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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of Greenfloyd
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer could easily take an hour to drink...

Pours into a snifter with the appearance of unfiltered, dark, clover honey. The lingering substantial head was light brown, almost burnt orange in some lights. Said to be one of the strongest beers in Belgium, I could easily smell this beer for a hour...and enjoy every second of the strong banana bread nose with hints of malt and strawberry. An incredible combo of ripened banana and sweet malt warms you as it finishes remarkably with mild black pepper notes (Normally I might not be thrilled with a black pepper description, but the softness and complexity of the taste is fantastic). The mouth feel was heavy, as you might expect of a quad, but the smoothness throughout this huge beer is what solidifies it's "5" status for me. Indicative of the style, flavorful cheeses thrive when paired with this beer. I enjoyed it with a plate of gorgonzola ravioli, using a fairly neutral butter herb sauce so the cheese shines through....of course one could pair it only with a little Port Salut cheese, and be in for a terrific night...Enjoy

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Photo of rec
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring a deep and glorious brown, the head dissipates quickly but sticks to the edges of my Leffe glass with much appeal.

While there's a distinct alcohol smell, the aroma is brilliantly detailed. Plum and fig make up part of the picture, but rich malt with cherry and chocolate come through the strongest.

While drinking, you're privy to a delightful warmth and the taste of all what was smelt after pour. I have a soft spot for malt-heavy brews, and this is indeed one, but not enough so to unbalance the near perfect delivery of the flavoursome bouquet.

The aftertaste is dry and spicy, and as the warmth mellows all the wonderful chocolates and fruits come back into play before their final departure.

Another high-quality Belgian brew, quite honestly the best I've ever had, but unfortunately at AUD $14 a stubby, I will have to reserve this one for very special occasions.

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Photo of guitarmage
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Barely any light passes through, but the brew is clearly a brown with yellow hightlights. Head is an off white, lacing leavesa sticky ring on the glass, very thin layer of bubbles on the top.

Smell: Sweet malt, molasses, dark chocolate, black coffee, very aromatic. Also some cheese smell, like an aged cheddar.

Taste: Mimics the smell, but with a fairly intense alcoholic warmth. Also a little more spicy, coriander, cloves.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, coats the mouth but finishes clean as well, light carbonation.

Drinkability: Delicious as expected, more alcoholic than other Quadrupels I've tried, but tasty. This one just lets you know you can't drink too many of them.

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Photo of Shiredave
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle date : 22-02-11 Some would say 'fresh', some would say 'green' but either way never dissapointing.
A puposely sloppy pour produces a murky dark liquid with a tall light brown head of foam that takes minutes to droop and coat the goblet in sugary lace. Grainy sedement from the dollop of yeast dregs I decided to add, detracts from appearence but lends a little character and depth.

Ripe fruit and yeasty phenol aromas pour off the beer when swirled. Smokey undertones along with flavors of chocolate and rasins, sweet brown bread and berry pie. Hop bittering and flavor take a balanced but respectfull backseat to the malt / yeast love affair going on in this beer. Sumptuous and subtle, complex and refined with layer after layer of flavor.

Mouth feel is slick and hefty but not heavy. Its hard not to call this full bodied as the barrage of flavors coats your entire mouth, but it doesnt overpower in any way. On the contrary , its so drinkable you can take large gulps and fight your self to not swallow. Alcohol is always lingering in the background but is so completely folded into the beer it is only really noticable as a mild burn in the long, warm finish.

Absolutely outstanding strong Belgian ale.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl brown bottle. Dark brown body with murky ruby-red highlights and about a half an inch of off-white head. Smells fruity (ripe banana), nutty, and chocolatey. Tastes like nut, banana, and chocolate in equal parts. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. I'd never have guessed that this one was over 11%abv. Medium in body. Really pleasing in flavor, mouthfeel, and aroma. One sip invites another, making this one one of the most drinkabile, and quite possibly the best Quadrupel I have ever had.

