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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,331 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,331
Reviews: 2,551
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 552
Gots: 1,297 | 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 mcnkuckles
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is quite possibly the best beer I have ever had in my life. If not for the steep price of this beer, I would probably not buy any other beers but this. This is a trappist beer, but is very different from most of the other trappist beers out there because it is exceptionally dark, and does not have the "wheaty" aftertaste associated with most belgiums. The beer pours very dark, and does contain sedement, with a cloudy dark appearance. The smell is a bit smoky, with intense caramel and chocolately tones. The taste is very, very smoothe for such a dark beer, with a very sweet finish, with a little touch of smokiness and bittering, but both working in accord with the heavy chocolate/caramel flavors. I have never drank more than 2 at one sitting due to the price point of this beer, but 2 will definitely put you in a stupor. Perfect beer to accompany a steak, chop, or shank. Would be the perfect beer if not for the price point!

mcnkuckles, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of Luk13
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, from blankboy. Dark murky brown pour. Aroma is just awesome. Blueberries, black currants, sugar cane and a slight wild aroma, kind of earthy/wet hay. Taste is fruity and sweet with a slight herbal bitterness towards the very end. Palate is hot and full of alcohol and it lingers and lingers to no end bringing back all the enjoyable flavors.

Luk13, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of kwjd
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I realized this is my 200th review. I thinked I inadvertantly picked a good beer to do it with. It poured an extremely dark brown with dark'ish head. Tons of lacing and head retention. The smell has lots of dried fruit - cherry and plum mostly - and a hint of sweet chocolate. Some brown sugar too. Flavour is just out of this world. Very nice carbonation level. If the Westy 12 really is better than this one, I can't wait to try it someday (I hope).

kwjd, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of jsanford
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - Deep, dark, cloudy brown with lots of little "floaties". Small, creamy khaki head that disappears quickly.

S - Smells like a box of brown sugar or a dark molasses-y fruitcake. Tons of brandy notes, figs, dates, raisins. Slightly boozy.

T - Wow! Lots of dark dried fruits (dates, figs, prunes) and dark caramel. Sweet, but not cloying. Very complex but balanced, reminds me of a very fine rum. Amazing beer!

M - Lots of prickly little bubbles dance all around the tongue. Much smoother then the ABV would suggest, goes down so easily!

D - I could sip on this all night! I didn't know what to expect from this one, despite being on the Top 100 list. This is an incredible beer, I will definitely be picking up more of these. Can't wait to pair this with a dessert of some kind, just screams digestif to me.

jsanford, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of jampics2
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2007 vintage that I opened at a tasting I had this weekend. This was a star of the show, and many beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers alike said how much they loved this.

A reddish-brown liquid sits in my tasting glass. It's hazy and has a beautiful head that pillows and sticks around for a moment, then subsides and leaves good lace. Great looking beer!

Smell is dark fruit (raison, plum, fig) atop caramel malt that has some candy sugar notes as well. The best thing about this beer is the unique yeast. It has a spicy characteristic that makes the nose just kicked up enough, with pepper, clove, a touch of banana, and some pear. Overall, this smells just shy of perfection.

The taste is to die for. Seriously, the flavors are thick and beautiful. Figs and raisons are piled on toffee and caramel malt base. Some alcohol (but well masked) gives an impression of port wine, rum, and/or scotch. Not too boozy, though, great flavors. Sweet with just a touch of bitterness, this finishes with some esters from the yeast (pepper and bubblegum). Just perfect, gives the Westy12 a run for its money. A divine, world class tasting beer.

Body is medium to heavy, with great carbonation for the style. Well done, just not the "wow" I would give a 5 to.

I'd had it before a few times, but when I took the time to savor and examine it, I made a conclusion: I need to keep this on hand at all times, for it is perhaps one of the best beers in the world.

jampics2, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When opened, the bottle starts to bubble over...slowly, thank goodness. Pours with lots of clustered yeast chunks. Less of a head than the '8' or the '6'. It also dies to a single layer. Very cloudy brown. Some streaky lace.

Smells like a watered down brandy, meaning lots of warming alcohol for a beer. Otherwise, it smells like a freshly opened bag of brown sugar.

