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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,309 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,309
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 250
Gots: 512 | FT: 17
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

erha2, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Wamba, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cjac, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Stockfan42, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

adamcthomp, May 23, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ML poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a dark brownish cherry color. Somewhat murky at first but cleared up nicely. Nice ruby hues to this. Half finger of light brown head, quickly falling to splotchy film. Aggressive swirling got a better looking head but fell to a ringed collar. no lacing but very visible alcohol legs that were slow moving.

S-- Rum soaked raisins and dark cherries. Touches of earthiness and a bit of wood as well. Once warmed up more the alcohol became obvious. liked the nose a bit colder but a small complaint.

T-- Dark fruits galore. Raisin, dark cherry, stewed plumb and fig. Get notes of cinnamon and other spices with this. Not a lot of alcohol in the taste and a lighter thinner than I expected. Still good though.

M-- Lighter bodied than expected. Just bits of carbonation. A little bit thin on the mid and back palate. Some syrupy dark cherry qualities in the back as well. Not bad but not great.

O-- Well hidden alcohol. Easy to drink for 9%. Good beer even with some syrupy qualities to it.

mulder1010, May 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

VonZipper, May 21, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Pours dark brown/gray with creamy head. Bit of sediment. Notes of fig and slight cocoa on the aroma. Taste is mild dark fruit, some light chocolate sweetness. Figs, raisins, pears. Thinner mouthfeel than the 10, but still pretty full bodied for the style with medium carbonation. Good stuff. Like, really good stuff.

BMMillsy, May 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

NOLANDMAN, May 19, 2012
Photo of Augustiner719
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a snifter glass.

First off this beer is super carbonated. At over 9% abc i didn't think i would have to be so gentile pouring this beer. It produces a nice off white fluffy head that recedes rather quickly as expected with such high abc. The beer is a touch hazy, probably front he bottle conditioning. It has a reddish brown body, touches of maroon hues coming through as well. The aroma is very pronounced rum soaked raisins. it even has a touch of vanilla and maybe some creaminess on the nose. Dark fruit characteristics followed by molasses come through as well. There is a big boozy character on this one, and i don't really deduct points here because it compliments the beer and makes it much lighter than what 9.2% usually is. The flavors are also pronounced raisins, rum, and molasses. I get a woody character from the finish and it leaves the palate extremely dry. There is a huge level of carbonation on this beer as bubbles coat your mouth, leaving a stinging feeling from the alcohol as well. Drinks a little lighter than a beer of this high abc but nothing mind-blowing in terms of hiding the burn. Definitely a sipper. Overall this is a great beer to have and one of the stronger dubbels i have had. Really good treat and easy to get a hold of. Recommended.

Augustiner719, May 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

DougT, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Tarks, May 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

garnesa, May 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

storko22, May 16, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

with rochefort 10 long standing as one of my favorite brews on the planet, i can't believe i'm only now getting around to 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 touch more fruity than the 10, but it's obvious they're related. alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. aroma transitions well to the flavor with 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 older brother 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.

original review on: 09-26-2010

BostonHops, May 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

RKing44, May 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

mtlasley, May 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.8%

sbanacho, May 14, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,309 ratings.