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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,899 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,899
Reviews: 2,528
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,094 | FT: 46
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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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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the gems I imported back from Alberta.

A - Pours almost pitch black with a dark murky brown hue on the edges, finger of head which quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

S - Rich toffee and caramel, ABV heat is detectable, sweet rum and bourbon notes.

T - The sweetness is subdued by the ABV heat. Surprisingly I'm detecting some earthy hop notes, and the sweet rum and bourbon flavours come through nicely, alongside some dark fruit flavours.

M - Medium bodied, goes down surprisingly smooth given the ABV heat, but certainly detectable.

O - A tasty Quad and well worth picking up. I'm definitely a fan of the flavours, reminiscent of a barrel aged ale. Pricey but a great treat.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 05:38:08 | More by andrenaline
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

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

330ml bottle 11,3% Abv.
Served lightly chilled into a tulip wine glass.
BB 01/12/15

Rochefort 6 is one of my favorite beers, however I thought the 8 was very disappointing - not sure what to expect from this one.

Appearance: Wow, Rochefort 10 is much darker than I expected - it looks a little like Pannepot.
Opaque (tons of yeast haze) extra dark brown body topped with a good sized ivory coloured head. Sadly the head does not last well or leave good lace, but the beer leaves great alcohol legs on the glass.

Smell: Mmmmm, my first whiff lets me know that I am not going to be disappointed by this beer.
Sweet dark fruits dominate (raisins, figs, red grapes and dates), golden raisins, dark caramel, chocolate, rum, spices (cloves and pepper) are also well noted as well as touches of red wine, vanilla and molasses.

Taste: Superb - massive flavour and insane complexities. This seems like the perfect dark Belgian.
Dark fruit (raisins, dates, plums and figs), spices (cloves and cinnamon), dark caramel, golden raisins, red wine, rum and a touch of chocolate.
Alcohol is noted, but is an integral part of the flavour.

Mouthfeel: Just less than a full body, slightly sticky with a high level of ultra smooth carbonation. I could drink this all day.

Overall: Superb beer! I will be having this again and again and again!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 15:32:52 | More by Thehuntmaster
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DUBinMIA

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a goblet. dark brown with minimal translucent colors when held to the light. Little head... about 1/2 in. that reduces to nothing rather quickly... no lace... wonder if it is my glass, but i doubt it.

Smell is dominated by dark fruit... dates or fig, with currant cherry. slight alcohol aroma towards the end as well a defined yeast profile throughout. smell is more like a wine than a beer but still very good.

taste is good.... dark fruits start out then subtle alcohol warming with light malt characteristics. yeast is a player in the middle of the palate but is subdued by a resurgence of alcohol flavors... but in a good way... dark fruits linger with a light tart taste... no real hop flavor.

good mouth feel that lets the taste absorb into the palate... high carbonation

Overall a very good beer... maybe in my top 5.... maybe... still want to try a westy to see if it stacks up like people say it does...

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 03:10:23 | More by DUBinMIA
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Bonis

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #100

A - Dark brown with tones of ruby red and plum accompanied by a half inch of tan head that settles to a thin layer. Little lace, but looking nice overall.

S - Raisins, figs, other dark dried fruits. Slight notes of rum alcohol, but very subtle. Toffee and butterscotch, malt forward for the most part. Spicy Belgian yeast is prominent as well.

T - Oh, boy. Pretty much everything from the nose, minus the rum, plus much more. Alcohol can be pinpointed, but not to 11% territory. Sweet fruits are dominant- dried figs, prunes, raisins. Rich layers of sweet caramel malts, toffee, and fruits, one after another. Sweet overall: pleasant, not cloying. Again, Belgian yeast esters are very present and absolutely tasty, providing a rich and diverse combination of flavors. One of the best tasting beers I can recall having in quite some time.

M - Smooth and velvety, nearly perfect carbonation. Sweet alcohol coats the mouth for an instant, warming in the gut on the way down. Doesn't feel as big as it is... Nice.

