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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

While I have not been able to get my hands on any Westvleteren, I have been able to try this one alongside its other notable competitor, St. Bernardus Abt 12. The boldest of the three Rochefort beers, 10 is by far my favorite of all of the Quads I have tried. With such a strong, robust flavor profile that is loaded with dark fruits and molasses, this beer is delicious. It balances booziness with complexity in a way that I haven't found in any other Belgian Quads. Delicious beer!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - A murky dark brown color.
Smell - Figs, plums, oakiness, sweet caramel/toffee notes,
Taste - Follows the nose with the dark fruits....plums, dates, figs, some cherries, hints of smokiness, spice, caramel sweetness
Feel - The 11.3% makes itself present but not in an overpowering way or fusel at all. Goes down extremely smooth.

Overall - What an amazing beer!! Enjoyed 6, 8 and 10. Great stuff.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Smells of figs and oak. Taste is big on figs with plum, brown sugar, caramel, dark bread and an oak finish with a mild alcohol burn. A smooth and warming drink. This was really nice!

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Photo of kdevore
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing left to say that hasn't already been said. Tried the 8 and the 10 at the same time. Both world-class without a doubt. Very similar, but the 10 is just a little more than the 8 in several aspects. More aroma, sweeter, more flavor, and stronger abv. No bandwagon shit here. This is good beer. Get one!

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, into a tulip: medium brown color, dense and hazy. Flecks of sediment. Off white dense head with great lacing. Plum and fig prominent on the nose, also a cilantro-like herbal aroma. Complex taste: plum, fig, peppery, with a good hop presence too. The mouthfeel of the beer is amazing; not overly viscous but a great aftertaste lingers almost forever. Pretty amazing!

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Photo of WoodButcher
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle with a use by date of 2020. Probably could have aged a bit but I don't know if it would have added to complexity.

Pours a rich chocolate/leather brown, cloudy with a tight tan head that lingered the entire time.

Smell is sweet with ripe dark fruits and a bit of smokiness and mild spice.

Taste is more of the same with hints of caramel, dark fruit, a bit of tobacco smokiness, malty and yeasty, and a little astringency in the finish. The 11.3% ABV is barely noticeable. You could get in trouble with this one! Certainly not a session beer, but very drinkable.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a mildly prickly and fine carbonation. A little thick, but unlike many beers of this nature it isn't cloying, overly spiced, and doesn't leave your mouth feeling slick or coated.

overall a great quad.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big ending for my 2015 beer sampling. Dark copper color; initial big head; 1/4" tan-white layer remaining long after the pour. Nose of candied fruits, anise, and a little sherry. Full, bold taste - smoky cherries, prunes, anise, medicinals, booze - almost like Becherovka in ale form. A little pleasant bitterness left behind. Despite the big head, not as much carbonation mouth feel as expected -- maybe just hiding behind all that big taste. This ale made me yearn for a couple of feet of snow outside and a big roaring fireplace. Would not be my choice for everyday drinking, but rather reserved for a time of quiet contemplation on something really unique and rich.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

a: Rich brown with hints of ruby up to the light. 2 finger billowing, beige merange like head piles on top of itself as if spooned.

s: Deep, rich malts with a bit of caramel sweetness with cooked dark stone fruit, herbs, and light hint of alcohol.

t: Rich, roasted malts, like a proper pumpernikel, carameled plums and raisins, spices from the yeast and alcohol mingle together for a dry, spicy finish. Hints of anise throughout.

mf: Lots of weight to the body. You can actually feel it on the tongue. Lively carbonation and alcohol sting even out the body.

o: I am amazed at what humans can do.

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Photo of LooseGasCap
4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Incredible flavor and smell. Very foamy and rich head, almost too much foam. Once the foam settled down, it was smooth and rich in appearance. Murky and mysterious in the glass.

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Photo of LAp
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a glass. Pours a cloudy, dark brown with a 1/2 finger head with good retention. Nose if bready, with dark fruits - red grape and cherry most prominently. Sweet, almost-bourbony elements on the nose as well. The palate opens with date and raisins. Undertones of bread and yeast, with an almost dry-red-wine-like element. A boozy warmth pervades this beer, though its body is on the lighter side of medium (somewhat thinner than expected). Overall, a phenomenal beer distinct from the other trappists, that is undeniably world-class. Arguably even better than (though very distinct from) Westy XII.

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Photo of SMZBrew
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a snifter. This beer is deep brown with a huge head.

S - Smell was milder than expected but full of malt, yeast, and sweetness.

T - The maltiness is huge with a salty, toffee, caramel flavor. The alcohol is there but it somehow does not feel boozy. Everything rides on a layer of carbonation which balances it all out.

