Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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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
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