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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,684 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3684
Reviews: 1726
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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Reviews by supermeniscus:
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I made this my Easter beer, bottle was best before 10/2016.
A. Pours a one finger head with plenty of fizz that reduces to a tan ring.
S. Maybe it's just me but some roasted smells a bit like tobacco(!) chocolate and malt
T. Definetely better as it warms up, i get roasted malt and cocoa. Long finish, mmm tasty
M: slightly prickly but creamy, dry finish
Overall: This is unbelieveable stuff. Not what i usually go for but it's worth the experience. Thoroughly pleased to pick this one out tonight

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 01:03:20 | More by supermeniscus
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mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-16-2014 18:46:49 | More by mhind52
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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04-15-2014 22:50:41 | More by gmendez1122
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz (330mL) bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 5.49. Best by 04/07/18- I assume bottled 4/7/13. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours muddy red hued brown with three fingers of beige head. Keeps a modest layer that laces well.

Smell starts dry and earthy before revealing spice, cherries and yeast. The nose really opens up as it warms with more dark fruit, malty bread and caramel.

After a near-abrasive initial burst of spice and alcohol while still cold, it warms to reveal notes of raw cane sugar, bing cherries, fruity yeast, dates, banana, caramel, clove, nuts and raisin bread. As the chill fades the balance and layers of flavor really flesh out and moderate the alcohol.

Supple, medium body with abundant carbonation. Aftertaste of dark fruit, yeast and bready malt.

I'm much more familiar with 8's big brother but this is quite solid in it's own right. Once it reaches a proper temperature this delivers an outstanding drinking experience on all levels.

Serving type: bottle

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JavierGC

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2014 05:44:24 | More by JavierGC
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-15-2014 01:23:01 | More by Beervana
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John656

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Gorgeous dark chestnut brown. Nice foamy head that slowly dissipates.

S - Figs, plum, brown sugar and pine.

T - Plum, rasins, and dark fruits. This beer has a very complex flavor that evolves through the palate with a pleasant caramel finish. There is a slight hint of booze and the intensity of the sweetness grows as the temperature rises. It goes without saying for this style (Strong Dark Ales/Quads), but you will not fully appreciate this beer if served at cold temperatures.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth texture. There is a strong-medium carbonation element present that I would prefer was a little lower.

O - One of the best beers on the market for good reason. Not as complex as the 10 but a well balanced beer with a dark fruity flavors that will not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

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Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big, fizzy head that requires several pours to fit one bottle in one chalice. Retention is good. Brew is a dark red, translucent, very lively beer. Any sediment was left in the bottle. No noticeable lacing.

Nutty, fruity, and spicy aroma. Strong hints of prunes, Belgian yeast, nutmeg, and cloves. Slightly sharp.

Surprisingly, extremely balanced flavor. Tons of dark fruit and Belgian Candi sugar, with an extremely nutty finish. Nothing tart or sharp as the aroma indicated. Prunes, raisins, slight hints of banana, and big yeast notes. Slight alcohol flavor. Extremely sweet, more so as it warms.

Medium-full feel. Slight foaming, and relatively warm. Long finish of caramelized or crusted sugar or candies.

Fantastic, very traditional Belgian BSDA/Dubbel. Certainly worth regarding up there with the best of the style, including Westmalle and Chimay.

Serving type: bottle

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,684 ratings.