Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.85/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
very dark. nearly black, brownish on the edge when held to the light. big beige head settles quickly, but remains a nice thin layer. such a simple, unassuming little bottle, boring plain label, normal-looking dark beer. amazing and hard to believe this is my highest-rated beer, currently number 5 on the best of BA list. and also the most expensive beer i've ever bought.
huge belgian smells. fruity, yeast, alcohol ...s'mores? smells very sweet, complex, hard to describe. raspberry chocolate, plum wine. some hints of malted milk, whoppers. maybe even a tiny hint of coffee roasty stout malt. wow this is one serious mother quaffer.
taste brings more surprises, including a dry bitter finish. high abv is very obvious, but works with the flavor, isn't too distracting. big, full-bodied chewy mouthfeel. this is way more intense than the couple of quadrupels i've had so far, and a great example of a beer being so solid and powerful it can stand on its own. i'll take one of these with nothing else. no food or smoke, just a bottle and a glass, this beer kicks ass.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2006 16:59:43 | More by davidchollar
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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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