O - Like I said, one of the tastiest beers I've had in a while. I've had it before, and it's better than I remember. This one was sitting in the cellar for a good 6 months and the alcohol seemed to tone down quite a bit. A phenomenal beer overall, and one that I would recommend to any craft drinker, newbie or veteran. A pretty standard 100th review beer, but I'm glad this is the one I chose.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 02:24:55 | More by Bonis
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As I've worked my way recently up the Rochefort numbers, 6, 8, I've enjoyed them but kept waiting to be blown away. And now I have. 10 is a 10.

Poured a 2" mocha colored head. Body is dark like a glass of cola. Smell is thick with fig, dried fruits, malt. Taste is a complex delicous combo of fig, dried fruits, cola, toffee, caramel, and things I can't really name. It's rich. There's a long finish with a little alcohol burn to it from the 11.3% alcohol but yet it still doesn't seem too hot. It all works together like one of the bourbon barrel aged beers, but without the bourbon of course. A classic.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 08:55:28 | More by MoreThanWine
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.53/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yes I do love a good quad on occasion, so I am not new to the style.

The pour is a dirty dark brown. Amazing head for being 11% ABV.

The smell is full on brown sugar. Slight prune and molasses but brown sugar takes the forefront.

The taste is similar to the smell. High bitterness on the front from the alcohol. Then a slimy sweet prune puree type taste as it goes down.

I've had the other Rocheforts and this was my least favorite. I should also mention it is about a year old from bottling.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 23:13:36 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Kromes

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is an opaque dark brown with an thick tan colored head. The head on the beer is alive, bubbles appear in the middle and pour out like a little volcano. Fun to watch.

S: Roasted malt, tropical fruit, brown sugar, alcohol.

T: The smell continues into the flavor, Toasted malt, tropical fruit, brown sugar, earthy hop, alcohol, even a slight pez-candy flavor. Some yeasty bread and alcohol aftertastes.

M: medium-heavy body, high carbonation and burn from the alcohol.

O: Doesn't get too much better than this. Everything about the beer is outstanding. The flavors will change as you drink the beer and they are all great.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 22:13:12 | More by Kromes
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a chalice. Bottled 2/16/2011.

Appearance - Murky brown body that has the slightest red tint to it. You can't see much through it, though. A surprising khaki head on top that seems to die down and come back to life every time I move the beer. The lacing is substantial and also fascinating to watch. The swirling patterns are like Rorschach tests.

Smell - Yeasty aromas that manifest themselves as bananas. Lots of dark fruits of every variety. Amazingly complex and delightful aroma, perhaps a bit overpowered by booze.

Taste - It just doesn't get any better than this. The flavors that come across are just amazing. Raisins, plums, figs, and an estery banana flavor to bundle them all together. Again, the booze is prevalent, but it's nice. There's even a slight bitterness at the end and I don't know where it comes from.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and warming. The alcohol burn is present, but still appropriate. It's a little bit dry in the finish.

Overall - This tastes like some age would make it unbelievably good. Toning down the alcohol would put this at world class in every category. Of all the beers readily available year round at the stores near me, this is the best.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:46:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The modest off-white head on this beer settles down quickly but leaves lovely lacing, very creamy, sticks around and hangs on the sides of the glass. Very dark brown beer with a faint reddish hue.

The smell is of malts, booze, and dark fruits like plums, figs, etc.

The taste is a very complex mix of sweetish malt, fruit notes, and alcohol. Very little bitterness or hop presence but it's still a very balanced flavor that doesn't go over the top in terms of sweetness. Not cloying in the least.

Long, creamy, full finish full of complexity; relatively low carbonation. Lingers beautifully.

Have to say never having had the opportunity to try Westy that this one sticks out as my all time favorite Belgian/Trappist beer. Although I may have to revisit some others for a quick reminder...St. Bernadus Abt. 12 is a contender too.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 12:49:42 | More by tobelerone
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Treebs

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a cervoise goblet.

