Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by tectactoe:
4.18/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet. Deep, murky brown, very opaque, with a little bit of floating sediment. Off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. The initial nose is quite a treat - very complex and hard to put an exact finger on. I'm getting quite a bit of dark fruits and brown, burnt sugar, as well as vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Maybe even a little bit of chocolate.
And then you taste it - this beer has so much going on. Sip after sip after sip, I would discover new flavors and little nuances that came out - it was really quite nice. It starts with black cherry, plums, and little bit of rubbing alcohol warmth on the tongue and transforms into a "deeper", more dense flavor with brown sugar, figs, and dates. I also picked up hints of grapes (wine-like), earthy esters, black licorice, chocolate-milky tones, raisins, ripe banana, and toffee.
The end hits with a subtle hint of kitchen spices, including clove. Aftertaste leaves the mouth with some sweet malts and buttery, bready yeast. The carbonation is plentiful and bites the tongue with enough sharpness to notice, but not too much to be distracting. Medium-heavy body with a super creamy mouth feel. Swish this one around your mouth for a minute, it's incredible.
Definitely my favorite of the Rochefort trio. The flavor profile really unlike anything I've tasted up to this point. So many flavors can be identified, however the beer never seems overwhelming or hodge-podge, it's very well balanced and put together nicely. Great brew.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 16:54:47 | More by tectactoe
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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