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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,858
Reviews: 2,627
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 653
Gots: 1,607 | FT: 54
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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Photo of tlazaroff
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Murky brown, looks like mud, no head whatsoever. Not very appealing, but it looks like every other quad that I've had.

S: Smells of big dark fruits: plum, dark cherry, and fig. A little caramel coming through too, but it's feint. Smells are all a bit more subdued than I expected, but the actual aromas are nice.

T: What it lacks in appearance and aroma, it makes up for in flavor, big time. Everything in the smell x20 is in the flavor. There is a bit of a booziness to it, but not as much as you'd expect for an 11%+ beer. This is a great quad.

M: This is thick, full bodied - almost chewy but not quite. Carbonation is on the lower side in the moderate spectrum. Mouthfeel is dead on and perfect.

D: Hah, it drinks easily, but if someone pounds this they should be slapped.

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Loved the 8, and couldn't wait to try the 10. Not sure why it took me this long

Poured into a Claret..

Appearance-Very murky, muddy brown color. Plum like. Head is just a creamy, frothy beige head that is just incredible considering the ABV. About 3 fingers leaving incredible lacing.

Smell-At first the aroma is very subtle but then it really opens up. candied dark fruits galore. Plum, Raison, Cherry. Also some hints of pear and peach. A different aroma in ever sniff. Brown sugar and just tons of sweetness, burn sugars.

Taste-Sweet burnt sugar upfront then just an array of those fruits and spice. Towards the middle I the alcohol started coming through but it wasn't too overbearing. The finish is great b/c the alcohol really gets masked. It kind of lets you know its there, then leaves. Pretty amazing. As it warms just big time brown sugar. A great desert beer or just for a nice cold night.

Mouthfeel-Creamy, Smooth. Perfectly carbonation and just full bodied. So easy to drink.

Overall-Completely on par with Rocheforst 8, maybe better. Just a beautiful perfectly balanced beer that could be consumed any time of the year or day. Damn, i'm glad this is in Texas now.

Photo of GregSVT
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that fades to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is amazing with perfect notes of brown sugar, caramel, and that belgian clove/yeast aroma. About as good a nose on a Quad as I've ever had.

T: The taste is equally great with the same notes as the nose along with a nice vanilla flavor. The brown sugar and belgian yeast reallys sets this apart.

M: The feel is creamy and medium bodied...the carbonation is a tiny bit too bubbly but for the most part it's good.

O: This lived up to it's reputation and I'm glad it's back in Texas. I plan to enjoy this on occasion because at $7 a bottle and the ABV it's not an every day drinker.

Photo of Pwnzilla
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet.pours a dark brown with a nice tan head with slight lacing, not much retention. Smells of some dark fruits maybe a bit of plum or raisin and a bit of yeast. Taste is great, a lot going on its sweet, a bit yeasty. It has changed flaor while it has warmed up a bit. Overall this is a great beer, my first but not my last. Im picking up a case this weekend for sure.

Photo of MsRif
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark brown color with a beige head and nice lacing. Retention is pretty fair. Aroma offers dark fruits with a lot of complexity. Raisins come through, as do plums and grapes. It is sweet smelling with a light yeast scent.

The taste starts out strong with dark fruits and sweetness, and finishes with a bit of bitterness and yeasty flavor. Figs are more present in the taste than in the aroma. Not a very boozy tasting beer and it is dangerously drinkable!

This is my favorite quad. I have tried many of them, including Westvleteren 12. I love the complexity of this beer...I will continue to keep it as a staple for years to come.

Photo of bigaltemple
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours deep, dark brown in color. Large, light tan head settles to foamy layer that leaves some patchy lacing.

S - Big aroma of brown sugar/burnt toffee, and rich dark fruit. Some breadiness as well.

T/M - Wow! This is good. Complex. Bready maltiness with caramel notes. Raisins and plums. Spicy finish and aftertaste. The alcohol is deceptively balanced, but does become prominent as it warms. Creamy mouthfeel with just some mild carbonation.

O - This is a great brew! Can't wait to have it again. Colder weather approaching only means I won't be waiting long.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet a hazy and brownish/red. Deep color. Thin layer of creamy head that remained in place for the entire glass. Aroma is brown sugar and earthy raisins. Fruity yeast esters and lightly burnt caramel. Flavor is warm and rich with a lot of what was present in the nose. Candied raisins and some subtle chocolate. Fruity yeast character. Sweetness blends to an earthy fig and raisin finish. Drank this over the course of an hour and a half. Tasty and smooth with a full body the alcohol became noticeable towards the end.

