Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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world-class

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Reviews: 2,640
Hads: 8,253
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 736
Gots: 1,900 | FT: 71
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 sjdevel
3.9/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Ridiculous amounts of foam pouring slowly from a 330ml bottle into a Belgian styled glass. This massive froth is a nice off-white / khaki color. The beer itself is a deep amber/brown (more on the brown side) and only lets a few rays of light through. The head slowly recedes and you are left with a major ring around the edges with some continuous lacing.

Smell: Slight tart and vinegary at first, but then strong caramel notes kick in. There are minor alcohol notes evident but not that noticeable for an 11.3%’er.

Feel: Full bodied thick and caramely. The alcohol instantly bites the tongue and there seems to be a battle between dry and sweetness.

Taste: The first flavors are of tart purple fruit (plum, grape, etc.), and then the alcohol bite quickly comes in to play. There is a slight alcohol burn like doing a shot of 100 proof rum. There are strong caramel flavors, roasted nuts, and smoked grains. The strong alcohol taste fades briefly, but seems to kick back in at the end.

Overall: This is a great beer, but I don’t agree that it is a 5/5 or 100 on score… I had hoped for a bit more as I have heard a lot of hype. There are many flavors that meld together nicely, but I believe that they are slightly devalued by the strong alcohol notes. It just seems a bit off balanced. I think this one would be better at a lower ABV (possibly less demerara/raw sugar as most Belgian Quads have as an ingredient). Not my favorite brew, but I wouldn’t be afraid to give it another try in the future. (1,533 characters)

Photo of ElJacobian
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is incredible. Plum, raisin, caramel and yeasty smell. Super fruity upfront and still has the champagne feel. Very light on the tongue and the aftertaste is fig, raisin, and toffee. Absolutely amazing beer. (216 characters)

Photo of Alexbrewer93
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of my favorite beers iv had. i have heard of people having a miss or hit experience with this brew but for me it was a hit. i picked it up at the store for about 6.12 in georgia after tax. i brought it home and first thing i put it in the fridge and let it sit there until it got to about 42 degree's. with Belgium trappist brews you gotta put it in a goblet. reason being is for the smell make sure you got a nice thick goblet doesnt have to be fancy but i got a nice thick goblet that way im not scared the glass will break every time i place it down. as to the beer it self.it has a very sweet smell very nutty overtones to it. it just smells like a perfect beer. and the smells carry very nicely to the flavor. the beer it self has a nice dark cloudy look. i heard one reviewer said it almost looked like muddy water. i see where he came from but i say who cares you dont buy a beer to look at it. you buy it to drink it. and the flavor is like nothing iv had before. i havent had the westvleteren yet iv heard it better others say this is better. but as for this beer its the best iv had so far. if you can get it and afford it, your an idiot if you dont get it. go support those Belgium monks and get this beer (1,228 characters)

Photo of heyannalise
1/5  rDev -77.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It was REALLY hard to open. I had to use two different bottle openers and finally got it open after making a mess on my counter. Pouring it made a lot of foam which just didn't go away. The foam tasted like someone poured sugar into a litter box. I never got to the beer because the foam was just horrible! I'm not even being dramatic, this beer was a waste of 10 perfectly good minutes. (387 characters)

Photo of bigsteve45
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Very deep brown. NOT black. 1.5 finger creamy head that dissipates quickly. I was surprised at how big the head was for such a high ABV beer.
Smell: Candied sugar dominates the smell. There is also strong prunes and figs.
Taste: This beer is brilliant. Theres no other way to put it. As soon as it hits your tongue you get a smoky deep tobacco taste that instantaneously transitions into sweet candied fruits. There is a slight alcohol taste that you forget about after a few sips.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel. Viscous yet not syrupy like I would have expected.
Overall: My expectations were far surpassed. I had mixed feeling going in on whether or not I was going to truly enjoy this beer. Most Quads I have had in the past have turned me off to the style. In drinking this I have new hope; After my last sip was gone I instantly knew I needed to buy another! (865 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2012) Black pour with off white head; figs, tobacco and prune notes. Tobacco figs dirt stone fruit and prune flavors. More earthy semi sweet fruit as it warms. Medium body and viscous tongue. Complex and delicious and only gets better with age. (245 characters)

Photo of Mikus
3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a big damned beer! Really nice, classic dark fruits and raisins in the nose; deep, rich flavors follow on the palate, with big boozy presence. Finished a bit on the drier side. Not sure that I am on the 'best Belgian on the list' bandwagon, but this is obviously top shelf and enjoyable. Splitting one with a buddy was more than enough for me! (351 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is truly a very beatiful beer!

