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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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6,850 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,850
Reviews: 2,526
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 470
Gots: 1,064 | FT: 47
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my brother for this kind Birthday gift!

Rochefort 10 appears slightly different out of the bottle than I was expecting. It is kind of a muddy river water dark brown, with deep mahogany and almost greenish hues when held close to light. The head is uniformly dense and dark beige, with tightly packed little bubbles scattered throughout. This head rose to about a finger and a half from a medium pour into my 23 oz. snifter. I cannot see through the body of the beast. Lacing left on the glass is dense and full of arches.

My first thought about the smell (other than a bit of confusion), was that it reminds me of my grandmother's mince meat pie. After a Google search of the ingredients of said pie, this made perfect sense. Certainly, I can smell fig, raisin, plum, and dark cherry, and these dark fruit aromas are supported by spicy smells of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. There is also a little bit of a peppery quality to the aroma, as well as toasty notes. Mainly I am impressed how these fruit and spice qualities meld seamlessly with a phenolic odor. It really is a very pointed and cogent smell that needs to be picked apart a bit to find individual characteristics. A fairly heavy alcoholic heat is also an important quality found in the smell, but it is not overpowering at all and adds to the quality of the bouquet. As the beer warms, the fruit and spice flavors emerge and the phenolic character takes a secondary position. Caramelized and brown sugar smells also come out as the beer comes closer to room temperature. Wow, this is a complex and heavy (think Marty McFly) combination of malt and Belgian yeast.

The flavor immediately break forth onto my palate with an earthy, yeasty, peppery flavor combination that transitions more toward dark fruits and sweet spices as it spends more time in my mouth. This reminds me a lot of a fine liquor... almost like the best rum ever made, but without the stinging alcoholic heat- only a lovely, warming contribution from the alcohol. Notes of caramelized brown sugar are a huge component of the taste and really play well off of the dark fruit flavors. The phenolic quality that I ascertain from the smell is fairly hidden in the flavor, and its place as a role player pushes the overall taste over the top. The finish is really quite sweet and brings the dark fruits, namely fig and raisin, to the forefront. However, more sips reveal that the finish is really a combination of the sweet dark fruits and spices and the reappearance of the the earthy, peppery yeast influence. This taste is extremely nuanced and has more components than I can possibly describe, so I will stop this long-winded rant now.

The mouthfeel is a journey through the nuance of this beer. It starts with a very forward earthy/spicy/semi-sweetness on the tip of my tongue, then disperses like an ocean wave over the rest of my palate as the thick sweetness of the malts kick in. The finish is slightly drying, yet the overpowering sweetness of the middle of the sip mingles with the earthy and peppery characteristics to provide an aftertaste that lingers until the next sip.

This is one amazing beer. The care and craftsmanship that must have gone into this recipe over time boggles my mind. There are so many subtleties that complement one another in a symbiotic manner. All that said, yes, I want this again, but it is not something that I could or would want to drink regularly. I think my brain would explode if I did. Lovely beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 20:55:01 | More by TCHopCraver
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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank from my Rochefort Chalice.

A -Pours a Mahogany colour with a chocolate like appearance. The head is Ivory in colour and hangs around and laces the whole way down.

S - Wow, Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, figs and yeast and all powerful. I rate this.

T - Abundant flavours of prunes dark fruits a little liquorice and dark chocolate as well as vanilla. The end is so perfect and lingers with well balanced malty booze. This is a 5

M - So unbelievably smooth. Medium body and carbonation.

D - Quads are my favourite style of beer and this beer demonstrates why I love Belgian beers above all others.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 15:55:31 | More by eric5bellies


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

11.2oz into St.Bernardus Chalice. Coded:030215
A: Pours a light tan head that holds well and has a island of darker froth on the top. The body is a murky beer bottle brown, with suspended sediment. Lacing settles slowly, but slides down the glass.
S: A deep and roasted note, not overly boozy in the aroma at all. Good goes at fig and plum, a deep fruit plate. Medium intensity aroma, with a nice presence.
T/M: A welcome to the warm gathering that is roasted, malted heaven. Cream and warmth come from the sweetness of this beer. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Yeast plays a dominate role in the flavor profiles of this beer, but as do the candied sugars. Finish is long and releases a nice floral numbing.
D:This is one for the savoring, while being almost light on the palate for the abv and the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 05:18:29 | More by GDBEERMAN
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4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. A brownish hazy color...pretty much the standard iced-tea look of a Quad. A mild head that receded quickly (high alcohol) and left a token cap. High carbonation is evident and keeps rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Ahhhh! All that I expected and more. Those delicious dark fruit notes of fig, date, raisin, plum, dark cherry are all there. In addition...a tad of funkiness from the yeast strain. Maybe just a tad phenolic as well.