A: Pours a dark brownish purple, like a dirty grape, with lighter hues around the edges. Quick tan head that subsides into a nice film ring.

S: A little boozy with some slight dark fruits. Raisins and figs. There is a nice sweetness at the backend that rounds it out.

T: Nice dark berries on the tongue. Raisins, blueberries and figs all present. A sugary sweetness takes over from there which is really nice. There is some slight toffee or caramel as well. Finally there is a little heat that warms the throat.

M: Creamy and smooth. Nice carbonation with some nice sweet berries left on the palate.

O: Delicious. I really enjoyed every aspect of this beer and the dark fruits played off the sweetness nicely. Will revisit many times in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 13:40:32 | More by Treebs
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TRICKYD1CK

France

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going into my first tasting of it, this baby had more hype than LeBron James did on draft (draught?) night.

Poured from a bottle bought in Paris into a snifter (did not have a goblet on hand :-/).

Paired with Roquefort cheese (thought it was fitting).

A - Poured pitch-black with a high khaki head. Looks damn impressive behind the golden rim and writing of my "Gauloise" stemmed snifter. Head leaves some lacing, but not as much as one would expect.

S - Smells like a bowl of fresh berries that have been left out to ferment with some sugar.

T - Order of flavors that I detected: Caramel. Cherries. Roasted malts. Rum. It opens with a smooth, candied sweetness that fleets into a bubbly bitterness. Does not disappoint, despite the hype. I'd prefer it to be less sweet, but that's just me being nitpicky. Definitely not TOO sweet. The strong alcohol taste lingers, but not too much for a beer of its alcohol content. I've definitely had some that finish off with a taste of death. This one is pleasantly strong. Reminds you that you're drinking something that gets you drunk.

M - Moderately bubbly. Very smooth. The feeling on the back of your throat as it goes down is sort of like a diluted rum (in that it's smooth, but invokes a slight burning sensation - but obviously less so than an 80-proof rum does).

O - I just drank a bland lager before this (Fischer). It's a little bit like watching Kanye West open for Bob Dylan. Or rather, it's more like when you see a beautiful woman with real womanly curves and distinctive, though unusual characteristics, who reminds you what is lacking in our prepackaged culture. Immense depth to this beer. I definitely understand why this babe has such a rep. Not a beer that I would drink every time I get off work or finish a long day of school, but definitely one to savor.

It's strong though. I'm kinda drunk now.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 21:22:29 | More by TRICKYD1CK
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BlastBeats

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a rich dark brown color with a generous, creamy head.

Smell: figs, alcohol, and dark fruit.

Taste: sweet malts, Belgian yeast, warming alcohol, more dark fruits.. all masterfully crafted. Also, the Rochefort 10 doesn't have the faint metallic taste I detected in the St. Bernardus 12.

Mouthfeel: full bodied with a smoothness that is second to none.

Overall: World-class and easy to locate.. fine with it!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 09:35:03 | More by BlastBeats
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oline73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish dark amber. There is a half finger of off white head. Leaves a thin layer of head with a little lacing.

Smell: Quite sweet with strong dark fruit notes, I'm picking up some plum. Malty with a brown sugar smell, not a whole lot of spice from the yeast.

Taste: Reminds me of a barley wine, a very good barley wine. Lots of brown sugar and dark fruit. There is some smooth alcohol in the finish along with a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Also really good. Reminds me more of a barleywine than most quads I have tried, but I really loved it. Definitely will have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 03:27:48 | More by oline73
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Rapax

Sweden

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving very little lacing. Dark copper to reddish brown color.

Smell is dried fruit coupled with caramel sweetness. A little earthy and a german style hop character. Spicy notes that can only be descibed as "Rochefort".

Dark, dried fruit come again in the taste. Sweet for sure, but not overwhelmingly so. A small nutty character and some chocolate. Again the typical and unmistakeable Rochefort taste.

Feels perfect in the mouth. No overcarbonation and despite the sweetness no heavy-weighter.

