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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,031 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,031
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 236
Gots: 417 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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Hajimasabi

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-17-2012 02:24:44 | More by Hajimasabi
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2012 02:13:11 | More by GreatBloomer
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herman77

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Best by date of 29-06-16, so bottled 6-29-11
A: Very dark mahogany, brownish red with a big pillowy light tan head. A bit of lacing trying to grasp the sides, it's got that "camo lace" thing going on.

S: Figs, dates, dark cherries with spice, carmel and bread crust. Boozy and a little phenolic too.

T: Light coco and hints of carmel malt up front with dried fruits (figs, dates and cherries). Big maltiness, has brown sugar, molasses and chocolate fudge like richness to it, but the spice balances that all out. Has an underlying sweetness that kind of reminds me of a cherry pop, I mean this in a good way and it is not overly sweet at all. A hint of alcohol on the backend. Pretty complex.

M: Medium body, not nearly as carbonated as the 6. The carbonation that is there is super soft, not prickly at all. Smooth and a bit creamy. Nice.

O: Very nice indeed. A big step up from the 6. Great drinkability and the abv is hidden very well. Goes down fast and easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 00:30:58 | More by herman77
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-16-2012 16:25:46 | More by Sparger
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-16-2012 15:58:28 | More by gafferjohn
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Tenyouusnessless

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -30.7%

01-16-2012 15:40:49 | More by Tenyouusnessless
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S7R4nG3

North Carolina

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

As one of the Trappist breweries, I felt obligated to start sampling and happened to start with the classic Rochefort 8!

A: Pour was a very nice dark cloudy chocolate brown allowing a nice amount of light through yet and a nice thin creamy head.

S: Very complex aroma with some definite choc./caramel along with some malty sweetness combined with nice dark fruit tart scent with a hint of citrus cloaked in the background.

T: Amazing flavors in this brew, the choc./caramel flavors immediately hit along with the amazingly balanced dark dried fruit tart flavors with nearly no bitterness and an amazing alcohol heat to finish.

M: I personally loved the feel, has the excellent Trappist carbonation with a syrupy smoothness that left an excellent coating and complementing the flavors perfectly!

This is definitely one of the best brews I have tried thus far, and am anxiously awaiting a good time to break open a bottle of Rochefort 10! If you want a world class ale, turn to the Trappists!!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:42:44 | More by S7R4nG3
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-15-2012 03:35:04 | More by freduardo
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educorgan

Portugal

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-14-2012 01:29:20 | More by educorgan
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zonker17

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-12-2012 22:02:45 | More by zonker17
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cirtap

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-11-2012 21:06:23 | More by cirtap
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-11-2012 16:09:43 | More by kspongeworthy
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htrae2014

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-11-2012 15:15:08 | More by htrae2014
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort Goblet.

A- Hazy dark brown almost the same color as a beer bottle, head
dissipates moderately, leaving no lacing.
after taking a drink the lacing quickly falls back to the top of
the beer. Yeast settles on the bottom of the goblet.

S- Caramel, sweet dark fruits.

T- almost the same as the nose. got some light roasted coffee
with cream and sugar taste. lots of sweet caramel.

M- good carbonation. not too heavy.

O- Very good beer. would drink it again. not sure how it would go
with dinner. its so sweet it would be better to enjoy after
dinner as a dessert.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 03:26:22 | More by rfbenavi80
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mfreeman10

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-10-2012 21:48:18 | More by mfreeman10
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Sharkophile

New York

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a goblet. Hazy dark brown color with a big tan head that dissipates quickly. You can tell this beer is heavily carbonated just by looking at it, with a ton of bubbles breaking the surface.

S: Smells fruity, with some spicy yeast and alcohol. Very inviting.

T: Mirrors the smell, with dark fruit (raisin, plum, fig), faint roasted flavors (coffee), a clove-like spiciness from the yeast and some alcohol. Finishes pretty dry.

M: Medium body with a ton of prickly carbonation. Very airy mouthfeel, which makes the flavors a bit more subtle.

O: A terrific Belgian ale. Would love to have this with some food next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 17:40:56 | More by Sharkophile
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Robje

Australia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-10-2012 00:51:18 | More by Robje
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

01-08-2012 02:25:17 | More by GreyGhost4
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t420o

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Trappistes rochefort 8

A- pour produces a 2 finger tan head resting on a hazy brown head with amber hues. Head recedes quick leaving spotty lacing 
4

S- candied brown sugar, Belgian yeast, alcohol, toasted bread. Not the best smelling belgian abbey or even close 3 

T- brown sugar, over ripe dark fruits, belgian yeast, slightly boozy 4   

M- nice active carbonation with good viscotity 4.5

O- a good Belgian abbey but not the best I have had. 3.5

B+ 

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 21:45:37 | More by t420o
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jakesingleton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-06-2012 13:32:37 | More by jakesingleton
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Kavon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 16:06:34 | More by Kavon
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-05-2012 07:29:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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Faina

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 03:59:59 | More by Faina
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-05-2012 01:44:27 | More by s1ckboy
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tclapper

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-04-2012 03:14:33 | More by tclapper
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,031 ratings.