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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,330 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,330
Reviews: 2,551
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 552
Gots: 1,296 | FT: 51
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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5/5  rDev +10.9%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -77.8%

cclark67789, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of kkmiller76
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

kkmiller76, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of rtaps
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very merky brown with a nice light khaki head that had very good retention and leaves a good amount of lacing behind

Sweet and dark malts, a little beady, not as much alc as I got in the 8

It's bready, almost has a sour kick at the end you can tell its 11+% but the alc is by no means overpowering its kinda sweet when it first hits the pallet

Med-light bodied, high carb wet mouth feel

Overal man this is good could drink it anytimes

rtaps, Jun 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

PancakeMcWaffles, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

RES, Jun 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

stevoj, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -11.3%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Auraan
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful reddish-brown, with a finger of gorgeous off-white head. Spectacular. Scents of dark fruit, raisin, some dried apple and slight alcohol when cold. Fruity scents and brown sugar take over the aroma as the beer warms. The apple is also still present. There is also some slight spice aromas, almost cinnamon-like. An excellent, complex nose that evolves as the beer warms. Flavors of raisin, brown sugar, dark fruit, apples, chocolate, and slight alcohol when cold. As the beer warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced on the finish and the other flavors also become more intense. The fruity flavors in particular become stronger and more assertive. A slight red wine character also begins to emerge. A sublime, complex flavor profile. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with a slight alcohol burn. Quite good, nice to sip. This is an excellent beer, deep, complex and rich. Well worth drinking, well worth savoring. It is simply sublime.

Auraan, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

olafphysics, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep brown with tan head

S: sweet booze fruits, dark malt, brown sugar

T: sweet tingly spices, dark fruit, some cocoa; bright yeast and bitter hops percolate in the deeper malt flavors; sweet start finishes dry

M: sharp, tingly, medium weight

O: a real good quad, and for my tastes, I'd say it is about on par with Gulden Draak's 9000 and Smuttynose's Gravitation quads, but I have an admitted predilection for the Pannepot line, so I'm a little off the norm here.

Greywulfken, Jun 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Stizz19, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Horbar, Jun 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

JRBecks, Jun 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

jethroe, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Stevie_Janowski, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

illini4x4, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Insanity55, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 09, 2012
Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,330 ratings.