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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,873 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,873
Reviews: 2,632
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 655
Gots: 1,622 | FT: 54
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque caramel colored body with a great contrast of white head. No lacing. This just looks smooth.

In no particular order, smells of vanilla, raisin, cocoa, and a little banana.

This oozes with complexity. The cocoa is what I pick up first, then banana, toffee, fig, vanilla, brown sugar... pretty much captures anything that's sweet and brown. I even get a little licorice on the back end.

Oh damn, this is so smooth. It's warming, but the body is full and soft. I want to gulp it, but know sipping and savoring is the way to go.

I always knew this is a classic but always passed because it's easily available. This will be finding it's way to my fridge many more times.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle @ Top Ten Wine & Spirits in Woodbury,MN

Poured in to new Belgium goblet

A- pours really dark brownish red like dark mahogany nice cream colored head.

S- malty some nuttiness like chestnuts maybe some caramel

T- again malty bready yeast some hints of banana alcohol is much more milder then i thought it was going to be but you get a burn on the finish some sweetness going on.

M- heavy and smooth good carbonation

O- very well done everything is working great together great balance no doubt one of my new favorite beers just awesome
Will be picking this one up again and again!!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours an incredibly dark shade of amber/brown, with a tan 3 finger head. The head's thinner than expected, and retention is pretty poor, though excusable considering the ABV.

S - Full sweet malt, sugar, fruity yeast esters, and caramel. The strong malty aroma works well with the aromatic yeast. Nice.

T - Quality malt foundation compliments the yeast bouquet. Sugary candy contrasts tart raisins, fruity, and bitter alcohol. It's a little toasty through the finish, which has a slight alcohol burn (I'd never guess it at 11.3%, though).

M - Full, smooth on the finish. It's carbonated well, and the mouthfeel compliments the beer as a whole.

D - High quality, well built and balanced, and it hides its ABV really well. A great beer that I'll have again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hardly out of the bottle and a large chestnut foam has already engulfed half the glass. Beneath sits a nice deep-brown brew that comes off as even darker thanks to a decent cloudiness. Lacing is thick and fantastic. My only problem is the head faded a little too quickly than it should have. Otherwise, looks like a quad to me.

S: Yikes, there's a lot going on in here! From the yeast I get lots of banana and taffy notes, no to mention a healthy dose of dark and candied fruit, like dark jams (grape, blackberry, blackcurrant etc.). An odd coconut-like aroma popped out to me at first but faded pretty quickly. Interesting... On the malt side comes a heavy, refined caramel-like sweetness. I can't really smell the alcohol, but I can sure feel it on the inside of my nose. A little spiciness might be from aroma hops or some sort of malt/yeast combo. Overall very complex and certainly a challenge to describe (probably the biggest reason I've put off reviewing this one for so long).

T: Here we go... The essential flavor of the beer remains relatively constant throughout most of the sip, becoming only a little more complex as it goes on. It's really a delicious combination of fruity yeast and sweet malts that is so much more than just the sum of its parts. Combined with a brief initial chocolate taste, it tastes kind of like a liquified chocolate cordial; not something I'd normally like, but here it works beautifully. Despite the prominent sweetness, the hop presence is also relatively strong and reigns things in very well; this definitely sets it apart from some of the other quads I've had recently, like the Struise St. Amatus. The alcohol shows in the middle/end, adding the faintest medicinal character and warming the throat as it goes down. This is probably the biggest problem I have with this beer: it's just too damn hot. Besides that, things are pretty groovy. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and a whiff of alcohol.

M: Medium-heavy in body, with a fantastically vibrant carbonation that really lightens things up a lot. Like the taste, the alcohol is a bit too much and keeps it from earning a 5.

O: When I first went to Belgium in 2007, I didn't really like dark beers. This one, however, always remained the exception. If it wasn't for the heat, I'd say it couldn't be beat. My vote for the classic example of a quad.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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