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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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2,658 Reviews

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Reviews: 2,658
Hads: 8,315
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 747
Gots: 1,947 | FT: 70
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is truly a very beatiful beer!

It pours dark red-brown, almoust black with a one finger high, beige head that dissapears fast with a wizzing noice.

Nose: Vanilla, whiped cream, raisin, plum, milk chocolate, brown sugar and dark syrup.
Taste: Dried fruit, brown sugar, dark bread, a hint of coffee, licorice and vanilla.
Body: Medium body with a complex texture. High carbonation. A little warming booze from the 11.3% ABV. So great beer!

Absolutely top! (464 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark dried fruits all around. Served straight out the fridge and the carbonation took away from the taste. Opened up as it warmed. Lots of raisin, fig, prune in this one (169 characters)

Photo of kbwalters
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look = 3.5 Pours a cloudy dark brown with red highlights. 1.5 fingers of light brown head is bubbly and loose and fades quickly to a ring. Lace is sparse. A ton of floating sediment.
Aroma = 4.5 Some acid but mostly sweet. Dark fruit, caramel, toffee, toasted malt notes. Complex aroma, very good.
Taste = 4.25 Acidity upfront on the tongue and sweet through the middle - sweetness follows the nose with caramel and toffee notes. A boozy and bitter finish lingers into the aftertaste. Complex and wonderful taste.
Feel = 4.25 High carbonation and medium to full bodied, good feel for the style.
Drinkability = 4.25 High alcohol and somewhat boozy but really smooth and easy drinking quad.
Overall = 4.2 Terrific quad, complex aroma and taste, fun to drink. (765 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Dark brown, with an off white creamy head, lots of tiny bubbles in the head, some carbonation streaming off the bottom, some minor lacing.

A: Dark fruits, raisins, figs, yeasty aromas, it's a big Belgian yeast bomb, slight alcohol on the nose, malts definitely come through, smells really big.

T: Toffee sweetness, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, malts, nice slight caramel sweetness on the back end, very complex, some heat, but for 11.3% very drinkable, world class flavor.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: Very impressed, very complex, changes as it warms, very drinkable. I avoided imports especially Belgian beers because I think there are great beers made in America, but, there is something special about Belgian beers, and in my humility, I must admit that this is a world class beer, a must try if you want to taste something outside your comfort zone. (922 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-certainly more boozy than the Rochefort 8
Very much a most intense Rochefort Beer.Not quite as balanced as the Rochefort 8 though. (160 characters)

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Take it with a grain of salt but it's too sweet, boozy with a touch of licorice. Not a fan of many quads and I relaize this is at the top of its class so me not liking the style isn't a knock on an outstanding beer. (216 characters)

Photo of Wanne
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is dark brown, with a beige head. The aromas of caramel and malt are dominant. Dark chocolate, plums and raisins can be distinguished in the taste, combined with a tender vinous touch. Although the beer has an ABV of 11,3%, it is very smooth to drink. Top class beer. Best beer I ever drank. (297 characters)

Photo of PhillyFoodie
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer on Earth for over 15 years and counting. Will leave a proper review some time, but for now just understand this may be the most complex and delicious beer you may ever get a chance to drink, and the only beer I have ever had that earns a perfect 5/5 BA score. (276 characters)

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Quad of an opaque dark brown color and a nice, somewhat effervescent, foam that leaves a nice lace too.
Has an unbelievable and delicious yeasty head with a lot of chocolate tones.
Taste is way maltier, easy to feel the roasted malts, yeast and chocolate tones, some candy and dried fruits too.
Feel is incredible, almost perfectly balanced in the body, carbonation, bitterness (maybe a bit more bitter I would give a 5).
ABV is 11.30% and is extremely well hidden. (465 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Final 3 of the big three Belgian quads.

Appearance: Dark but not completely without light, decent amount of light white bubbles. Nicely done.

Aroma: Dark ripe fruits and some caramel notes but not overly sweet, nice aroma overall

Taste: Extremely clean, more clean than the Abt. 12 but not as clean as the Westy, vinous character and not as much of the estery yeast noticed either. This one might be as good or better than the Abt. 12 and on par with Westy 12. Considering the ease of getting this might be the clear winner.

Overall: Very well made beer, extremely accessible and one I would go to over and over for the style. One of the best made quads on the planet and worthy of the high ratings. Very complex but has enough clean finish to make it worthy of looking out for. Definitely check this on out. It does not drink the abv that it is labeled as. The Belgians really do know what they are doing! (911 characters)

Photo of Hendy011
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a traditional Belgian Ale glass. Translucent, dark mahogany color, leaves even lacing that stays til the last sip.

Smells like white grapes, sweet like candy.

Tastes sweet, so many flavors. Cherries, fruits/nuts, chocolatey malt on the swallow.

Some carbonation. Expands then melts in the mouth.

