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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,162 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,162
Reviews: 2,541
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 517
Gots: 1,221 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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Photo of dirtylou
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%

330ml bottle, trappist night at the house 6-8-10 consumed sequentially

appearance: all of the rocheforts have fantastic pours - the 10 is dark mahogany with a nice creamy tan head

smell: rich, chocolate, dark fruit, toffee

taste: Rochefort 10 is undoubtedly a classic - a quad where everything to be said has already been said. Layers of dark fruit - plum, cherry, vinous grape, chocolate, brown sugar, yeast, warming alcohol, sweet raisin bread. Delightful.

mouthfeel: full-bodied, decadent, rich and smooth

overall: the landmark of the style

dirtylou, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of soundscience
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

soundscience, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

MacarthurParker, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a very dark ruby red color with good clarity and little yeast floaties on the bottom of the glass. The head is initially a three finger light mocha color with huge bubbles and a bubbling carbonation show, ultimately settling into a one finger head with a nice creamy texture. Little lacing is left on the glass.

S: Very vibrant. Chocolate, raisins, currants, plums, cherries, green pear, cloves, and spices all intermingle with great complexity; every smell provides a subtly different aroma.

T: The first sip brings waves of darker dried fruits, leaving a fantastic chocolaty finish and aftertaste. The initial sips give way to more of a flavor very reminiscent of cherry pie filling. At various points afterward, I can also pick out light licorice, hints of grassy hops, fig newtons, chewing tobacco, brown sugar, spices, and other subtle hard-to-identify flavors. Stunning complexity with a fantastic lingering aftertaste. This is freakin' heaven, plain and simple. The alcohol is as perfectly integrated as I've ever seen in a beer, warming the body without being palpable on the flavor.

M: Amazingly smooth until the midtaste, where the yeasty astringency builds dryness on the tongue, giving it surprising drinkability. Alcohol lightly stings the tongue in conjunction with the carbonation. The dryness becomes a bit excessive at times, but otherwise it feels fantastic on the palate

O: Plain and simple, a triumph of brewing finesse. Faint niggles here and there can't even come close to ruining this beer's immense glory. Magnificent.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.33/5  rDev -4%

Appearance is dark brown with a slight reddish tint; a dense tan head is huge but fades pretty quickly with no lacing. Scents are of dark fruit, licorice, and freshly baked bread. Wish it was stronger though. Taste is mainly dark fruits - plum, raisin - along with a hint of cocoa. Alcohol taste is noticeable but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is outstanding. I enjoyed Rochefort 8 a little more than 10, but 10 is still a wonderful experience.

DeltaGolfSierra, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Augustiner719
4.6/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a 33cl bottle into an oversized brandy snifter.

Pours a very dark, purple, brownish color with a hazy like almost soapy texture to it. The head is off white, very pronounced with at least a 4 finger fluffy head that dissipates to a film barely holding on with each replenishing carbonation bubble streaming from the bottom. Huge aromas of raisins, brown sugar, almost a caramelized walnut aroma. Deep cedar notes followed by a nutty sweetness . There is also a vinous character to this that reminds me of inky red wines like shiraz and barolo. Deep dark stone fruits come just after the sweetness and lend itself to a nice warming alcohol note that lets you know this is a big beer. Taste is very complex starting with a big raisin and tobacco note that leave both sweet and earth flavors on the palate. Dry finish but before the finish there is a big kick of prune sweetness and just a touch of cocoa that leaves a bitter note that is quite nice. Dryness overwhelmed the palate on the finish, suggesting another sip. The body is actually medium to heavy bodied, even with the alcohol presence. Warming alcohol burn in a nice way gives this beer a distinct vinous quality as mentioned before. Overall, probably the best quad i have had so far. I never knew what "extremely complex" meant but after having this and seeing the flavors develop each second after the sip, i now know what that means. I have 2 bottles of west 12 to try still so maybe that will be better than this. Definitely more complex that Chimay Blue, but equally as drinkable. Very easy to access, and often passed by but you should really try this with a beef roast or a stew. Perfect night beer.

Augustiner719, Jun 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SammyJaxxxx, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of mcss
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

mcss, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of mfgreene
5/5  rDev +10.9%

mfgreene, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ZayneInsane
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ZayneInsane, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Louski
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Louski, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of cfrivera1
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%

This nectar of the Gods pours a dark, deep brown, but not totally opaque.

The aroma is full of alcohol and dark fruits, mainly rainsins and plums. Also some sweet fumes make their way through, must be figs.

The taste doesn't hit the palate as hard as I expected from the nose. Super delish! The flavors ease their way in, starting with sweet plums and some licorice. Then comes a wave of sweetness in the form of figs and nutmeg. Very rich and chewy. There really isn't any bitterness present at all. The finish is sticky, but isn't cloying....very smooth.

The alcohol is present only in warmth, doesn't contribute to the flavor but adds a comforting warmth to the beer, like sitting next to a warm fire. At 11.3%ABV - HOT DAMN!

My girlfriend who rarely drinks beer, took a sip, and the first word out of her mouth was "decadent!" Those monks sure know how to brew a good beer!

cfrivera1, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

RKing44, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bspain5, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of PolishMathGeek
5/5  rDev +10.9%

PolishMathGeek, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of VicVinegar
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

VicVinegar, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

nosavingsaccount, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Dallas0469
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Dallas0469, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of DanaDubay
5/5  rDev +10.9%

DanaDubay, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%

A. Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown. Beautiful, creamy two finger medium-tan head. Gorgeous lacing hugs my glass. Wow, this is a beautiful beer, the prototypical hearty ale.

S. Freshly baked bread, slightly toasted bread crust, apple and pear skin, grape essence, caramelized brown sugar, some raisin, and fig. The bouquet on this is impeccably integrated and beautifully rounded. Absolute perfection.

T. Lots of caramel, toasted biscuit, raisin, subtle chocolate, apple, fresh cherry juice, tea leaf, and grains. Slightly boozy on the finish.

M. Full bodied, creamy, luscious. Light carbonation provides just enough punch to offset what is otherwise a thick, frothy brew. Alcohol is very well-hidden for the ABV.

O. I've heard it said that this is as close to Westy 12 as it comes and I have to agree. I'm not sure I could tell the difference between the two if you put them both down in front of me, and I'm not sure I'd Westy 12 would be the winner. This is a fantastic quad: it doesn't break new ground, but it is absolute aces as far as the style goes. Complex and savory, Rochefort 10 sets the standard for Belgian Quads and is absolutely a must try. Cheers.

siege06nd, Jun 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

WilstonOreo, Jun 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

tree777, Jun 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Kam, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of keithmurray
4.33/5  rDev -4%

Appearance - dark mahogany with a slight film of khaki head, some sediment in this as well

smell - red grapes, plums, cinnamon

taste - red grapes, plums, figs, dates, raisins, molasses, malts, yeast

mouthfeel - smooth, especially for a beer with this amount of ABV, full bodied, medium/ample carbonation, good balance to this with little trace of booze

overall - this is a great quad that all beer drinkers should try at least once. Price doesn't make it something to drink often except for a few times a year, but enjoyable nevertheless

Price Point - $6.49/11.2oz bottle

keithmurray, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Keegan, Jun 03, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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