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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,200 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,200
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 247
Gots: 482 | FT: 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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a- Pours clear brown beer with light brown - Huge head with good retention. Raging carbonation, almost opaque with bubble activity. Surprised it didn't gush.

s- It smells of fruity yeast esters, dark malts, some black pepper spice. Raisin or fig character as well. Really complex and interesting aroma.

t- Alcohol is present in sip, warming to the esophagus. Dark candi sugar and caramel flavors. Bitterness is strong and suiting to alcohol content. Yeast is delicious. Aftertaste is malty and thick on the tongue.

m+d- Smooth beer. I did let the beer sip for a bit to let the carbonation go down. Fuller mouthfeel than expected. Complex flavor profile that seem to change over time. It is a shame these beers are so expensive. It is a little boozie, but I like to be reminded I'm drinking a 9.2% beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,200 ratings.