T: First sip was taken too cold and all I got was the carbonation delivered alcohol. A few swirls and some warming revealed what was hidden below...something World Class. This one hits it out of the park as a Quad. Very much similar to my highly favored St Bernardus Abt 12. This also had a little something unique on the back side...for twangy funkiness that is hard to describe...but good! All the dark fruits come through. Delicious figs, dates, raisin, prunes, dark cherry, slight strawberry, and a touch of molasses and vanilla perhaps. Sweet malt. The whole package is there. Excellent lingering malt sweetness on the palate. Perfectly balanced.

M: Medium body. Amazingly smooth. Creamy rich. A fresh head with each swirl. A pleasure to drink.

D: I could drink this every day. I had this one before lunch and with no breakfast. Awesome...and you finally get the well hidden (11.3%) alcohol at the end....it does sneak up as this is soooo smooth.

O: Outstanding. I fully understand why so many rate this beer as highly as they do. Definitely an epic drink. In my top 2 Quads and certainly in my top 5-10 beers across all styles...Period!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 20:19:18 | More by Brunite
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottled May 26, 2010.

Pours a very deep, dark brown with almost no head. That may be due to a fairly slow pour.

For me, the smell is similar (though certainly not identical) to the Rochefort 8, but not as strong. Sweet malts, somewhat fruity.

The taste, however, is very noticeably different than the 8. Plum and cherry, quite sweet, and toffee, quickly followed by a fairly powerful alcohol taste. Reminds me of a nice dark rum, in fact, but obviously not as strong. Personally, I think the alcohol taste is lovely. There is a lot going on in this beer. I suppose I could try and identify a bunch of different flavours, but I will simply say that it is tastes incredible. Just a wonderful, wonderful beer.

Mouthfeel is also excellent. Wonderfully full-bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation- you notice it jumping around a bit in your mouth, but only slightly.

Drinkability is hard to say. It tastes and feels wonderful, so in a sense it is incredibly drinkable. However, it is a very strong beer, and is certainly a sipper. You wouldn't want it to go quickly anyway.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 03:29:03 | More by jrenihan
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New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The biggest of the legendary Rocheforts weighs in at over 11% ABV, so it's no small beer.

Doesn't look like a small beer, either. Pours clean (in my case into a tulip glass) with minimal head on a medium pour. It's a deep, murky brown with hints of red at the edges but otherwise totally opaque.

The aroma is overtly boozy similar to a big barleywine style ale. If you pay close attention you get some hints of figs and caramelized apples, but the big, malty alcohol smell dominates. It's certainly a STRONG aroma. Whether or not it's a *good* aroma depends on your tastes. Lovers of giant IPAs, for instance, won't see the appeal. Easy to see opinions will vary wildly on this one.

However, as it warms, the aroma mellows a bit, revealing wafts of malt and raisin. Much more pleasant closer to room temperature.

Once you start tasting the alcohol is less noticeable, though it's still very much present. Here you start to get a nutty caramel and pumpernickel and other Earthy brown breads. The taste starts mild, then expands GREATLY into a yeasty burst of pleasingly musty flavors before finishing with an alcohol-laden shimmer of mildly sweet breads and dried fruits.

Feels like the other Rocheforts on the mouth, which is to say pleasantly carbonated and very full-bodied; nary a hint of wateriness and rich with a very tangible feel on the tongue.

If the 10 falters anywhere it's that it demands a different approach than most beers - and that may throw folks off. This should be sipped. Not just because it's potent, but because it drinks best that way. The 6 and 8 are both highly drinkable, but the 10 casts an imposing, alcohol-heavy shadow on them. Many American crafts manage to meet or even exceed this ABV without the alcohol coming to the fore. Not here. Here it wants to arm wrestle you. American craft lovers have been spoiled with easy-to-drink big beers; the Belgians aren't playing that game. This is not for the faint of heart.

