Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy dark red/brown color with some ruby highlights. The head comes up to about 1.5cm and is loose and bubbly, leaving tiny amounts of lacing from the swirls of tan bubbles that stick around. Looks like I've come to expect. The smell is deep and dark. A bit of bready malty sweetness, tossed in with chocolate, a hint of carmel and even dried dark fruits and esters. There's quite a lot to look for, and it stands up to my expectations for the style. The taste is nice and very complex like the smell. A taste of dark chocolate and caramel mixed together comes through first, with the sweetness if caramel beating out the bitter/roasted kind of taste from the dark chocolatey malts. I'd even say I can taste sweetened, very smooth coffee. Then I get a taste of esters, and the fruits: plums, raisins, but more like the generic, non-descript fruity tastes of esters. Then it finishes with a bit of sugary sweetness, but definitely not cloying. On some sips, it actually finishes with a little dryness. That's a quality I've really come to enjoy: being surprised by what I'll taste next. The alcohol is hardly present, but it warms a little. The mouthfeel is so full, and there isn't a thing, even with all of the complexity, that I do not enjoy in here. Goes down very smoothly and the carbonation is pleasant. The alcohol doesn't hit you quickly, and this beer just begs you to keep going. I think I like this better than the 10, and easily my favorite from the style to this point. I was happy to have it, and I bet you will be too.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2009 01:03:07 | More by taylorhamrick
More User Reviews:
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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