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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,316 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,316
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 251
Gots: 513 | FT: 17
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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Photo of ackleydg
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought the bottle today from the Charleston Beer Exchange in SC.

Pours a humongous tan head that takes a while to dissipate. Light brown in color.

Funky aromas right off the bat. Some brown sugar and spice in there.

Damn pleasant tasting. Very complex. Some caramel goodness followed by spice, finishing just a little warm, but that alcohol is very well masked.

All about the taste on this one. Gonna do my best to savor it...

ackleydg, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

duceswild, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Theshooster, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jbarletto, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Philvillani, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

OP7iK, May 12, 2012
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Resuin, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

AMCPhD, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

opwog, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of boudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - pours a deep, dark brown, almost black with a huge head, dark beige and creamy, that settles to about 1 finger width before dissipating with a little latticework left on the surface.

S - not as big an aroma as I expected; needed to take a deep whiff to get a good read; smell is alcohol, roasted malts, dark fruits and a hint of coffee; the coffee notes come through stronger as the beer warms to room temp.

T - subtly smooth and discriminating; mild chocolate, dark roasted malts, dark fruits (plum, prune, fig?), coffee, and an ever so slight sweetness; the aftertaste is smooth with subtle hops and a floral touch.

M - good; medium with a little carbonation; gets a little sharp as it gets really warm.

D - high; this one goes down easy; if it weren't a higher abv, I'd want 3-4 in a row.

boudreaux, Jan 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SethK, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mmilyko, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

arkansastroy, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #100. Had this beer already many times, but only now I had time to review it. Sampled this one in the Vlaamsche Reus in Wageningen. Poured into an original Rochefort glass. Nice brown color with a tiny, light brown head that quickly disappeared into a beautiful lacing.

Smell: Full of sweet caramel, nice spicy hops, dark fruits (raisins) and alcohol.

Taste: Raisins (and some other sweet fruits), sweet caramel and warming alcohol (the alcohol is clearly present, but not disturbing). This beer is also a spicy (clove?), a bit fresh (citrus, apple) and this all nicely balanced with roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation with a medium bodied. Creamy on the tongue

Overall: Another great brew from Rochefort. Completely different from Rochefort 10, which is more sweet. This beer is fantastically balanced, with some nice spices. Extremely rich in taste! I love it

rvdoorn, Oct 11, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Beerohio, Sep 09, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,316 ratings.