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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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4,619 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,619
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 296
Gots: 659 | FT: 23
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Pour from 330 into tulip. Head flew up and over pretty big, but dissipated very quickly. Fig, raisin, other dried fruits in aroma. But the taste was much more complex. Spicy, earthy, and the candy sugar taste gave the sense of licorice. I think that was the off-putting aspect for me. I spent the rest of the glass trying to focus on isolating aspects of the complexity - there are notes of malt to savor, notes of yeast to savor, hops to savor. But the licorice profile kept dominating. Got in my head and I couldn't get it out.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a Westmalle goblet. Bottle was dated/coded 230310. The body was a dull, light mahogany/prune juice color. Head was minimal due to the gentle pour. A creamy modest cap remained throughout the drink.

Smell was spicy and fruity. Figs and plums.

Taste was of alcohol and sweet dark fruits. ETOH burned in the throat (mild). Zucchini bread. Grain-like.

Mouthfeel was full and zesty.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very strong beer. But not bad taste

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-murky chestnut with a really thin light tan head. possibly a red tint

S-dark cherries, caramel, and burnt sugars. strong scent. slightly unbalanced leaning towards a lot of caramel.

T-comes in with a very burnt and fairly bitter taste of dark belgian malts. there's also a taste of buttered dark fruits and alcohol. its a very unbalanced taste that just doesn't flow well at all. the alcohol dominates the after-taste with butter and only a touch of caramel and plums.

M-heavy carbonation with a semi-dry finish

O-doesn't quite hit the spot like i was hoping. i went in to this beer really wanting a good dark belgian, but now i don't think i'll be wanting another one for quite some time. its definitely a complex beer, but its just way too harsh and unbalanced. its not something i'd recommend or get again.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,619 ratings.