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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,619 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,619
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 295
Gots: 658 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink before 09/02/16 date on bottle
The beer poured a hazy medium to dark brown and produced a dark tan, bubbly head with ok retention about two fingers high.
Very inviting appearance.
The smell speaks of dark fruit like plum, fig ,raisin as well as caramel, brown sugar and lot of yeast.
Tasting the beer those aromas will start with the dark fruits up front. The middle has a nice sweetness of caramel and brown sugar, combined with a good amount of Belgian yeast. Very balanced. At the end a warming if alcohol will great you in a very gentle manner.
A great beer made by master brewers!

Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of twelvsies
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trappist beer - what a treat, always. Usually drink stuff like this with a few friends but having this alone on a dreary rainy night has it's own merits. This beer is not really anything special to the eye, so pour quickly and get on with it. Ruddy, murky brown with kind of a poor head compared to others in the style. But it is immediately redeemed by the complex aromas flying out of the glass. Malty and rich, spicy, raisin. Bready and yeasty flavors here. Spicy and herbal hops float atop a nice Belgian style malt base and finishes juicy and full. Nice soft sweet finish. A world class beer for sure, although I have a few, but only a few, others in the style that I would pick first.

Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a matte chocolate color. Interesting. Off white head with larger bubbles. Medium retention.

S- Belgian spices, definitely some alcohol, slight vinous character. Some malt comes through, more than I expected.

T- This one grows as you drink it. It started kind of malty--almost roasty--with some dark fruit mixed in. Grew to be more spicy with some green apple aftertaste... I liked it.

M- Medium bodied, with a decent amount of carbonation. Moves along well.

D- Good stuff, gets better as it goes. I like it.

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nodder
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of chossboss
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noproduction
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of perrymarcus
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

rochefort 10 has been probably my favorite quaff for a while now, finally getting around to reviewing the 8...

11.2oz bottle served in a trappistes rochefort chalice.

pours a murky, deep mahogany tone with a solid finger of creamy off-white head that demonstrates impressive retention. walls of lacing draped along the glass; good amount of sediment. nice appearance.

robust nose full of caramel malt, belgian yeast, and spice. a bit more fruity than the 10, but it's obvious they're related. alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering.

has a luscious fig/herbal/spicy vibrancy that plays on the palate. same malt and yeast presence that was evident in the nose. IMO not quite on the level of the 10 and has a very slight, vaguely astingent note to it, but very tasty nonetheless. a slightly bitter, warming boozy finish.

mouthfeel is luscious, medium plus bodied with average carbonation. for a BSDA this is insanely drinkable.

Photo of MattGrimley
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of javlin624
2.5/5  rDev -42.1%

Photo of khiasmus
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy dark amber with a half glass of beautiful, frothy, creamy head.

S- The nose is malty, with a prominent hint of alcohol, some dark fruits, nuts, and biscuit.

T- Initially malty, giving way to a breadiness, then some raisin and dates, then biscuit, then strong lingering alcohol in the fairly dry finish. The overall impression after a sip is alcohol and bread.

M- Silky and smooth, with a very astringent and dry finish, as you feel the alcohol evaporate out of your mouth. Pretty high carbonation, though not as high as the (gag) 6.

D- A bit too strong and dry to merit a high drinkability score, but definitely a better beer overall than the 6... I'll do the 10 tomorrow, and we'll choose a winner :-)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance - Glossy light caramel head with opaque dark brown body.

Smell - Overripe dark fruit.

Taste - Alcohol heavy. Almost a little salty. Could be FUCKING RESIDUE in my mouth due to a prank earlier tonight. But I'm assured by everyone else that this beer does taste salty...

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied.

Overall Drinkability - Good beer but i'm a little too ruined by tonights prank, and a little too paranoid to trust the beer i'm having. i'll get back to this another day.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MarcWP
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of waughbrew
2.52/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Big ol' head that just won't subside. Forms funny shapes and clumps on the sides of the glass. Dark blackredbrown body. Smells like Captain Morgan original, prunes, and a spicy red wine. A carbonated charcoal Jack Daniels. Finish is lacking as the beer floats away leaving a dry ashen alcohol. Very cool feel, striking the bridge of the nose between the eyes of fluffiness and full-boditity. Interesting, peculiar, and nothing I wanted to finish. Yech, is this distilled?

[Drink by 8/19/08]

Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mattboyer182
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark burgundy color and a huge creamy white head.

S - Dark fruits and sweet malts. Smells similar to the 10. Raisins and dates and such.

T - Caramel and toffee sweetness. The fruits are very much present as well. There is a nice warmth of alcohol coming out at the end.

M - A medium bodied beer and quite a bit of carbonation. The alcohol warms the mouth.

O - I love this beer. Very good and fun to do with the 6 and 10

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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