Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep nutty brown color with a fizzy tan head.
Aroma: Bready malt, dried fruits, hint of alcohol.
Taste: Very complex and robust. Dark malt, plum, raison, cocoa bean, and molasses. Each flavor surfaces and then disappears again between the first half and the second half. This is a beer that commands your attention as you drink. The chocolate becomes more pronounced later on. There is a hint of alcohol on the palate and a gentle warming effect but otherwise I wouldn't know this was 11.3% ABV. Almost no bitterness and an extra burst of concentrated caramel flavor in the finish. There was an ounce or so left in the bottle so I just poured the rest into the glass. The added yeast gives it a slightly more bitter aftertaste and a hint of sourness. Still a great beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with above average effervescence (exactly what is expected for the style). Real smooth and creamy despite the carbonation.
Final Thoughts: After drinking Trappistes Rochefort 10 it's no wonder why this beer is so highly acclaimed. The robust palate and drinkability speak for themselves. At $7.99 for an 11.2oz bottle it's not exactly a steal, but it's worth the price for those who seek the best things life has to offer. Would I drink it again? Yes, when I'm in the mood for a robust palate punching experience.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2012 04:26:16 | More by JamesMN
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