Photo of corsendonkfan
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown pour with a golden hue when put up to light. Bottom of the pour was very yeasty with a good amount of sediment at the very end

S: When first opened has a similar smell to a toasted lager. After i poured it into a snifter the smell of fruit became much more prominent.

T: Can definitely taste the alcohol. But it is masked by a yeasty taste with hints of dark plum, raisin. As it is allowed to sit longer and gets warmer has more of a honey/sugar taste

M: Had a creamy feel as it warms. Initially has a strong sugary feel on the tongue that softens to a fruity aftertaste

I really enjoyed the complexity of the beer. Would consider it one of the better beers I have every had. Certainly one of the better of the trappist beers.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drink by date of 4/14/2015

A: Poured into a tulip glass, the beer is a deep brown color with a very nice head, light tan in color with good retention. Spotty lacing formation on the sides.

S: Lots of intense fruit aroma, mostly grapes, apple, pear, raisins, and a little bit of plum. There is some caramel, a bit of sugary sweetness, and some bready malt.

T: Fantastic. Lots of sweet malt mixed with dark fruit, caramel, a little molasses, and some brown sugar. Similar fruit to the aroma - grapes, raisins, apple, pear, fig, and plum.

M: Extremely smooth and easy drinking. Medium bodied, no sign of alcohol at all.

O: A really good quad, easily one of my favorites thus far. Certainly a beer I would consider picking up a few of for cellaring.

Photo of donovanneb
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been drinking beer for a long time, but I never really ventured into the Trappist beers because I never really liked the style of the yeast from Belgium. Because of the availability of this beer at most places, I gave it a shot. If you are used to the California Russian Imperial stouts or any of the craft brewed stouts, this one is going to be different. It’s not as pitch black, but has brown coloring notes in it. The smell is going to be different as well, more fruity. The flavor profile is well pretty insane, lots of things going on from beginning palate to well after you have swallowed. An incredibly interesting beer with that for me, again for me only, has that yeasty style that is sometimes off-putting.

If you are more of a California style stout drinker this one will be very complex, interesting and almost studious, however it is different and might not be what some people think when they imagine a stout.

Photo of tony223366
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown. No light comes through. Tan head that's really fluffy and delicious looking. Good retention.

S: Rich dark fruits. Roasty aroma with definite brown sugar notes. The alcohol cuts through though.

T: Really rich malty flavor combined with molasses. The phenols are present throughout. Very light smokiness I think. I do think it's boozy throughout though. My palate adjusted to it as the beer warmed and I finished more though.

M: Really big mouthfeel. Thick and lightly astringent.

O: It's incredibly rich with big flavors. I wish it wasn't quite as boozy. But still great. Bet it would be great aged.

Photo of uawildcat
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized Bordeaux glass. Poured with a massive fluffy head that had some serious staying power.

Smells super sweet like brown sugar and a hint of chocolate.

Taste is very malty, not what I think of when I think of a Belgian beer. Has taste of brown sugar and bread. Tastes of dark fruit and a touch of fennel. It drinks really, really thick. Very creamy and surprisingly only medium carbonated. This beer has a hot taste as it starts to get near room temperature.

Overall, an extremely expensive beer that warrants the price. If you like stouts, I think this beer would be pretty assessable.

Photo of Morey
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle with no freshness date. It is 11.3% alcohol though...so who cares.

Pours an extremely murky reddish-brown color. You can see little to no light through this beer. Fluffy two finger beige colored head is still hanging around at one finger tall after 5 minutes or so. Moderate lacing being left behind as I sip on it.

The aroma is fairly clean and mild for such a big beer. Some ripe fruity notes, some brown sugar, and a bit of alcohol.

Deceptively smooth taste! Just a touch of bubbly carbonation up front. This alcohol really hits the top of your mouth as you swallow, but this beer is incredibly balanced out by a big fruity and malty sweetness. Just a hint of alcohol in the finish.

Medium, bordering on full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonaiton and just the right amount of alcohol heat.

One of the best Belgians that I've had overall....period.

Morey's Bottom Line: I'm not going to lie....I haven't had many Quads. All I know is that this is one tasty Belgian, and the alcohol is really well hidden. I paid a hefty price for this bottle ($9.99), but I might have to do it again sometime.

Photo of DCon
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 11.2 FL. OZ. - 330ml bottle of this from Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $7. Poured from the plain & simple cream colored bottle with a blue "10" on the front into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has 140715, 09:45 on the bottle as well.

