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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,619 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,619
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 295
Gots: 658 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown color that reveals slight hues of red when held top the light. Nice fluffy light brown head that leaves behind great lacing.

Nose is of dark fruits and a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is also of dark fruits. There's a definitely malty sweetness here. Overall, very delicious with a lot going on.

Mouthfeel is medium with generous carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Fairly drinkable, although unless you just have a real appetitite for the style, I think it'd be difficult to drink a ton of these. It's just quite filling and interesting. Certaintly not made for chugging or sessioning.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Following up on what most reviews have already stated, this beer, when poured, was a dark brown, almost red in color. The head, which was nearly half the glass, was carmel in color. As far as smell, the overpowering scent that I encountered was cinnamon. It made for a nice taste when combined with the other flavors, which weren't nearly as apparent to a rookie beer reviewer such as myself. While in the mouth, the beer definitley "wakes up" your tastebuds and finishes very smooth, which impressed me. As far as drinkability goes, I must say, be careful. At 9.2% alcohol and its great taste, it could be a short evening for you if you have too many.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 330ml. bottle into a large wine glass, this brew pours a moderate amber in color, just slightly deeper than the #6. A half inch of tan head likewise offers good retention and lacing and regenerates easily.

Caramel and carob with a bit of smoke on the nose. Notably distinct from the #6. Richer notes of dried fig and black cherry. Bit of alcohol is present on a long inhale. Notable spice notes are present, along with muted leather. A fresh addition to the glass throws off a good dose of earthy hops.

Took me a while to taste this, and that's a good thing. Flavor is appropriately sweet and is again fruit forward. Cherry, plum and vinous grape notes abound. Carbonation is just about right for the beer. Light in body yet pleasant and moderately complex in flavor, yielding a decent feel and a strong drinkability.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,619 ratings.