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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,489 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,776
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 278
Gots: 574 | FT: 19
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ThaCreep
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nose that almost automatically evokes chocolate and coffee if you let the beer sit in the glass. It also reveals a hint of fig. A taste and heady, reminiscent of the liquor, and more specifically fruits macerated in alcohol. It is first in first mouth full bodied but then quickly becomes soft and chocolaty or fruity. The finish is long with a taste of cake and chocolate and leaves an incredible number of flavors on the tongue. Beer complex.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into a 25 oz crystal sniffer glass with sediment and all.

Appearance: Very dark brown fluid with very little light coming through. Off-white head with even bubbles and excellent retention.

Smell: Big malty aroma with scents of sour cherries and sweet alcohol. The alcohol aroma is strong and nips at the inside of my nose. Very strong alcohol nose.

Taste: Stong malty opening with alcohol following closely and strongly behind. Very sandy and earthy with some non-descript fruit flavors. Grainy sugars, redwood bark, oak, dry leaves, and grass. Sort of a vinous flavor as well followed by a brown paper bag-like carmel flavor. Light phenolic flavor lingers at the end but is consumed by the malty sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Gritty but very smooth. After a few sips the texture settles into my palette and it feels very soft.

Drinkability: Absolutely wonderful. The alcohol is strong but the earthy flavors cover it well. Very pleasant and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper brown, cloudy body with a big head that lasts pretty well

Aroma: Sweet malts and fruits

Taste: Very rich, fruity; very complex with notes of raisins; excellent flavor and smooth finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark mahogany body under an initially-huge rocky tan head. Head fades to a solid lid in about 10 minutes.

Smell is fantastic. So rich and "warm" with vanillla, vinous malt, and oak. Sweet burned cherry, old leather, dark chocolate. Spicy, peppery, mmm. Really smells exceptionally good.

Taste is spot on to the aroma: vanilla and burned cherry are the front notes, then the pepper and coriander come up. Finish is Light metallic bitter followed by dark chocolate.

Rich mouthfeel with a depth of soft and expansive carbonation spreading it all around. Tastes and feels so good, you don't really want to swallow it.

Drinkability is reduced by the alcohol, which is very evident, though not harshly so. However, there's so much going on here that this is a sipper anyway. I reckon I could sip a couple of these or more. However, they're a bit on the pricey side, so in the real world, that also reduces the drinkability.

Overall, another of Rochefort's fantastic beers. Someday I'm gonna have the 6, 8 and 10 side-by-side!

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4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a big rocky persistent head. Smell is mild notes of dark caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit, with a touch of alcohol. Taste is similar with dark caramel with touch of deep roasted malt. Bitter chocolate. Background sweetness. Grapes and raisins. Apples. Some earthy yeastiness. Some booziness in the finish. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Very drinkable. An excellent Belgian beer.

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
97 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.