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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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100
world-class

7,500 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,500
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 583
Gots: 1,372 | FT: 52
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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Photo of jds1469
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good beer from start to finish. Drank from a sniffer glass.

Appearance was dark brown with a small tan head. Laced well down the side of the glass.

Smell was almost perfect, very woody with hints for fruit, spices, breads and floral odors. The only thing that kept this from a 5 was that this bottle that I used to rate almost smelled like the first bottle from the batch. Almost like they should have let another gallon go before processing into bottles.

Taste was absolutely perfect, rich deep flavors of chocolate, fruits and yeast. No alcohol flavor to speak of at all.

Mouthfeel was great to start with but falls of pretty fast. I like how thick it feels to start with but the longer it goes the thinner it starts to feel.

Drinkability is great. This is a good on to drink either really cold or room temp.

jds1469, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.93/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.30% ABV. .33L bottle poured into a dimple glass. Pours a clouded brown color with a quickly dissapating tan head. Sweet, fruity, bready aroma, with a hint of alcohol. Great body, well carbonated, chocolate, caramel, creamy almond smoothness. No alcohol on the palate, easy drinking quad. I prefer the Rochefort 8 over this one here.

CuriousMonk, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of mdquigley
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My first Rochefort, poured from a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Deep brown with a hint of deep purple. Head starts creamy white and rather thick, dissipating to an uneven, thin covering which holds together well. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: Sweet - candied fruits and brown sugar. I associate this sweet of a smell with warm pecan pie. Behind the sweetness is alcohol, which was not obvious until the beer warmed slightly.

Taste: Very strong sweetness. Deep brown sugar bordering on molasses. Tastes like the holidays. Moderate alcohol burn midway through, but rounds out soft and pleasant. Warm alcohol on the way down with lingering licorice, dry cocoa, and a certain nuttiness. Occasionally tart on the tip of the tongue.

Mouthfeel Very full and smooth. Carbonation is low enough to allow the taste of the beer to settle on the tongue. It's just fantastic brew!

Drinkability: Sipped from a chalice, this beer is beyond pleasing. Warm, inviting, and intoxicating. Over 11%, but the rich sweetness is ever so luring. Best enjoyed on a couch or similar area, far from motor vehicles and heavy machinery!

mdquigley, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of elgiacomo
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle, best by May 16, 2012, this has about 3.5 years under its belt. Served at cellar temp.

Pours murky brown with a fair fizzy-looking off white/tan head that holds a small cap but doesn't leave much lacing.

Aroma is a lot of dark fruits, raisins, plums, figs, currants, grapes, good caramel along with toasted bread, yeast, some chocolate, a bit of molasses, candi/brown sugar. Very good strength and I seem to pick up something new each time I take a whiff.

Flavor is a rich combination of dark fruits, plums, figs, raisins, black currants, as well as chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, toasted bread and yeast. No real alcohol in the taste, but a touch of heat as it goes down. A bit of sweetness, not much bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and lush, medium carbonation. Drinks all too well for such a big beer.

It's been a few years since I've tried the 10 and to be honest I wasn't blown away the first time...felt it was a bit on the watery side but this bottle certainly isn't. Very rich, complex and delicious. Definitely holds up well to some age.

elgiacomo, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; hazy dark brown with a hint of red, almost a dark purple under the proper lighting. Tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving slight lacing. Foam collar around the edge of the glass and film in the center.

smell; very aromatic sweet plums and rum balance nicely with unique yeast and alcohol spice. Some cherry juice in the back end of the sniff after the alcohol spice fades out. Very complex and powerful, odors are all well represented and work well with each other...Perfect!

taste; pretty much like the smell. Upfront smooth plum and cherries. Some sourness that quickly becomes bitter in a rum-like sweet way. Aftertaste of mild citrus rind hops, before it mellows out to a delicious lactic and warm yeast. Walnuts soaked in warm spiced plum wein with candied ginger come to mind.

mouthfeel; like a cotton filled velvet pillow case. Prickly but with a classically burning alcohol, yet very gentle and soothing in a creamy way. Light and fine carbonation. All factors combined make a chewy yet medium bodied drink. Very smooth.

drinkability; not so much crisp and refreshing like most highly drinkable beers but so damn tasty and the high alcohol content is well hidden...quite a classy drink!

Sachsenfreude, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of johnwarne
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer haiku for you:

"Rochefort--you da' bomb!
A Belgian worth savoring.
World class, top shelf beer".

