Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,672 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,672
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 613
Gots: 1,472 | FT: 51
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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%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the local restaurant as part of their beer incentive program. I had this on my list of "to-do's", so why not today?

I poured this into a chalice and got about two fingers of foam. I picked-up a decent amount of dark fruit and some light sour off the top.

This is a very good example of a quad. I like the balance of ale presence and dark fruits. It wasn't too heavy or strong. I like the balance.

The Rochefort 10 is a pretty easy to get beer. I recommend picking up a couple bottles. Drink one and cellar the bottle. This beer tastes like it is good for aging.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of patm1986
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- down the middle, she poured very quickly; that is any head created from the pour--1/4 inch or less--rapidly settled and disappeared. the color most reminds me of a table stained that "dark walnut/dark mahagony" hue. thin looking, like brandy.
S- light candied plum, light pear, really sweet smelling like a liqueur of some sort of dark skinned fruit, and a light brown sugar back-note.
T- malt bill is sturdy. tastes of malt syrup even: strong, rich, sweet, numbing in its intensity. plum is back in, as is the brown sugar, and some earth, like dirt wood, finishes it out. so beautiful and interesting. alcohol is slighy in balance by the strong flavors.
M- soft. very delicate for something technically this big. though the flavors are bold, she drinks really softly. little numbing tinge, but at 11.3, this is expected, right?
so damn good. so
good. so astonishingly available that i slap myself everytime i have this for not having a case to develop.

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Founders snifter. Serious fizzy two-fingered light tan head. Dissipates to thin layer, retention is minimal but does climb and recede every sip. Blend of dark fruit coloring, I'd say raisin, raspberry, strawberry and cherry, and grape. Smell is light and of dark fruit aromas. I generally do not like dark fruit-based beers, like ommegang's three philosophers, but this is much different. Smell is crisp and sharp. Taste is otherworldly -- nectar, grape juice, unreal. Nutty presence, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, aftertaste is a bit bubbly, like a champagne, but much less biting. This beer is awesome, prob #2 on my list of Trappispte beers.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ccherry24
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great dark beer that packs a wollop at 11.3%.

The appearance is dark with a reddish frame. The head is thin but the brew is robust with carbonation not flat like a lot of darker brews.

The smell is earthy and hoppy with a twinge of alchohol.

This beer tastes great! You can taste chocolate and caramel.

Mouthfeel is bubbly.

Love this beer just wish it was not so darn expensive at $7.50 per 12 oz bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of ChicagoJohn
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing the Rochefort 10. I have had the 10 fresh (1 year old) and aged 7 years.

On this particular night, I opened up Westvleteren 12 from 2007 alongside a Rochefort 10 2006 with my good friend Greg (BeerListMan) in Chicago.

Westvleteren 12 and Rochefort 10 aged are both super complex, but the Westvleteren 12 won due to it's smooth drinkability. There was absolutely no trace of alcohol and everything was so well balanced in the drink. Rochefort 10 still had some 'power' in it and it was extremely tasty and drinkable but the flavors were a little bit more unbalanced. The date, raisin, plum flavors in the Westvleteren 12 were more pronounced while I tasted more bready characteristics (almost like drinking rye) in the Rochefort.

The only difference is that I enjoyed the heavier, syrupy mouthfeel of the Rochefort 10 over the slightly lighter bodied Westvleteren 12.

A good way to describe this would be to drink a Highland Park 18 year scotch alongside a similar type of scotch with 15 years.. The 18 year will rock your world due to its drinkability and smoothness and the Westvleteren 12 did the same thing against the Rochefort 10. That being said, I would still age my Rochefort 10s because of its availability in the US.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cozzatoad
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, bottling code 171116, which means bottled 17th november 2011

A- Near black in colour, but you still can definitely notice that there's some murkyness about it. Some reddish hints showing up if seen through light. Quite big, dense off-white head that shows great retention throughout the last sips, while still leaving some nice amounts of lacing

S- Pretty strong on the yeast side, with some kind of a sweet, sugary, earthy feel. Dark bready malts, slight roasted hint. Pretty strong dark fruit notes showing up. Also has a slight barleywine-like feel: delicate, warming booze; liqueur-like chocolate and liquorice notes. Great, and amazingly persistent