Aroma- Very complexed... Not sure if I can put into words everything in here, but here it goes! Very rich malts start it off with nice roasty and toasty background. Has a bit of booze but not too much for the style. Has some type of fig and/or fruits that play a big part in the background. Almost has all the attributes of a barleywine, without the extreme booziness. Enjoyed coming back to this aroma over 10 times (but whos counting ;)

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that is off white and stays very bubbly for quite some time. Has a deep, coffee like color body (amber could be in here but darker than this) and slightly hazy. Leaves nice lacing afterwards.

Flavor- Has an extremely strong caramel flavor from the beginning that has a nice boozy finish. Very complexed, bodied, and goes down surprisingly smooth. May have a dry finish as well but the ABV's didn't let you forget who was boss in this one!

Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation (wish it was higher), Smooth with a big Creamy finish, and leaves good alcohol/booze on the palate (very nice!).

Overall Impression- Enjoyed every last drop of this one! You could pour this over some Vanilla ice cream and make a Trappistes Float it was that good! Very nice brew and am ready to try the other two from Brasserie de Rochefort. I would go for this one if your looking to get into more Belgian style beers.

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

My Fave!!! Pours deep brown with a thin head and good lace. Smells like malty dark fruit. Taste is a mind blower. Dark fruit, rum raisin, banana, booze, brown sugar, apple butter, yet not overly sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. A bit oily and chewy. Not too carbonated. It is hard to describe how this brew EXPLODES on the palate with such complexity, so much going on. So many sweet nuances, yet not cloying. Finishes surprisingly clean and dry for such complex flavor. This is by FAR the best of it's style I've tasted. Stunningly good.

Photo of Philousa
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured nearly black. Upon further inspection, appears a dark tobacco color with little head, no cover on top of the brew. Rich chocolate aroma meets your nose first, then figs, raisin, other dark, juicy fruit and some toast with a swirl. Dark chocolate, a little bitter, meets your taste buds first, followed by raisins, date, some plum. A bit of alcohol bite becomes more prominent with each sop. The chocolate flavor lingers, a pleasurable, creamy flavor. The feeling of silk is a good description of this beer. Tiny bubbles and lots of carbonation really balance it out.

This is a truly complex beer. I've noticed some things since writing down my observations on beer, and most of them have to do with yeast. When I compare this beer to Unibroque's offerings, I understand why so many flock to Belgian creations: the yeast. It has to do with so much of the flavor, nose, and feel of the beer. Yeast touches all of the aspects of a beer, and Rochefort has a dynamite strain. When I added a little yeast to the beer after a swirl of the bottle I got more of a fruity flavor. Amazing! Very impressed with this beer, in that the complexities come with ease. I have a feeling I'll update this review at a later date when I am able to observe more aspects of this interesting creation.

Photo of curasowa
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, mahogany color with a huge head that fades slowly with fluffy lacing.

Aroma: Hay over raisins, with some hints of plum and molasses. Its slightly medicinal yet has a clean, wheat malt-like aroma to it.

Taste: Very creamy with a ton of sweetness upfront, then it gets a little hot in the middle, before more syrupy sweetness on the back end. There is a mild fruitiness that comes in and out while drinking, and the finish is quite boozy.

The Rest: I recently had Rochefort 8, and I liked the 8 better. While still very good, 10 is just starting to cross the line into being too boozy.

Photo of mtalley999
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Leffe chalice.

Pours very dark with just a little light brightening the edges of the beer. Fairly aggressive pour resulted in about two fingers of cream colored head that dissipated pretty slowly.

Aroma is very pronounced. I could smell the beer as soon as I poured it from about two feet away. I get dark fruits on the nose, mostly raisins, dates, figs.

Taste is true to the aroma. Lots of dark fruit, with slight hint of banana, some caramel or toffee as well. Mouth feel is very rich. I can still taste the beer about a minute since my last sip, and my mouth still feels coated. Alcohol is not noticeable at all to me, despite being over 11%.

Overall I think this beer is phenomenal. I have avoided Belgians in the past, but either my palate has changed significantly, or I have finally found one that I really enjoy. Tough to find this near home in MD, so I'm glad I could sample while I'm here in NJ.

Photo of agomega
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a creamy chocolate color with a light tan head.

Smell: Fruity aromas dominate with smells of cherry, raisins, and even a faint hint of banana. The malty aroma are present as well in the background and hints of biscuit, caramel, and even a faint smell of chocolate in the background.

