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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,221 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,221
Reviews: 1,757
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 248
Gots: 487 | FT: 15
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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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Danobold, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ctrevino, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Mattgruv
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Mattgruv, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice fluffy off white head, hazy deep brown body. Very creamy/fluffy head with good retention.

Smells like big rum soaked raisins. Bready yeast character typical of a Trappist beer.

Tastes of carmel and toffee, like some of the sweetness typical of a scotch ale. Big raisin and fig flavor.

Medium bodied, with high carbonation.

Very balanced and full flavored. Big sweet sugary raisins and figs. Big bready yeast flavor. Overall this is a tasty beer. A bit pricy but maybe worth it if your in a mood for a good Trappist beer.

$5 a small bottle

Homebrew35, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

redfacedshooter, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

zrab11, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Chugs13, Apr 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

wardough, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of ThePortlander
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this with dinner and it was Amazing. Thick, lustrous head with a dark red-walnut coloring. The smell is complex, ranging from yeasty bread to dried fruit. The taste is supple and deep, assaulting you with crusty bread, dates and raisins, apples, chocolate, caramel, bananas, and everything else you'd expect in a great dubbel. The mouthfeel was almost perfect, and still fantastic. This is a great one, and not too expensive either. Get it.

ThePortlander, Apr 08, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I made this my Easter beer, bottle was best before 10/2016.
A. Pours a one finger head with plenty of fizz that reduces to a tan ring.
S. Maybe it's just me but some roasted smells a bit like tobacco(!) chocolate and malt
T. Definetely better as it warms up, i get roasted malt and cocoa. Long finish, mmm tasty
M: slightly prickly but creamy, dry finish
Overall: This is unbelieveable stuff. Not what i usually go for but it's worth the experience. Thoroughly pleased to pick this one out tonight

supermeniscus, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of gabedivision
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11 oz to a snifter glass.

A- Pours a murky reddish brown, with a 3 finger head that creams and lays over the glass through the entire drink.

S- Smells of dark fruits, raisins, figs, plums, grapes. Brown sugar and delicate toffee.

T- Taste of big dark fruits, more of a apple and pear on the taste that gives it a slight crispness.

M- Medium in body, low carbonation (on the feel anyways) soft and creamy, very enjoyable.

O- Great Dubbel, maybe the best ive ever had, truly a treat from start to finish.

gabedivision, Apr 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

JakeDebus, Apr 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

morallybankrupt, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Duke
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brasserie de Rochefort - Trappistes Rochefort 8

(Poured into a chalice at Chill Winston in Vancouver)

Trappistes Rochefort 8 pours an cloudy burgundy with an off-white head that quickly collapses into a thin cap.

Rochefort 8 is yeasty both to the nose and the tongue. There are plenty of fruits in there, and a touch of caramel.

The beer is terrifically well carbonated, and that cuts the taste sensation somewhat, but the caramel does get a chance to step forward alongside the summer fruits - and specifically those are raisin and dark grapes, with a touch of apple.

It feels pleasingly full, but the mouthfeel here is all about the big, fizzy carbonation.

Overall, I find myself impressed with the overall experience despite the beer being so boldly carbonated. The flavours are equally bold, you see. Nothing holds back, and I'm glad I had two.

Duke, Apr 06, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a beautiful signature Trappistes Rochefort chalice. The pour is a clear, very dark reddish brown color with a thin creamy-looking head. The nose is noticeably more assertive than that of Rochefort 8. I get notes of sweet berries, candy, a little bit of alcohol, and even some chocolate.

The beer tastes a lot like Rochefort 6, but there is more going on here. There are more bready, cakey, biscuity flavors in the front of the mouth and the high level of carbonation doesn't overwhelm the notes of fruit, jam, and figs you get at mid palate. This beer hides its alcohol well, but there is a very faint warmth on the finish. You also get some sweet tea and honey flavors which linger nicely with the fruit notes.

I definitely taste and smell the difference between this and Rochefort 6. The nose is more assertive and there is added depth to the flavor which allows it to support the high level of carbonation a bit better than the 6. This beer is definitely worth the price difference.

deadonhisfeet, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mungus, Apr 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Mullinger1980, Apr 04, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Prune brown in color and opaque with floating yeast. Pours a thick head which has a soda-like appearance. Good retention nonetheless without much lacing.

Aroma is complex and sweet. Black cherries in the forefront with a sweet, tart character. Raisins and dates in the mix as well.

Big malt flavor throughout, buttery and bready with a hint of roastiness. Then the sweetness come in like a dark fruit jam spread over wheat toast. Other than the warming sensation, the alcohol is indetectable. Can't taste any hops but it doesn't matter. Awesome flavor!

Medium to full-bodied. Thickness and slick texture from the sugar balanced the dryness of the alcohol. Carbonation hits the tongue with aggressive, soda-like bubbles which ruin what would otherwise be a perfect mouthfeel.

Great stuff! Complex and delicious!

bnes09, Apr 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

LeeryLeprechaun, Apr 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CoryR, Apr 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

TheResidentialOP, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jacewg, Mar 31, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,221 ratings.