I suspect the 10 probably ages WONDERFULLY and would be far more drinkable in a year's time, but at less than six months old this one is relatively young and feisty.

Still, a quite excellent beer that will only get better with time. I look forward to trying cellared bottles a year and two years from now.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 00:19:37 | More by Shoegaze99
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4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into chalice

Appearance: Finger sized head on top of a dark brew. It looks a bit dirty.

Smell: Fresh peach/apple pie, toffee, chocolate. Light, clean fruit scent.

Taste: Very sweet flavor that is cut by the alcohol. Alcohol flavor warms at the end with a lingering tart flavor. Crushed berries, chocolate, honey... nice mix of flavors.

Not too bad. Needs.... to be less expensive. That would make this brew a bit more drinkable. One or two is worth the price, though. It's also a tad too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 04:34:29 | More by wmtxbb
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North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle dated 09062015. Bought for 5.49 at Whole Foods here in Raleigh.

Pours a deep brown color. Surprisingly small head on this one, though I poured extra carefully because I had problems with yeast sediment in the last 8 I had.

Aromas of raspberries, dark fruits, toffee, and chocolate. A hint of alcohol in the nose. Somewhat similar to a big red wine in the nose. Probably the best smelling beer I've had thus far.

Taste very much mirrors the smell, especially up front. Doesn't remind me of wine as much in the taste. I think the raspberry and chocolate flavors are reduced compared to the nose.

Excellent mouthfeel. Not too syrupy, and a light but complementary amount of carbonation.

A slow sipper, but more because I want to drink it slowly than because I have to. Probably my favorite beer at the moment.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 03:04:12 | More by slowbie
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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very good beer that went down much easier than expected. Had wonderful rich flavor that disappeared quick. I am a huge fan of Rochefort, I personally enjoy the 8 and 6 much more however. I feel they are the best trappist ale I have had to date. A++++

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 03:03:36 | More by shanetemple
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District of Columbia

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

This may be my favorite quad of all time to date, and I've had the big ones.

A: A nice purple-brown cloudy color with a small ring of tan head and no lacing.

S: A great raisin and prune based smell with big aromas of plum, brown sugar, sugar coated tangy fruit, belgian malt, sweet alcohol and more dark fruit to boot. A very nice aroma.

T: Incredibly complex and rich Quad with a sticky, sweet and refined malt backbone. Exquisite dark candied fruit flavors abound with notes of brown sugar and molasses, spicey clove, grapes, prunes/raisins and more in an extremely well balanced bouquet of flavor that obviously is time tested and quality tested.

M: Very, very smooth and amazingly not hot at all. Viscous in a very nice way. Outstanding.

D: What an awesome beer. Why have I not been buying this every time I see it at the store?

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 03:45:11 | More by Dreadnaught33
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Brown pour with a bit of purple perhaps. About one finger of slightly off-white head that recedes quickly, but laces wonderfully.

S: I honestly smell a bit of a red wine in this one. Very sweet, a bit of Belgian yeast and alcohol. Also some dark fruits, plums specifically.

T: Sweet up front on the taste, gives way to a powerful hit of dark fruits. Slight Belgian yeasts and a hint of alcohol at the end. Truly one of the best tasting beers I've ever had.

MF: Light to medium, with a tinge of carbonation. Alcohol is left on the palate.

D: Very high. You can hardly tell the ABV is more than 10%, the flavor is phenomenal, and the smell is wonderful. Really blown away by this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 04:43:58 | More by russwbeck
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4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very interesting beer, I purchased this one to enjoy with some cheeses. 12 oz bottle poured into a 64 oz drink mug.

A: Dark and hazy with quite a bit of residual sediment yeast left in the bottle. Very slight head but what head it will give you clings tenaciously. Lacing is like a rich cappucino froth.

S: Buttery, nutty and smoky on the nose.

T: Rich and flavorful with a cheese-like quality. Esters are noticeable yet are subtle enough to leach off the tongue with the gentle coaxing of the hops. Fades slowly to almost no aftertaste. Very slightly sweet from the hops with burnt sugar smokiness.