Rochefort--consistently probably the best beer family in the world. Not one have I ever had that was not an "A" offering, and their scarcity means when you find one [or more] that you snatch them up and savor them when you get a free moment.
If you don't find this a world beater--I will take your leftovers!

Cheers!

johnwarne, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of jporf911
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into an oversized snifter. The bottle has a code that says 030215. A little research revealed that this means it was bottled March 2nd, 2010 and will be good for five years past that date (though it would probably age even longer under the proper conditions).

Appearance- 4.5 out of 5. Pours a deep, dark brown like a medieval monk's robe. The formidable tan-brown head quickly fizzles away into nothing. Once it subsides, there is a little lacing left sticking around the edges. Be warned that there is a thick yeast cake sticking to the bottom of the bottle that will plop into the glass if you don't pour carefully. Once the sediment intrudes, the beer becomes cloudy and somewhat thicker.

Smell- 4.5 out of 5. Sweet malt and dark fruit leap out of the glass and tickle my nose with a thousand subtle nuances. Red grapes-- almost like wine, figs, plums, and vanilla swirl in an olfactory orgy. Cocoa and caramel linger afterward. Hops are nowhere to be found, but in this case, I don't miss them. The alcohol is evident at first whiff but not unpleasant-- just a bit spicy. This is a fairly fresh bottle, so it would likely mellow with age. Not quite as enticing as La Trappe Quadrupel, but damned close.

Taste- 5 out of 5. This is one of those beers whose scents blissfully match its flavor profile. Sweet caramel malt, dark bread, and fruity esters roll through my mouth like moat waters in a storm. It's like a feast from the Dark Ages bottled and sequestered away in a dusty castle alcove, saved for me to enjoy today. Everything from the smell translates into the taste but manifests more powerfully. The alcohol is strong and spreads warmth across my face; the sedimentary yeast adds a spicy, peppery note to balance out the vanilla and fruit sweetness. Only the faintest hint of herbal hops crosses my tongue, quickly washed away by an aftertaste that reminds me of port wine. The red grape taste is strong in this beer. The banality of "mouth-gasm" seems entirely too weak for this beer; "tongue-fuck" is more appropriate.

Mouthfeel- 4.5 out of 5. Moderate to full-bodied. The port wine comparison is again applicable. Creamy and smooth except for a bit of an astringent phenolic bite on the back of the tongue. The only disconcerting note is the intense tingling on my tongue like a Fizzy Lifting Drink from Willy Wonka's factory, but that fades after a few minutes in the glass.

Drinkability- 5 out of 5. If I could drink this beer on a nightly basis, I would be a rapturously happy man. It's probably good that this beer is somewhat rare; widespread availability would irrevocably spoil our palates. I could easily drink three or four of these, but keep in mind that it's a beer better sipped than gulped. As it is, the review is concluding just as the glass is almost empty, and I want to shout like Captain Jack Sparrow, "why is the beer gone?!". La Trappe Quadrupel is still probably by favorite Quad of all time, but this one definitely gives it a run for its money. World-class. If you see it, buy it; budget be damned.

Notes: Be sure to leave this beer out of the refrigerator for at least ten to fifteen minutes before pouring it. The ideal serving temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and the flavor profile won't fully develop unless you let it reach that level of warmth. Don't cheat yourself.

jporf911, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of JT2875
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a- Pours a dark brown with a red hue. Mild one finger brownish/white head that slowly fades.

s-Wow, smells delicious and complex. Dark malts and dark fruit. There are some caramel vanilla chocolate note as well.

t- Excellent, the smell didn't let me down! Flavor is just like the smell with a mild alcohol warming the throat.

m-Mild carbonation and a thick body.

d- This is a beer you pour after a hard or even good day. It just rewards you for buying it! While the price is steep I plan on getting some to put in the cellar. Excellent!

JT2875, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of Gtheroux
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour careful!!

If I would rated this beer this first time I drank it it would have been one of those rateings you get when you look at the low reviews... I poured it to fast and got most of the sediment in my glass, the first time...I acctually didn't finish it...the second was a different story completly

You can't ask for much of a better aperance when your drinking this style with the dark chocolate look. 4.5 for still and
Little to much haze and sediment

I have issues smelling a beer after I've tasted it so I acctually had to convince my self that it would taste better then it smelled 2 minuites later...

