Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Prince_Casual:
District of Columbia
4.85/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
330ml at refrigerator temperature, poured into a chimay tulip....
Beautiful: deep ruby/root-beer hybrid color, khaki head that sticks splotchy all over the glass.
First whiff while still cold reminds me of a dr. pepper almost... tons of ripe fruit, nuts, liquors... at first it's overwhelming, in an awesome way. Letting it get back to a room temp gets back to familiar territory: dried dark fruits, cabernet/wine, tons of amaretto....there's something 'buttery' about the anticipation of this beverage.
While there's a touch of nuttiness on the nose, the first sips relinquish massive walnut notes and a shocking amount of vanilla for something that never saw oak. From here on out there's, again, too much to really try to list: dark fruits (plum, fig, cherry, etc), definite porto notes, amaretto...If it is RICH, you're likely to find it here.
Feel is buttery, has lively carbonation, and lingers forever. I've had plenty of domestic quads and they just don't hold a candle to this. While the alcohol doesn't register at all, it's not an exceeding sweetness that distracts like some. The syncornicty of the dryness, fruit flavors, and carbonation as they slid off the palate is truly the essence of this beer.
If you've never had this, you need to know what this tastes like. Liquid beauty/perfection.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 04:27:14 | More by Prince_Casual
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle. Chimay Chalice glass. Deep brown, foggy appearance. Tan foam, lasting crown & sticky lacing rings. Belgian yeast, sugary alcohol -rum like-, toasted malt & coffee aromas to the nose, rounded by prunes & raisins, hints of vanilla & spices. Rich upfront shows toasted malts & raisins. Full body. Soft carbonation. Dense & silky texture. Dried fruit notes, candies & bitter cocoa in the middle - Winter cake like-. Kind alcoholic heat but no acidic sensation. Long sweet/bitter finish. Smooth & flavorful. Great company for a paused drink !!
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 07:17:45 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a bottle of Brasserie de Rochefort's Trappistes Rochefort 10 a couple weeks ago for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this beer for a long time and I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. Best by 11/27/16. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Belgium chalice.
A- The label looks ok, it's very simple and plain looking and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice dark brown color that didn't really let any light come through and it had one and a half fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thin ring and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking quad, I have no complaints at all.
S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that has a nice brown sugar like aspect to it and it's followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice toffee and caramel like aroma with some vanilla showing up in the background. Up next comes the fruits that have a nice dark fruit aspect that is a little brighter than normal and it works really nicely with the malty aromas. This beer had a very good aroma, I really enjoyed it.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that's followed by malts still showing up first and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a nice combination of caramel and vanilla seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the dark fruits which are just as bright as they were in the aroma, but this time there's also a apple aspect thrown into the mix. On the finish there's a light alcohol flavor that's hidden pretty well and there's just a little bit of bitterness on the finish with a sweet, caramel, vanilla, and fruity aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, I have no complaints at all.
M- Smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a very good mouthfeel, it worked very well with this beer.
Overall I thought This was very good beer and a very good example of a quad it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but I still found it to be pretty unique for the style and it kind of has it's own thing going on that i haven't seen in other quads. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, a little filling and the tasting did a great job at holding my attention, I would be pretty happy sipping on a couple of these especially on a cold winter night. What I like the most about this beer was how it wasn't like a lot of quads that I've had but it still stayed very true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, it is a little expensive, but that's to expected with most of these good Belgian beers. I would for sure buy this beer again, I would like to keep a couple in the cellar, but the price would prevent me from buying a lot of it. I would recommend this beer to just about anyone, I think every craft beer drinker should try this beer. All in all I was pretty impressed with this beer, I have no clue why it took me so damn long to try this beer, but I'm glad i finally did and I won't be sleeping on the one anymore. So far this just might be my favorite Quad and it's for sure one of the best ones I've have had. The only one from them I have left to try is the 8 so I will have to pick one of those up soon. Great job guys, I really enjoyed this beer, keep up the great work.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:47:58 | More by StoutHunter
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 6,066 ratings.