Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by JohnL9013:
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Dark brown with a one-inch brown head. Looks like a quad.
S: Smells like quad, but stronger. There's a huge malt/vanilla character almost. Stronger than I expected and very nice.
T: Wow, this is one potent brew. Tasting reveals hop content smelling doesn't indicate, and only brings out the quad-like malt backbone of this beer. This is thick, syrupey, strong stuff and much more in your face than any other Belgian beer I've ever had...almost to the point of tasting like an American beer. Expect a huge malt content like a quad but with more flavors and more intense.
M: Fresh and crisp, but too carbonated for my liking.
D: I didn't find this to be the most drinkable beer. It's a sipper.
A very fine beer. I'll try the 10 next time and see how strong these guys can go as this is already really potent stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2010 00:11:41 | More by JohnL9013
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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 4,009 ratings.