M: Rich and full bodied. Assertive carbonation slows down the drinking.

D: Very nice and really should be enjoyed with breads, cheeses or a hearty meal.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 00:15:11 | More by Aiptasia
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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautifully. A deep maroon its almost black. Huge head that just doesn't go away.

Nose is surprisingly underwhelming (in comparison to every other aspect of this fine beer), with bits of banana, bread, and cherries.

Mouth is so complex it's almost overwhelming. Cherries mixed with a doughy cakiness. This is more like a pastry than a beer. Beautifully balanced, I also get hints of a bubble gum flavor. There is a liquor flavor that gives away the high alcohol content.
This is fruity and full. Highly, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 17:06:43 | More by rinhaak
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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark brown and thin tan head with good retention and spotty lacing. Figs and sugary yeast and touches of floral. Malty alcohol tempered with raisin and fig with strong clear flavor with caramel sweetness. Chocolate and cherry flavors make an appearance after awhile. Slightly fuzzy and silky mouthfeel.

What is there to say but this is an exceptional beer. Aroma isn't what I would consider complex but it is so good it only whet's your appetite for what's to come. It is very sweet (I like that), like a liquid candy bar (in a good way) but it's somehow balanced or tempered by the yeast and alcohol. The alcohol accentuates the taste rather than just creating a pleasant warming or boozy quality. It certainly has similarities to malt liquor but it seems every sip brings something new. My only complaint is the bottle isn't big enough!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 01:33:43 | More by Bfarr
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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Out of my Gulden Drak Tulip...

A- Dark brown and murky. Slighly reddish where the light can poke through. Light whitish tan head that fades off quickly.

S- Sweet. Caramel, dark fruit, raisins, dates, and plums. A nice touch of belgian yeast.

T- Very similar to the smell, a sweet malty belgian. Tastes primarily of raisins and dates, with touches of molassas.

M- Thick and quite syrupy, but there is a nice carbonation to it. Smooth finish, and just great flavor all around.

D- Very easy to slug back, but the ABV started hitting me quickly. The booziness becomes pretty evident after it warms a bit. One of the best belgians you can buy in the US in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 22:20:54 | More by Gfunk720
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4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$6.49 for a 12 oz. bottle purchased from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Stamped on the label:

A: deep dark brown color with rosy hues, nice tan lacing
S: mild nose, nice roasted/sweet malt with definitely aging noticeable, treacle, caramel
T: very nice beer, nice roasted malt, well-balanced, just a bit too spritzy from carbonation in aftertaste, the CO2 tended to put a bite in the taste, EtOH definitely noticeable
M: good but CO2 does distract a bit
D: very nice and drinkable

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 22:01:58 | More by wisrarebeer
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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought at Drankenhandel Geers.

Very pleasant "discovery" and rightfully so voted as one of the top beers around the world.
Heavy, solid, black-brown trappist with plenty of candy sugars and accordingly sweet (though definitely not overdone), a hint of something roasted or bitter "fondant" chocolate and a very long-lasting aftertaste, though one would only wish it stayed forever.

This one easily waltzed itself into my personal list of favourites and once again it's only confirmed by thousands of other beer enthusiasts around the world.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 10:55:26 | More by Noctilucus
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4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish-brown with a bit of head. Smells delicious with fruits, figs and spices noticeable. Tastes just as good and the alcohol is definitely present. The fruits and spices are in abundance, yum! Very enjoyable and drinkable but as is with any 11.3% - proceed with caution.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 03:12:06 | More by schuyhigh
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I went out to find this beer specifically. A little shocked to find it at 7.49 a bottle (11.2 oz). My first dive into the top 10 in the world. haha.

A > Nice dark color with a very nice tanish head, about 1 finger.

S > Very fragrant with a good old fashioned beer smell to it. nothing bad about it.

T > Very nice flavor, there were some sweet coffee notes, with some almost chocolate like burnt caramel notes. Sweet in overall taste.

M > Nice cling but not too much. Light alchol sting near the end, but very good.

D > Would only want 1 or 2 of these but would enjoy every minute of it.