It pours dark red-brown, almoust black with a one finger high, beige head that dissapears fast with a wizzing noice.

Nose: Vanilla, whiped cream, raisin, plum, milk chocolate, brown sugar and dark syrup.
Taste: Dried fruit, brown sugar, dark bread, a hint of coffee, licorice and vanilla.
Body: Medium body with a complex texture. High carbonation. A little warming booze from the 11.3% ABV. So great beer!

Absolutely top! (464 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark dried fruits all around. Served straight out the fridge and the carbonation took away from the taste. Opened up as it warmed. Lots of raisin, fig, prune in this one (169 characters)

Photo of kbwalters
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look = 3.5 Pours a cloudy dark brown with red highlights. 1.5 fingers of light brown head is bubbly and loose and fades quickly to a ring. Lace is sparse. A ton of floating sediment.
Aroma = 4.5 Some acid but mostly sweet. Dark fruit, caramel, toffee, toasted malt notes. Complex aroma, very good.
Taste = 4.25 Acidity upfront on the tongue and sweet through the middle - sweetness follows the nose with caramel and toffee notes. A boozy and bitter finish lingers into the aftertaste. Complex and wonderful taste.
Feel = 4.25 High carbonation and medium to full bodied, good feel for the style.
Drinkability = 4.25 High alcohol and somewhat boozy but really smooth and easy drinking quad.
Overall = 4.2 Terrific quad, complex aroma and taste, fun to drink. (765 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Dark brown, with an off white creamy head, lots of tiny bubbles in the head, some carbonation streaming off the bottom, some minor lacing.

A: Dark fruits, raisins, figs, yeasty aromas, it's a big Belgian yeast bomb, slight alcohol on the nose, malts definitely come through, smells really big.

T: Toffee sweetness, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, malts, nice slight caramel sweetness on the back end, very complex, some heat, but for 11.3% very drinkable, world class flavor.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: Very impressed, very complex, changes as it warms, very drinkable. I avoided imports especially Belgian beers because I think there are great beers made in America, but, there is something special about Belgian beers, and in my humility, I must admit that this is a world class beer, a must try if you want to taste something outside your comfort zone. (922 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

T:
-plums,raisins,figs
F:
-certainly more boozy than the Rochefort 8
O:
Very much a most intense Rochefort Beer.Not quite as balanced as the Rochefort 8 though. (160 characters)

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Take it with a grain of salt but it's too sweet, boozy with a touch of licorice. Not a fan of many quads and I relaize this is at the top of its class so me not liking the style isn't a knock on an outstanding beer. (216 characters)

Photo of Wanne
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is dark brown, with a beige head. The aromas of caramel and malt are dominant. Dark chocolate, plums and raisins can be distinguished in the taste, combined with a tender vinous touch. Although the beer has an ABV of 11,3%, it is very smooth to drink. Top class beer. Best beer I ever drank. (297 characters)

Photo of PhillyFoodie
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer on Earth for over 15 years and counting. Will leave a proper review some time, but for now just understand this may be the most complex and delicious beer you may ever get a chance to drink, and the only beer I have ever had that earns a perfect 5/5 BA score. (276 characters)

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quad of an opaque dark brown color and a nice, somewhat effervescent, foam that leaves a nice lace too.
Has an unbelievable and delicious yeasty head with a lot of chocolate tones.
Taste is way maltier, easy to feel the roasted malts, yeast and chocolate tones, some candy and dried fruits too.
Feel is incredible, almost perfectly balanced in the body, carbonation, bitterness (maybe a bit more bitter I would give a 5).
ABV is 11.30% and is extremely well hidden. (465 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Final 3 of the big three Belgian quads.

Appearance: Dark but not completely without light, decent amount of light white bubbles. Nicely done.

