Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.73/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a very dark ruby red color with good clarity and little yeast floaties on the bottom of the glass. The head is initially a three finger light mocha color with huge bubbles and a bubbling carbonation show, ultimately settling into a one finger head with a nice creamy texture. Little lacing is left on the glass.
S: Very vibrant. Chocolate, raisins, currants, plums, cherries, green pear, cloves, and spices all intermingle with great complexity; every smell provides a subtly different aroma.
T: The first sip brings waves of darker dried fruits, leaving a fantastic chocolaty finish and aftertaste. The initial sips give way to more of a flavor very reminiscent of cherry pie filling. At various points afterward, I can also pick out light licorice, hints of grassy hops, fig newtons, chewing tobacco, brown sugar, spices, and other subtle hard-to-identify flavors. Stunning complexity with a fantastic lingering aftertaste. This is freakin' heaven, plain and simple. The alcohol is as perfectly integrated as I've ever seen in a beer, warming the body without being palpable on the flavor.
M: Amazingly smooth until the midtaste, where the yeasty astringency builds dryness on the tongue, giving it surprising drinkability. Alcohol lightly stings the tongue in conjunction with the carbonation. The dryness becomes a bit excessive at times, but otherwise it feels fantastic on the palate
O: Plain and simple, a triumph of brewing finesse. Faint niggles here and there can't even come close to ruining this beer's immense glory. Magnificent.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2012 23:14:57 | More by ThisWangsChung
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
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