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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,011 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,011
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 233
Gots: 410 | FT: 14
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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01-28-2012 05:17:31 | More by Peyton5410
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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Georgia

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Beast35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich mahogany color with two fingers of tan head

Smells different than anything i have ever smelled interesting combination.

Taste is amazing. Not really sure how to describe it but it must be experienced.

Nicely carbonated and the alcohol is not to sharp on the tongue.

Very drinkable for a higher ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 02:52:11 | More by Beast35
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

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07-13-2014 07:03:58 | More by Jordy777
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rct

Pennsylvania

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hoserking

California

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California

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Completely fills your mouth with taste -- it's all encompassing! Pours with a stunningly beautiful head, unusual in my experience for a beer this dark and with such high alcohol content. The carbonation is very delicate, creating a satisfying experience as it interacts with sensors throughout your mouth. Kind of strange, but the dominant flavor in my opinion is banana. Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: A thick, dark amber pour settles with three fingers of light khaki head. The head slowly recedes to as little as half a finger and there's some lacing if you tilt the glass. I forgot to check for yeast in the bottle so there's quite a fair amount of dark yeast in the glass.

Smell: Fresh bread, earthy malts, ripe fruits (cherries, figs), candied sugar, and alcohol.

Taste: Plenty of earthy malts, some candied dark fruits, molasses, and some heat from the alcohol. Honestly, this is a very complex brew and it might be a little too much for my modest palate. Either way, it's very tasty.

Mouth: A thick body with moderate carbonation. Combined with the high ABV and the complexity of the flavors, this is definitely a beer you want to sip.

A very complex yet tasty brew. I bought several with the intent of aging them, and I recommend that you buy two or three and do the same.

Serving type: bottle

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,011 ratings.