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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,908 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,908
Reviews: 2,529
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 484
Gots: 1,100 | FT: 46
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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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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

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

Poured from 11.5oz bottle to snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a nice large off-white head with perfect retention but almost no lacing. The head covers the body for the entire drink.

S: Smells fruity(both light and dark) strong yeast and some vanilla hints.

T: Nice fruit flavors such as; apples, plums, pears, and figs. Some earthiness and spice to it. The obvious Belgian yeast flavor adds to the complexity. Strong malty brown sugar flavor with caramel. Interestingly there's also a bit of a vanilla hint. However the flavor overall is in a way too mellow, although it's complex it's not the best I've had. The alcohol doesn't come out much, impressive for a >11%

Overall: Good quad but I don't feel it lived up to the hype. The mouthfeel is great it's nice and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good considering the style and alcohol content. As I said very good quad, but I feel that for the price I'd go with St. Bernardus 12 over this.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 07:04:25 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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BarrelO

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Very dark brown, almost black. Could be mistaken for an imperial stout at a distance. Starts with a good head that provides a nice cushion but never threatens to take over the glass.

S: Heavy notes of plum pudding and spicy yeast.

T: Almost too complex for words. I feel like I can't provide descriptions, only fleeing impressionistic takes. I can detect plums and other dark fruits, chocolate, anise, nuts, alcohol, and a bunch of other stuff I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Creamy, rich, and smooth, like a decadent dessert.

D: Absolutely awe-inspiring. In fact, it's kind of humbling to know that the art of brewing can be taken to such heights. To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, "when a man is tired of Rochefort, he is tired of life." Of course, if you possess enough wealth and leisure time to drink Rochefort to the point of tedium, I'll hardly be shedding any tears on your behalf.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 01:24:30 | More by BarrelO
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ElGrecoVerde

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I may have to drop my ratings on a few other beers after trying this one. Dark, muddy brown with a huge, fizzy head.

Smooth chocolate aromas with notes of sweet fruits and brown sugar. Taste is noticeably sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. Blueberries, bananas, and other fruit flavors blend nicely with the caramel and cake-like tastes. It's hard to imagine these flavors describing a beer, but it works so well.

By far the smoothest beer I have ever had. Creamy and full bodied. The sweetness would make it difficult to have more than one bottle, but at 11.3% you don't need much more.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 20:39:52 | More by ElGrecoVerde
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webmanspidey

Michigan

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

Poured into a chalice. Dark purplish brown with a large fizzy tan head. Very sweet smell of plums, grapes, licorice, and pepper. Similar flavors in the taste... definitely some sugar, grapes, dates, and pepper. A strong dry and bitter alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is very fizzy and carbonated. Very smooth and drinkable. While this is still amazing, I had it before while in Belgium and remember it being even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 03:10:24 | More by webmanspidey
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

G: 12-ounce Chimay goblet. Bottled on January 23, 2008.

A: Pours a thick, finger-and-a-half head that is cream colored and has a medium number of carbonation bubbles visible on top. The color is a very dark brown.

S: Dark sugars and fruits; mild alcohol.

T: Very sweet with fruity flavors on the initial sweep. A mild raisin flavor, filled with cream and perhaps a touch of caramel.

M: Smooth a creamy, eventually revealing slight alcohol warmth, which really hits the back of your throat on the swallow.

D: Quite good. Even with the additional alcohol feel, I think this is more drinkable than the Rochefort 8.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 03:15:19 | More by Thorpe429
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abfraser

California

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

A: Dark, dark brown with slight red undertones. Good-sized beige frothy head on pouring that dissipates to a thin cap. A little lacing.

S: Caramelized sugar, but doesn't smell overly sweet. Big notes of dark, dried fruit: raisins, prunes, etc... Slight notes of cinnamon and clove. Nice malty undernotes

T/M: Excellent. Amazingly well balanced, with all the aromas and smells reduced to an intense mouth-filling experience. Sugary dark dried fruit is prominent. Love the carbonation. It really balances out the intensity of the flavors. Can taste the booze a bit.