Highly carbonated, this beer is thick enough to handle it. My wife says it's like drinking chocolate mousse. The sweetness supports that comment--there are elements of chocolate. Lots of malted sugars. The swallow is more of the same but the alcohol is strangely muted.

smcolw, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of timonan
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the actually the first quad I've tasted, and, unable to get the #1 in the world, I've "settled" for the Rochefort 10.

A - Deep and dark. Looks like Coca-Cola. Head is big and stays for a while. Brown streaks from the sediment laced through the bubbles. A surprising amount of sediment hovering in the liquid - being a newbie, it's a little overwhelming.

S - Sweet and fruity, cinnamon and raisin notes. The alcohol stands out, but in a warm way.

T - An amazing complexity of flavor! Sweet and warming, with no bitterness. Caramely sweetness, fruits (plum and raisin are strong), a subtle streak of rummy spiciness. The alcohol blends in perfectly with the flavors, not overly strong or surprising - can't believe it's over 11%.

M - Very small bubbles. Rolls around on the tongue nicely. An amazing finish, sweet and clean. The alcohol lingers in the mouth warmly after the swallow with strong sugar and caramel notes.

D - Nothing about this beer is hard to drink. Such an accessible, warming, and wonderfully complex, flavorful beer. Definitely a sipper, but I could sip it all day.

timonan, Jul 10, 2010
Photo of devilben02
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

As one of the most well-regarded beers in the world, this one stands proudly and confidently as a shining example of the style. Regarding its appearance, it is just dark. I will not call it black, but the browns and reds of this beer seem to hide within in an effort to avoid being labeled. The aroma and flavor certainly are not trying to hide, though. The aroma is packed with bold notes of plums, raisins, and yeast that are expected from the style. The flavor is likewise a bold combination of dark fruits that is easily the most potent of any of the quads or Belgian strong dark ales that I have tried.

This boldness in both the flavor and aroma is impressive and enjoyable, but it comes at a bit of a cost, as the flavor starts getting quite sweet as the beer warms. In addition, in contrast to some other Belgian (and Belgian-style) beers, the texture is largely unremarkable and does not provide any relief from the sweet fruitiness of the flavor. Overall, this beer can serve as a benchmark against which the flavor of other quads and Belgian strong dark ales are compared, but the potency of flavors is just a bit too much, and this beer breaks down just short of excellence.

devilben02, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of pauljmccain
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Dark red, caramel color. Small creamy head, disappears quickly. Sediment in the glass after a proper pour.

S: Moderate nutty smell with spices mixed in, and a little bit of a sweet fruity smell. Slight whiff of alcohol, but not too much- great smelling beer.

T: Great sweet, fruity taste mixed with a nuty, spicy underlying flavor. It's a very good taste, but there's a little too much of an alcohol taste left on the tongue.

M: This is the best aspect of this beer, for me. The carbonation is perfect, floating in the mouth lightly and fizzing a bit. The flavor is not overwhelming in the mouth. Perfect.

D: For a quad, very good. But the alcohol aftertaste knocks it down for me a bit from the high standard set by its companion, westy.

pauljmccain, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of AgentMunky
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a beautiful Rochefort goblet.

A: So dark it looks like a stout. Even the head is light brown. The surface of the beer has odd spots of colour clumped around the edges and complex swirls throughout. Opaque, dense, and promising.

S: Alcohol, malty sugar, and dark fruits envelop you. Lighter fruits make an appearance as well, tickling the nose. This beer has an incredibly strong smell.

T: One of the best beers I've ever tasted. Sweet, dark fruit is borne forth on waves of alcoholic bliss. A spiciness fights a losing battle to emerge until the very end of the taste, after the fruit has faded into memory. A little heavy-handed with the fruit and generally single-minded, but everything it does is done to near perfection. Rochefort 10 tastes almost like liquor at points. Overall: wow. Incredibly impressed.

M: Sweet, at times *almost* too much, with a spicy kick and carbonation keeping things interesting.

D: An amazing beer, my favourite of the Rocheforts hands down, but too solidly alcholic and fruity for frequent drinking. One to sip and savour for a long, wonderful time.

EDIT: The following review is of a bottle aged in a friend's wine cellar for 14 months (and an additional month and a half sitting in my refrigerator).

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Rochefort chalice. Best before 07 October 2014. Reviewed Christmas Day 2011.