Taste: The flavor is very malt forward with a spicy yeast finish. The malt flavor is extremely complex with flavors of biscuit, caramel, and a hint of chocolate sweetness. The finish is fruity and spicy. Dark fruits such as cherries, raisins, plums, etc. The spicy aspect is difficult to put into words.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light bodied for such a huge beer. The high alcohol is well contained and shows up as a gentle warmth as the beer runs down your throat.

Overall: A truly spectacular beer. Waves of complex flavors and aromas hit you over and over. Virtually indescribable - must try.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: three finger off white head with good retention. Muddy brown with orange-red hues.

S: dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and some malt.

T: Lots of dark fruit up front with molasses, prune and hop bitterness notes. Finishes with a relatively strong alcohol flavoring.

M: thick body with a very oily finish. High carbonation.

Overall: I am not a fan of this genre but I will grade it based on how it is within its genre and not personal taste. I appreciate the fruitiness which is not overwhelming though the booz is a little strong.

Photo of Rhynes2
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought this brew from my local beer shop and poured into a glass. this has a great compact head with a nice light color and a hue of ruby red. Smells of raisins and fig and you can get a tinge of alcohol in there as well. The taste is one of dark fruits and honey. The slight taste of alcohol blends nicely into the mix and is not overpowering at all. Very pleasant taste in general. Very thick mouthfeel but one that suits the style very well. It's velvety and smooth. Carbonation is moderate and fits in well with what i was expecting. I think i'm in love with this beer and will be buying at again for sure. For 5.99 its well worth it.

Photo of zhanson88
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Old Guardian chalice, sampled side by side with a Westy 12.

Appearance: Pours out a very dark mahogany color with 3/4" of light khaki colored head. Retention is pretty decent, and lacing is mostly non-existent.

Smell: Very different on the nose when compared to Westy 12. Much more emphasis on dark fruits (raisin, fig, date) with much less sweetness. Rochefort also has a dankness to it, a bit cave-like and musty, which I find unexpected. The requisite yeast and spices and present as well.

Taste: Superb here. Some caramel and toffee up front, but that is quickly overshadowed by copious amount of rasin, fig and date. Yeast and spice is also detected, and a nice but muted phenols.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and an extremely smooth and pillowy mouthfeel. Very good. Overall, I preferred this to Westy 12. Less sweetness and more dark fruit presence and complexity. And it's exponentially easier to find to boot.

Photo of BrahnSolo
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle served in NOLA snifter

Brown hue, ruby red on the edges. Thick light tan head that dies quickly, leaving some lacing behind.

Dark fruits, black cherry, raisins, very vinous. Nicely spiced. The nose on this is incredible.

Candied sugar, black cherry, apple, raisin, and very vinous, followed by a smooth vanilla taste at the end. Peppery throughout, the alcohol only makes the spice that much stronger. Taste lingers on and on thankfully.

Coats the mouth nicely, moderate to heavy carbonation, leaves a nice peppery tingle behind for quite some time.

What an incredible beer. It is truly an experience to drink this beer, and gladly it is always around. Incredibly complex and easy to put down at 11.3% ABV relatively speaking.

Photo of Mar02x
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle from my favorite liquor shop. I had it before I just didn't review it yet.

A - A very dark brown beer with a very nice beige head. The withdrawal of the foam is slow, beautiful to watch. There is a reasonable layer of foam remaining nearly a finger thick.

S - An inviting aroma of chocolate and cherries come towards you. You can smell that this is a heavy beer.

T - What a great taste, sweet and bitter tones complement each other nicely. Chocolate tones, cherries, figs, cardamom, nail powder, coriander and sugar candy.

M - Soft carbonation and slightly sticky. The bitterness and alcohol warmth come in the end.

O - A beautifully complex beer with great taste and still very drinkable. The alcohol is present but never in a bad way.

Photo of draheim
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle (best by 7/14/2015) poured into a Trappistes Rochefort glass. Mahogany brown color with a thin light-tan head that settles quickly. Carbonation continues to rise to the surface, little bubbles seem to emerge constantly from the murky depths.

Aroma is dark fruits and sweet brown sugar. Plums and prunes and sugary dates.

Taste is dark sweet malt, candi sugar, dark stone fruits. Complex but well integrated. Alcohol expertly concealed.

Mouthfeel is smooth and balanced w/ a bone dry finish.

Overall a world-class Belgian quad, little fault to be found with this beer.

(Note: This was a side-by-side with Westvleteren 12 and I found this beer to hold its own, just ever so slightly less impressive on the aroma and mouthfeel.)

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,858 ratings.