Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by KKB:
4.8/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A – A deep milky brown that is somewhat opaque with a smaller head of bubbles wherein the bubbles are almost clear, and a limited head. Rather limited lacing.
S – The nose is incredible. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits—raisins and figs, clove, and it has a rum-like element that really gives the aroma a punch. Just serene, it really smells so damn good. I think I’m going to be in for a trip with the taste.
T – This is really just impressive. The taste is sweet and boozy with so much rum-soaked dark fruit with the raisins and figs, vanilla, black cherries, chocolate, cloves and tobacco on the finish as well as a slight bubblegum. But really it's just how well it's put together. It has that inexplicable X factor that differentiates a good beer from a great beer. This, is a great beer.
M – The mouthfeel is amazingly smooth for such an incredibly complex beer, this is owing to a thoroughly outstanding carbonation that is consistent up until the end, where it finally tapers off. It also has a wonderful warming sensation. Overall the mouthfeel is probably the weakest aspect of this beer apart from appearance, but that in itself is a compliment because the mouthfeel is very good.
O – Overall, this beer is simply top-notch. It's right up my alley, too. I loved the Rochefort 8, just loved it, but this is just transcendental--a kirby especial. High ABV, super smell, taste, and mouthfeel--one of my favorite beers on the planet. Godspeed gentlefolk, and I suggest you enjoy either of these Rochefort on momentous occasions; as their caliber is such that it would be ideal for any sort of commemoration. Truly divine beers, with the 10 being just slightly preferential.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 02:51:02 | More by KKB
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A : Dark brown. Poured with a lively half inch head that quickly disappeared. Looks like what I'd come to expect the style to look like, but nothing remarkable different.
S: New to trying put names to smells in beers, but I get some plum and what I'll call other dark fruit, and a breaded smell. Not an explosion of different smells to me, but enjoyable none the less.
T: Taste follows the nose without the bread, with the alcohol being the main addition. Smelled a little better than it tasted to me which I guess means the alcohol did not benefit the taste.
M: Bubbly effervescent as I'm accustomed to and enjoy with the style and enjoyable. Not experienced enough doing reviews to nail down why I know I prefer the Westy 12 mouthfeel to this.
O: A great example of the style, and a quality brew. Overall ranking likely impacted by this not being my favorite style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 07:51:22 | More by Wolberjs
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 5,999 ratings.