4.5A: A loose but large head fills up a finger to the rim. Some dark, yeasty sediment floats on the top. Surprisingly retention. The beer is opaque from all angles, a pleasant mahogany, with some yeast clumps appearing near the bottom edges of the glass. The patches of light and dark remaining when the head has finally settled are gorgeous, reminiscent of a nice cappuccino.

4S: Winey and subdued. Complex, phenolic fruit is quite captivating. Some richer, darker fruits in the distant background remind me that this is a hefty quad, but otherwise alcohol is all but absent.

5T/4.5M: Waves of flavour build into in a truly magnificent crescendo of sublimity. It's no Westvleteren 12, but otherwise I have nothing but the highest praise for this aged marvel. Quite simply one of the best beers to ever pass betwixt these humble lips.

Let's see...where to begin? If fruit were crystallised and mixed with the finest confectioner's sugar at a 3:2 ratio, it might taste something like this. The mouthfeel is perfect, light, spicy, and just barely drying -- perhaps due to the high alcohol content? Speaking of spice, whatever the monks dropped into this elixir is utterly compelling without being obnoxiously upfront. A large component of the beer, but a vital one that prevents heaviness, cloying sweetness, and complements the sweet fruit. The fruit is an intriguing mix of light (certainly lighter than I remember, primarily white grape or even soft peach) and dark (predominantly raisin, with some fig, and a perhaps a pinch of plum).

5O: Is there even any debate that this beer merits a perfect overall score? One of my all-time favourites, if infrequently consumed. Ageing improved the hell out of what was already a nigh perfect beverage. I must get more to lay down. Supremely recommended. World-class. Must have.

AgentMunky, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of brystmar
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a water glass.

Pours a fizzy dark brown with about a finger of tan-colored head that disappears quickly. Smells of caramel & fruit. Taste is malty with signs of hoppy bitterness throughout. This is a full-bodied beer with higher-than-average carbonation and an oily feel. Mild alcoholic warmth at the end -- this is one smooth quad!

brystmar, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of PrinceDarren
3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We tried this along with a Westvleteren 12 and Westvleteren 8.

Pours dark brown with a moderate head. Strong, pleasant aroma. Powerful taste with notes of fig and soy sauce. Finishes hard with a little too much alcohol.

I was hoping that this readily-available quad would beat out the much harder to acquire Westy 12. Unfortunately, this could not compete. By comparison, the Rochefort 10 seemed almost like an extreme beer. It definitely had a better, stronger aroma. But unfortunately the taste was a bit too strong with an excessive alcohol presence. Despite being aged for 9 more months, this did not mellow out enough to be a close enough in comparison to the much softer Westveltern 12. It is a decent beer, but not something I will seek out very often.

PrinceDarren, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of Surly87
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown-red with a small off-white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves some good lacing.

Aroma is of dark sweet caramel malts, lots of dark fruits like plum and raisins and a good share of alcohol comes through too.

Taste is of brown sugar and caramel with lots of plum lingering on the palate. Strong alcohol, with many complex nuanced flavors coming though.

Mouthfeel was quite good. Very smooth, not very much carbonation.

Very strong, warming beer with incredible complexities. Just an amazing beer, and it is very easy to see why this is considered one of the best in the world.

Surly87, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of bogus564
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

At first sight, this is a nice, darkly colored beer. The color itself is a nice dark chocolate, with a light tan head. The head, when poured slowly into a tulip glass, takes up one third of the glass' volume. After a few minutes, I see a bit of lace.

As I give it a good long smell, I'm inclined to say Holy Cow, that's malty! If you are into malty beers, I can't imagine you not loving this one.

The first taste sensation that hits me is sweetness, but from what? I'd guess that this would be the roasted malt. I'm trying to determine if this is a chocolate taste, or a brown sugar taste. I'm leaning toward brown sugar; it's quite terrific. Hiding behind all that sweetness is the orangey citrus feel and nice carbonation. There's also a hint, or perhaps a strong suggestion, of spice in the aftertaste.

This is a powerful Jedi as beers go, so I wouldn't take it on too often. I definitely wouldn't drive after more than two of these; mercifully, I'm enjoying it from my place of residence.

