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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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100
world-class

7,317 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,317
Reviews: 2,551
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 551
Gots: 1,290 | FT: 51
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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

Bottle date 260116 - means it was only bottled this past January, so pretty fresh. Let's give it a try anyway.

Pours a dark reddish-brown, some orange highlights. Generous off-white head.

The smell is dominated by fruit - raisins, prunes, that sort of thing. Some of that distinctive Belgian yeasty smell in there as well. Alcohol is well hidden in the smell.

The taste is a bona fide parade of flavors. At first sip, or second anyway, I'm getting everything from bananas to nutmeg. Definitely more on the spice as I keep going. A little bubblegum. Some alcohol bite - not surprising with this being such a young sample. A little toffee/caramel, but not as much as I was expecting with this being such a dark rich beer. There's even a bit of that "earthy" or "musty" flavor one gets from fresh Continental hops, but I might be just tricking myself into detecting that one.

Mouthfeel is rich but not overwhelming. Again, a bit of an alcohol bite.

Overall, I cannot deny that this is a world class beer. That said, I think it would benefit from more aging than I allowed on this bottle - I'll have to find another.

Errto, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Squelch
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep Dark amber colored. With tan head. no lacing

Smell: Smells of raisons. Chocolate. Madiera wine.

Taste: Rich, dark, Madiera, Raisons, Port.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Alcoholic heat, tingly

Overall: Excellent. One of the best doubles I've had. Will be buying again when I can find it!.

Squelch, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle code 030215. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours that typical, murky Coca-Cola brown with a frothy, tight-bubbled tan head. Tried to keep the yeast in the bottle and failed. Once the head dies it's easy to revive, but there isn't much lacing to speak of.

S: First smell is acidic dark cherry, which blossoms into some other fruits like plum and prune. There is a woody character here, and hints at vanilla as well. Lots of spicy sweet yeast esters.

T: Again, those darker fruits (with plum and prune being most dominant) and a lot of oak presence right off the bat. There is some chalky cocoa flavors, and some vinous qualities followed by just the slightest hint of alcohol heat.

MF: Creamy and smooth really, medium bodied, and not too much carbonation, just enough to spread the beer across your tongue and palette.

O: A nice quad, quite drinkable at this stage (I think it's right around a year and a half old). The floaties usually bug me but here they didn't detract from the taste and feel too much. Recommended.

Scotchboy, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of gdrydenc
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark, thick brown with rosy highlights. Not much head to speak of, but that's the be expected. Lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottom as I pour.

S - A little boozy, but mostly lots dark fruits: figs, cherries, raisins, etc. It's an incredible smell, especially for 11%.

T - If I thought the smell was complex, the taste blows that away. The dark fruit is there very strong in the taste, but there's a hint of booziness, rich caramel malts, a hint of chocolate, banana. Each sip is a different flavor.

M - The carbonation is spot on, it's not very aggressive, fairly mild, but enough to coat my entire mouth with the flavor. The flavor dissipates with time, leaving different aspects of it as it fades.

Overall, this is an outstanding beer. Though experience doesn't necessarily make a beer good, in this situation, I trust the monks on this one and they did a heckuva job.

gdrydenc, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of magictacosinus
3.69/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very excited about this one! This is probably the only beer that has mocked me the most every time I walked into a beer store due to its high price. Let's hope that it's worth all the hype it's received! This was poured into a chalice. Freshness date is listed as 01/09/15.

Appearance: Pours a typically dark reddish color for a quad. Maintains a decent, small head for the most part, although I expected it to be much thicker. Carbonation looks plentiful.

Smell: Wow. Where to start?! Extremely fruity, resembling raspberries, cranberries and raisins. There a funky herb smell in there as well, perhaps a little bit of clove as well. However, the extra sweetness in the aroma clearly comes from the very high alcohol.

Taste: My God, this is great! The booziness is very, very apparent here, but I'm getting so many flavors at once that I'm unable to contain myself writing this review. Raspberries, grapes, caramel, cranberries, roasted bread grains and other sweetened varieties. This IS the quintessential sipping beer, and I'm going to be very respectful with it the whole time.

Mouthfeel: Wonderfully smooth - this beer has no bitter end to it AT ALL. There is wonderful chewiness and creamy feel to it, definitely due to the high amount of malts. One sip of this thing instantly warms me up, and the sweetness lasts on the tongue forever.