M - Full body, tingly carbonation - the beer has this great smooth feel I really enjoy.

O - This is balanced and easy to drink. Definitely world class in my book.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a nearly opaque brick brown with a three finger head of dense, fluffy, light brown foam that leaves hilly landscape lace as it recedes. Lots of sediment.

Smells of spiced, dried dark fruit, melted chocolate and faint citrus. Distant roar of alcohol.

Tastes of raisins soaked in rum and rolled in brown sugar, preserved citrus fruit, faint banana chip. Faint earthy hops.

Feels rich, smooth and creamy, full bodied with gentle carbonation. Finishes not quite sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Without question the best beer I have ever had.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Opaque ruby tinged brown with a big tan head and bubbly lace that fades off the glass. Snaps back with a swirl of the glass. Notes of dark fruit, plums, cherry, caramel, light coffee undertones, smooth soft chocolate and estery fruits. Soft, supple, velvety feel. Slight drying and the finish is super clean. No hint of alcohol and very good drinkability. I can't believe I can have this whenever I want, an amazing quad and one of my favorites to date. Drank with about 4.5 years on it.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have lots of this beer in my cellar and always bring some back with me when visiting Belgium. That said, I can't say it is my favorite quad. Pours a deep brown with surprisingly little head and only bits of lacing (edit--susequent bottles did not have this issue and had a full head). Nose is sweet, burnt toffee, and soy sauce. Flavor is actually a bit medicinal, with big treacle and warm fruitcake. No doubt it is a very good beer, but I just can't rate it as high as some others do and would reach for the 8 over the 10 most of the time.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First off the bat this is a fantastic looking beer. My Galaxy 6 photo doesn't do it justice by any means. Held to the light i'm getting a spectrum of amber into light brown, with a flickering of sediment that is beginning to settle. Kicks up a pillowy, cloudy head which sticks around and leaves a smattering of lacing as I sip away. I'm getting dates and molasses off the nose with dark rye bread and melba toast. A great many layers to this one, many more as it warms, with plum and apricot coming together in a sweet symphony like a Belgian ale Hall & Oates. Despite the high abv the alcohol burn is not overwhelming - more of a satisfied glow and aftertaste. Satisfying is a good word for this one - it could be the original winter warmer. I'm reminded of the first time I heard 'Pet Sounds' by The Beach Boys in its entirety at 18 years old and feeling glad that I could enjoy a classic for the first time.

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Photo of bonesTdog
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a fantastic brew! This arguably has the most complexity of flavors without being barrel aged of anything I have had. Malty, fruity yeast and a touch of hops and maple finish. A great medium body that feels substantial. The high abv is almost not noticeable. I'll be back!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.01/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black color with strong glass clinging activity and a yeast ring deposit at the bottom. Creamy and frothy orangy 5 finger island sparkling head sprinkled with some dark charred powder, lasting more than 30 minutes, with an average amount of legs. Flavors of dark fruits, cherries, ester fruits, banana yeast, oak, molasses, herbal spices. Highly sugary yet strong bitterness with an earthy feel. Medium body with strong prickly carbonation. Powerful puckering, leathery, and chalky finish, ending with a dry yeasty, dark fruity, and barrel aged feel. Overall the craft is well done but hard to enjoy. Good appetizer and hard alcohol style brevage. Very boozy, super dry, no freshness. I find it difficult to drink having no pleasing elements. It's quite complex while overly intense.

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Photo of gautch726
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is just about perfect. It pours with a glorious, frothy head as the carbonation is released along with the sweet smells of its fruits, prunes dominant, with the alcohol a constant teasing reminder of the potency within. It's color is a lovely dark, soft brown with bubbles cascading subtle within.

The taste is extraordinary. Your tongue will be lavished with sweet fruits (strawberry dominant), lively spice, and hints of the yeasts cloaked within an extraordinary effervescence that combines for an amazing drinking experience. The sharp smell would lead you to believe that the alcohol would have a stronger influence on the flavor. Not so. This beer is excellent. It looks down on other beers with quirked eyebrow and slow shake of the head. It makes you want to drink it slowly and savor it - even if you don't understand what it's truly trying to tell you.

One of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of BeerLover50
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First off, this is one of my favorite (if not the best) beers. I've had this one before, but simply forgot to review it due to the excitement. Poured into a goblet from a 11.2oz bottle. Not much head is present, but you can see the sediment in this beer. I'm getting a sour plum, grape note? That being said, I'm getting so much more on the nose. Hints of chocolate, nuts, and many fruits. Tastes a bit how it smells, but SO much happening in this brew! Simply impossible to list them all, look to the other comments for that. You can get a small tingling of the alcohol (11.3 percent) in the back of your throat. It really warms you up. This beer is simply phenomenal. If you haven't tried this one, owe it to yourself for the experience.