D: A sipper for sure, but a remarkably balanced beer that's easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 04:00:11 | More by abfraser
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus wide mouth glass trying to be as authentic as possible.

A- Rochefort 10 pours a dark murky dark brown to mahogany color. A bunch of sediment was seen going in to the pour but i can't help that. Getting some dark ruby highlights. Bubbles are seen rising which leads to a minimal coating of frothy tan head. Minimal lacing.

S- A very sweet smell from far away, even sweeter up front and center. Dark fruits with dates, figs, raisins. Sweet sugar and i get some honey as well. Spices such as nutmeg. Dark roasted malts and some alcohol with warming.

T- Not as sweet as expcted but still up there. Getting the dark dried fruits up front with raisin flavor coming through. Some red grapes and pear are there and apple as well. Maybe some prunes. The spice character is great with nutmeg and clove. Sweet Belgian candy comes to mind. A nice dose of hops as well but not bitter at all.

M- First sips the carbonation is present on the mouth with a crispness up front. I can feel and hear it fizzing as it stays put. i just let this quad do it's thing as it sits on the palette. Medium bodied with some alcohol seeping through. Not as thick on the mouth as I'm used to in some quads.

D- Very drinkable while not being overly sweet like some in the style. This is well balanced with a warming quality on the way down. 11.3% is quite high but what the hell i would drink a few, you only live once right! A great quad at a fair price with good availability, what more can you ask for.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 05:58:44 | More by BARFLYB
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Graham21

Iowa

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So I thought it was about time I review this Quad classic. I poured this dark beauty into a big fat oversized wine glass. The color is dark brown with a nice tan creamy frothy head that doesn't dissipate, and big chunks of yeast throughout. The nose is very rich and caramel like with toasty nutty, and earthy undertones.
The first thing to hit the tongue is the strong carbonation. The flavors and complexity are so simple yet so brilliant. I taste earthy and dusty flavors up front like mold or mushrooms then later; wood, vanilla-oak, and toasty, smokey, raisins, burnt malt flavors. It finishes dry and crisp with a butterscotch sweetness in between. Great drinkability- alcohol is almost unnoticeable and the rich carbonation makes it a pure pleasure and a light drinker for such a strong well defined quad.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 05:20:37 | More by Graham21
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Aenema

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark brown with a 2.5-3 finger head. The head settles to a thin cap with blotches of lacing.
Smell - Fantastic, deep aroma. Dried fruit, raisins and banana stand out.
Taste - Similar to how it smells, dark fruit and raisins are most prominent though there is a little heat to it at the end.
Mouthfeel - Silky smooth with fine carbonation.
Drinkability - Very drinkable for such a strong beer, though one bottle was plenty.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 17:10:39 | More by Aenema
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

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

A: Pours a very dark brown with about a fingers worth of tan head.

S: Alcohol right away, then moves to dark fruit, raisins, plums, ripe banana. Very inviting. I've found this needs to be around 60 degrees to really open up.

T: As with the smell let it warm up to around 60. Man, what a taste. Dark fruit, just like the smell. This beer has many layers that you can slowly dissect while you drink it.

M: Smooth and almost no sign of the 11% alcohol!

D: It's a fantastic beer, no doubt. I use this beer as a treat to myself!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 17:44:57 | More by madtowndmb1
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ThePeskyDingo

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking these beers with my friend mothman tonight. We are pretty excited for this beer.

Appearance: Dark somewhat cloudy color, lots of sediment in the beer. 2.5 finger head.

Smell: After the initial pour it smelt like it was a skunky beer, but that went away within 30 seconds. Afterwards i smelt roasted malts and fruits. Overall it became a very good smelling beer.

Tastes a lot like the smell, of roasted malt and dried fruits. very good. The alcohol is apparent, but not overwhelming.