And it the taste follows the smell remarkable well with flavours that as a rookie will take years to figuir out.... But wow, if Belgium beer need a rep, I've found one to compare all other belgiums to.. Complex, complex chocolate, coffea and malty flavors( anything dark)... With a little more acholar flavour then I like I couldn't believe it was masked like it was... But careful, one may be enough

Feel was matched by the look... Smooth feel with perfect carbonation

Careful, it drinks wayyy to easy for this abv.... Little, and I mean a little to much alcohol taste for me hense it not being a 5 here

Noted: i will buy more of these and this beer is the reason I started my cellar... This is a good beer for beer... All reviews are done on the iPhone because i make notes on it... Spelling won't be great :)

Gtheroux, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of leakyfaucet12
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a- Beautiful beer. Dark body that just looks complex and a foamy brownish white hear that slowly goes away.

s- tons of complexity. I smell malts and dark fruit. There are some caramel vanilla chocolate tones as well. Smells damn tasty

t- woah does the smell transist into the taste. The boozy flavor is perfect while warming the throat it also is very faint almost like no alcohol at all. The fruits and the caramel are very dominant but the malts round it off perfectly. So complex. So good.

m-alot of carbonation and a thick body. Perfect

d- This might be the highest I have ever rated a beer. I cannot believe that there is a quad or even a beer that is considered to be better than this one. BRAVO

leakyfaucet12, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my LaTrappe goblet for this special occasion. Pours a dark mahagony color with average foamy head. Appears nicely carbonated, so much so that it produces a nice little foamy mound in the center of a wispy foam ring around the glass. I did happen to notice that while pouring this beer, it appears to have a rather large amount of yeast sediment.
Smells dark and menacing with a rich complex malt bill followed by fruit and alcohol.
Sweet tasting malts, stewed plums and dates.
Big alcohol tatse that hit me hard.
I also can taste a nice sutle bread or grain aspect to the taste.

Mouthfeel lighter then I would expect.
I noticed while I sampled this great beer that my tongue and lips seem to be coated with a sweet tastiness similar to powered malt when brewing a beer, I cant't explain it.
This is a powerful beer and I had a hard time just finishing the bottle. One is plenty for me since I am not a big fan of hangovers.
None the less its a good tasting beer that shows different nuiances as it warms.

micromaniac129, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of dugaldh
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I've never really tried anything else like this, so I don't really have anything to compare it to.

A-Extremely dark brown which lets very little light through, with a thick brown head. Decent head retention, and a little bit of lacing.

S-Malty notes, fruity aromas, faint hints of alcohol.

T-Strong sweet caramel malts, along with hop and fruit flavours, intense warming alcohol which becomes more predominant as the beer warms up.

M-A little carbonation, very full bodied.

D-Too rich to have more than one, especially with the strength of the alcohol. However as I said, I haven't had anything like this before, so it could just be that I'm not used to the style.

dugaldh, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of Snamnoum
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - kind of murky brown very reminiscent of pond water. A small head of tan foam which dispersed rather quickly but left some sticky lace residue. Rather average looking quad.

Smell - on looks alone it wasn't doing to hot but here's where you get a hint that a truly awesome beer is in store. Rich bready malt and sweet fruit accompanied by a massive amount of alcohol.

Taste - An this is where you realize your nose was right and you're in for a treat. At first you get yeast and bready/graham cracker like malt followed by huge amounts of dried fruits (plumbs, apircots, and figs), then things get slightly dry and bitter. Just enough to keep the unfermented sugars from making this overly sweet. The finish is boozy and bourbon-like warming your throat and stomach as you swallow.

Mouthfeel - heavy bodied with out a doubt and well carbonated despite the lack of a large head. Chewy feel with out being abrasive somewhat creamy.

Drinkability - I had one in about 2 minutes and I'm about to fall asleep this is definitely a sipping beer but hell why would you want to throw this back its pure heaven. A great beer from a world class brewery well worth a try. Got to thank the guys at Hops City for this one.

Snamnoum, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An amalgam of notes from: 1)Bottle into real pint glass in high altitude Denver, CO, and 2)Bottle into La Trappe Goblet in Belgium.

A: Pours a dark tan with a three finger head featuring yeasty dregs. Wonderful cream and thickness. Good retention.

Sm: Musty, yeasty, hoppy. Alcohol is very apparent. Chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Complex. A light strength scent, excepting the alcohol.

T: Sour. Lots of yeast. An injection of the alcohol complements the notes from the nose, particularly the nutty hops. Creamy. Hoppy. Balanced and good. Excellent for the style (is there a truly bad quadrupel?). There's almost a note of milk.

