Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.43/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
33cl bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to the MLCC for forgoing their usual government pigheadedness and getting one of the ultimates in.
Pours a rather thick, nearly opaque black, and even off a gentle pour ends up with about 1 inch of head that recedes slowly and retains a little lacing. Carbonation appears to be fairly zippy, as befits the style. Big raisiny aroma meets the nose, comingling with a massive alcoholic whoosh that goes straight to the brain. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate and coffee. Ripe plums and apples, vanilla, molasses, warm bready yeast, pepper, spices. Good God this is complex stuff, wow... brilliant.
First thing you notice, on first sip, is the booziness. Then the flavours start to happen, and they're pretty amazing. The alcoholic warmth comingles nicely with the bready malt and is comforting, then the sweeter fruity flavours start to happen: the plums and raisins and other dried fruits. Vanilla, anise, a little clove, black pepper and chocolate. Cocoa bitterness, earthy hops. So bloody complex. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light for a beer of this strength, and the carbonation is pretty zippy, which proabably explains the lighter feel to it. It slides down surprisingly easy, but you feel every sip, so you are aware of the danger. I want to see how this ages, my only complaint is that it still seems a bit hot. Exceptional brew, enough said.
After 1 year: pours with lots of vigour and carbonation, looks about the same. The aroma hits you with the vanilla more pronounced than before, and the dusty cocoa bitterness coming out more as well. The licorice is REALLY coming out in the flavour, deep and herbal. More brilliant than even half a year ago.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2008 03:26:00 | More by trevorwideman
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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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