Overall: This beer isn't a Trappist for nothing! Drinking it IS a true religious experience. One of the best sipping beers on this planet, PERIOD. Deserves all the attention it gets, and makes me not want to ever put any extra effort into finding a Westvleteren 12 any time soon when I have this and St. Bernardus Abt 12 to brighten up my horizons.

Update (2/10/2014): The latest batch I've had to date is not doing too well - thinned, buttery (possible diacetyl), and with too much booze that overpowers its malt profile. No clue what's happened, but during a quad tasting with jdhowe and others, it unanimously decided that it was the worst tasting one.

magictacosinus, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of seanyfo
3.08/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

33cl bottle poured into a Grimbergen chalice.

Bottle code 010714

A- Dark mahogany with a lot of yeast sediment. 2 finger tan creamy head post pour but this reduces to literally nothing quickly with no lacing.

S- Touch of banana, dark fruit maltiness. These are incredibly subtle though.

T- Malt richness but no specific flavours are picked out. Toffeeish malts culminate in a full bodied finish with a touch of lingering alcohol heat.

M- Low/medium carbonation, full body

D- Heart sank again post pour. Not sure if i have maybe stored these Rochefort beers poorly or if they are too old. Poor appearance and flavour/aroma profile. Had this a few years ago in Cafe Gollem in Amsterdam and was blown away. This is definitely not the same beer.

seanyfo, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of isualum12
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

appearance Dark dark brown or light black. It cant be seen through but there is a light brown glow on the edge. Very foamy tan carmel head. 2 inch thick head

Smell- Cherry with a little malt. maybe a light smell of burnt malt. bourbon rolls off at the end.

Taste- earth tones with malt and barley showing through. There is a fruity side to it as it sits on your tounge.

mouthfeel- chew through it. It is thick. I also think the Alc. level really influnces this beer. I actually think it takes away from it at some level. The carboniztion feels fine. Just some heat going down.

Overall- I wouldn't go out of my way for it again but I am glad it is off my list.
I just had it with a slice of Tillomock smoked cheddard....Really good

isualum12, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of djura
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured a deep plum, caramel. Perfect creaminess with the perfect belgian yeasty head,spritz bubbles.
S-Candied dark fruits,grapes, spice, malt, sweet burnt sugar, and alcohol.
T/M- Malty for sure. Syrup, brown sugar come out right away with a mouthful of booze. There is a touch of fruit and a nice caramelized sugar taste. Quite easy to drink once you get past the initial hit from the abv.
O-This is more not a beer,this is something more then that!

djura, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From an 11.2oz bottle into a stemless red wine glass(my favorite glass for sampling something I know is worth drinking slow and allowing to warm in my hand).

Pours amazingly dark, can barely see light through it, after struggling to see, I note it is a tad cloudy( I didn't pour it myself, they may have not been as careful as necessary), I do notice a good layer of sediment left behind in the bottle. Has a strong 1/4" head, cream/tan that has good retention and lasts through about 2/3 of the glass. Very light carbonation visible.

Smell is heavy with dark fruit; fig, plum. Malts are present on the nose as well.

Taste doesn't disappoint, it is beautiful to the tongue. Still heavy with the dark fruits, a slight bitter malt, and a nice bite of alcohol thanks to the 11.3 percent alcohol. As it warms the alcohol gives more burn and the fruit really pulls through to the point of resembling wine.

Mouth-feel is thin and clean in a metallic way. Probably simple elements of the water used. Leaves bitter, fruit and grainy alcohol on the back of the tongue.

This is an excellent beer to compliment good company and great conversation. Drinks like a fine wine. Well worth the money spent, cannot wait to have another!

LadyOfMuchBeer, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of rslomin
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably one of my most favorite beers of all time.

Poured it from the bottle into a goblet

Appearance: Dark color (dark like coca-cola), good head.
Smell: Amazing. Has a dark dried fruit bouquet with a little bit of sweetness.
Taste: Extremely concentrated taste of dark dried fruit (Prunes, raisins, dates) that has been soaked in alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Long lasting aftertaste of dried fruits

Overall an exceptional beer that is worth seeking out.

rslomin, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of lazjuarez
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle stamped: 280415, 09:28

Poured from a 11.2oz (330ml) bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a murky dark brown color with about 1 1/2 fingers worth of khaki, almost a light cream colored head. Head reduces to a fine cap, barely leaving any lacing and some noticeable alcohol legs.

