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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,366 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 7,366
Reviews: 2,554
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,315 | 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%

littlespeaker, Jan 07, 2012
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Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Frankcost
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle @ Top Ten Wine & Spirits in Woodbury,MN

Poured in to new Belgium goblet

A- pours really dark brownish red like dark mahogany nice cream colored head.

S- malty some nuttiness like chestnuts maybe some caramel

T- again malty bready yeast some hints of banana alcohol is much more milder then i thought it was going to be but you get a burn on the finish some sweetness going on.

M- heavy and smooth good carbonation

O- very well done everything is working great together great balance no doubt one of my new favorite beers just awesome
Will be picking this one up again and again!!!

Frankcost, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours an incredibly dark shade of amber/brown, with a tan 3 finger head. The head's thinner than expected, and retention is pretty poor, though excusable considering the ABV.

S - Full sweet malt, sugar, fruity yeast esters, and caramel. The strong malty aroma works well with the aromatic yeast. Nice.

T - Quality malt foundation compliments the yeast bouquet. Sugary candy contrasts tart raisins, fruity, and bitter alcohol. It's a little toasty through the finish, which has a slight alcohol burn (I'd never guess it at 11.3%, though).

M - Full, smooth on the finish. It's carbonated well, and the mouthfeel compliments the beer as a whole.

D - High quality, well built and balanced, and it hides its ABV really well. A great beer that I'll have again.

blakelive784, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

CwrwAmByth, Jan 04, 2012
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tclapper, Jan 04, 2012
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brewbaker, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of BMoldy
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hardly out of the bottle and a large chestnut foam has already engulfed half the glass. Beneath sits a nice deep-brown brew that comes off as even darker thanks to a decent cloudiness. Lacing is thick and fantastic. My only problem is the head faded a little too quickly than it should have. Otherwise, looks like a quad to me.

S: Yikes, there's a lot going on in here! From the yeast I get lots of banana and taffy notes, no to mention a healthy dose of dark and candied fruit, like dark jams (grape, blackberry, blackcurrant etc.). An odd coconut-like aroma popped out to me at first but faded pretty quickly. Interesting... On the malt side comes a heavy, refined caramel-like sweetness. I can't really smell the alcohol, but I can sure feel it on the inside of my nose. A little spiciness might be from aroma hops or some sort of malt/yeast combo. Overall very complex and certainly a challenge to describe (probably the biggest reason I've put off reviewing this one for so long).

T: Here we go... The essential flavor of the beer remains relatively constant throughout most of the sip, becoming only a little more complex as it goes on. It's really a delicious combination of fruity yeast and sweet malts that is so much more than just the sum of its parts. Combined with a brief initial chocolate taste, it tastes kind of like a liquified chocolate cordial; not something I'd normally like, but here it works beautifully. Despite the prominent sweetness, the hop presence is also relatively strong and reigns things in very well; this definitely sets it apart from some of the other quads I've had recently, like the Struise St. Amatus. The alcohol shows in the middle/end, adding the faintest medicinal character and warming the throat as it goes down. This is probably the biggest problem I have with this beer: it's just too damn hot. Besides that, things are pretty groovy. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and a whiff of alcohol.

M: Medium-heavy in body, with a fantastically vibrant carbonation that really lightens things up a lot. Like the taste, the alcohol is a bit too much and keeps it from earning a 5.

O: When I first went to Belgium in 2007, I didn't really like dark beers. This one, however, always remained the exception. If it wasn't for the heat, I'd say it couldn't be beat. My vote for the classic example of a quad.

BMoldy, Jan 03, 2012
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Amp, Jan 03, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: Pours a very deep brown that is fully hazy and does not allow even the smallest amount of light to permeate, pours with three fingers of extremely fine head that is medium tan in color and lingers very nicely, leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass
S: woody and musty in a very nice way, kind of like a favorite blanket from when you were a kid
T: oh yea, this is a quad, licorice lingers on the mouth afterwards after coming in mid sip, definitly has a slight alcohol tinge in the taste but not off putting, just enough to remind you that it is there, taste begins with something kind of sweet but in a deep way, kind of like caramelized sugar
M: very slight alcohol burn, medium carbonation, smooth and leaves the mouth feeling slightly burnt but in a way that induces salivation
O: a real nice brew, tastes great, appearance is spot on, from my experience the wonderful monk over at rochefort really just make beers that are spot on for the style, real nice job here

BigPlay1824, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
98 out of 100 based on 7,366 ratings.