Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,505
Reviews: 1,778
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 279
Gots: 592 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fish113d
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a chilled bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is chestnut brown color w/ a tan, fluffy head, that becomes very foamy and sustains its presence for quite a while throughou the tasting. Rather hazy body when held into the light to which not so much light got through.

Aroma is of some slight hops initially along with some orange & grape aromas. Malty backbone along with some yeast aroma as well that reminds me a bit of biscuits.

Taste is amazing! Sweet brown toffee malts along with just a bit of yeast flavor. Fruit takes over after allowing the sip to settle in my mouth for a few seconds and then swishing before swallowing. Plums come to mind, along with BUBBLE GUM...yes, BUBBLE GUM (weird). A bit of drying on the finish, but not much alcohol noticable, which is dangerous!

Mouthfeel is rather good. Slight carbonation up front at a chilled temp as well as a medium-to-full body. Slight alcohol on the tip of my tongue on the finish.

Overall, for my 200th beer review on Beer Advocate, I finally hit a 5 on flavor! What a long strange trip it's been!!! One of the best I've had! However, don't drink more than 2, you'll be incapable of operating heavy machinery!

Photo of santoslhalper
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from scribbled notes from last night.

Not as good as the 10 in anyway. The fizzyness just doesn't fit the flavor. The fruity and sweet notes are rich and potent, and smell wonderful, but it's just another Belgian Dark Strong Ale that doesn't have anything too unique about. I mean I really like the stuff, but compared to the 10 it falls short.

Photo of Magpie14
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hearty clouded cider brown with soft reds and copper. Head is bubbly, light khaki in color, and left creamy splashes of lace. The cap fizzled away rather fast and the lacing is minimal, considering the alcohol % I would not expect much, but this is rather faint

S: I get whiffs of dates, figs, and tart pears all with a spiced herbal character. Minimal malt and yeast in the nose. I am not really that floored as spiced rum notes start to wallow through

T: up front we have fruits much like in the nose; dates, figs, raisins, a few rotten bananas, and maybe a few pieces of orange peels. Sweet side is laced with caramelized flavors with brown sugar. All in all, the flavors consist of fruits (as mentioned above) soaked in spiced rum with a faint malty profile, I find the malts to be somewhat laid back. Spiciness ranges from cloves, to a dash of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of nutmeg
I find the initial blast of flavors complex. However, things are a little timid in regards to the lasting or depth of flavors. Everything seems awash with grainy spiced alcohol at times

M: a true fizzy lifting drink. Carbonation is, shall we say, high and provides the tongue with a invigorating blast. The carbonation level also makes things feel a bit lighter as far as body is concerned, I would say a medium body. Not creamy and just makes it into the smooth category

D: dark fruits, light malts, candied flavors, and awash with alcohol. A little disappointment in my heart, but not much. It is tough for me to consider this as a world class brew. I am not giving up hope, I am gonna have this one again

Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into chalice.

A. Well carbonated 2 finger head. Thick ring of lace left on the glass. Good head retention. Almost a permanent collar of foam. Dark ruby brown color.

S. Smell is caramel, dark fruit, alcohol, yeast, spices, cherries.

T. Dark fruit, spices, caramel, alcohol. Somewhat dry.

M. Medium/full bodied. Lots of carbonation. Crisp finish with not much lingering sweetness.

D. Very well crafted beer. Nice flavors and body. Would have liked a little stronger smell, and I prefer this style a touch sweeter. This is a Very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tjd25
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful head, perfectly dense and creamy, lasting on the dark mahogany color body. The smell is very enjoyable: yeasty with notes of pineapples, mangos and red fruits. Slightly nutty too, with pleasant notes of chocolate. The taste is great: red fruits with some exotic notes and smooth an creamy dark chocolate flavor. The thickness of the hops appears in the aftertaste but in a great harmony with the other elements of this great brew. The alcohol is superbly hidden. The mouthfeel is very rich and bready, nicely smooth and round. Such a good beer.

Photo of bbeane
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into my DFH laser etched chalice... Pours a dark mahogony color with a nice thick creamy head with nice retention and lacing

S- Smells very malty, dark fruits, cinnamon, phenolic

T- Very smooth tasting... malty sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg with a hint of bitterness and alcohol

M- Full bodied with light carbonation... leaves a great malty flavor lingering in your mouth

D- Very nice, though not as great as I had anticipated. None the less, a great Belgian Strong that I'm sure I'll drink again


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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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