Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.8/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance is perfect - murky brown with suspended yeast particles - I poured about half the yeast in just for the hell of it. The head is a never ending cream colored affair that doesn't even dissipate enough to let me see the beer through the top of the glass. That's amazing.
Smell is deeply indulgent - exotic spices, banana, rum, and cookie dough are in there along with some medicinal alcohol.
On the first sip, the incredible smoothness is what strikes you first. It's also surprisingly effervescent which mean this never gets sticky or bogged down, even as I'm finishing the bottle (sadly).
The taste is perfection in a bottle - every sip is different. At first the peppery spiciness stands out. Then the malt really opens up and the deep dark fruit (plum) tastes come out along with some brown sugar. At times this tastes like pumpkin pie. Spiced rum is always in the background, but the alcohol doesn't make much of an appearance in the taste. Just spectacular.
Overall, this is one hell of a beer. I will be purchasing much more, even at $6+ per bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2006 02:25:06 | More by PatYoda
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