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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,904 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,904
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 483
Gots: 1,098 | FT: 46
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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MtnDewd

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-24-2011 00:53:14 | More by MtnDewd
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-23-2011 23:59:17 | More by WillyMac
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OSUBeerStudent

Washington

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled 9/27/06, into a chalice. I've had it reasonably fresh many times, this is my first time trying one of this age.

Pours an opaque caramel brown. Little bit of head dissipates almost immediately.

Smell of toffee, leather, plums, dark cherries, raisins.

Taste layered of similar notes to the nose: toffee, sweet dark cherries, raisins and dried fruits, leather, tobacco, chocolate. No oxidation present, not the slightest hint of alcohol.

Very highly carbonated for the age, a bit fizzy, but it's very smooth. The carb lights it up a bit early but then it's just right - not thick or thin, just well-suited to letting the flavors take over.

Stellar beer. I don't know how much more it'll improve after 5 years, but I wouldn't say it'll be any worse. My only regret is that I don't have a fresh one on hand to compare it to immediately.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 23:13:38 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-23-2011 22:53:05 | More by maxk
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Harkrank

Sweden

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-23-2011 21:08:24 | More by Harkrank
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-23-2011 17:49:21 | More by Polasiuss
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Antnyd82

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-23-2011 06:58:33 | More by Antnyd82
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best quad I've had thus far.

A: Large creamy tan head formed atop this brown bodied brew that exhibited decent retention with little retention.

S: Cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and spice. Dark fruit scents along with banana and honey.

T: Follows the smell exactly.

M: Medium bodied, strong carbonation that tingles as it passes down your throat.

O: Not in particularly a fan of Belgium beers, but this one was fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 20:42:49 | More by tjkinate
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-22-2011 17:34:50 | More by karatebartender
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jakesingleton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-22-2011 16:20:21 | More by jakesingleton
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Fenrisulven

Norway

4/5  rDev -11.3%

12-22-2011 14:37:49 | More by Fenrisulven
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jsurfs82

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-22-2011 14:31:16 | More by jsurfs82
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4balance


5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-22-2011 01:24:05 | More by 4balance
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-22-2011 01:21:11 | More by jtmcgraw
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-22-2011 00:55:13 | More by johnhenryconway
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Dennycurr

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste...as are all the Rochefort's.
This one, the strongest and livliest taste.
Nice dark color too.
The bars that have this----know their beers.
Have had it many times in many diff bars in 3
or 4 diff states and every bar that had this, served it in a Rochefort glass. Is a wide chalice.
They know what they have when they have this beer. It is treated special.

There may be better, tho, not many...and I will be WOWED to taste a better dark beer. I have yet to taste many of the beers ahead of this,on THIS BA list, (List keeps changing).... but, you can certainly tell---there is no doubt, this is a world class top of the line beer.

Den

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:45:33 | More by Dennycurr
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ricochet173

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-21-2011 18:30:42 | More by ricochet173
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eroc360

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-21-2011 09:11:11 | More by eroc360
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%

12-21-2011 06:42:51 | More by Fermenticusrex
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dannyhipps

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-21-2011 03:02:34 | More by dannyhipps
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cthomas78

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.3%

12-21-2011 01:22:03 | More by cthomas78
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Scottz5

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-20-2011 14:39:35 | More by Scottz5
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-20-2011 08:25:06 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewing since 1595, this is a Monastery with a very rich history of brewing Old World recipes. These Trappist ales are arguably unmatched, but I will do my best to remain objective. Here goes...

Appearance - Amazing head on this beer. Great lacing, sticks to the sides of my Trappistes Rochefort glass chalice (oh boy, already I'm seemingly biased). Off-white/ beige and incredibly creamy. A thick layer of head as well. This retains a great amount of head as it sits, hardly disperses over time. Dark, almost black. An unprecedented amount of sediment when held up to the light -- shocking, really. Definitely the characteristics of a rich, Belgian Quad.

Smell - Warm notes of yeast with dark fruits, honey and light spice. Lots of raisin, vanilla, bread and black current come to mind. A very light hop on the nose as well.

Taste - Mind-blowing. Traces of plum, licorice, candy sugars and honey. Naturally sweet. For being a 11.3% abv beer, this is impressively smooth on the tongue. The alcohol is completely disguised and can only be noticed during the aftertaste. This is easily one of the most complex and balanced Quads available from Belgium. Toffee, yeast, caramel and dark cherries/ figs, too.

Mouthfeel - An amazing feel across the palate. Perhaps one of the best I have yet to experience. The sugars manage to stimulate all parts of the mouth and leave no area untouched. Astounding! Very syrupy, almost like honey coating the mouth. Complex and distinct. Rich and chewy. A beautifully heavy ale.

Overall - Wonderfully complex. Rich and sweet, yet remaining dry and bready. A dizzying experience! A monstrous Quad that demands your attention and makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up on each sip (a good thing in my books!). Beautifully balanced. Somehow seems to master many startling, in depth flavors within each bottle. Definitely enjoy one of these after being somewhat warmed (not directly out of the fridge). I suggest serving this anywhere between 12-14°C to fully take in the breadth of this Quad. Simply amazing. Enjoy!!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 07:52:18 | More by Agent1
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rpaul2012

California

4/5  rDev -11.3%

12-20-2011 05:08:28 | More by rpaul2012
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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