Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 12oz bottle.
Appearance: A thick, dark amber pour settles with three fingers of light khaki head. The head slowly recedes to as little as half a finger and there's some lacing if you tilt the glass. I forgot to check for yeast in the bottle so there's quite a fair amount of dark yeast in the glass.
Smell: Fresh bread, earthy malts, ripe fruits (cherries, figs), candied sugar, and alcohol.
Taste: Plenty of earthy malts, some candied dark fruits, molasses, and some heat from the alcohol. Honestly, this is a very complex brew and it might be a little too much for my modest palate. Either way, it's very tasty.
Mouth: A thick body with moderate carbonation. Combined with the high ABV and the complexity of the flavors, this is definitely a beer you want to sip.
A very complex yet tasty brew. I bought several with the intent of aging them, and I recommend that you buy two or three and do the same.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 02:39:53 | More by HistoricalMan
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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