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Photo of 1fastz28
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

found this gem at a local place, i have heard rumors and tales of its existence the smell is amazing different fruits are very abundant as well as alcohol, it looks a dark amber hue with pieces of sediments floating around , much like my homebrew. but this makes my homebrew taste like root beer, incredible mouthfeel and taste, different tastes with each sip, its a shame it isn't cheaper and more available, i paid about 8 dollars for one 11..2 oz serving, but its worth it. this might take my number 1 beer away from ayinger celebrator, I'm going to enjoy this divine treat

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Photo of jeffaz02t
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in Rochefort Chalice.

A: Dark brown, sticky head. The head sticks around for quite a while. Beautiful.

S: Molasses, brown sugar, spices, alcohol is evident in the smell as well.

T: Malty and peppery, medicinal, caramel, very light hops. For 11.3%, you can hardly taste the alcohol until the end.

M:Heavy and creamy. Wow.

D: This beer is one you nurse for a while. I would not be able to drink this one fast at all due to the fact that there are so many things for my taste buds to register. To drink fast would be a waste to me. Great beer. I am glad I have a few cases sitting around.

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Photo of ReebShorts
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Westmalle Chalice, Nice looking 1/4 inch head just sits there, glistening very tight bubbles, murky medium dark brown beer.

Lots to report on the nose, intoxicating blend of brown sugar, plum, orange, toffee, sugar, bananas, cherry, chocolate...

Flavor is outstanding. This one has some nice warming as well. The only thing keeping this from getting a 5 on taste is a slight rubbing alcohol taste on the finish. Other than that, this one is brilliant, and I will look forward to having this again.

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Photo of bigreduw64
3.67/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer threw me off a little on the nose. It smelled of red licorice or cherry to me. It poured a clear, dark brown with a good head that lasted the test of time. The taste was very sweet and too much alcohol on the finish for me. It had a very nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall I was not too impressed by this beer. Good, but I wouldn't search it out.

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Photo of nortmand
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown and ruby edged with a lively deep tan head.

Candied plums and dark brown sugars in the nose. Dark chocolate and ripe bananas.

Sweet dark fruit flavors up front. Molasses and brown sugars as well. Bitter dark chocolate aftertastes. Decadent, to say the least.

Full bodied and silky smooth with an aggressive carbonation, a very strong and complex beer, but not something that I would be able to take two or three of.

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Photo of BobThomas
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle pours very dark brown with a perfect thick lingering head.

The smell is mouth-watering. I'm in anticipation. The flavor does not disappoint. Feels big and wonderful. Easily one of my favorite beers. The alcohol is hardly present for a beer this strong although it finishes with a little bite. Near perfect, a must try.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly exceptional beer, one of my favorites. Pours a murky brown with abeauriful head and exceptional lacing. Smells are winey, malty, a little sour, and with notes of dark spices. Taste starts out with prunes, cinammon, stewed fruit, and progresses to a delicious yeasty taste, brown sugar and a late hit of spicy hops. Absolutely wonderful. The mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy and smooth, with no discernable alcohol, especially considering the whopping 11.3% abv. Tremendously drinkable. Smooth, flavorful, creamy,subtle, and new flavors with every mouthful. My favorite Trappist barring the untried near mythical Wesvleteren.

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Photo of Enola
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer for sometime in my fridge and decided to drink to kick off the New Year celebration.

The beer is a dark brown color and there is a nice creamy head. When the beer is rolled around inside my Chimay glass it leaves the glass entirley coated with lacing which enevntually slides back into the brew. The smell is of plums and raisins and there is also alcohol presence. The taste is Again, fruit like and somewhat nutty. The mouthfeel is bittersweet and the alcohol shows up here as well. I could have this beer again on occasion. A nice beer to sip will certainly warm you up.

