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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Reviews: 2,730
Hads: 8,638
Avg: 4.47
pDev: 17.45%
Wants: 806
Gots: 2,218 | FT: 67
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) | 11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my new Trois Pistoles goblet.

Appearance - Pours with a thing one-finger tan, creamy head. This quickly dissipates to a thin layer of lace (thick toward the edges). The beer is a very dark and murky brown, with some floaties here and there.

Smell - Spicy alcohol on the nose, with a dry powdery yeast smell. Sweet and dark ripe fruits are heavy in the aroma, with obvious notes of fig, plum, and some cherry. A very rich and hearty smelling bread-pudding like malt aroma. Strong earthy tones (probably from the conditioning?).

Taste - Spicy alcohol right away. A peppery/clove spiciness is present. Cherry, fig, plum again make up the fruit character, with traces of anise and some nuttiness. Light sweetness from caramel and molasses. The aftertaste has strong earthy flavors with some lingering malt traces. A rich, buttery/bready malt character tie it all together. A strong warming alcohol is felt throughout.

Mouthfeel - A bit too much carbonation for such a dark and solid beer, but still decent. I personally find a strong carbonation bite to be very unpleasant for strong dark Belgian ales. And the bite on this beer lasts into the aftertaste! However, carbonation bite notwithstanding, the beer is incredibly smooth and has a luciously full-body.

Drinkability - Very strong flavors tied with a very noticeable alcohol definitely dock points from this category.

A very good trappist ale. Not my favorite of the trappists, but probably one of my favorite Belgian brews in general. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mmcave
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively into Chimay chalice, immediately a huge whiff of chocolate brownies. This one has a nice thick off white head with thick luxerious lacing. It’s a deep musty brown color with some floaty yeast hanging out around the bottom. I assume this could be avoided with some foresight, but I don’t mind. Smells like a punch in the face nessled between lushes medieval breasts. It smells of toffee, chocolate, banana (not in the way a tripel smells of banana, but as in a real banana) hints of raison, vanilla, Belgian yeast, maybe a tinge of hops if you really search for it, and sort of a sherry sent. The taste is milky, slinky, some mild bitterness, a complex richness that coats the mouth, with sweetness and a finish of young bananas. This is a monster of a beer, one must be careful or it will kick your ass. This is a great food beer; maybe some pot roast or stew, but take it slow, this is not a beer you want to close a session with. I will definitly buy this again.. Thanks Rochefort for making my night.

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

A 33cl bottle as a gift from my son on his girlfriend's birthday ( ! ! ! ). Poured a bit too cold, I believe, so I let it warm a bit before drinking.

A slow pour into my tulip glass produces a small tight head over a hazy opaque walnut-brown body. Pretty. I think I'll pour the next one a bit quicker though, hoping for a larger head.

The aroma is what knocked me down -- you can smell this from across the room, and it's lusciously malty and nutty with dark fruits like raisins, figs, and prunes over a vinous almost grapey foundation. Rich dark rye bread. Mmmm. Hope it tastes this good, because this may be the best smelling beer I've ever nosed.

Wowowow what a taste! Richly vinous symphony of warming notes up front, with malt and raisins, walnut chewiness and a bold spiceyness. Just enough hops to leave a dry finish to the sweet warm malt and spice middle. Very complex. There's a LOT going on here. A LOT!

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I anticipated from the smell. However, this is a quadrupel, not a RIS or a Doppelbock. Still pretty round.

Drinkability? This is really quite strong, but so smoooth and spicey and malty, so it's perilously drinkable for a quad.

What a great beer. Really fine. Gotta have some more.

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Photo of gonzo138
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a deep cloudy reddish brown, has low white head that does not retain well, but does laces well

S- rich malty sweet smell, bannana smell is present, raisins as well, with a faint bit of black liquorice

T- rich and malty sweet with the belgian spiced yeast, raisin/ bannana flavor present as well, almost a little chocolatey

M- very full body, moderate low carbonation, heavy flavor lingers in mouth

D- not something to drink too much of, something to be appreciate with friends

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Photo of OutlawJoseyWales
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - gorgeous dark brown, with a creamy tan head...lovely

S - well lets see...first off, fruity aromas...sweet banana like smell..also raisins, and a roasted coffee smell?

T - raisin, banana, plum flavors, and all of the sudden im getting a hint of roasted coffee/cocoa?? incredibly complex. i was giggling like a schoolgirl while sipping this beer.

