Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice (two bottles were reviewed, one had a code stamp reading: 250516)
A-The brew is an dark, walnut brown with hints of ruby. The head is nearly two-fingers tall and comprised of dense, tan foam. There is good retention thanks to the few streams of visible carbonation.
S-The smell is pretty aggressive with a fair amount of alcohol spice and dark rum flavors. Fruits are dark and dried, like prune, fig, dates, and raisins. Complex and nicely suited for the style.
T-The taste also gives a pretty good wallop of warming, medicinal alcohol, but the alcohol plays well with the dark, malty fruits. I taste molasses, dark rum, prune, raisin, and baking spices.
M-The long-lasting carbonation is more aggressive than some Belgians of this style, but the beer retains a medium to heavy body. The carbonation and heft are a nice match for the style and flavors.
O-I admit that it took me a while to come around to the aggressive alcohol in this brew, but now that I'm hooked in, I really enjoy it. The dark fruit and burnt sugar flavors are spot on for a BSDA and complexity is fantastic. This is a great sipping beer that seems tailor-made to pair with some cheese and dried fruits.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 01:57:02 | More by spoony
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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