Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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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
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