M - smooth...the carbonation is not overbearing, and the alcohol is present and accounted for, but acts as a pleasant cohesive force to the beer.

D - believe it or not, i was feeling very relaxed after ONE of these badboys. i dont have a big tolerance, but wow! i wouldnt mind having 2 of these in one night, but i would be embarrassed at not saving it for another occasion!

flawless beer.

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Photo of TheBungyo
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is nearly black with thin head covering the surface. Nose flirts with scents of black cherry, syrupy brown sugar and caramel. Taste is much the same but with lots of dark fruitiness ... like sucking the skin from dark plums black cherries. If someone challenged me to come up with one word for the mouthfeel I'd use elegant. The body is thick and the carbonation strikes when it counts. I like this quad a lot. I'd probably reach for St Bernardus first but this wouldn't be far behind. Delectable.

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Photo of ghostmech007
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl Bottle poured into oversized snifter. 11% ABV.

Deep brown almost black and isn’t tranparent at all. Big two finger head which clung to the glass. It left a little film on top of the beer though. Hmm.

Sugar cane is first thing when you sniff. Great fruit notes, banana, orange, and apples are very present. When we work your way through you can smell the toasted malts.

A great taste on the tongue! Sweet fruit flavors at first give it an awesome smoothness. The malts don’t overpower the drink at all. The carbonation really makes it smooth. The drink really gets powerful about half-way but you just don’t care anymore because it’s so creamy.

You just don’t want the experience to stop, a great treat or present for any beer lover. A great beer.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown with a small foamy head. Looks great in a chalice.
Smells mostly of dried fruit and chocolate...good chocolate.
Tastes amazingly good and complex. Thick , sweet malts, lots of chocolate...really good dark semi-sweet Belgian chocolate , carmel, dried fruits of various types...a hint of cherry,apple and anise in the background...maybe a slight sherry and slight coffee note. There's even more , but I can't come up with a description. Just incredibly complex. Let it WARM up for the full effect.
Mouthfeel was perfect...silky micro carbonation...velvety.
What a treat this was ! For whatever reason , the price has dropped a buck a bottle to $6.00...I will probably be drinking more of these....still very pricey, but worth the money for when you just have to have something unearthly.

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Photo of jtell
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark brown with some red light passing through when held up. Smell is sweet and malty. Dark fruits come through a bit. Taste is of dark fruit, malts and a touch of sweetness. Sweetness gives way to a slight bitterness that makes taking another sip a must. Carbonation has an almost champagne feel. Small bubbles that are pleasantly active. The alcohol is very well hidden on this beer. Would have guessed it to be a 8% beer or so. Could definitely drink more than one of these if not careful. Definitely a thinking beer. This is not a smack you in the face beer (even with the alcohol). Drink this beer closer to room temperature because the flavors shine at that point. It was a little cold when I first opened and it was slightly muted. This is a quality beer and I will definitely enjoy these again soon. Would like age some and track the maturation.

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Photo of ThirdCoast
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 330ml bottle. 03/05/11 7:52, with the Authintic Trappist Logo.

A: Very very dark, with a red hue. Small particles float about. Small head.

S: Sugar, dark fruits, plums, dark dark dark smell.

T: Warming, a bit spicy, sugars, dark fruits, silky smooth. Awsome!

M: Silk, slight sting, creamy.

D: Easy to knock one of these down, but at 11.3% make sure to limit.

To quote Todd A. "Beer like this gives us a reason to live."

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Photo of kenito799
4.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a goblet, code may read best before 5/24/11?

Pours a dark rich opaque chocolate brown. Fine bubbles foam up and recede to about 1/2 inch, leaving a fair amount of lacing.

One whiff and you know you are in for something special.Rich chocolate, caramel, intoxicating winey aromas of raisins, prunes, nutmeg.

Mouthfeel exquisite, creamy fine bubbles spread across the tongue creating a platform for a huge array of changing flavors to dance through your mouth. A beer to sip and contemplate. One of life's finest experiences. Sweet caramel and chocolatey flavors up front but there is enough tanginess as the fruit comes through, keeping things vibrant. On the finish spice lingers and a touch of alcoholic warmth sets your mouth vibrating and yearning for the next sip. As intense as this beer is, it's invigorating and highly drinkable, never exhausting.

Truly a masterful expression of the brewer's art. One of the finest beers there is.

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Photo of MSchae1017
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a tulip glass from the 33cl bottle.