In my mouth it gives me a warm feeling. Low carbonation, but not too low... almost a perfect balance. taste lingers in my mouth, which i dont mind at all!

very drinkable beer, I don't find the alcohol too overwhelming by any means. kind of expensive for 11.2 ounces, but that is expected i guess for a beer of this prestige.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 06:44:23 | More by ThePeskyDingo
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by July 16- 2013. Me and ThePeskyDinko are enjoying these tonight.

Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass.

Color is a dark dark burnt copper. 3.5 finger dark tan. Leaves some lace ring.

This is weird, but it started out smelly very skunky, but then it went away. I was quite shocked. Smell is very complex. Raisins, dark dried fruits. Banana notes. Slight earthy hopes.
Awesome!

Taste is very complex as well. Alcohol is noted as it is 11.3% abv. Very fruity. Some zests. Banana. Raisin is deep. Pretty tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is creamy, a little bitter, smooth. Leaves a pretty clean aftertaste. Well carbonated.

Overall, this being number 12 overall, I was a little disappointed. It is an amazing beer, but I have had better. I really enjoyed the smell. The alcohol was a little overwhelmng. I do recommend though!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 06:27:02 | More by mothman
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bowersdm

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Rochefort goblet (or chalice). The best by date is 100913, so September 10, 2013.

A - very dark brown, nearly black color. When held to the light, the bottom most portion of the bowl (at the stem) is slightly ruby, but other than that, it's dark stuff. A slight 0.5cm head formed on the pour, but it dissipated very quickly into a halo of carbonation around the meniscus of the beer. So far the beer seems to look just like Pepsi or Coke.

S - As soon as the beer was opened, I'm hit with a pungent alcohol smell and a slight metallic aroma. Closer nasal examination reveals cherries, apples, raisins, bananas, caramel, and very sweet malt. As the beer warms, the metal aroma fades. I can longer smell it

T - The taste begins with chocolate, banana and raisin which leads into vanilla, toffee, with a finish of some of the same fruity esters the nose suggested and a vanilla and alcohol finish. The finish is very reminiscent of bourbon, albeit nowhere near as strong and waaay more smooth. As the beer warms, there's a slight dryness to the finish, almost hoppy, with hints of dark chocolate, Dr. Pepper (strange, but it's probably the cherries) and a slightly medicinal aftertaste. Banana begins to come through in the end as well. Wow! This is a really, really complex beer. There's also a touch of molasses in the finish that provides an acrid flavor.

M - perfectly carbonated.

D - this beer is definitely a sipper, but I could sip this all day long if it wasn't for the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 03:47:12 | More by bowersdm
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baggio

Sweden

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

Bottled@home

A: Very, very, dark brown with a finger-sized head.

S: Toffee, Molasses, Ripe fruit, Spices, Sugar and roasted malts.

T: Candy sugar, Dark caramel, Toffee, Spices, Ripe fruit, Raisins and alcohol.

M: Very smooth and sweet with a bit of pleasant burn from the alcohol.

One of the best beers in the world. Period.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 20:44:53 | More by baggio
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Beerenauslese

California

4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark with a tan head that dissipates fast, leaving a thin layer of foam and lace on the sides of the glass. It performs like the classic Belgian ale it is.

Smells of dark fruit, prunes, raisins, candy sugar, and a bit of ginger. Very integrated and refined aromas, like an excellent Christmas pudding or cake.

Very well balanced tastes of sweetness balanced by hops, with prominent raisins, prunes, and ginger. Pardon me, but some Coca-cola flavors are there especially with a little metalic vibe, at first sip, but they are taken to a higher level with a huge coffee/tofee and hop ride, then turning to a lovely numbing ginger aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable, dark rum-like in taste. This beer gives the entire palate a roller coaster ride.

Very full and creamy mouthfeel. Sweetness and dark fruits at first, resolving into a hoppy, gingery aftertaste that I quite enjoy.