Mf: Too smooth until the climax. Creamy, delicately soft. Complements the notes in the body.

Dr: Doesn't hide its ABV as well as their other offerings. In Denver, I'd have it again, but its price is quite high. In Belgium, it's easily affordable.

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05.10.14: truncated re-review. Side-by-side with an Abt 12 and a Westvleteren 12.

A: Pours entirely foam - gorgeous creamy pale khaki goodness. Great fluffy frothy head overall. Excellent (~9 minute) retention. Body is a nontransparent dark reddish brown. Floating yeast is visible in the body.

Gorgeous looking beer overall.

Sm: Delightful dark fruit with impeccable subtlety. Plum, fig, dates. Dark Belgian malts. Damn good aroma for a quadrupel.

Mf: Almost perfectly coarse and dry to coax out the flavours. Near perfectly carbonated. Texture complements the taste very well. Still, it's not as delicate or fragile as the best quad.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

T: Dark fruits are the star here - plum, fig, dates, prunes. Belgian dark malts. Cream. Great balance and build. I'm digging it. Good depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Amazing subtlety. Near gestalt build.

O: One of the best quads out there, definitely. But not the best. Certainly deserves to be on any Top 10 quadrupel list. They don't make 'em much better.

A-

kojevergas, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of RodneyX
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a brownish beer with tinges of purple that bubbled up with a small brown head and then left a sticky film on the sides of the glass. It smells a lot like prunes and raisins and brown sugar. It tastes very much the same, with some alcohol adding a rough edge and cutting through the sweetness. Very thick, with natural feeling carbonation. I like this a lot but it got me buzzed really quickly so I couldn't drink ton of it.

RodneyX, Jan 02, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this one shortly after hearing about the fire at the abbey. Poured nicely into a snifter, good but not obnoxious head, wonderful aroma. Drinks like liquid caramel without the stickiness or sweetness, just amazingly smooth mouthfeel. 11% ABV? Couldn't tell until I was done with it, barely a hint of booze. Absolutely outstanding beer!

WolfKeeper, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep murky brown with a 1.5 finger of tan head that slowly sinks

S - Raisins, plums, cherries, figs, caramelized toffee, spicy bread dough, hints of chocolate and yeasty banana.

T - Toasty chocolate covered in toffee, rum soaked figs, vanilla bean, clove, pepper, hints of smoke and tobacco. The finish has a warm dry bite that wraps everything up.

M - Like drinking velvet, perfect carbonation.

You could probably drink this 20 times and pick out something new and different everytime. This beer gets a lot of hype but truly lives up to it. Extremely complex. Superb.

StaveHooks, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Vdubb86
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Riedel stemless snifter

The look of this beer is a very very dark and murky brown that doesn't let light pass through there is a beige foam that continues to sit on the surface and look very appealing. The smell is a wonderful tapestry of caramelized banana mixed with figs and raisins and amber candied sugar. The taste is like all of those notes concentrated down. I would have thought that to be really impressive (and while it still tastes good) there is a tad bit of sour to the flavor that I must honestly say I didn't expect to taste. The mouthfeel is rather light on the palate and goes down really smooth, a hint of bitterness in the background is it's only fault. This is a good beer to drink overall, though I don't know if it was worth the amount paid for it per oz.

Vdubb86, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of SteveO1231
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml brown bottle with a tannish label, blue cap 10. Pours a muddy brown, copper highlight, some light foamy head, no lacing. Malty as all hell, dark fruit, prune, raisin and sting of booze. Super full-bodied, creamy, very slick. The beer tastes sweet and malty mush like the aroma, full of dark fruit and malt. Pretty hot, booze stings leaving the palate numb and dry. This beer is pretty potent, very warming. Super boozy as it warms. Each sip numbs me from gums to belly!, great beer for a cold Dec night!

Cheers!

SteveO1231, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a 2 finger off white head. Impressive head for a Quad. Good retention. Good lacing.

S. Big smells coming from this one. Dark fruit, belgian yeast. Nice fruity malty smell. Really nice complex Belgian quad smell. Has the grape dark fruit smell, but more refined and balanced than others.

T. Delicous. All of the wonderful flavors and complexities of a quad. Big malt flavors going on. Dark fruit, raisins, figs, caramel, candi sugar. Very complex taste and super well balanced.

D. Extremely drinkable. This is the epitome of beer and a great example of why Quads are my favorite style. Whether or not St. B or Rochefort 10 is better is very marginal in my book. Still waiting to try Westvleteren 12, but Rochefort 10 is a world class beer.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 31, 2010
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4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into St. Bernardus Goblet. Bottle dated 27/05/14, consumed 12.29.10, 19 months old.