T- Strong malty character, a slight roasted hint along with notes of bark bread, caramel, maybe chocolate. Caramel is sure the most distinct note, with sugary sweetness probably having a role in this. Indeed, the beer also has a pretty strong, yeasty-earthy feel, that always remains on the sweet side. A slight, fresh herbal feel brings balance to an otherwise cloyingly sweet feel, as well as a slight hint of refreshing bitterness in the aftertaste. Lots of dark fruit notes on the back of things, as to be expected: berries, raisin, plum. Maybe some hints of liquorice too. And is what is most amazing, all perfectly balanced

M- Pretty dense in body, but still nicely smooth on both tongue and palate, with just the right amount of carbonation to bring a bit of life. Flavours are able to fully spreads on your mouth for seconds. Still remains a bit heavy on the stomach, but that is almost impossible to avoid in a dark, 11.3%ABV beer

O- Liked Rochefort 8 a bit more. Rochefort 10 may have a slightly bolder feel in terms of flavours, but the 8 still presents the same amazing complexity and subtlety, while providing even more balance and drinkabilty. Not that i mean to say that this one is not nicely drinkable or balanced, just that the 8 is even better than this one awesome beer

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4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark, murky brown color. 3 finger tan head and lots of foam rise up. Head retention and lacing are extremely good, especially for such a high alcohol beer.

Smell is heavy on candied belgian rock sugar. Sweet molasses, burnt biscuit, and roasted malt are also present. Hops arent present but a distinct high abv beer booze aroma is.

Taste is big on astringent alcohol, balanced by sweet candied sugar and syrupy burnt malts. A strong,smoky, dry scotch-like flavor which is uncommon for the style is dominant.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head contributed a smooth creaminess to beer. Finish was semi dry and astringent.

Overall this beer was good but a bit too heavy on the booze side. Strong, malt forward flavors make this a complex beer, but I think it needs to age acouple more years before its at its prime drinking state.

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4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a Westvleteren goblet.

A - Dark brownish-purple with a bit of off-white head from a fairly vigorous pour. Small head but decent lacing. Looks very inviting.

S - This beer smells better than 95% of other beers taste. Seriously. Deep, dark raisin, fig, plum, caramel, candi syrup, and red wine grapes. The nose on this stuff is truly remarkable - so much so, that I find myself taking 2 deep inhales before most sips.

T - Follows the nose, more or less, with the caramel/candi/dark fruit flavors lingering on the tongue in the most delightful way possible. The finish is like a fine wine, but even smoother. It's worth waiting a couple of minutes between sips just to savor this one. After the incomparable smell, the taste delivers in spades. Alcohol is in the background for maybe the first sip, but this beer is so well balanced, that it's pleasant for the few sips where it's even noticable.

M - Syrupy, but the right amount - enough to coat the tongue in order to deliver all the flavor and balance the alcohol, but not too much to be cloying. Carbonation is low, but that's right on for the style.

O - This is the best beer in the world. It easily outclasses every barrel-aged stout, Double/Triple IPA, Belgian quad, and other beer I've tried, and I've tried just about all of the best. Nothing really even comes close to delivering the experience from pour, to 5 minutes after the last sip like Rochefort 10. Westy 12 is pretty close, but I think Rochefort 10 suffers in its rankings from being widely available in the States if you're willing to pay for it, because it's better than even Westy 12 in my opinion. This beer is an experience like no other - fresh, aged, it doesn't matter, you won't find a better beer anywhere. Find it, buy it, horde it, and drink one whenever you feel like drinking the best beer ever made.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rodkin
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark coca cola/caramel brown, with a big 3-4 finger fluffy head. It reduces, leaving a really nice ring of foam and excellent lacing. Great looking beer.

Smell is lots of dark fruit. Some prunes, raisins, maybe a bit of dark cherry or plum. Some oak. Bit of alcohol, maybe a slight tobacco smell? Smells good.

Taste has lots of dark fruit, a hint of chocolate, some oak, maybe a bit of caramel. Nice alcohol warmth, but never hot. Slight hint of bitterness as it hits the tongue. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is really well carbonated, but a little thin.

Very tasty, and very drinkable as long as you don't let it get too warm. Glad this is so easy to get.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,672 ratings.