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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,170 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,170
Reviews: 2,543
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 519
Gots: 1,225 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

CarolinaKev, May 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ptricky, May 19, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Poured a dark black brown with about 3 fingers of off-white head which slowly dissipated into a thin film.

S: Initial smell of brandied cherries followed by dark dried fruits (plums and raisons), sweet dark caramel, molasses and hints of cocoa and coriander.

T: Cherries, prunes and vanilla with a brandy boozy finish. Despite a slightly boozy finish, the alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Medium to heavy bodied, slightly syrupy, with medium level of carbonation.

O: This is the best quad I've had to date. It reminds me of sipping a brandy, but is less sweet, more carbonated and caramelized. It would pair equally well with dessert, such as cheesecake, or dried fruits and cheese.

FondueVoodoo, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

outlaw1323, May 19, 2012
Photo of righthereisay
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass, on a unusually warmer evening in Mid May.

Pours dark brown liquid with very large head. The head is light brown and thickened.

Smelled of chocolate, banana, darker malts, maybe some raison. Somewhat powerful.

Taste was VERY flavorful....Definitely chocolate/banana, although the raison was part of the smell, it was not part of the taste. The sweet finish reminded me of a dark chocolate covered cherrym and some sour apple. I didn't taste the alcohol at all.

Mouthfeel...well, definitely carbonated, but other than that very smooth. The alcohol is not as present compared to Trappist 8 (in my opinion)

Overall it was a very nice treat. I probably will not purchase again due to cost, but I'm glad I got it. I would consider it an after dinner desert drink.

righthereisay, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Spartan213, May 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

DougT, May 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

garnesa, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Beer_Geek, May 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

howard12, May 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

gupac, May 15, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +9.8%

After trying several different quads over the last couple of weeks I have come to the conclusion that this might be the best of the bunch. It's a bit unfair to compare the other quads because I just had a 2006 bottle from Kulminator. Aging this beer only makes it better. The little bit of heat felt with a fresh bottle changes and all the sweet malt, toffee, caramel notes come out much more prominently. Wish I had it in me to drink another in one session but might be a bit too indulgent. Can't wait to drink another bottle soon.

rdespain, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Tarks, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Hessian257, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Trappistes Rochefort 10

The beer pours a wonderful thick burgundy color, hues of dark browns but also ruby red when placed near the light. The head on this beer is insane, sits about a finger high but sticks around indefinitely and leaves behind some amazing lacing as well. The aromas are amazing, lots of the famed Belgian yeast, cloves, toffee, a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and finished with a big kick of dark fruits, fig, dates, plums and even a bit of cherry. The alcohol is definitely prevalent in the nose, but it doesn't detract from the beer, even with the heavily sweet aromas. The flavors follow suit very well and are just as complex, the yeast again kicks off the flavors, mild clove, some banana, candied sugar, lots of spice, perhaps cinnamon or allspice, some nutmeg flavors are notable as well. Dark fruits again take over the finish on this beer, plum and prune are big elements, hints of dates play with the spices and yeast so well and are balanced with some rich toffee, caramel and nougat flavors with faint alcohol at the end. The body is so rich and full, coats the mouth so well, goes down so smoothly, about as perfect as it gets.

Verdict: One of the classic quads, I like the Westvleteren 12 a bit better, but for a beer I can walk to the store any day of the week and grab for a great price, this can't be beaten. The flavors are wonderfully complex, each sip yields something new and the smoothness is just delightful, if you haven't had it yet, you are missing out!

kevanb, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Bobhoya, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Riggsenater, May 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

supermeniscus, May 13, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a stemmed goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a very deep and dark brown with some hints of amber and ruby red. Moderate amount of bubbles and a little bit of sediment. About two fingers of off white head which slowly recede to a thin creamy layer. Decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet and robust smelling beer. Belgian yeast and clove with sweet caramel malts. Good hints of toffee, brown sugar, and some candied sugar. Big smell of dark fruits with good hints of rum soaked raisins, prunes, figs, dates, and grapes. Also some subtle hints of cinnamon, allspice, and coriander. Even a little chocolate and anise. A very complex aroma.

Taste: Tastes as complex and good as it smells. Belgian yeast and cloves along with some hints of cinnamon, allspice, coriander, and anise to add to the overall spice. Nice robust malt taste with notes of caramel, toffee, and a little hint of chocolate. Some brown sugar and candied sugar add to the sweetness. Big taste of complex dark fruits. Notes of raisins, figs, prunes, dates, and grapes. Dark fruits become more vibrant as the beer warms. A really great taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy. Nicely juicy and spicy. Somewhat prickly. Very drying in the mouth. Alcohol is noticeable but things still feel very smooth.

Overall: A truly world class authentic Belgian Quad. Great mix of fruits and spices. One of the best beers in the world.

MattyG85, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Ozzy2004Ironman, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

irongator, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TheMadStork, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Piason, May 11, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,170 ratings.