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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,018 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,018
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 234
Gots: 413 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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FishGetter

Massachusetts

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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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,018 ratings.