Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.98/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
11.2oz bottle poured into a Westvleteren chalice.
A - Pours that muddy brown color, almost like swamp water, familiar to many other quads. A nice 1-fingered head builds before calming down into about a 2cm cap that rings around the glass. There's some lacing, but for the most part it's fairly sparse.
S - Smell is complex and bold, with lots of various characteristics going on. Almost instantly I get a butterscotch, buttery caramel at the beginning that reminds of the butterbomb Rochefort 8 I had, but fortunately it's much more toned down here. I'm also getting a lot of sweet, candied, dark fruits, especially grapes and plums. There's also a bit of an alcohol burn in the back as well but it meshes well with the rest of the beer.
T - Given the butterscotch in the nose, I was bracing for the worst for the taste, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this beer has a very nice flavor to it. The butterscotch at first whets the palate and prepares it for the sweet ride it's subject to following the malts, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, and the multitude of fruits. It's hard to pick out specific notes as everything melds nicely together, but the plums stand out the most for me. It's a bit sugary, not to the extent that St. Bernardus 12 is for me, and the alcohol plays more of a role in the taste than the nose, for better or worse. It's a bit hot and abrasive, and although it hurts the drinkability a bit, it serves as a stern warning. Finish is long and full of sweetness, alcohol, and fruit.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with medium carbonation. Leaves a thick, sweet coating on the palate.
D - Drinkability is moderate. The flavors are interesting but honestly, I am not sure how this compares to Westvleteren 12. I haven't had them side by side so it's hard to be objective, but I found this to be more sweet and alcoholic, and the buttery notes I've gotten in both the Rochefort 8 and 10 are just not doing it for me. It's still a tasty brew, but currently I'd have to give the big three Quads a ranking of... 1. Westvleteren 12, 2. St. Bernardus 12, 3. Rochefort 10. Depending on when I want to crack another Westvleteren, I should definitely do a side by side of all prominent Quads.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 07:50:01 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle. Chimay Chalice glass. Deep brown, foggy appearance. Tan foam, lasting crown & sticky lacing rings. Belgian yeast, sugary alcohol -rum like-, toasted malt & coffee aromas to the nose, rounded by prunes & raisins, hints of vanilla & spices. Rich upfront shows toasted malts & raisins. Full body. Soft carbonation. Dense & silky texture. Dried fruit notes, candies & bitter cocoa in the middle - Winter cake like-. Kind alcoholic heat but no acidic sensation. Long sweet/bitter finish. Smooth & flavorful. Great company for a paused drink !!
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 07:17:45 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a bottle of Brasserie de Rochefort's Trappistes Rochefort 10 a couple weeks ago for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this beer for a long time and I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. Best by 11/27/16. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Belgium chalice.
A- The label looks ok, it's very simple and plain looking and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice dark brown color that didn't really let any light come through and it had one and a half fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thin ring and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking quad, I have no complaints at all.
S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that has a nice brown sugar like aspect to it and it's followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice toffee and caramel like aroma with some vanilla showing up in the background. Up next comes the fruits that have a nice dark fruit aspect that is a little brighter than normal and it works really nicely with the malty aromas. This beer had a very good aroma, I really enjoyed it.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that's followed by malts still showing up first and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a nice combination of caramel and vanilla seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the dark fruits which are just as bright as they were in the aroma, but this time there's also a apple aspect thrown into the mix. On the finish there's a light alcohol flavor that's hidden pretty well and there's just a little bit of bitterness on the finish with a sweet, caramel, vanilla, and fruity aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, I have no complaints at all.
M- Smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a very good mouthfeel, it worked very well with this beer.
Overall I thought This was very good beer and a very good example of a quad it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but I still found it to be pretty unique for the style and it kind of has it's own thing going on that i haven't seen in other quads. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, a little filling and the tasting did a great job at holding my attention, I would be pretty happy sipping on a couple of these especially on a cold winter night. What I like the most about this beer was how it wasn't like a lot of quads that I've had but it still stayed very true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, it is a little expensive, but that's to expected with most of these good Belgian beers. I would for sure buy this beer again, I would like to keep a couple in the cellar, but the price would prevent me from buying a lot of it. I would recommend this beer to just about anyone, I think every craft beer drinker should try this beer. All in all I was pretty impressed with this beer, I have no clue why it took me so damn long to try this beer, but I'm glad i finally did and I won't be sleeping on the one anymore. So far this just might be my favorite Quad and it's for sure one of the best ones I've have had. The only one from them I have left to try is the 8 so I will have to pick one of those up soon. Great job guys, I really enjoyed this beer, keep up the great work.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:47:58 | More by StoutHunter
4.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pours murky and brown with a fat head of khaki creamy foam. A nose of luscious caramel, touch of booze and a bit of raisin and fig. A bit of sweet chocolate on the nose and soft peat. The taste is generous with malt sweetness. Luscious caramel, molasses, raisin, fig and and earthiness that isn't any dark malt flavor like coffee or chocolate. it;s soft. Mouthfeel is full but drinks lightly with plenty of carbonation to tickle. A mysterious drying. At some point in the beer the palate has become dry and you are left to wonder why. Sweetness from alcohol and a bit of alcohol dryness in the finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:15:13 | More by utopiajane
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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