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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,041 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,041
Reviews: 2,660
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 697
Gots: 1,765 | FT: 63
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Ratings: 8,041 | Reviews: 2,660
Photo of heyannalise
1/5  rDev -77.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It was REALLY hard to open. I had to use two different bottle openers and finally got it open after making a mess on my counter. Pouring it made a lot of foam which just didn't go away. The foam tasted like someone poured sugar into a litter box. I never got to the beer because the foam was just horrible! I'm not even being dramatic, this beer was a waste of 10 perfectly good minutes.

Photo of bigsteve45
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Very deep brown. NOT black. 1.5 finger creamy head that dissipates quickly. I was surprised at how big the head was for such a high ABV beer.
Smell: Candied sugar dominates the smell. There is also strong prunes and figs.
Taste: This beer is brilliant. Theres no other way to put it. As soon as it hits your tongue you get a smoky deep tobacco taste that instantaneously transitions into sweet candied fruits. There is a slight alcohol taste that you forget about after a few sips.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel. Viscous yet not syrupy like I would have expected.
Overall: My expectations were far surpassed. I had mixed feeling going in on whether or not I was going to truly enjoy this beer. Most Quads I have had in the past have turned me off to the style. In drinking this I have new hope; After my last sip was gone I instantly knew I needed to buy another!

Photo of GerryPendry
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my desert island beer. If I had to choose one beer above all the others, it would be Trappist Rochefort 10. (TR 8 comes in a close 2nd.)

Photo of Tetrodotoxine
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top Tier Trappist. I usually have it with an equally interesting piece of meat.

Photo of DoctorZombies
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2012) Black pour with off white head; figs, tobacco and prune notes. Tobacco figs dirt stone fruit and prune flavors. More earthy semi sweet fruit as it warms. Medium body and viscous tongue. Complex and delicious and only gets better with age.

Photo of Mikus
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a big damned beer! Really nice, classic dark fruits and raisins in the nose; deep, rich flavors follow on the palate, with big boozy presence. Finished a bit on the drier side. Not sure that I am on the 'best Belgian on the list' bandwagon, but this is obviously top shelf and enjoyable. Splitting one with a buddy was more than enough for me!

Photo of Vitruvius
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not quite as good as the La Trappe quad. Similar though

Photo of rjs246
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I mean, it's good. But it isn't THAT good. Like $8 for a 12oz bottle? Bzzzzt. No.

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is truly a very beatiful beer!

It pours dark red-brown, almoust black with a one finger high, beige head that dissapears fast with a wizzing noice.

Nose: Vanilla, whiped cream, raisin, plum, milk chocolate, brown sugar and dark syrup.
Taste: Dried fruit, brown sugar, dark bread, a hint of coffee, licorice and vanilla.
Body: Medium body with a complex texture. High carbonation. A little warming booze from the 11.3% ABV. So great beer!

Absolutely top!

Photo of CraigP83
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark dried fruits all around. Served straight out the fridge and the carbonation took away from the taste. Opened up as it warmed. Lots of raisin, fig, prune in this one

Photo of TriumphBrewing
1.84/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I never understood the Reinheitsgebot until I drank this beer, now it makes perfect sense; This isn't beer!! don't waste your money

Photo of Catracho5
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Dark brown, with an off white creamy head, lots of tiny bubbles in the head, some carbonation streaming off the bottom, some minor lacing.

A: Dark fruits, raisins, figs, yeasty aromas, it's a big Belgian yeast bomb, slight alcohol on the nose, malts definitely come through, smells really big.

T: Toffee sweetness, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, malts, nice slight caramel sweetness on the back end, very complex, some heat, but for 11.3% very drinkable, world class flavor.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: Very impressed, very complex, changes as it warms, very drinkable. I avoided imports especially Belgian beers because I think there are great beers made in America, but, there is something special about Belgian beers, and in my humility, I must admit that this is a world class beer, a must try if you want to taste something outside your comfort zone.

Photo of ALC82
3.68/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feel I may have had a bad one...need to try again, flavor was off not quad like, old maybe?

Photo of chopp02
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is so much flavor in this beer it is ridiculous! This is easily one of the best tasting beers I have ever had!

Photo of JonBeer
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is my favorite quad so far...

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Take it with a grain of salt but it's too sweet, boozy with a touch of licorice. Not a fan of many quads and I relaize this is at the top of its class so me not liking the style isn't a knock on an outstanding beer.

Photo of Wanne
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is dark brown, with a beige head. The aromas of caramel and malt are dominant. Dark chocolate, plums and raisins can be distinguished in the taste, combined with a tender vinous touch. Although the beer has an ABV of 11,3%, it is very smooth to drink. Top class beer. Best beer I ever drank.

Photo of pattyp898989
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Good good god god good

Photo of smith_s4765
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

An absolute wild rush of flavor.

Photo of PhillyFoodie
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer on Earth for over 15 years and counting. Will leave a proper review some time, but for now just understand this may be the most complex and delicious beer you may ever get a chance to drink, and the only beer I have ever had that earns a perfect 5/5 BA score.

Photo of dabone
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, a little sharp on the finish. Good flavors and palate

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quad of an opaque dark brown color and a nice, somewhat effervescent, foam that leaves a nice lace too.
Has an unbelievable and delicious yeasty head with a lot of chocolate tones.
Taste is way maltier, easy to feel the roasted malt, yeast and chocolate tones, some candy and dried fruits too.
Feel is incredible, almost perfectly balanced in the body, carbonation, bitterness (maybe a bit more bitter I would give a 5).
ABV is 11.30% and is extremely well hidden.

Photo of humuloner22
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Final 3 of the big three Belgian quads.

Appearance: Dark but not completely without light, decent amount of light white bubbles. Nicely done.

Aroma: Dark ripe fruits and some caramel notes but not overly sweet, nice aroma overall

Taste: Extremely clean, more clean than the Abt. 12 but not as clean as the Westy, vinous character and not as much of the estery yeast noticed either. This one might be as good or better than the Abt. 12 and on par with Westy 12. Considering the ease of getting this might be the clear winner.

Overall: Very well made beer, extremely accessible and one I would go to over and over for the style. One of the best made quads on the planet and worthy of the high ratings. Very complex but has enough clean finish to make it worthy of looking out for. Definitely check this on out. It does not drink the abv that it is labeled as. The Belgians really do know what they are doing!

Photo of Hendy011
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a traditional Belgian Ale glass. Translucent, dark mahogany color, leaves even lacing that stays til the last sip.

Smells like white grapes, sweet like candy.

Tastes sweet, so many flavors. Cherries, fruits/nuts, chocolatey malt on the swallow.

Some carbonation. Expands then melts in the mouth.

Amazing - best beer experience I've ever had.

Photo of ajm5108
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

clove and dark fruit permeate both the aroma and the palette, but the brew is frothy yet goes down very smooth & easy. Has a very warm, embracing spice profile to complement the fig and plum bread flavor.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 8,041 ratings.