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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,618
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 294
Gots: 656 | FT: 22
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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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought the bottle today from the Charleston Beer Exchange in SC.

Pours a humongous tan head that takes a while to dissipate. Light brown in color.

Funky aromas right off the bat. Some brown sugar and spice in there.

Damn pleasant tasting. Very complex. Some caramel goodness followed by spice, finishing just a little warm, but that alcohol is very well masked.

All about the taste on this one. Gonna do my best to savor it...

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I suppose I've enjoyed this beer 10+ times but somehow I never managed to review it. So I picked up a bottle on a lazy Wednesday afternoon and gave it a go. Pours a clear mahogany with tight bubbled head of ecru foam. Dark, caramelized sugar is the backbone - cherry, toffee, raisin, and demerera sugar. Super dry and quenching with a really mild bitterness. 9% ABV?! If it wasn't $5 for 11.2oz I could really get in trouble, but it's not nearly as complex as the 10.

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3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,618 ratings.