This beer requires something strong to stand up to it food-wise; perhaps ribs done well, or a really well-prepared steak. Tasty!

bogus564, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of ATSJer
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark caramel coloring, moderate particulate floating, head builds quickly with a medium to light density even with a fairly soft pour. The head is ivory white and fades to a thin layer fairly quickly. The brew is cloudy and only allows light to penetrate on the edges, something I would expect from a stout more than a Belgian Ale. The brew looks to have at least a moderate level of carbonation.

Smell: light spices, some fruity sweetness, maybe mild bananas or raisins

Taste: very fruity but not heavy, floral hops with a light bitterness. Not a real present malt flavor. Flows on the tongue smoothly then begins to tingle with the carbonation. The floral hops is really the dominant flavor, but it finishes with a flash of mild fruits that were evident in the aroma. A tinge of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Well balanced favoring the floral hops but not over powering. Surprisingly there is little to no alcohol burn nor taste even with the 11.3% abv.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body, smooth in the mouth and on the tongue, tingly with the carbonation.

Drinkability: Not a session beer by any stretch, but certainly drinkable as an even sit down brew, I don't think I'd have this with a meal.

ATSJer, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a chalice, nice head and deep russet brown. looks good.

smells rich with dark fruit, rum, molasses, bit of a medicinal hint.

taste is equally rich. plums, raisins, rum. sweetness all throughout. bit of a restrained medicinal phenolic character in the finish. not hot and not super sweet. not much bitterness but hey it's a belgian quad.

carbonation provides the illusion of body. pretty drinkable other than the high abv. more or less a prototypical quad.

wyattshotmaker, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of jbowers56
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, swampy murky brown with a more than ample head. The head sits around like a cushion. Lacing isn't amazing, but it's certainly there.

The nose is unbelievable. I get raisins, plums, molasses, pear, sweet pudding notes, banana and some alcohol. Incredible.

I find this beer incredibly hard to fault. It is a work of art. The flavour lives up to the nose and more. Comes across even sweeter, richer and juicier. So much sweetness and richness but the spicy and phenolic aspects of the yeast profile always keep it in check, along with what i assume is a very modest bitterness (i have trouble perceiving it in this brew).

It feels like sliding in to a freshly made set of sheets in a 5 star hotel bed. I don't normally wax lyrical in my reviews, but the smoothness of this is incredible. I want to sing about this.

The drinkability is amazing for a beer of this strength. I could easily and comfortably get through this in 5 minutes, though I certainly wont.

jbowers56, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Chimay goblet. Bottled 8/26/09, so this puppy has nearly a year of age on it

A- pours a dark brown, near black, with a 2 finger light mocha colored head. Head fades rather quickly and laces gorgeously.

S- very sweet malt smell with a nice bit of that beautiful alcoholic smell you like once in awhile. I'm actually getting a slight hint of -- dare I say -- banana bread in there too. Quite interesting and complex.

T- heaven. Pure, unadulterated heaven. Its so mild, yet so flavorful...hints of alcohol shoot through your tongue, but they're not overwhelming at all. There is a good bit of sweetness, but as I mentioned...its not overwhelming. Very malty as well. Beautiful

M- feel is wonderful...body is upper medium on the spectrum, and mine is heavily carbonated. It almost feels like you're drinking a soda...without any of the nasty preservatives and artificial sweeteners

D- insanely drinkable. The alcohol doesn't smack you upside the head at all, though I wouldn't want to pound these back for the hell of it. Just tastes so amazing. Perfect beer to celebrate my 24th birthday and 100th review with.

bigfnjoe, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of sisuspeed
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

August 2009 Vintage (260814)

Poured into an oversized red wine glass. The body is a red-hued dark brown with a thin, off-white, bubbly head on top. Most of the sediment is left behind in the bottle. Gentle waves of lacing.

Sugared dates and figs on the nose. Lots of bready malt with a touch of alcohol. Damp, wet, malt. A little yeasty. Seems somewhat lacking, but is still pleasant.

Bready malts with a dash of plum and fig on the tongue. Slightly astringent alcohol. Almost has a faint solvent like characteristic to it. A touch of graininess. Mostly bready malts, a bit of sugared sweetness and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel is smooth, small/light carbonation and a decent amount of warming alcohol. Slight creaminess.