Pours dark brown with garnet hues, thin but persistent beige head, nice effervescence visible on the slope of the goblet. Moderate signs of lacing. Beautiful clarity, garnet and ruby highlights really begin to come out as consumed.

Aromas of currants, rum raisin deserts and ice cream, tawny port, earthy wood tones, cracked fresh pepper. Subtle chocolates, bittersweet to cocoa powder, some caramel, raw sugar and rose like alcohol. Increased port and pinot character as it warms. Some sherry oxidation going on but adds complexity and melds with alcohol well.

Flavor shows plums and raisin with some concord grape upfront mineral like to slightly salty in the middle and finish with some chocolate and vanilla bean and vanilla extract. Spicy peppery yeast tones still emerge toward the finish.

Deceptively light bodied, finishes dry with some perceptible bitterness augmented by the dry character and alcohol. Dry, chalky earthy finish reminiscent of the very best Belgian Ales. Very much reminded my of experiencing Chimay Grand Reserve for the first time 15 years ago. Had a similar experience with Rochefort 8 as well.

Overall this beer is wonderful and complex, while relatively young it ages well and shows no sign of degradation. I thought this beer was older when I was drinking it, because I was not entirely familiar with Rochefort's labeling, but it is about a year younger than I thought at 19 months since bottling. The Belgian yeast flair of the beer seems somewhat subdued, ie a touch less spicy with more malt and alcohol tones coming into the forefront, but the phenolic yeast notes are still present and accounted for in a very effervescent and rich layered brew.

PBoegel, Dec 30, 2010
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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now this was a real treat...

A: This pours an opaque, the darkest of brown. A excellent frothy head that when dissipates leaves the glass with sticky lacing!!

S: Aromas of rum-soaked dark fruits, chocolate, and hints of spicy earthiness.

T: An abundance of sweet figs, plums, and cocoa. The sweetness is upfront, with a dry warming finish to compliment the sweetness

M: Very rich and enjoyable

D: I find this beer to be a great dessert to many of my beer sessions...fantastic

mvmalesci, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of boss302
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rochefort 10, 26 05 15. Tasting with Westvleteren12 and Abt12. 330ml bottle

A 4.5 Dark brown. A much deeper darker brown than either the Westy or Abt. Still a nice looking beer. Head was thick and similar to the Abt. 4.5

S Bready/biscuity, especially after following the Westy and Abt. There is fruit also, just not as much, clean otherwise. I have tried this on its own and noticed different things. When trying these beers together you really notice what stands out between them. 4.5

T There is more alcohol taste with the Rochefort than the Westy or Abt. This beer also has the highest abv of the 3. Fruit comes through, but it is not as refined or smooth as the Westy. 4.5

M Again, good thickness and excellent carbonation, most similar to the Abt. 4.5

D Similar to the Abt, a good beer to have in the frig. 4.5

boss302, Dec 29, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very nice mohogany/dark red color with a decent 1/2" head. Leaves great lacing

S: Fruity dark malts with some yeast and alcohol. When the bottle was first opened, a great waft came from the bottle, and man was it a good one

T: What the smell first brings is nothing compared to the amazing taste of the dark fruits (plum, figs, raisins). The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but is present for sure. Not surprising for 11.3% though. Some candi sugar sweetness and nice buttery phenol notes at the end too

M: Medium feel with decent carbonation

D: Great example of a Quad, and highly drinkable for 11.3%

BEERMILER12, Dec 28, 2010
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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say; this is the beer that got me to truly love beer. Before this, I looked forward to a frosty Franziscaner Dunkel or Guiness with excitement, but now anything less than a Rochefort 10 doesn't get me to that place. Sadly, I live in Austin, TX, now, and Rochefort doesn't ship to TX due to tax reasons, so I leverage every trip out of the state as an opportunity to buy/drink as many 10's as possible. It has a body, flavor, smell, drinkability (especially for 11.3% ABV), and overall enjoyment that is unmatched from my experience. Still haven't had Westy 12, and think I'm going to save that for an actual visit to the monastery in Belgium. St. Bernardus ABT 12 is a decent substitute to get me by, but it and Chimay blue will never match the superior experience that a Rochefort 10 provides. Ignore the price tag and grab as many bottles as you can, then enjoy the pleasure it brings.

boulderaz78, Dec 28, 2010
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,500 ratings.