Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by brewsclues:
4.69/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had 1-5-13 at Cafe Bruges (Carlisle, PA)
Wanted to revisit this one ever since we had it on Trappist Bier Night in May of '12. After sampling about 10 beers before we got to Rochefort, I got the sense that my palette had already been practically destroyed by the time we got to this delicious brew.
Love the look and smell of this beer: dark mahogany brown, with plenty of rich, dark fruits in the nose. Figs, raisins, and a little caramel mixed in with a hint of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is out of this world: rich, creamy feel but the finish is actually drier than you might expect.
Paired this with a lamb burger, and I'm pleased I did. This is a "Telling Stories By a Brick Fireplace in the Dead of Winter with a Hearty Meat Dish" sorta beer. Distinct flavors score points here - blindfolded, I could pick this one out of a lineup. Also, insanely drinkable for 11%. A must-have, must-have-again Trappist.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2013 22:50:10 | More by brewsclues
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4.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque deep brown with caramel highlights and more beige, dense, creamy head than body. Thick sheets of lacing line the glass walls. The head lingers and is so dense, it climbs above the rim.
Prunes, raisins, figs, bruised apple and burnt sugar form the initial aroma. Gives the impression of a rum-soaked fruitcake. Notes of cola add complexity.
Flavor is intensely sweet and bready, with prunes, pear, banana, and raisins underlying. Toasted, caramelly malt forms the backbone, but the dark fruit character dominates. The finish is slightly dry and boozy.
Body is on the full side, with low carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.
Very complex, estery character, with enough alcohol to warm the belly, but not detract from the experience. Truly a beauty of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 16:37:40 | More by barczar
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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