This is a huge, delectable beer, and I could make a habit out of drinking this, except the price and the alcohol limits my consumption. But if your goal were to be driven insane and poor by beer consumption, I'd choose this as the way to go. A Rochefort 8 would also do, but the 10 will get you there quicker.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 03:28:50 | More by Beerenauslese
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br3wmeister

Colorado

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

A- The beer is a super dark red, almost black in color with, a nice bubbly off white head with good retention but minimal lacing.

S- Lots of deep fruit aromas, plum, raisins and dark cherries. Some caramel, toffee and hint of chocolate are also present in the aroma. I light earthy yeast note and a touch of alcohol.

T- Very complex fruity flavors, some plum, raisin, and pear present. Also some good caramel, brown sugar and almond notes, with a nice herbal spice present throughout the taste. Some light bitterness and alcohol in the end.

M- This is a full bodied beer that sticks to your taste buds. Some alcohol bite but nothing to overwhelming. I little more carbonated then I like but still pretty good.

Overall- This is a complex and magnificent beer, great aroma and flavor. If you are into Quads this is a beer you must try.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 03:13:22 | More by br3wmeister
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brokenleadedcask

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip

A- Deep dark brown body with lots of head that mellowed to 1/4 inch and stayed until finished

S- Yeast, rich malt, raisins and melon

T- Perfectly caramelized malts, fruits like raspberries and grapes, and a very slight hop to it

M- Slight tingle on the center of the tongue from carbonation. Velvet smooth and gentle release of complex flavors, it's so good they don't need to punch you in the face with it.

D- If I paced myself I could drink this all night. The combination of subtle fruits and no ego makes this one a must have on hand

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 03:03:31 | More by brokenleadedcask
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Rayek

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep chestnut with active carbonation. Soapy cream colored head starts out strong, then quickly settles to a 1/4" cap that sticks the whole way down. Leaves patches of lace.

S: On the sweet side. Fruit aromas of raisin and apple can be smelled as the beer exits the bottle. A closer inspection reveals maple, clove, anise and even a touch of bubblegum. A very complex aroma profile to say the least.

T: Very warm right off the bat, but the flavor isn't dominated by alcohol. Instead, the aromas from the nose transition beautifully into the beer's flavor. Sweet/bitter balance is excellent. Some yeatiness is present in the form a mild sourdough flavor.

M: Medium body is rather dry and has the right level of carbonation.

D: I'm really glad I finally had this beer. It was a very nice experience that I hope to have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 16:10:27 | More by Rayek
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BernardusHo

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Rochefort glass, dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Smells of molasses and Dr. Pepper. This sipper is heaven on earth. Could drink these all night if it weren't for the high ABV. The carbonation is perfect. This is a must try and one of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 00:44:08 | More by BernardusHo
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squaremile

Oregon

4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Memorable Quality: This beer is all over the place depending on age. Bottles aged a year or so have been some of the most dynamic quads I have ever had, younger bottles produce an everlasting white head that is like nothing else I've seen. Regardless, the sticky depth of dark fruits and other worldly yeast make this an all time great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 23:12:04 | More by squaremile
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PerzentRizen

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Let me first say that I like this beer but I must admit that it is and will remain in the shaddow of St. Bernardus Apt 12. This beer has a wonderful mouthfeel and presentation but in the end it is both overly sweet and overly alcoholic for my preference.

Poured into a Brasserie de Abbaye des Rocs glass at around 45 degrees this beer has a beautiful brown to purple color and a lovely head that refuces nicely to a nucleated lacing reminiscient of so many great Belgian ales.

The aromas upfront include but are not limited to wood(unfinished cedar it seems), Spanish Rioja wine, acid (almost like vinegar), and dried apricots. As the beer warms and the first taste is taken more aromas take over leaving the first impressions behind. There is a deep malty grain almost breadlike smell and an aroma that reminds me of fresh fig preserves.

The first taste is extremely sweet and acidic with touches of pepper, and an almost mushroomlike heartiness that cannot be ignored. The dried fruit picks up and the finish is of sweet toasted grain, alcohol, and spicy peppercorns.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and amazingly robust. Is this a quad or an IRS you might find yourself wondering. The creaminess passes quickly and you are ready for the next sip - and believe me it should be a sip.

