Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,187 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 8,187
Reviews: 2,693
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 728
Gots: 1,862 | FT: 71
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Ratings: 8,187 | Reviews: 2,693
Photo of PhillyFoodie
5/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Photo of dabone
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, a little sharp on the finish. Good flavors and palate

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of humuloner22
4.69/5  rDev +4%
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!

Photo of Hendy011
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of ajm5108
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Photo of cujocon
4.15/5  rDev -8%
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
Vanilla
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.

Photo of Mattygross44
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
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!!!

Photo of dukeandduke
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
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!!!

Photo of Bisco42
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal. An astounding, big, carbonated, full bodied, pungent, delicious Quad.

Photo of AaronSprouse
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

FIVE FIVE FIVE, DEAL WITH IT LOL

Photo of LADaveBN
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing brew. Prefer the ABT12 slightly more, but it's pretty close.

Photo of dmgeng
5/5  rDev +10.9%
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

Photo of tekstr1der
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of SierraFlight
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From bottle to disposable hotel coffee cup. Beautiful ruby color. Virtually no head. Smells of raisins and malt. Light carbonation. Delicious.

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of 10Crumra
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of TPatterson70
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect balance and great looks. Needs a slow pour to leave the sediment behind and not in your glass. Wonderful beer will not disappoint.

Photo of Mlkluther
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of delta490
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of LordofthePings
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of mabermud
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of mtvolkens
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Desp59
3.04/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It was ok. Don't see what is so special though.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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