This beer pours a rust brown with a frothy off white head. The smell is of plums raisins and red wine. Most of these flavors probably come from the use of candied sugar. The taste is also from the candied sugar. It gives a particular fruity flavor that reminds me of dark fruits such as plums and raisins. The mouthfeel is full bodied and naturally cabonated. Overall, highly dirnkable, a great Quad.

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

Very dark brown that's very close to black. There's virtually no red coming through this one. Topped by a large two finger creamy head with thin webs delicately weaving down the glass. A thin layer of foam stays atop the brew while it's in the glass.

Dried plums/raisins in the nose with the smell of a pile of leaves in the front yard in Autumn. There's a sweet cough drop hint to it along with some alcohol. This one smells sweet for a quad.

Flavor exploding on the tongue in the form of sweet dried fruit (plums etc) come into the taste initially followed by a sweet almost medicinal flavor with some alcohol flavor and slightly dry in the finish. There's still some dried leafiness and rich Belgian yeast flavor although not as prominent as in other quadrupels I've had.

I'd have to say I enjoy this one more than St. Berny's. This is a fantastic sweet quad which has really made me smile. Many thanks to BA Mschae1017 for sharing this one with me.

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Photo of Dizzy
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with creamy off white head which it retains really well for the ABV. Smell is alcohol, malty sweetness and carmel, maybe even a little coffee. Flavor reminds me of brown sugar, some roasted malts evident along with plenty of sweetness. The alcohol is present as well. This is medium full body, carbonation isn't prominant but the alcohol burn is. This is very drinkable for the ABV, but the price is prohibitive on this being a session beer. This is a good one, I'll definatly pick this one up again sometime.

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Photo of llitsua
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into goblet- Typed markings are: “L 20 04 11; 07:44,” whatever that means

A- Dark drown w/ small light brown head that goes away quickly;
yeast suspended throughout- if it weren’t for the unsightly yeast,
I’d rate it higher

S- Mmmmm… Fruit just a tad overripe, tinge of alcohol, candy
sugar, and some tanginess

T- Red-wine like tartness, ripe fruit, brown sugar, as I drank this, I
noticed some peppery notes (perhaps from the suspended

M- Very smooth, silky, and wonderful. I’m kinda reminded that
there’s alcohol in this beer from a slight warming effect, but
definitely does not feel like 11.3%

D- I finished this before I knew it- highly drinkable, taking into
consideration this is a 11.3% ABV ale

I have been waiting to try this, and it was worth the wait- I will have to try another soon and see if I get that suspended yeast
appearance- other than that, one of the most perfect beers I’ve ever had.

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Photo of scluffman
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, molassesy brown with a beige head. Aromas show a highly expressive maltiness, fruit and floral qualities as well as a port wine boquet. The flavors? Where to begin? Such complexity! Rich with excellent fruitiness, floral/spicy flavors with a distinct bit of chocolate at the finish. It boasts a long, deeply satisfying finish. I finish this and almost weep because I have to move onto a different beer. Extraordinary!

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was almost all I expected from this beer. My only complaint is that the 11.3% alcohol made itself too evident in the aroma throughout, masking the hints of fruit I detected. Poured to a brownish color with thick tan head that lingered, then left very good lacing. Taste was very good dark fruit, and the finish was as smooth as almost any beer I’ve had. This was my first quad to rate, but it definitely will not be my last.

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

Wow...it has been a long time since I have had a beer of this magnitude. Phenomenal pour uncovers a dark brown, almost maroon color thin head rises with some crackling carbonation and falls with some smallish bubbles ringing the glass. The bouqet is full and absoulutely amazing....full of rich carmels, candy apple, brown sugar, maplewood...and some faint dry alchoholic notes in the background....very full, very nice. The taste is great as well figs and dates, dark fruits, burnt carmel and again the mapel...the alchohol also shows its face in the finish with some warm notes all the way down...oooh to have a few of these on a cool night. The mouthfeel is creamy full and great but gives way to an ultra dry middle and then full again in the finish....more complex than any other beer I have been privy to at this juncture. 11.3% ABV says you aren't quaffing this one...but sit down an enjoy and you will definately want another, and another....and then you will want a nap. Try this one if you can!

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Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA

Poured a very dark, murky, ruby-brown with tons of large, floating yeast particles. The huge, saddle brown, pillowy head faded to a generous film with a thick ring of lace. Tons of bubbly, trickling lacing coated the glass.

Smell was intense, rich, spicy, sugary and malty with some alcohol evident. Scents of brown sugar, spices, ripe fruits, raisins, prunes come through quite strong.

