Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by stephenjmoore:
4.55/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours a dark reddish-brown, which settles under a large, fluffy tan head. Some yeasty sediment came out towards the end and sits on top of the head like nutmeg on eggnog. Body is light enough to see some light through it, but no visibility.
S- Lots of dried fruity aromas come through first. Raisins, prunes, some hints of tree-fruits like pear come through too. Lots of bready aromas as well, almost like fresh raisin bread.
T- Much like the aroma, lots of bready flavors mixed with lots of dried fruity esters. Almost like sweetened dried fruits, there are sugary-sweet flavors balanced out by bready malt with hints of earthiness. There are even some hints of nuttiness and bananas that sneak through from time to time.
M- Full-bodied, but easy to take sip after sip. The carbonation is just about perfect. It's medium-high carbonation, but tastes frothy. The frothiness works perfectly with the big body.
O- I am extremely impressed with this one. Rochefort 10 was not my cup of tea, it was a little too boozy for me, but I think this one is exactly what a Belgian strong dark ale should be. It's nice getting blown away by something you do not expect every now and then and this one did the trick.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2013 00:57:30 | More by stephenjmoore
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4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into tulip.
A - Beautiful brown color, lots of carbonation bubbles.
S - Mild bready smell, honey flavors, medium sweetness.
T - Bready flavors, figs, honey, sweetness.
M - Fairly full bodied, creamy, very smooth.
O - Not as good as 10 but very solid and drinkable. In fact, easy to drink many.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:30:45 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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