S: Nose is a bouquet of dark fruits like plums, figs, and raisins. Brown sugar, a little bit of alcohol, and bready maltiness that brings all those nuances together.

T: Taste is amazing! Rum soaked raisins, plums, and brown sugar. Alcohol is also present, but not over bearing. Big bready malts are very welcoming as well, great profile.

M: Big bready malts coat the mouth, tongue, and cheeks. Full bodied, good carbonation and alcohol help move the brew along. Overall a great example of the style.

Note: I drank half the bottle almost 30mins later, all flavors, nose, even mouthfeel were enchanced.

lazjuarez, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of jondeelee
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most rare of the Trappistes Rochefort ales, 10 bears aromas that attest to its fine craftsmanship and aging: light and fruity citrus notes, such as orange, white grape, and berry; darker fruits such as plum and fig; hints of port wine; oak.

On the tongue the citrus flavors are especially predominant, and so strong that it's difficult to imagine this being a beverage made mainly of malts and hops. Oranges and berries are especially present, as well as apples and pears. Hints of spice--coriander, perhaps cloves--dance wildly, mingling with candy caramels and vanillas. There is a fairly significant alcohol kick (thanks to the 11.3% ABV), but it does blend in, much like a particularly well-made cocktail. The aftertaste is largely a continuation of the above flavors, but lasts far longer than would be expected; in fact, it's lasted through my trying to think up something clever to say here, and failing utterly.

Overall, this is a first-rate ale with hardly a fault to be found, and well-worth the price.

jondeelee, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy's 2004-2005 Trappistes Rochefort 10 11.2oz from my cellar, into Delirium Tremens etched snifter. In low light, pours a very dark shade with a small 1/4th" head that disappears quickly not leaving any lacing. The oh so famous etched elephant in the base of the glass provides a nucleation point for carbonation to release, thus forming a incredible cap of foam about 5 mins after pour. The beer is so dark in the dim light that I cant see through, leaning toward a dark brown. Larger size chunks of yeast and protein float around near the bottom despite a soft delicate pour. Smell is very soft. Smells of grapes, plums, alcohol soaked dates, and a bit of brandy for me. The taste matches the nose, soft and delicate. White grapes are up front with assorted dried fruits, mainly raisins. The mouthfeel is strait up velvet. It is so smooth and so soft. Its weird how such immense taste can be paired with such a delicate presentation, but these bastards make it work. The alcohol is almost undetectable, which also means it is deadly. I have honestly had better quads, some of which are domestic, but this beer shines with its own astounding quality's. If I find it again for $4 a bottle, I'll be grabbing a few to cellar. Cheers!

OhYesILoveBeer, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of s1ckboy
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Brown town. Smallish head

S - Bready, fruity, sweetness.

T - Like the smell. Sweet, bready, dark fruits, very malty. Rasins, plumbs. A bit of alcohol in the finish. Very smooth.

M - Light carbonation, very smooth. A tad sticky.

O - Great beer, my favorite belgian by far.

s1ckboy, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of seabass87
3.63/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2 FL OZ bottle into chalice.

A- Deep chocolate brown. Aggressive pour yields a brief 1 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving a creamy cap.

S- Sourdough raisin bread. Ripe figs and plums. Classic Belgian yeast. Tart cherries soaked in alcohol. Very inviting.

T- The front is spiced bread, raisins, molasses, red grapes, and a big licorice taste. There's a fair amount of carbonation that is almost immediately noticeable. The transition phase is almost all dark fruit - figs and grapes whose bitterness is emphasized by the unabashed alcohol. The aftertaste follows, being primarily dark fruits and warmth. There's a big alcohol taste in this one and is a bit wine-ish, but at 11.3% ABV I guess that's bound to happen.

M- Medium bodied. As mentioned above, the carbonation makes a surprisingly early appearance, not waiting for the transition like many beers do. Quite dry.