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Photo of theamericanpsycho79
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Belgian ales, notably Trappist ales, are my absolute favorite beers. So much depth and complexity to them, so many layers of flavor. That is what you get with Rochefort 10.

L: poured into its own Rochefort Trappist goblet, the appearance is like murky dark brown chocolate milk, with sediment being these beers are bottle conditioned (which I greatly prefer) with a huge head, about 2-3 fingers. HIGHLY carbonated.

S: So many layers. You sense the alcohol, followed by your strong beer smell of hops and yeasts, followed by layer after layer of dark fruits, prunes, raisins, bready notes. Very complex.

T: Immediately the high carbonation numbs your tongue, and you sense the alcohol slightly, but it is cleverly masked by the beer characteristics of the dark fruit flavors, yeast/bready taste, slight sweetness. Perhaps the greatest beer I have ever tasted. Perfectly balanced yet very complex in flavor.

F: High carbonation assaults your tongue but opens up your palette. Each sip of this beer, served slightly colder than room temperature, changes. You get different flavors in every taste, which is why I highly recommend to enjoy this beer over a long period of time, small sips to truly enjoy the complexity. This is what a belgian ale/trappist ale should be. Perfect.

O: As I said, it is the perfect belgian quad, very heavy on the dark fruit notes and belgian yeasts, which masks the high ABV. I may never get to try Westvleteren 12, so this will always be to me the greatest beer in the world as its easily available within a few miles of my house. All beer connoisseurs should have this beer, I have it on special occasions, special dinners, Christmas morning and any time I am in a really good mood and want to celebrate something truly special with a beer that is just that, a truly special ale.

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown to burgundy color with a thin off white head. There is good carbonation and a soapy lacing. The odor for me is dark fruits, figs, dates, plum, raisin, wine, floral, spices, slightly clove. The taste for me is floral, rose, dried fruits, plum, very sweet, dates, apricot, not much bitterness.

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Photo of kabirmarwah
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not much to add to previous reviews; the beer is simply stellar and easily the best beer I've ever had. About as strong as your average Belgian Quad, but the complex flavors do an excellent job of covering up the alcohol. Poured from a bottle into a glass on 11/13.

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Photo of jamesroses
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle, best before 20/05/2020

Appearance: dark brown with orange tones and a creamy head, which is big.

Smell: the first thing I noticed was this big and fantastic strawberry smell followed by some plum and a cocoa/chocolate odour underlying. Really complex, I was smelling it for long time before and after I drank it. I kept smelling the empty bottle and the cap, which had some creamy yeast that, when touched, released the amazing strawberry aroma. I licked the yeast and it was great too.

Taste: strawberries, plum, chocolate, big maltiness and amazingly creamy. Despite all of this, it's didn't feel sweet, the alcohol hits the chest and you're in heaven.

Mouthfeel: really creamy and smooth. It felt like drinking something like Amarula with some carbonation. Fruity and malty. Again, it may smell sweet, but in the end it doesn't feel like that at all. It's wonderful. Like someone said, it's a desert beer, late night drink. Highly drinkable, although I guess with 3 of this you might end up KO.

Overall: fantastic exhuberant beer. I really love that strawberry and chocolate smell with the big malty feel and taste. I'll be getting more of these, no doubt about it.

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Photo of jeffm13
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Certainly an excellent quad. Flavorful, smooth, not overbearing. Personally, I like St Bernardus Abt 12 a bit better, but this is really subjective. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip:

Appearance: dark, dark brown with a twinge of magenta. Incredibly fluffy and puffy beige head that lasts for what seems like forever. Got a fair bit of trub in the bottom of the glass, but that's to be expected I suppose. Tons of carbonation rising from the bottom. Very active beer to watch.

Aroma: layers of dark fruit, and not much malt on the nose....got a little bit of banana at first, which I did not expect, followed by ripened dark plum, some jammy fig. Really complex.

Taste: whoaaaaaa, tons of fruit!! Starts milder and just ripened fig and orange peel, then finishes with toooooooons of plum. Maybe a little bit of cherry on the finish too? Either way, it is delicious.

Feel: medium bodied, with little carbonation in the mouthfeel, but tons of stickiness and lasting flavor.

Overall: really fantastic, authentic and delicious. I know it's everywhere, but it is still worth buying. A treat!

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,774 ratings.