Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.58/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Emptied (minus the decanted waste) the bottle into the goblet so gently and sacrificed the head... damn. The sliver there was has fallen and is now not. Deep purple-brown in color with some translucency.
Cocoa powder, plum, fig, medicinal phenols, bing cherry pits, orange pulp, light booze, pie crust, toffee, and pinot. One of the most complex noses on a beer that you will ever come across.
Figgy and roasty with delightful dark fruit notes of grape, black cherry, plum, candied orange, and nectarine. Malty and rich with fanciful swatches of dusted cocoa, pumpernickel, and oozey pecan pie filling. Rusty booze prickles the tongue. A far-from-balancing, but appreciated, dose of bitterness in the middle-to-end with a faint kiss of hops. Medicinal flavors shadowingly twist and contort into a more herbal finish. Godly good.
Medium-to-full body with a lot of carbonation. Booze is right where it should be for a royal sipper. Lively action on the tongue and warming comfort in the gut.
The 'War and Peace' of beers. A quad that only has competitors; which is to say, Rochefort 10 is in the upper-eschelon of all beers. Looking back on eight years of enjoying great beer, this was definitely my first quad and one of my first loves. I, and probably you as well, do NOT buy this beer enough, or as often. Overall, perfect.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2012 03:57:57 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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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