings.