Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Reviews: 2,639
Hads: 8,241
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 734
Gots: 1,895 | FT: 71
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 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
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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)

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The best Quad I've had. Deceptively powerful with complex dark fruit & spicy flavors. After buying one, I bought my local package shops entire stock left to cellar and enjoy throughout the year. (196 characters)

Photo of BGDrock
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: muddy brown, unfiltered, like prune juice; very fine sand coloured head, like frothed egg whites, great lace

Aroma: floral, cinnamon, clove, five spice, banana; amazing and perfumy, like it was designed just for the nose

Taste & Mouthfeel: stings with alcohol which is balancing intense dark, fruits - prune, dates, figs; lightly of banana medicine you had as a kid; medium carbonation and body, really just right for the style; super dry finish and acidity are making it dangerously drinkable - and the intriguing flavour isn't slowing the pace either; mild semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, toffee malts

Overall: really outstanding example of a good Belgian ale, one of my personal favourite styles, with amazing aroma and flavours that encourage far too rapid consumption; pair this with an equally intricate dessert - I'm imagining a cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust topped with berries. (911 characters)

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Popped my 5 year old bottle tonight. Boy is this one boozy. Got quite a bit of crystallization going on. Looks like brown sugar in the bottom of the glass. Taste very sweet and caramelized.

Lots of floaties going on but a great beer. My gf and her friend also took to it and want to drink it lol But at $8 a bottle, i'll keep this one to myself. Cheers (353 characters)

Photo of PolarBear3
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a deep brown colour with fabulous slightly tanned frothy head that just laces beautifully

S - Loads of sweet malts, candy apple, dark fruit, raisins, dark chocolate..wow! Love it!

T - Dark fruit, figs, raisins, like Rum'Raisin dark chocolate, some caramel and a hint of vanilla with some spice that is balanced so well

M - Medium bodied and carbonation but so smooth and creamy

O - Awesome quad that is a must to try. With out a doubt one of my favourites (469 characters)

Photo of plaidowl
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I had no idea what to expect when popping this bottle aside from a recommendation from a reliable friend of mine to try trappist beers. Pouring it out, the khaki head was thick, but eventually went down quite a bit (though never completely dissipating). Looking in the glass, it was fast apparent that this is the opposite of a well-filtered beer, with little bits dancing about in the carbonation. Color is very pretty; depending on the angle of the light hitting it, it can display mahogany or rosewood tones. The flavor has a sweetness to it that stays in my mouth, the kind of complex sweetness that a dried fruit like a date or a raisin has. No hops to speak of, but maybe a little bit of alcohol on the back end. The flavor is rich and complex, without being overpowering, and that is part of what makes this beer such a pleasure. That combined with the beautiful appearance and the aroma (with notes of dried date and rich caramel) show the obvious master craftsmanship that went into the making of this brew. (1,016 characters)

Photo of qchic
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wood, dried dark fruit, alcohol, brown sugar, cherry, almond, herbs. While I am partial to and most passionate about American craft beer, I can't imagine a domestic attempt packing as much complexity and drinkability into such a beer as this. Playful carbonation. A must try and well worth the price. (300 characters)

Photo of arvidkoval
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark honey color with sediment all up in the glass. Boozey caramel nose. And a Boozey caramel flavor. Sweet. Tasty. Bubbly creamy mouthfeel. Those Belgians kill it! (167 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a dark and EXTREMELY unfiltered mahogany and peach brown. Tons of little bits and pieces of yeast floating about.
S - Tart and acidic cherries, grapes and wine, vanilla toffee and alcohol.
T - Warming alcohol, tart black cherry, light peat smoke and wine. Absolutely fantastic.
O - A fantastic Belgian ale and a must try to any who are fans of the style.
V - Low value, almost 13 dollars for a single 11.3oz bottle. (430 characters)

Photo of CatfishBrewery
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great head right out of the bottle. Was from the fridge so I hope I don't break the rules on a Belgian Ale. Creamy and sweet. Light carbonation. Greenish on the backside with a warming flavor from the high AV. Brown bananas, carmel, tasting a different hoppy flavor like the Christmas release from an English ale. They use fuggle and golding hops I think, but a similar flavor. (377 characters)

Photo of Morganser
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: toasted ruby honey. Aggressive lightly toasted marshmallow head.

S: Caramelized sugar

T: b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Monklegum...like monky bubblegum. Delicate booze.

F: Effervescent juxtaposed with darkness.

O: You wanna be a beer snob or not? Lacking the Belgique funk of Orval. Less in your nose and face than Trois Pistoles. Beautiful. Share with a non-beerliever and hype it for the magnificent ale she be!! (406 characters)

Photo of Hodgson
3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent, well-balanced flavours, without the harsh, raisiny/bready "typical Belgian" yeast taste 90% of the Belgian ales seem to have these days.

However, it does seem very light in body and flavour, and I wonder if it was always like this.

For example, I note in the Bros first review some 15 years ago, they note a big sweet malt characteristic whereas to me the beer seemed rather light-bodied.

