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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,503 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,503
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 584
Gots: 1,374 | FT: 52
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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Ratings: 7,503 | Reviews: 2,564 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best of the trappistes rocheforts. One must try this in their lifetime, even if their last meal. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. The specs: Mahagony cloaked by beautiful cream. Agree this is the ideal match for a steak. More so than wine. Drank it late evening - wonderful idea.It's kalula, pear and apple fruit, citrus, caramel all in a perfect yeasty combination. Alcohol rock. To savour.

Second tasting December 2004 and it met my desire again.

Sammy, Mar 31, 2004
Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

t0rin0, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +10.9%

spycow, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.05/5  rDev -76.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a murky dark brown with a 2 inch beige head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing forms on the drink down. Smells of dark fruits, fermented raisins, spices, and yeast. There is a bit of a funky smell coming out of the glass too. Taste is very spicy and surprisingly funky. Lots of fermented dark fruits and super dark brown sugar. However, there is a definitely an off flavor here as I am tasting dirty gym socks. It's to degree where it's not very dominant but it's enough to be noticeable. The beer is pretty flat and combined with the taste it's a chore to even sip on this one. Overall, I need to get another bottle of this to rereview sometime because I think there is something wrong with this one.

UCLABrewN84, May 24, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

zestar, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

G: 12-ounce Chimay goblet. Bottled on January 23, 2008.

A: Pours a thick, finger-and-a-half head that is cream colored and has a medium number of carbonation bubbles visible on top. The color is a very dark brown.

S: Dark sugars and fruits; mild alcohol.

T: Very sweet with fruity flavors on the initial sweep. A mild raisin flavor, filled with cream and perhaps a touch of caramel.

M: Smooth a creamy, eventually revealing slight alcohol warmth, which really hits the back of your throat on the swallow.

D: Quite good. Even with the additional alcohol feel, I think this is more drinkable than the Rochefort 8.

Thorpe429, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Texasfan549, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured rather dark brown with a creamy beige head that took a very long time to settle down into a thin layer of bubbles. A moderate level of carbonation is visible, along with yeast particles floating near the bottom of the glass.
S: Alcohol is definitely perceptible in the nose, along with faint aromas of dark fruits and malty sweetness.
T: The taste is complex and very well balanced between flavors of malty sweetness, dark fruits and spices. A slight taste of alcohol is noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels both medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate.
D: For such a strong beer, it is relatively easy to drink, especially as it warms up.

metter98, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +10.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy iced tea brown color with a tan head that hangs around and leaves some lacing

Smell: A veritable basket of fruit - apples, pears, bananas combined with a bit of vanilla, milk chocolate, bubblegum and some balsa wood

Taste: A most unusual blend of smooth orchard fruit flavors, some wood and tobacco, and a touch of bubblegum for starters; about half way through, you pick up some bitterness and more tobacco flavors; the finish is dry with some alcoholic warming

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied; with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Extraordinarily smooth with so much going on

brentk56, Aug 17, 2005
Photo of BEERchitect
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Undoubtedly one of the best beers ever made. Such complexity, flavor, boldness, and so much togetherness; this beer ranks right there with the Westvleterns and St. Bernardus Abt. 12's of the world.

The murky brown liquid pours into the brandy snifter with a turbulant and froathy pour. An airy, lightly tanned head shows sprinkles of yeast and spices. The beer settles with a half-inch head and laced well as the beer magically disappeared. Despite the rusty and sediment rich pour, the beer has a nice appearance.

Cotton candy sweetness hits the nose with a lot of fruitiness, spiciness, and with a chocolatey, vineous hint that keeps my head spinning. The nose promises complexity immediately.

Malty richness of barley sugars, caramels, and toffee set the tone. Quickly a toasty, chocolatey flavor accompanies the malts and a rich concoction of sweetness begins to emerge. Fruitiness of berries, grapes, dates, figs, plumbs, and apples quickly give a balance and needed variety to the sweet malt taste. A light hint of barrel aged woods make a minor impact later with mild tang and mustiness on the mouth. A confectionate and complex reward to the tongue.

Initial powder-sugar textures develop quickly into a well-malted, well-rounded beverage. Full and suculant textures allow the acidic fruit notes and light hop bitterness to settle the beer and calm the sweetness. Finishes with a dry, well-attenuated, airy finish. For such sweetness, the beer leaves very little residual sweetness on the mouth.

Certainly a desert beer, but not one that relies soley on sweetness. The beer continues to develop with each successive sip and as the beer warms. Remarkably easy to drink seeing how malt dominant the beer shows. A magical beer that defies modern brewing logic.

BEERchitect, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pourred a dark brew with a nice foamy white head with excellent retention time. Complex aroma of spice and roastiness arose from my glass. Taste of spice is complex and alcohol taste is subtle which is great achievement at 11.3%. Body if full and support well the mix of spice from this beer. Always great to review a trappist beer when they are so perfect as this one clearly is. The only thing I can compare this to is Chimay red. Wow!!!

