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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,040 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,040
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 237
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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tryhansen

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-04-2011 13:44:45 | More by tryhansen
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RickS95

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For the style, it couldn't look any bette. Extremely dark brown, bordering on a creamy black. It just looks rich and bold. The head doesn't disappoint either. It's a slightly dirty white, very thick with lots and lots of tiny bubbles...almost like foam.

It even smells rich. Dates, figs, prunes--any other dark fruit you can think of comes to mind. For a second, you'd think it was cola. Caramel and burnt sugar and malt accentuate the fruits.

Sweet dark fruits, syrup or molasses, malted barley and yes, the burnt sugar dance on the tongue.

It's full bodied, but creamy and gentle for 9.2% ABV. I'd score it higher but it's a bit sweeter that need be.

Overall, it's a hell of a good beer. It's beautiful, smells great and has a wonderful complex taste and feel to it, albeit a touch sweet. Never mind, it's very close to perfect for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 04:40:52 | More by RickS95
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BruceBruce

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-04-2011 04:15:44 | More by BruceBruce
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beercar

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First Dubbel I've had and wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sweet and moderate carbonation are the first adjectives that come to mind. Maybe not my favorite style but Damn good! Very drinkable despite the ABV. Slight Booziness is masked well by the sugars. Ripened fruit...bananas maybe. Smell is slight citrus but mainly plums, figs, brown sugar. Wish I bought more than one! No real hoppiness detected.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:08:24 | More by beercar
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-04-2011 01:45:52 | More by pavpav12
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ejw127

Nevada

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-03-2011 22:18:46 | More by ejw127
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2011 16:14:26 | More by bigred89
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smibroncos

New York

4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Poured a murky brown with some floaters. A lasting two finger tan head, with decent acing on the glass.

S, Earthy dark fruits, raisin, dates, spicy, and woody.

T. Just as the nose would have you believe. Warm with alcohal, Dark fruit with a nice bitter balance.

M. Medium bodied, light carbonation, great balance and duration

O. A very fine crafted brew. It's somewhat potent so moderation is the key here.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 14:45:45 | More by smibroncos
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-02-2011 22:27:56 | More by charladam
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-02-2011 20:04:43 | More by ROGUE16
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-02-2011 06:02:09 | More by rab53
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-02-2011 05:53:32 | More by tripledbrew
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falcon1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-02-2011 01:45:21 | More by falcon1
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-01-2011 23:06:32 | More by rekel
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 19:31:50 | More by kjkinsey
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not much smoke popped out upon the opening of the bottle, but the brown ale poured out a nice light tan foamy head with some nice lacing lacing.

Texture and Taste: Creamy beer with a high alcohol and carbonation for quite a bite yet very drinkable. Extra malty sweetness that glides passed the mouth. Alcohol runs the gamete with an oaky, sweet, and spicy flavors. Great stuff but a little too much for *even* me. A great Belgian beer full of complexity.

Complements loud thrashy avant-garde jazz such as Cecil Taylor or Sun Ra.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 05:33:39 | More by frankiepop
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-01-2011 03:25:33 | More by sparx1100
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bjadams688

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-01-2011 03:13:43 | More by bjadams688
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 02:41:49 | More by brandoman63
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2011 13:36:10 | More by arkansastroy
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strangebrew321

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2011 05:53:08 | More by strangebrew321
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-30-2011 05:22:03 | More by mtbdonn
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davelag

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2011 05:04:23 | More by davelag
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bottlerocket24

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-30-2011 04:27:51 | More by bottlerocket24
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-29-2011 22:21:58 | More by kayrex
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,040 ratings.