Amazing - best beer experience I've ever had. (357 characters)

Photo of ajm5108
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

clove and dark fruit permeate both the aroma and the palette, but the brew is frothy yet goes down very smooth & easy. Has a very warm, embracing spice profile to complement the fig and plum bread flavor. (205 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- great cup lacing holds a nice foam rim,
-complex fruit sweetness paired with a nice bread or oat
-somewhat raisin or dark fruit, sour but not lingering what so ever pleasant sweet bread but dark
-warming and very smooth, over carbonated for my tasted.
-amazing beer love the taste and the complexity, minus a little over carbonated everything about this is top quality and what i imagine a Quad to taste like (412 characters)

Photo of cujocon
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.3 ABV
11.2 oz Brown Bottle $6.45 State Street Northampton MA
Appearance: Cola Color
Foamy head formed but dissipated in a few seconds
Smell: Beery, oats, mild fruit
Flavor: surprisingly sweet and foamy - like a grown up root beer
No hoppy bitterness - finish very dry nearly no aftertaste
Overall: 4/5 Expensive for a single bottle, but at 11.2% not crazy
This is NOT a sour beer, actually a Sweet one.
If I had to drink a beer, this wouldn't be too bad.
It does go down Heavy though. (495 characters)

Photo of Mattygross44
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best worth the $8 a bottle for 11.2oz. This would defently be part of my last meals if i was on death row. The after taste that sticks around your mouth and you can inhale into you're lungs is amazing. Love this beer!!! (230 characters)

Photo of dukeandduke
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2/22 Bottle - Incredible beer! Very nice dark brown pour, nice head, very thick texture. Nice fruit and caramel smell. Excellent tasting beer, very nice strong kick going down. Quadrupels are among my favorite beers, and this one was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommended!!! (288 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I always see this at the top of the ratings but just now have gotten around to trying it.

A - Deep brown color that is almost ruby in the light. Rocky nice tan head. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom and tried to keep most of it in the bottle and keep the beer clear.

S - Lots of aromas bubbling off of this one. It has plenty of the typical Belgian yeast spice character but with a distinct caramel, molasses, and malt sweetness that I have never truly gotten from a Belgian dark ale before. There is also a complex fruit character like dark cherries and currant.

T - Very similar to the smell having the Belgian character with lots of malty goodness sitting on a bed of the caramelized sugars. Has a lot of sweetness but the flavorful spice character helps and It's a complex beer that gets even more complex the more your tongue gets used to the Belgian flavors and it warms pulling you more in to the depths of this Belgian strong ale. Again the sweet sugars have this complementary black cherry flavor that is really top notch.

M - Full to moderate mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation making the flavors pop instead of just stick there. I really enjoy the complexity with the great drinkability that isn't too common of Quads.

Overall, a tremendous beer that has such flavor and complexity. I would strongly recommend trying this one since it is usually pretty easy to find and has so much to offer. Give this beer a try and I'm sure that you will taste an adventure that you won't easily forget.

Glass- Goblet (1,522 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy brown with a finger of dense, creamy head. Yeasty esters, bread, and lightly caramelized sugar take the nose.Tastes of bread, almost no alcohol (truly remarkable at over 11+%), and a slight sweetness make this the finest example of the style. This is the best brew in what’s also my favourite style, and thus is the best beer I’ve ever experienced. (363 characters)

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown with one finger of toffee colored head that unsurprisingly dissipates quickly.

S: The alcohol is already very prominent on first sniff, sweet dried fruit trying it's hardest to shine in as well.

T: The 11.3%ABV is there, make no mistake, but it is a surprisingly satisfying warmth that is not enough to make this overpowering. Sugar coated dark fruit and molasses hit me quite strongly as well. It then seems to finish slightly bitter and very dry.

F: Very full, creamy body and great carbonation.

O: One to sip slowly, it certainly wants to warm up a little coming out of the fridge. Quite strong, but presents itself beautifully as every sip evolves in the mouth and leaves you wanting more. Not cheap, but worth every penny. (750 characters)

Photo of 10Crumra
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Poured a dark, hazy brown with a one inch white head. Tons of lacing that sticks around throughout the drinking experience.

A complex aroma of fruits and spices.

The taste is just as complex as the smell with tons of dark fruit flavors accompanied by toffee and significant booziness.

Medium to Full-bodied and nice and creamy.

Every sip seems to bring new flavors. This beer keeps you coming back for more while drinking it so I could definitely see drinking several more of these in the future. (553 characters)

Photo of Mlkluther
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark brown with tan head that lingers and leaves some lacing. Surprising considering the high alcohol content.

Nose is abundant with dark fruit, toffee, spices, roasted malt, slight boozziness.

Taste follows nose. It has a lot more roasted malt than I was expecting. Smooth with only a hint of boozziness. One of the more complex beers I've had.

Great beer. Take your time with it and enjoy it. (414 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown murky like a swamp with a short lasting tan head. The aroma is big dark fruits, toffee and alcohol esters. The flavor just takes that to another level. The body is surprisingly light, with a nice mouthfeel and spa smooth finish. Everything you want from a quad. (280 characters)

Photo of LordofthePings
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a westmalle goblet.

Similar in profile to the Rochefort 8, dark muddy brown in color. Flavor is similar but definitely can taste the EtOH in this one. Slightly more bitter/dry flavor than the 8 with more complexity. Same dry fruits but with less esters? A great dark belgian ale. (313 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is like Trappistes Rochefort 8, multiplied by two. See my review about Trappistes Rochefort 8, and multiply by, not two, but by 1.73.

Good stuff. (152 characters)

Photo of mtvolkens
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've had so far. Poured into a Belgian Goblet, about 3in of head from pour, 2in staying after first sip. Smells caramelly sweet, tastes a strong burning alcohol, with a sweetness of dates upfront, and a caramelly finish. Sooo strong and complex yet soooo smooth and tasty. Just absolutely everything you could want. (329 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,658 ratings.