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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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4,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,658
Reviews: 1,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 684 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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The Rochefort 8 is a dank ass beer, but it's brother the 10 is much superior. Think of it like they rates these trappistes on a 1-10 scale... that seems to be how it works. But there's a lot to be said for the no. 8, which is still an absolute beer revelation.

A: Pours a dark amber, enormous head in a Spaten glass possibly resulting form not being cold enough. The head is dense and almost solid, dissipating shortly but leaving a film across the top.

S: Heaven. Dark, overly ripened fruits, sweet, grainy, and loaded with booze. Makes your nostrils tingle, and your extremities harden.

T: Again, heaven. Creamy and delicious, fruity and earthy, and burning with a ton of booze. Figs, fermenting dates and peaches...

M: Like steamed milk. Smooth and delicious, wouldn't even suspect it was over 9% if it didnt set your stomach on fire.

Overall, awesome. Definitely world class, dubbels are good but this was exceptional.

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Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet.

A: Brown with a creamy beige head.

S: Coriander. Yuck!

T: Coriander. Sweet, but has a harsh whiskey/rummy like dryness. Very sharp. No alcohol. Dark rummy fruits.

O: Yuck. Like drinking whiskey soaked splinters. Not my cup of tea but an excellent beer non the less.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,658 ratings.