Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.65/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into chalice.
Pours a murky, rich dark purplish-brown, with a magnificent, pillowy two-finger khaki head on top. The head reduces to a thick, creamy khaki cap that leaves substantial lacing. Very nice.
Nose is hard to get a grip on - nutty, bit of cocoa, primarily brown sugar, spicy dark fruit, and doughy yeast. What's there is fantastic.
Taste is full, rich, complex, and yet perfectly in sync with itself, if that makes sense. Notes of cocoa and spiced brown sugar, raisins and dates, doughy, spicy yeast, with a mild earthy bitterness coming out to join the fray right before the finish. Finish is sweet, spicy, yeast with some sweet raisin notes. Fairly short finish, warming, just a bit of alcohol underneath. Subtle but big in flavor, all while being very approachable.
Mouthfeel is creamy and fluffy, perfectly executed, full mouthfeel without being syrupy.
Almost no hint of the alcohol in this one. Even at 11%, I'd have no problem drinking several bottles of this. Masterful.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2009 19:34:55 | More by JohnQVegas
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