Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.72/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured nearly black. Upon further inspection, appears a dark tobacco color with little head, no cover on top of the brew. Rich chocolate aroma meets your nose first, then figs, raisin, other dark, juicy fruit and some toast with a swirl. Dark chocolate, a little bitter, meets your taste buds first, followed by raisins, date, some plum. A bit of alcohol bite becomes more prominent with each sop. The chocolate flavor lingers, a pleasurable, creamy flavor. The feeling of silk is a good description of this beer. Tiny bubbles and lots of carbonation really balance it out.
This is a truly complex beer. I've noticed some things since writing down my observations on beer, and most of them have to do with yeast. When I compare this beer to Unibroque's offerings, I understand why so many flock to Belgian creations: the yeast. It has to do with so much of the flavor, nose, and feel of the beer. Yeast touches all of the aspects of a beer, and Rochefort has a dynamite strain. When I added a little yeast to the beer after a swirl of the bottle I got more of a fruity flavor. Amazing! Very impressed with this beer, in that the complexities come with ease. I have a feeling I'll update this review at a later date when I am able to observe more aspects of this interesting creation.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2011 04:08:46 | More by Philousa
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