A true masterpiece. A perfectly balanced beer that stands out with its own truly unique taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 16:53:51 | More by Rapax
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a plumb glow. Decent head of crisp tiny bubbles.

S: Sweet vanilla and black cherry.

T: Sweet, complex, dark fruit, vanilla, alcohol finish.

M: Highly carbonated with a lingering alcohol warmth.

O: A little strong on the alcohol, but an overall solid beer to enjoy slowly.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 02:23:44 | More by monitorpop
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into chimay glass

A-Dark brownish red, barely translucent, head quickly dissipates. carbonation throughout, yeast particles

S-Dark fruit, alcohol, and yeast, smells wine-like

T-Dark fruits, yeast, brown sugar, tastes like a whole compliment of desserts, with some alcohol

M-Warm alcohol burn, but not overpowering, light carbonation, warms as it goes down

O-Excellent, quickly becoming my favorite style of beer. I was excited when I found this at my local liquor store, glad to be able to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 09:33:16 | More by Josiah2729
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.

A: Pours a deep luscious brown with a twinge of Burgundy, with an thick lively off-white head on top. Moderate sized "pancake batter" bubbles have formed from side-to-side across the Chalice. 5.0.

S: Moderate nose of vanilla cream sweetness and dark frutes. 4.0

T: Taste follows the nose. It begins as a belgian brown ale, with delicate malts on display. A creamy vanilla quickly rises in the mouth. This is the most dominant of all the flavors here. On the back end, "belgian dark fruits" (dates, prunes, figs) make there presence known. There is a mild element of bitterness both at the beginning and the finish on this beer, that help round the overall experience out and keep all of these sweet oddities in check. 4.5

M: The "creamy" phenominon here is impressive. This beer just whisks away in your mouth, in a way that no other that I have had does. Amazing. 5.0

D/O: This is a great brew, with a strong flavor profile and an incredible mouthfeel. Overall, however, it's just a touch too sweet for my liking, and I'll have that reflect with a drinkability/overall score of 4.0. I will definitely have this again, many times, but I don't think I'd opt to have 3 all in one evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 20:49:06 | More by psuKinger
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EricMichael

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - A deep earthy brown that lets no rays of light through. Tiny carbonation bubbles that are hard to make out through this almost opaque brew. Lots of yeast swirling. Head started as two fingers and quickly diminished.

Smell - Brown sugar and dark fruit like that of raisins and black cherries. Molasses and licorice. Warm alcohol and yeast to cap it off. A lot of smell to process.

Taste & Mouthfeel - The alchohol/carbonation fire caught me by surprise. Not in a bad way, it just required another sip before I could taste it. Very complex: Fig, raisin, plum, molasses, pepper. A whole meal in itself. Very smooth and dry. Little to no after taste. Medium-full in body. Warms from the back of the tongue down to the belly then back up to the face.

Overall: Magnificent. Very well balanced brew that can be enjoyed over the course of an hour or two that grows in flavor as it warms. I wish I had some cheese to go with this fine specimen.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 02:38:44 | More by EricMichael
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escapegoat

Georgia

4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Thick, tan head that stuck around for at least a half an hour
S - Figs and vanilla
T - Smooth, with complexity driven by dark fruit flavors balanced by vanilla and a sweetness that wasn't cloying
M - Very good - nothing to complain about, neither thick or thin, but balanced towards thin like a good quad should

Overall - this might be my favorite Belgian. I have many Westy's around the house as a result of a long project in Brussels/Leuven, which allowed me to collect a few bottles. As much as I want to enjoy the Westys, I think I prefer the Rochefort 10 I acquired here. I had Rochefort beers in Belgium, but they were really hot. Buying it here, after at least a month floating on the Atlantic and trucked around from who-knows-where have smoothed it out considerably.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 04:38:02 | More by escapegoat
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sixthglass

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown, nice head that quickly fades into a thin bubbly layer.

Aroma: dark fruits, spice

Flavor: this one starts sweet, and transitions into a slight spicey flavor, then ends with a dark fruit flavor

Mouthfeel: Thick and coats the mouth wonderfully. A few swishes in the mouth and the carbonation comes alive.