Very happy with this tasting!!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 00:42:34 | More by derekmorris7
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4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 bottle to a duvel tulip glass.

A: very dark with a beautiful creamy head.

S: This is probably the best smelling beer I have ever had. It smells better than most of my favorite wines.

T: This is the best tasting beer I have ever had. period. I am new to the BA and craft beer world, so I don't have a lot of experience, but it is glorious. nicely balance sweet and malty with a well-masked alcohol.

M: A beer that you don't want to swallow right away. feels smooth.

D: Very solid drinkability for it's high alcohol. definitly a sipper and not a session beer by any means, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:11:19 | More by jaymesbawned
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4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby-brown color with about one fingers of fluffy tan head that disappeared relatively quickly.

The scent is of sweet sugars, licorice, notes of cocoa.

The taste is of sweet sugars, dark fruit, bread, spicy pepper, bold malts, licorice, notable alcohol presence.

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation.

This was a very tasty beer, there is so much flavor it is difficult to experience it all in just one beer. I will definitely look for this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 16:45:35 | More by BeerCon5
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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Someone told me that this is the type of beer you need to sip slowly to enjoy, but you will want to gulp it down. Boy was he right. It poured a very very dark brown with a light 1 finger head. The smell as a bit fruitier than I was expecting. When you sip it, you notice immediately that it coats your entire mouth, but it is not heavy at all. I know others have commented on the alcohol bite, but I did not notice it at all -- something quite exceptional for a beer with this ABV. The taste is complex but not overbearing. I do get some dark fruit notes, but everything is balanced exceptionally well. It has a short finish but it is satisfying. I was surprised at complex this was without hitting you in the face. In a word: subtle. It scores a perfect 100 when it comes to drinkability. I can't imagine anything this wouldn't compliment and I couldn't imagine a time of day (or night) when I wouldn't enjoy one of these. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 01:37:06 | More by kickert
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4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from Abe's of Bethlehem, PA. Poured carefully into a St. Bernardus chalice.

A- Perfect opaque dark leather color. Fine creamy head. A healthy layer of yeast resides in my bottle where it belongs. Head fades to a thin layer leaving nice lacing.

S- Complex dark fruit and chocolate flavor.

T- Complex plum, melon, raison, grape, fig flavors. Kind of reminds me of a fine chocolate fruit cake? lol. Very unique and distinguishable.

M- Very nice carbonation and taste profile lends to a very nice mouthfeel. To earn a 5.0 it would require just a little bit heavier mouthfeel.

D- This is a fine sipper and truly a world class beverage.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 00:16:55 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Crap this is good beer. One finger head of medium brown hue. Thick lace, with little cling. Color is a 33 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells of melon, raisins, plum, peach, molasses, grapes. Flavor is one of the best I have sampled. Figs, plum, peach, pear, melon, molasses, caramel, chocolate. The more I taste the more flavors I find. Rich and creamy in my mouth. I would like to drink this all day, but with the price and the ABV or almost 12 percent, I don't think this will happen. This is a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 21:43:00 | More by beerprovedwright
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4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11oz bottle.

A- Pours a dark brown color. One anda half finger tan head shows great retention. Web style lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S- Tons of sweet caramel malts with large hints of candy sugar toward the front of the aroma. Darker fruits (mostly raisins) dominate right after the initial hints from the front. Nice belgian yeast also comes into play toward the end. Alcohol notes in the ending come into play just for a short second.

T- Toasted toffee malts in the front of the beer. Brown sugar is a big flavor right after the toasted malts. Darker fruits in the beer shine toward the middle with black cherries, prunes, raisins, and anise. Spicey belgian yeast in the background of the later half of the beer itself. Alcohol comes through the ending of the beer as well with light medicinal tones.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the style. Toffee malts with darker fruits left on the palate. Aftetaste is mostly sweet alcohol, darker fruits, and belgian yeasts. This beer is balanced almost perfect. No real off flavors were present. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer is a fantastic example of the style. The ABV doesn't really seem to be there in aroma and taste. I would recommend this beer to anyone who wants a good trappist beer without paying an arm and a leg for another one that you can't get in the states ;)

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 04:08:39 | More by alleykatking
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 6,850 ratings.