Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally trying a bottle of the 8....I'm gonna go ahead and assume that it'll fall somewhere in between the 6 and the 10 in terms of how much I like it. But anyway, here we go.
A: This one pours a dark reddish-brown with ample off-white foamy head that looks as though someone sprinkled a bit of ground cinnamon on top.
S: Chocolate, caramel, some yeast, and tons of dark fruit---figs,cherries, dates. There's a bit of almond in there as well.
T: Whoah. A whole lot of dark chocolate and cherry up front disguises a lot of the bigger flavors that come through the rest of the way down. It's like biting into a frozen chocolate bar with cherries in it (yeah i know, I'm drinking this one a bit too cold out of the fridge but it's warming up nicely) I'm surprised here by the lack of an alcohol kick on the backside. Cheers to that. Some caramel comes through but it's eclipsed by the aforementioned flavors
M & D: Smoooth and creamy the whole way down. I'm lovin this one. Drinkability is great compared to the 6 (maybe that's just my opinion?)
Overall...go for it. I'll be drinking this one more often without a doubt. Still doesn't do the sames things as the 10 to me but really now? That's a different ballgame, I suppose.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2009 04:17:46 | More by originalsin
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