I like everything about it but might wish for "more", in other words. (474 characters)

Photo of bman13
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm new(ish) to these sort of style of beers, be that any Belgian type. However, since reading the reviews from the BROS and having somewhat of an understanding of what this is supposed to taste like, I THINK it's pretty spot on. Given that I haven't much experience with this type of beer, it very enjoyable. I gave some to my mother to try as well (which is someone who doesn't know the first thing about different beer styles at ALL) :) and she loved it. This is a beer that you have to try in order to give a review. I suppose it will taste different to everyone given the tremendous complexity of it, but just my two cents, it's worth trying a few or more in order to fully appreciate this wonderfully well rounded Beer (725 characters)

Photo of VitorDamasceno
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the best beers I have ever tried, maybe the best one, and the best beer from trappistes rochefort brewery! Strongly recommend this amazing quadrupel beer (171 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle with a BB date of 07/2019 (bottled on 07/05/2014)

Appearance: dark brown with light showing on the edges of the glass. Very high carbonation; beer started leaping out of the bottle when we opened it. There was a nice and light head that sank to nothing in the glass.

Nose: alcohol, prunes, candi sugar, banana

Taste: prunes, raisins, surprisingly light mouth feel for such a strong beer, very spicy and smooth, slight hop bite in the end, warming alcohol finish.

Overall: in my head I had this one pegged as a perfect 5. I've had Rochefort 8 and 6 before and I had to try the 10 when I saw it on the shelf. I was disappointed with the appearance of this one. It is just a dull brown beer that has little to no head while you drink it. This is in part because of the high alcohol content but it would be nice to see more of a head on this one. Not the best beer I've had this year but a classic example of a Trappist Ale. (937 characters)

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 7.5.19. Drank 12.26.14. Poured into a 8oz snifter from a 11.2oz bottle.

This beer has been a long time coming for me. I had heard great things but could never get around the $7-9/bottle price tag. Was in the boonies over the holidays and felt that the holidays were the perfect excuse to splurge and give this beer a shot.

A: One finger of clean, bright, tan head. Fine foam with a few medium sized air pockets. Pours a deep ruby brown, similar to plum wine, plenty of active carbonation. Head eventually fades to a silky cap, which lingers for around thirty minutes before disappearing entirely.

S: Ripe banana, clove, stone fruit (specifically cherry and plum), toffee, dark chocolate, super sweet Belgian yeast.

T: Rich, decadent, very similar to a excellent rum cake. Mild spiced rum, stone fruit, delicious malt, fresh split oak... aka hardwood, dark chocolate, crisp barley, and once again... super sweet Belgian yeast.

M: Finely carbonated, medium body, medium viscosity. After taste is similar to port wine, albeit with welcoming carbonation and a creamy malt linger.

O: An absolute treat... and at its price point, it should be a rare treat for most. Layered, nuanced, complex, deep, rich... and quite possibly a little beyond my comprehension. I would recommend this to anyone.

Note: Everything about this beer improves the closer it gets to room temperature. (1,389 characters)

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.79/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glassware - Tulip
Aged 2 years

A - Brown and murky. The head is full but dissipates quickly.

S - A nice combination of dried fruits and alcohol. Raisins, figs, and perhaps dates.

T - The flavors are subtle and don't leave much on the palate. As it warms, those dried fruits come through a little more along with the alcohol presence.

M - Nice carbonation, medium body.

O - While a very good beer, I expected more. I anticipated the two years of age to bring out more flavors and contribute to its complexity. The flavors were just too subdued and left my palate too quickly. Perhaps two years is not the ideal aging time. (630 characters)

Photo of mickmanhattan
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is definitely a work of art. The flavor profile is so dense. It's the pinnacle of the Trappist beers I've tried. My only small gripe: The taste of alcohol was a bit much for me. It overpowered the beer, IMO. It's possible I was using an unsuitable glass that concentrated the alcohol vapor. (Spiegelau Witbier glass) I would definitely like to revisit this. (372 characters)

Photo of breakingbland
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Opaque dark brown. The 1-finger head was slightly off-white.

The aroma is of sweet fruit, spice, and with slight sourness and funk.

The taste is roasty and sweet: dried fruit -- maybe figs. There is a very low hops presence.

The medium level of carbonation is nice. The beer has an appropriate body.

Overall, I like this a lot -- quite a bit more than Rochefort 8. (391 characters)

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep brown with a touch of red. Figgy. Airy cappuccino-color foam.
S: Oh, the esters. Banana, cherry, clove, dutch cocoa.
T: Holy malty roastiness of goodness. Stone fruit, barley, light roast coffee, french oak, even moar banana & clove. Teensy bit o' booze.
M: Small amount of volatility/alcohol. Light carbonation.
O: It's a tasty quad (and still one of my favorite Belgians overall). Readily available and consistently delicious. I feel like this is the easiest gateway between whisk(e)y drinkin' and craft beer drinkin'. Would love to see how this ages but can tell the brewers put enough care into this to wait until this was ready for our tasting. (670 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,639 ratings.