Aroma: Dark ripe fruits and some caramel notes but not overly sweet, nice aroma overall

Taste: Extremely clean, more clean than the Abt. 12 but not as clean as the Westy, vinous character and not as much of the estery yeast noticed either. This one might be as good or better than the Abt. 12 and on par with Westy 12. Considering the ease of getting this might be the clear winner.

Overall: Very well made beer, extremely accessible and one I would go to over and over for the style. One of the best made quads on the planet and worthy of the high ratings. Very complex but has enough clean finish to make it worthy of looking out for. Definitely check this on out. It does not drink the abv that it is labeled as. The Belgians really do know what they are doing! (911 characters)

Photo of Hendy011
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a traditional Belgian Ale glass. Translucent, dark mahogany color, leaves even lacing that stays til the last sip.

Smells like white grapes, sweet like candy.

Tastes sweet, so many flavors. Cherries, fruits/nuts, chocolatey malt on the swallow.

Some carbonation. Expands then melts in the mouth.

Amazing - best beer experience I've ever had. (357 characters)

Photo of ajm5108
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

clove and dark fruit permeate both the aroma and the palette, but the brew is frothy yet goes down very smooth & easy. Has a very warm, embracing spice profile to complement the fig and plum bread flavor. (205 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- great cup lacing holds a nice foam rim,
-complex fruit sweetness paired with a nice bread or oat
-somewhat raisin or dark fruit, sour but not lingering what so ever pleasant sweet bread but dark
-warming and very smooth, over carbonated for my tasted.
-amazing beer love the taste and the complexity, minus a little over carbonated everything about this is top quality and what i imagine a Quad to taste like (412 characters)

Photo of cujocon
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.3 ABV
11.2 oz Brown Bottle $6.45 State Street Northampton MA
Appearance: Cola Color
Foamy head formed but dissipated in a few seconds
Smell: Beery, oats, mild fruit
Flavor: surprisingly sweet and foamy - like a grown up root beer
No hoppy bitterness - finish very dry nearly no aftertaste
Vanilla
Overall: 4/5 Expensive for a single bottle, but at 11.2% not crazy
This is NOT a sour beer, actually a Sweet one.
If I had to drink a beer, this wouldn't be too bad.
It does go down Heavy though. (495 characters)

Photo of Mattygross44
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best worth the $8 a bottle for 11.2oz. This would defently be part of my last meals if i was on death row. The after taste that sticks around your mouth and you can inhale into you're lungs is amazing. Love this beer!!! (230 characters)

Photo of dukeandduke
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2/22 Bottle - Incredible beer! Very nice dark brown pour, nice head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel smell. Excellent tasting beer, very nice strong kick going down. Quadrupels are among my favorite beers, and this one was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommended!!! (288 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I always see this at the top of the ratings but just now have gotten around to trying it.

A - Deep brown color that is almost ruby in the light. Rocky nice tan head. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom and tried to keep most of it in the bottle and keep the beer clear.

S - Lots of aromas bubbling off of this one. It has plenty of the typical Belgian yeast spice character but with a distinct caramel, molasses, and malt sweetness that I have never truly gotten from a Belgian dark ale before. There is also a complex fruit character like dark cherries and currant.

T - Very similar to the smell having the Belgian character with lots of malty goodness sitting on a bed of the caramelized sugars. Has a lot of sweetness but the flavorful spice character helps and It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more in to the depths of this Belgian strong ale. Again the sweet sugars have this complementary black cherry flavor that is really top notch.

M - Full to moderate mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation making the flavors pop instead of just stick there. I really enjoy the complexity with the great drinkability that isn't too common of Quads.

Overall, a tremendous beer that has such flavor and complexity. I would strongly recommend trying this one since it is usually pretty easy to find and has so much to offer. Give this beer a try and I'm sure that you will taste an adventure that you won't easily forget.

Glass- Goblet (1,522 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy brown with a finger of dense, creamy head. Yeasty esters, bread, and lightly caramelized sugar take the nose.Tastes of bread, almost no alcohol (truly remarkable at over 11+%), and a slight sweetness make this the finest example of the style. This is the best brew in what’s also my favourite style, and thus is the best beer I’ve ever experienced. (363 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,640 ratings.