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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,017 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,017
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 233
Gots: 412 | FT: 14
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-21-2012 17:32:57 | More by BrazilianAussie


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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-19-2012 03:11:37 | More by keanlacrosse
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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into a chalice. Pours a medium brown color with a nice head

deep and balanced with great malty aromas, caramel, some dark red cherries and a touch of chocolate. The aromas are a bit unyielding though

extremely smooth with a fuller body. Well balanced with great flavors of dark red cherries, caramel, and a good bit of malts as well

The flavors and feel end up winning out for this. Real classy and smooth with balance being what it's all about. The alcohol isn't noticeable in the slightest either

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 02:33:59 | More by KDawg
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North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch/Best By: 081616

Drank as part of a vertical tasting of the three offerings from Rochefort.

A: Pours slightly cloudy/murky mahogany to dark brown with moderate visible carbonation at the edges. Two finger light tan head that reduces to a thin layer of bubbles. Lots of lacing. Some sediment/yeast present in the bottom of the bottle.

S: Very sweet aromas - caramel and candy sugar - as well as sweet malts. Also aromas of fruits - raisins and cherry - with hints of Belgian yeast and vanilla.

T: Sweetness - brown sugar, candy sugar, and maple syrup with just a slight hint of alcohol warmth. Slight floral hops hints and some tannins. Sweeter than the Rochefort 6 but not overly sweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light creaminess.

O: I prefer this to the Rochefort 6 and the Rochefort 10. Great balance in the flavors. Wonderful to enjoy but one was the perfect serving.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:47:32 | More by dbrauneis
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

hmm - adding to 1500+ reviews is always a worry.

Pours well, dark brown with a ton of sediment...oops. Head dies too quickly and leaves no lace. Raisins, sherry, and std Belgian aromas on the nose, followed by a similar silky smooth taste. AMlts central, forget any bitterness. Alcohol is quite noticeable and warming.

Mouthfeel is the real highlight, thick, creamy, and warm.

Good example of style - almost great.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 10:57:22 | More by heygeebee
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-18-2012 01:36:20 | More by cld253
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New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2012 17:40:13 | More by CellarGimp
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Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- The pour is a murky brown, I decided to dump all that yeasty goodiness in. The head is small leaving a off white skim, above it is a thin layer of lacing coating my Trappistes Rochefort goblet.

S- Picking up a lot of phenols, light skinned fruits and a mix of bready and caramel malt. Actually there's a good dose of spice on the nose too, almost nutty.

T- To me the flavor really doesn't shine until the backend, this one doesn't leave you searching for descriptors because its fairly straight forward. Similar to the nose without as much spice and all the flavors are dialed down.

M- Medium bodied with a tad to much carbonation, it seems to thin it out a bit and it doesn't have that rich creaminess that is expected.

O- I've had this fresh and I've had it aged which is what this one is, nearly 4.5 years. This is my least favorite out of the 6,8, and 10, but it doesn't make it a bad beer by any means. I prefer the maltiness of the 6 or the complexity of the 10, this one just seems lost between the two to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 00:10:07 | More by Dawkfan
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

02-15-2012 22:57:00 | More by sharpski
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dirty, dark turbid brown. Tan head of about a fingers' worth. Not much lacing going on.

S: Raisins, vanilla, coffee, fresh tobacco, black cherry. A lot of complexity here that opens up even more while warming up.

T: Brown sugar, licorice, maple syrup, milk chocolate, unripened bananas. A touch of roasted malts with almost no bitterness at the end.

M: Very little hotness showing up.

O: Not a stunner like the 10. Definitely worth a try, but didn't blow my mind.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 07:56:54 | More by diamondc
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Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My least favourite of the Rochefort beers, much prefer the 6 to all the least my sense and I am sure the minority in this regard. Lot 28 12 10 and has been in my cellar for a long time. Boozy chocolately and a nice example of a dubbel maybe have to revisit a much younger bottle some time but sure going to drink the other half case that is in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 05:40:14 | More by hoser
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 11.2 oz bottle. First off..the name of this beer is prestigious so while reviewing i told myself i would keep it honest.
Poured a dark brown color with a 2 finger head which faded quickly. Small particles caught my eye as they made their eay to the bottom of my glass. Nice presentation indeed.
The aromas are crazy. So many different things going on here. Dried fruits such as raisins, maybe dried purple grapes. Cinnamon and a touch of booze. The taste is as explosive and complex as the smell. Starts of with dried fruits then slowly fades into a sweet flavour very similar to wine. Finishes nice with a warm touch of alcohol. Very well balanced. The mouthfeel is medium to dry, but leaves a nice adtertaste which makes you go back for more. Nothing complements the palate more then the finiah of this ale.
Overall i was impressed. Complex and delicious. If you can get ahold of one of these, please do. I know i will.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 05:20:42 | More by intensify
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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