Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by heysuz:
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Intro: 11.2 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass
Appearance: Dark, rich chocolate brown with a thin, light tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Moderate carbonation. Moderate lacing is also present but slides down the glass rather quickly which is indicative of some oiliness. Some yeast sediment was detected in the bottom of my glass.
Smell: The aroma is slightly subdued but still layered, and complex, with a host of different ingredients. Initially, I detect dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, malts, and spice. As the pour warms, the bouquet opens up slightly. The alcohol is hidden rather well but is still detected.
Taste: Like the smell, I taste dark fruits, brown sugar, and the sharp taste of spice. I could also taste the roasted flavor of the malts which also added a certain sharpness to the palette. The taste of alcohol is present and not as well hidden in this beer.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean with moderately high carbonation without an aftertaste. Only a very slight oiliness is perceived. The alcohol is present but not overbearing.
Drink: Very smooth and leaves you wanting more. Went down pretty fast for being a rather high ABV. The alcohol is not overpowering but the beer should still be a sipper. A dessert beer.
Conclusion: One can tell this beer is the culmination of years of development. It is a rich, complex beer that needs a couple of sessions to really appreciate the nuances and complexity. I consider this to be in my all-round top 10 list, right below St. Bernardus Abt 12 and I will always keep an ample supply to break out and enjoy with friends.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 16:19:04 | More by heysuz
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