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Photo of uncle8gil
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this beer too cold, but as it warmed, my oh my, did the taste explode. I didn't want to finish it, it was that good. It poured very, very dark (even held up to light it was difficult to see the yeast particles dancing). It fizzed quite loudly and suddenly into the glass, but on the first taste, as I braced for carbonation overhaul, surprisingly found the carbonation no more than a beautiful dancing upon the tongue. Magic, friends, pure magic. And the taste…well, as it warmed the taste grew in complexities that I cannot dare to describe. Sweet dates and figs dance upon the palate, but the sweet taste did not overwhelm…neither did the bitter kick. I am quite partial to that bitter kick, but did not miss it here in favor of the amazing taste of this ale. Highly drinkable, only be careful friends, as the unnoticeable alcohol creeps up and by the end of only one glass I was surprised by the pleasant buzz.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Vintage 1999

Pours dark chestnut with an off-white head of medium density.
Retention of less than two minutes before receding to a ring of foam and a whisp on the surface. A few dots of lacework remain, but not curatins.
Aromatics are remarkable, with rummy toffee notes, vanilla, and juicy raisins. Alcohol is evident and spicy on the nose.
Dark fruits and nougat finish the aroma, with a vineous nod.
Mouthfeel is lightish for the style, amazingly dry for such a large beer. Carbonation is subdued, but enough remains to crisp up the mellowed character.
Pallet is moderately boozy, with figs steeped in dark rum.
The yeast lends a spicy but balancing complexity, with hints of allspice and anise.
Classic bubblegum notes run underneath the malty, caramelish flavors, with a lingering warmth on the back of the throat.
Remarkably lacking in oxidation or fusels, and in exceptional condition for almost eight years old.

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Photo of jbramley
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown with a very thick off-white head. Has a sweet, floral nose with hints of straw and a slight tanginess. Has a carbonated feel on the tongue with a smooth flow across the cheeks. Sweet, slightly syrupy with some alcohol flavor. A very well-balanced flavor, with a little bit of bitterness and the taste of malts. Heavy lacing on the sides of the glass.

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Photo of shadow1961
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort 10 pours out a fluffy head that collapses to
lace, over a deep, cloudy brown brew. The nose is deeply of malt,
bubble gum, and fruit. The flavor is malty and fruity, but there's something
like scotch way in the background. Mouthfeel is round and tingly, and
there's definitely a warming effect due to the 11.3% alcohol by volume.
Really delicious!

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Photo of PeatReek
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Standard bottle decanted into a large port glass since I'm sans snifters just now. Color is deep ruby brown, impenetrable except at the edges where a touch of light shows through. The sticky ecru head is durable but a bit thin, perhaps owing to an overly gentle pour. Slightly leathery, prune-raisin dried fruit aroma, mild hints of chocolate and whisky-like phenols. The first sips start fizzy and sweet, evolving into a phenolic bite and prominent alcohol warmth, turning into almost a sting in the aftertaste. As I let it warm and breathe a bit, the carbonation mellows and some port, sherry, oaky flavors come through. Still, the bitey aspect at the end of the sip sticks around, and I wonder if it's actually something to do with the grain (like a lot of Biscuit malt). Great aroma and front of the sip, but that bite at the end dings the drinkability a bit.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Definitely a quad. Thank you Csims for this bottle.
Pours a dark amber...not black, but very dark with a nice single finger head that melts to a good quarter inch of continually sticky lacing.
Aromas are all Belgium....yeasts, sweet amber malts, and yes, alcohol.
Flavor is completely balanced between sweet amber malt, bready yeast, dark fruits, hops, candy sugar and alcohol. Nothing dominates...everything blends together perfectly without losing individual identifying properties.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a perfect amount of carbonation and aftertaste is "simply Belgium"...all that was there in the original tastes is there in lesser amounts until you take another sip.
World Class?

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Photo of Vancer
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa, wait a minute – my 1890 crystal snifter is showing a murky and dark oak pour. Frothy ivory head that settles into a fine ring o’lace. Lots of yeasty goodies await on the bottom – GET IT!

Lots of caramel and Belgium spices in the sniff, but the quaff – what a letdown. Just your basic notes of sugar cane, molasses and Belgium yeast. Certainly, it’s tasty, but at $8 a 11 ozer, I’m expecting more eye-opening flavor.

I’m glad I tried it, it’s good – but you can get this, or better tasting brews at a much better price, here in the good ol USA.