O- Overall this is an OK beer, but I found the alcohol taste to be a bit much. As one of the more expensive bottles at my local store ($6.50 for the small bottle), I can think of a few other quad options that I like more at a better price point. Worthy of another purchase; will try again in the future.

seabass87, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of surlytheduff
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle, served in an Orval chalice. The beer poured a cider-brown with a thin film off head that faded quickly into a light ring of bubbles around the outside surface of the beer. The nose was a sweet mixture of molasses, raisin/date/fig, light alcohol, yeast and a little malt. The taste was a wonderful melding of complex flavors. Spicy yeast, brown sugar, malt, the gamut of dark fruits, molasses and a bit of chocolate. The alcohol is there, but it's very well masked amongst the rest of the flavors. Mouthfeel was smooth, medium to full bodied with a good amount of prickly carbonation. This beer is a real treat which I need to remind myself of when I balk at the pricetag - well worth the premium price.

surlytheduff, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So, after many years of enjoying this fine brew, I am finally sitting in the comfort of my home and reviewing this highly regarded trappist ale.

The beer is brown with a nice, tan head. Decent lacing and retention. The aroma is inviting, with yeast, malt, caramel. It definitely smells like an amazing Belgian quad. Wow, what a flavor! The 11.3% abv is so well hidden, and this bottle is fairly new. Simply terrific. Balanced to perfection. It's been several months since I had last enjoyed a Rochefort 10, and I am suddenly remembering my fondness for this spectacular beer. Certainly one of the finest quads on the planet.

Huhzubendah, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of dvsbizzyb
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown color with a two finger light tan head.

Smell - Aromas of plums, raisins, and spices with a subtle hint of alcohol.

Taste - Almost fruity. Mostly malt and raisins.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, crisp, and smooth at the same time. The carbonation of some bottles was close to overbearing, but most of the time it was perfect. A little inconsistency there.

Overall - This is one of my "everyday beers".

dvsbizzyb, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of Digimaika2
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Near-black colour with a tall creamy head. Nice retention down the glass.

S: Molasses, raisins, figs, caramel-like malts, brown sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Very pleasing and overall a very good aroma.

T: Very similar to smell with a lot of dark fruits coupled with molasses and caramel. Not overly sweet, with the brown sugar notes nicely complimented with a slight bitterness in the finish. Alcohol disappears wonderfully in the taste. What can I say- an exceptional tasting quad.

M: Very good mouthfeel for the style with a thinner mouthfeel (considering the ABV) and a good amount of carbonation.

D: An exceptional quad style. Always willing to pick this up at stores, for the right price. A must try for those that haven't.

Digimaika2, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of davey101
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of those beers that I've overlooked for far too long. 11.2 oz bottle into a chimay goblet. Can't find a date but the store sells quite a bit of belgians so I would assume its on the fresher side.

A - Deep cola colored body. Khakhi head that dissipates to some dirty edging and some solid lacing.

S - Sweet malts, candied figs, and light spices. I can't put my finger on it, but there's this certain candy sweet herbalness going on. Very smooth and well balanced.

T - Same as the aroma. Sweet malts, dark fruits, spices and a dash of molasses. The mystery herbalness is there as well. Alcohol is present, but suprisingly low key. The mouthfeel is tremendously smooth and well balanced.

O - I wasn't super impressed by the aroma and smell. However, the mouthfeel and body of this beer is perhaps the best I have ever experienced. This is a really well crafted beer, a real classic.

davey101, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
3.83/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: There is a deem caramel hue to it that almost looks more mahogany as the night wore on, the lacing from this character cascaded lazily from corner to corner of the glass with careless abandon. Some finger wagging should be administered to the lack of carbonation, but the appearance of this old scamp is too lovingly administered to really admonish in a serious way.

S: The smell has some deep dark fruits, the nature of which that I have rarely but let’s just call it figs, molasses (note: not a fruit), banana (not dark), and of course the old friend molasses rounds out the experience.

T: The taste has this amazing initial sweetness that lingers for a bit with a false hope that it will be a sweet stout that drops immediately into a depth of complexity inhabited by chocolate, caramel, and plums. Not necessarily in that order. Like barley wines, I have a sour disposition to this crowd pleasers but I must doff my well worn cap where it is due. Consider this cap doffed not unlike a newsies ensemble member: DOFFED.

M: Nice coating that doesn’t overstay its welcome but imparts some nice coating with chewy roasty nut and cherry notes. I hate to reach for the “nut” notes this early in a review but there you go, the nut is there. Just try to extricate it.