Drinkability is pretty good, especially for an 11% quad. One bottle is plenty for me. The alcohol seems a bit too strong in the flavor for my taste and there seems to be this solvent like quality that takes away from the overall enjoyment. Also, the complexity seems lacking compared to other Belgian quads I've had, which doesn't bring me back to my glass as quickly.

Overall, the Rochefort 10 is a decent quad, but does not even come close to the St. Bernardus 12 or the Westvleteren 12. I've had the 10 before and each time it just seems like a bit of an alcohol bomb without much going on. The 8 in my opinion is a much better beer from Rochefort. However, I've still got two more 10's in the cellar, so I think I'll put another 5-10 years on those before I touch them.

sisuspeed, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of ryno09
3.7/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep red/light brown with a good two and half finger head. It's bottle conditioned and thus unfiltered. I went ahead and dumped most of the yeast into the beer since it's a Belgium Quad. A nice light brown head leaves good lacing. It smells of sour fruits and earthiness with a lot of yeast esters and alcohol.

I get a lot alot of alcohol warm immediately with dark fruit flavors that have a bit of sweetness. But this is my no means a sweet beer, there is enough bitterness in the back end to keep it balanced. This is my first Quad so I don't have much to compare it to. Carbonation is on the high side, giving it bit of a champagne-like quality. Definitely a dry beer that doesn't leave much after it's hit the tongue.

ryno09, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of chalsk
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very delicious beer. Roasty, floral aroma. Great thick chocolate like appearance, with a thick foam. Malty flavor with hints of caramel, roast, malt, sublte coffee notes. More of a flat feel on the palate, but still full, with a long malty finish. A unique beer that warms you.

chalsk, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown with brown highlights with a finger of head that left good sticky lacing.

S: really boozy and brown sugar aromas hints of malts caramel but the booze really over powers the nose. There's also faint yeast notes.

T: sweet fruits lots of booze and brown sugar flavors with belgian yeast presence with good candy sweetness.

M: medium to full body with good amount of carbonation that had a sweet boozy finish.

D: really good quad that I've had a couple times now and is always tasty. It definitely deserves to be in the top 100. I also enjoyed how robust the beer was.

Gobzilla, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a opaque brown color that is heavily particulate. extra large tan fluffy head sticks around for a while. excellent lacing remains as beer recedes. strong caramel raisin nutty smell, taste is the same with molasses, and toasty burnt hints. long flavor duration that finishes heavily bitter. alcohol very apparent but not overwhelming. creamy sticky texture. all around very good brew. alcohol will creep on this one.

berpwillie, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of HopBacchus
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely sticky head that does not want to go away. Lacing is Extreme! This is a deep brown beer. The light sends ruby streams through it. Yummy!

Chocolate, brown sugar, raisins and some candied flavor i can't quite pin down.

No lack of flavor here. Delicious dark roasted malts assault the palette along comes molasses, pepper and other Belgian spices. A slightly smokey taste with a pleasant hop finish. Alcohol is very well masked. Its only until you are fairly buzzed that you realize how strong this thing is.

Smooth and creamy. Its on the heavy side of medium bodied.

Get your hands on some delicious meat and cheese and take your time with this beautiful brew.

HopBacchus, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of perrymarcus
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle served in a st bernardus oversized wineglass.

pours a murky, deep mahogany tone; finger, finger and a half of creamy beige/off-white head with solid retention and nice walls of lacing; fair amount of sediment.

the nose is a big, rich bouquet of raisins, figs, belgian yeasts, caramel malts, brown sugar, and booze. smells deliciously complex.

more of the same pull through in the taste; a nice and very tasty balance between the dark fruits, caramel sweetness, belgian yeast, spices, and warming alcohol which ensues - relatively well hidden considering north of 11% ABV... as the beer warms, the flavors really emerge. utterly delicious.

i'd put the moutfeel at little above medium-bodied; a bit of chew to it, creamy with average carbonation and dangerously drinkable.

IMO, in the final analysis this is simply a world class beer. when i first began drinking quads i started on this guy, and then worked my way around a fair bit (westvleteren 12 still to go), sampling some great beer, but in the end nothing has come close. every time i return to rochefort 10 i'm reminded why it stands alone - hype or no, this is probably my favorite beer of all time. well done, monks of the brasserie de rochefort. well done.

perrymarcus, Jun 13, 2010
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,331 ratings.