Taste was extremely complex and smooth. Malty beyond belief. Ripe fruits, dried fruits, molasses, brown sugar as well as earthy and woody notes were quite evident. Some soft hops were consistently present throughout the drink, but they merely functioned to balance the sweetness. The aftertaste lasted for an eternity. Sweet malts and caramel flavors coated the palate. While the alcohol flavor was only moderately detectable, the beer warmed the mouth and throat.

Incredibly rich, supple and smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

The drinkability of this beer was mind blowing when one considers that it is 11.3% ABV.

This beer sets the standard by which all Belgians should be judged.

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Photo of KroMagnon
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark brown with reddish hues and a tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is candy-sweet, syrupy, with some spiciness like honey and cinnamon and toffee/caramel. The flavor is malty sweet, at first with a good strong dose of bitterness, almost medicinal but not quite. There are also hints of cherry, raisins, and a slight smokiness. This was quite well done although sometimes the flavors seemed to clash a bit. (I hate it when people say that but its really the best I can do...)

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Photo of OStrungT
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky dark brown color with a light tan head. The thick head fades slowly, leaving many laces.

This beer has a very sweet caramel aroma. I also detect a strong spicy aroma. Maybe a little clove also. It has a citrus hop aroma as well. It has a strong earthy yeast aroma also.

This beer tastes very well balanced. It has a spicy flavor mixed in with some very sweet malts. A citrus, lemaony flavor is also present.

This beer is full bodied. It warms slightly as it goes down. It leaves a spicy, earthy aftertaste. This beer is perfectly carbonated for the style.

This beer would probably not make the best session beer. It is high in alcohol. Also, the flavor is quite aggressive.

Overall: This beer is good. I think there are better Quadrupel's out there. I would drink it again though.

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Photo of cbl2
3.72/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

9/5/2006 $6.99 11.2 oz. 11.30% Best by 3/18/08.


Pours a murky dark brown with a quarter inch of tan head on top that settles rapidly.


Roasted malt, sweet caramel, ripe sticky dates notes of cocoa and some alcohol.


Smooth, but thin mouthfeel with muted fruit tones and subtle nuances of caramel followed by hot alcohol. I'm really surprised that this is such a highly rated beer. While this is good, it certainly isn't one of the best beers I've ever sampled. Nothing about it is exceptional, except perhaps the price.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The one, the only.

Poured a very dark brown color with amber and ever so slight ruby hues. Head was enormous, frothy, rocky that went nowhere. Looked like a root beer float. Just perfectly gorgeous. Lacing galore after each and every sip left behind, decorating the glass. Smells of yeast, bananas, ripe dark fruits like figs and raisins, nutty, vanilla, and more. Huge complex aroma. Tastes of yeast, bready, ripe dark fruits, nutty, caramel, hints of chocolate, even cherries, a tad of spiciness like clove. Taste is everywhere. Deliciously complex. Every sip brings about a new hint of some other flavor, like anise for example, that I just picked up in my current sip. Ends with a noticeable alcohol warming, which from experience fades away to absolute smoothness with a bit of aging. Mouthfeel is slippery, creamy, pretty carbonated. I could have one of these everyday, but that would be it. Even though it is one of the best beers I have ever had in my life, it is still 11.3% ABV which takes away from the drinkability factor. Near-perfect brew. Cheers.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of reviews for this beer; very popular. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle. Expensive, but not the hhighest I've paid per ml of beer. It was a dark cloudy brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma was sweet (molasses) and dark fruit (raisins). Very tasty, smooth, raisins, a little spicy. Alcohol was non-detectable. A wonderful beer, very drinkable as a beer to savor, not to guzzle.

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Photo of vancurly
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My last review as an acolyte...So chose my all-time favourite ale for the task.
Pours a thick, dense dark brown cloud.... some hints at the edge of burgundy. Thick tan head.
Nose of a candy store. Fruit lollies, sherbet, caramels....
Some washed-rind notes, and maybe a touch of clove...
This is literally a converation-stopper...the flavour is a complexity of malts & spices.... really hard to dissemble into its components. Perhaps some dried fruits.... dates, peel, raisins, nuts.... hint of chocolate, and the ubiquitous Belgian yeasty wildness.
Quite a hot note, due to the alcohol, but not terribly cloying... a relatively dry finish... like an amontillado sherry..
And after a period, the hops come through as a late reminder, along with some lingering fruitcake.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,730 ratings.