D: Well, time for a series of qualifiers paraded out ad infinitum. I think this is delicious, that requires no amount of qualification. However, most people may find its character overbearing and relegated to ski lodges. That is fine, I will take my arctic brethren around Wilshire, enjoy his presence in the summer sun, however, some people would find his graces unwelcome at that point. I must concede that any more than 16oz of this guy and it’s a bit much. However, if you love kicking it with monks, by all means, don’t let me tell you how to live your life.

Narrative: Coming this fall to UPN: “THAT’S MY TRAPPIST!” Inner city youth Reggie Jenkins never though life could get THIS DOPE until a real life monastic servant showed up at his doorstep with a vow of servitude: SUPER SICK! Now Reggie and Rochefort will OF COURSE have a series of misadventures wherein Reggie must integrate his Jesuit friend into the HOOD and Reggie might just learn a thing or two about himself along the SERIES OF 8 EPISODES. WAIT, I know you are thinking, can this get any more OUTRAGEOUS? Rochefort brought his robot dog VERITAS, who is SUPER SICK and sure to be fun times FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, coming fall 2013.

SubpoenaDeuces, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of zimm421
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. This is beautiful, appears a dark brown color with a thick, three-finger, brown head, that also has sudsy qualities. Leaves great lacing on the glass and has wonderful staying power.

The aroma contains wonderful caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Each smell draws you in for a sip. Very rich and inviting. The taste contains many of the same qualities, lots of dark fruit, caramel and some toffee hints. This is fairly sweet throughout each sip, but has a nice balancing bitterness towards the end. Finishes fairly sweet with a heavy caramel flavor. The alcohol is buried underneath the other flavors, all you get from the 11.3% is a warming feeling. This is wonderfully complex and flavorful brew.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and has a perfect level of carbonation. Very creamy, yet has a carbonation bite at the end of each sip as well. An amazing feel. Overall, this is an amazing brew, one of the best I've had. Held off on buying it for a while, but honestly wish I'd had it earlier. Very impressed here.

zimm421, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown, almost black. Has a very slight deep red tint around edges when held to light. Finger and a half, thick fluffy, light tan head. After 3-4 minutes it hasn't receded at all. Super thick and sticky lacing.

S: Been smelling since I popped the cap. Huge dark fruit aroma. Figs and raisins mainly. Prunes and dates are lighter. Hints of vanilla and rum. A buttery bread/biscuit scent coming through. Awesome smelling.

T: Sweet, but not overly. Caramel and toffee malt, with a very mild roastiness. Figs and raisins in the middle. A mild bitterness, than finishes with an almost Black Licorice/Cherry aftertaste.

M: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth, creamy, buttery. Light alcohol sting. Warmth all the way to the stomach.

O: Amazing beer. What else can I say? Complex. Sweet. Although you know and taste that it's 11.3% you just can't stop sipping it. Really starts to creep up on you.

doughanson78, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of Wreckoncile
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Chimay goblet

A - Pours an opaque and hazy deep chocolate brown in the light, but near black in dimmer lighting. Two fingers of solid head that has good retention and leaves limited lacing.

S - Extremely strong smell, the second it poured, I could catch the scent invading my nose. A strong fig note is the first thing I noticed, but it gives way to a roasted malt, nearly stout type character that really distinguished this beer.

T - The roasted malts are really evident here off the bat and it leaves that dark fruit taste on the backend. Almost the exact reverse of the nose. The yeast tastes a bit more buried than in other belgians, but it shines through eventhough the roasted malts steal the show and make for some really interesting dark fruit flavors.

M - Heavy body, creamy, and yet still has a bubbly carbonation to it.

O - A quality quad that qualifies for quenching the belgian palatte. The alcohol is slightly muted by the overall strength of the flavors that come through on this offering.

Wreckoncile, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of iheartIPA
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost seems silly reviewing this beautiful quad. To describe it, is to describe what a quad should be.

Pours a deep mahogany with a lovely tan pillow atop. Lovely aroma; brown sugar, fig, holiday baking, vanilla and i hint a booze. It's 100 degrees outside, but i feel as if a yule log should be on my television.

A surprisingly creamy, light feel on the tongue. Not too sticky. Not too chewy. Peppery spice leftovers for sure.

The taste is everything the nose has promised. Such a complex flavor that is dominated more and more by licorice as is warms. There is 11.3% percent alcohol in here somewhere, yet this quad seems much less booze dominated than the Rochefort 8 (9.2%).

I love this beer. It's why I love beer.

iheartIPA, Jul 23, 2011
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,317 ratings.