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Photo of crwills
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a fantastic beer. Had a bottle of this at Smokeless Joe. The bartender recommended the Rochefort 8 to go with the clam chowder I was eating, but I'd had the 8 before and wanted to try this one out instead. Got a good tasting done before digging into the soup.

Poured a brownish gold, with very little head but lots of lacing as I swirled it. Aroma was apparent even in a reasonably crowded bar from a few feet away. Glassware was a little unusual (smallish glass), but OK.

Aroma is somewhat alcoholy, with a lot of caramel, nuttiness, and some very mild dark fruit. Some roasted malt as well.

Flavour is just fantastic, and only emphasized by the perfect (IMO) mouthfeel. Smooth, but not too oily. Some mild alcohol presence in the flavour, but mostly powerful malts (toasted), chocolate, a little bit of coffee, and some mild berry or cherry notes. Aftertaste is muted, and avoids any cloyingness it might have had from the flavour.

Excellent, excellent beer, and worth the price.

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Photo of JasonA
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from Corridor Wine and Spirits in Laurel, MD. Poured in a Chimay chalace (two pours).

Pours a translucent dark brown (almost coffee) with almost 2 fingers of head. Staying power with the head, but lots of lacing.

Smells a bit alcoholy. Maybe some malt, something sweet.

Tastes a smooth sily sweet, maybe malty. Alcohol bite at the end, nice for the style. Long lasting taste, I cant figure out the spice in it. Almost tastes like saffron to me.

Mouthfeel is the best I could imagine a beer to be. This is what I want out of drinking beer. Feels like a party in my mouth where I am the guest of honor. I could drink(sip) this all day.

Wish this was cheaper than $5.5us/12oz. My absolute favorite. Matter of fact, I think this is in a different league of any beer Ive ever had.

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Photo of rayjay
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L120711, 07:49. Poured into a goblet. Impressive head (especially for the abv) which is randomly stained brown and red.

The nose is full of sweet malts, sugar, and booze.

Quite a range of flavors are flowing out of every inch of this beer...sweetness from the massive amount of malts, and definite candi sugar in there. Don't get me wrong, the sweetness is tastefully restrained and never cloying or overbearing. The alcohol is there for sure, but it too plays a delicate role. The carbonation adds a gentle zip. Cigarette ashtray notes are in there. All these rich malts and barely any hops almost reminds me of a dopplebock.

This is the 4th quadrupel I've had yet; the first two I had, La Trappe and Weyerbacher, I found too rich, and I hadn't touched a quad since then. But, I've recently decided to explore the style after having my first Westy 12. It was great, but what blew me away was how drinkable it was.

This beer was every bit as great. It was exactly what I was looking for tonight, the very definition of the style. It's a hand-crafted work of art with the finest attention to detail. Now I have 3 more quads waiting on deck, can't wait to crack into them! I highly recommend this beer to all. Cheers!

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Photo of russpowell
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml that has the follwing #s 30 11 10 (BBD?) & next line: 07:53

Pours chestnut with a 2 fingers deep tan head& in to my Vondel glass. An oily appearance is apparent as it warms. Begins to murk up a bit at the end, with some floaties. A hint of lacing & some film on the head

S: Chocolate, booze & pralines. Then whisky & caramel (scorched)

T: Sweet woody flavor, then chocolate, booze & then dryness up front. Fruittyness& candy sugar follows, a little brown sugar also. Woodyness, toffee flavors & dryness in the finish ( oh yeah more warming on the edge of burning alcohol)

MF: Low carbonation & slightly prickly feel from all the alcohol.

Good drinkablility for the 12% abv, reminds me of a brandy. Very complex beer, but probably needs a few more years to completely round out. Enjoyed it, just a little too boozy for me

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Photo of SudNut
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a dark murky brown with a tan finger thick head. Smells of a spiced plum that has had a few too many drinks, fruity with a hint of spice and alcohol. The taste is unbelievable the 11% ABV was not as noticeable as I thought it would be. This one has complex flavor sweet malts, fruits, hops and a hint of alcohol burn, very delicious! Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. The drinkability is dangerous on this one with the ABV but I found myself wanting another one! Best Rochefort of the bunch!

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,774 ratings.