Overall: Fantastic brew for the price, its always available, and never disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 23:06:29 | More by sixthglass
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SeattleBeerBlog

Washington

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a ruby red tinted brown, head holds a very long time, and has that pretty Belgian lacing. Nice. Head color was a bit poopy.

8/11- pours dark brown with an off white head, that went away quickly, ok lacing.

S- smells of sulfur, solvents, dark fruit, and alcohol. super complex but the sulfer overwhelms.

8/11- smells fantastic, bread, pepper, spice, dark fruit, raisns, zero alcohol and no off flavors.

T- damn that is good. Dark fruit fig, plumb and burnt carmel, very good.

8/11- sugar raisn, bread, coke, chocolate, with a little funk. really nice. super duper complex.

M- great level of carbonation and an even coat on the mouth, very nice and refreshing, wish I had some good french food with this one.

8/11- warming, great carbonation iwth a nice creaminess, spot on.

D- This is a great beer, not in my top 20 but in the top 100 for sure. Aged it for about 9 months as well so the alcohol burn was not there at all. Pretty darn good.

8/11- World Classic, this tasted better the second time, (a years more worth off experience under the belt too). Is insanely drinkable, and as it warms it gets even better, no solevent flavors the second time around, this is now a top 10 beer for me :)

Re-reviewed 8/31/11

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 14:13:29 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a soft finger thick head that disappears very quickly leaving little lacing. Beer is a murky copper color with lots of sediment. No light comes through when held up

S- Very sweet smelling... dark fruits, primarily cherry coming through with a hint of bitterness

T- Starts with malty sweetness and ends with malty sweetness. In between is some spicey notes and cherry flavor... so smooth

M- Lightly carbonated with a medium/full body

O- This stuff is awesome. The appearance and smell were average IMO, but it tastes so great. The flavor is intense, yet it's an amazingly smooth beer. Up there with the best quads, if not the best quad I've had

CHEERS!!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 05:46:42 | More by bbeane
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it third after the 6 and 8

A - Dark brown and a thin head that dissipates rather fast.

S - Great smell. Dark fruits such as raisins and plums maybe.

T - Rich, malty taste up front. Fruits very noticeable. Nice lingering sweetness.

M - Quite a bit of carbonation.

O - Good over all. Just need to swirl it around a bit to release a little air.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 01:07:17 | More by mattboyer182
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cjacobsen

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Dark, murky brown. Lighter brown toward the bottom of the glass. Pretty nice, tan foamy head on it that hangs around for a decent while.

(S) Dark fruits, some raisin, figs, plum, cherry, lightly roasted malts, earthy and some slight booze?

(T) Pretty sweet. More of the plum and figs hits up front with dried dark cherry coming in as well. Belgian candi sugar. Some banana and raisin play a role here. Some cereal. The raisin and fig come out more and more as it opens up and warms. This definitely used some decent malts and had a grain bill that was heavier on the residual sugars. The sweetness is big, but it's surprisingly not off-putting like beers can get with being overly sweet.

(M) Medium body. Pretty well balanced with body and carbonation. Very smooth brew.

(O) Does NOT drink like an 11% beer at all. It's a well balanced, obviously-not-American beer that sits well as a Quad. It's not a Westy 12, but it's quite up there being of the style. This one could easily sneak up on you though. This goes down rather easy for being such a big brew. The sweetness is enough to keep you from reaching for too many.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 22:28:21 | More by cjacobsen
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass. It pours murky dark brown. The head is beige and leaves spots of lacing that slide back into the liquid.

S - dates, molasses, plum, toasted rye, licorice and caramelized sugar

T - caramel, graham cracker, ginger bread and banana muffins

M - medium carbonation, medium body with a semi dry warming finish

D - sweet flavors, felt the alcohol, this is a good desert beer

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 04:48:16 | More by Grunewald
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 6,899 ratings.