Phyl21ca, Dec 27, 2003
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Autumn leaves russet with dark cherry and orange highlights when backlit with sunshine. The sandstone colored cap is attactive, but it isn't the masterpiece that I was expecting. Perhaps the ABV has something to do with that. A few streamers of sea foam lace grace the glass in the end.

The aroma tells me that 10 will be one of the darkest quads that I've ever had. It's full of dark fruit (raisins and figs) as well as a dark rum-like quality that gives it both power and presence. It's also peppery and clovey in a kick-ass yeast strain kind of way.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 is excellent beer, even if it doesn't crack my 'top 10 of all-time' list. The aroma didn't lie. This has to be one of the 'blackest' quadrupels going. In some ways it tastes like a Belgian stout... without quite getting all the way there.

I'm amazed at the beer's boldness relative to how well-integrated the various components of the flavor profile are. Proper aging is the key, I'm sure. For reference, the date on my bottle reads '19 05 09'. As I understand it, the date listed is five years from the time of bottling.

The flavor profile includes dark caramel, dark rum-soaked plums, raisins, molasses, anise and cloves. Maybe a dram of Islay Scotch as well, thanks to a certain smoky, phenolic vibe. A perfect taste score is not out of the question.

The slightly louder than expected 'pffft' on crown cracking was worrisome. Sure enough, the carbonation was slightly too vigorous early and is slightly too laid back late, passing through the perfect zone relatively quickly. Still good, just not great.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 is outstanding beer that is pretty close to as deep and as complex as they come. I didn't get that undefinable *magic* quality that I look for in the best of the best, but it's an amazingly libation all the same. It's also every bit the equal of Trappist Westvleteren 12.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of ygtbsm94
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: three finger off white head with good retention. Muddy brown with orange-red hues.

S: dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and some malt.

T: Lots of dark fruit up front with molasses, prune and hop bitterness notes. Finishes with a relatively strong alcohol flavoring.

M: thick body with a very oily finish. High carbonation.

Overall: I am not a fan of this genre but I will grade it based on how it is within its genre and not personal taste. I appreciate the fruitiness which is not overwhelming though the booz is a little strong.

kylehay2004, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep orange brown with an enourmous light tan head, requiring multiple pours to finish. Absolutly tons of carbonation, evident from streaming chains of bubbles. Awesome long retention reulted in significant lace. Looked awesome.

S - Smell was insanely fruity, and filled with tons of spice and delicate aromas. Biggest apparent were aaples, grapes, pears, and fig. Smell was otherwordly though, very very good.

M & T - Wow, I had to wince it was so strong. Alot of alcohol present in this one, became a bit of a distraction to all the flavors held inside. Once you got past that there was a huge flavor profile, lots of fruit and spice with a significant amount of bitter and sour notes on the back end of it. A slight hoppy dryness in the finish, but hardly noticeable.

D - Overall this is truly the defination of a huge beer. This was really a big sipper and I struggled my way through it. It was very good, and massivly complex, however just too strong, and hot with the alcohol to truly be enjoyed right now.

mikesgroove, May 30, 2007
Photo of womencantsail
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Koningshoven goblet.

A: An opaque dark brown with a thin layer of white foam.

S: Chocolate, figs, sugar, raisins, and vanilla.

T: Chocolate, figs, and raisins with a nice sweet finish.

M: Good body, a bit of fizz, dry.

D: Wonderful beer. I'm not normally a big fan of Quads, but I am doing my best to try all of the Trappist ales, and this is one that has definitely lived up to the billing.

womencantsail, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a deep mahogany color with some red highlights in it. The head rises and falls rather quickly. The lacing a minimal but does have just a little that sticks to the glass. The smell is great in this beer, aromas of sweet dark fruits and some Belgian yeast. The taste is mostly the same but brings along a touch of spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is really nice, smooth, rich and creamy. Overall this beer is a gem. I'm looking very forward to having my next bottle.

Knapp85, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out dark brown, almost purple-ish. Generous head gave way to a thin layer of bubbles

Smell: Generous bouquet of sweet caramel malts and candy sugar under a blanket of dark fruit (particularly raisins). Some sweet, juicy nectarines. A dash of spicy yeastiness. A touch of leather. All of it smelling quite "Belgian". Note: the high alcohol is surprisingly subdued in the aroma.

Taste: A well blended, outstanding example of a quadruppel. This beer features brown sugar, black cherries, anise, raisins, and toasted toffee malts. There's a great depth of varying flavors, so pay attention, but don't forget to savor. All of this gives way to a long-lived spicy, white pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: Strikingly smooth, very rich, and with a low, gentle amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A+++ Power Beer. Would buy from again! As good as folks say, perhaps better. Especially for me, someone who's not overly partial to the style.

(Edit: After trying several beers within this style during a blind tasting on May 21st, 2007, Rochefort 10 was the unanimous, clear-cut winner.)

ChainGangGuy, Nov 18, 2005
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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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