At 11.3% abv and 6-8 bucks for an 11.2 ounce bottle I think we can agree that this beer is not exactly the ideal session beer. Keeping that in mind I think Rochefort did a great job when they came up with this beer (ages ago). For me this beer is a sipper and not one I will necessarily seek out again.

I have one more bottle in the cellar and I think that will sit for ten years plus just to mellow out the alcohol and give the sugars a chance to degrade a bit. My goodness it's like eating pure sugar cane!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 20:40:17 | More by PerzentRizen
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MPLS

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from the oh so slim Trappist bottle into a Chimay goblet. Let this guy sit in the fridge for about 35 minutes or so before I poured it. Ya'll got yeast in dat bottle?

A: A nice dark opaque dark Belgian brunette. Very thin 1 cm head, not a very aggressive pour. Pleasing, the darker the beer the sweeter the...uhhh I don't know.

S: It's malty and for some reason I always envision raisins and plums with a quad, not too far off. Slight alcohol presence in the nostrils. Also sweet.

T: Oh how sweet it is to meet you? Upfront sweetness, dark and fruity, I can feel my tongue becoming a sponge to the all this alcohol. Mid swallow it's still dark/sweet, more malt and the yeast is apparent. There is a sweet cocoa, and alcohol. This beer has a mild hop/spice that doesn't stay it's welcome, very short-lived.

M: Mouthful is about right, moderate carbonation, medium bodied, though you can't really the carbonation, but it's evident as there is always a good 1 cm cap on the top of the beer.

D: Very good tasting beer, still have the 6/8 sitting in the basement, but chose the goliath of these trappist beers. High ABV would keep me from drinking too many. Great sippin Belgian, way to go monks.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 19:21:06 | More by MPLS
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cadenwhitaker

Minnesota

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

I'm comparing this to Columbus by Brouwerij 't IJ as they seem to be similar in flavor, and display.

I'm really getting the acohol through the drink and at first this was a little dissapointing, but then when I think about it, this is 11.3%. With that in mind this is exceptional.

I'm getting lots of wood, vanilla, bourbon. Lots of warmth in the aftertaste. This is a sipper. This is something that can be used to keep warm in these cold Minnesota winters.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2009 20:53:35 | More by cadenwhitaker
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jjazz

South Dakota

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

Beautiful light tan head sits atop black liquid with some reddish tones in the light. Some of the tightest lacing I've ever seen.

Sweet, wonderfully complex aroma of apricot, alcohol, and who knows what else. More intensity would warrant a 5.

Powerful on the palate. Roasty, fruity (apricot, cherry), chocolatey, rummy, raisiny, and oh so much more. Mild banana esters balanced by rich (but not medicinal) phenolics. Bracing bitterness in the finish.

Alchol is present in a very positive way; this beer wouldn't be the same without it.

Warming, dry and special. Delicious.

Highly carbonated. Really opens up on the palate. Incredibly drinkable for the abv and intensity.

This is one awesome beer, and well worth the $6 price tag. I want more. Every bit as good as the uber-hyped Westvleteren, but very different.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 03:15:46 | More by jjazz
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It starts with a several inch head that reduces moderately quickly to a nice lacing. It pours a deep brown and is opaque in the middle and brown at the edges when held to the light. Some sediment was present at the bottom and very dark.

The aroma includes a nice mixture of alcohol and apples and fruit, as well as a pleasant malty sweetness, like brown sugar.

The taste is what really struck me the best. It is a unique combination of sweet malts and pear, which is quite good. There is another flavor which to the best of my ability seems like brown sugar. The hops are quite disguised but present.

The mouthfeel is also very good. It is medium body with a very good level of carbonation, which accents the flavor. It does leave a dry sensation on your tongue and a mildly spice taste on the soft palate.

Overall, I am very impressed by this beer. I am not a huge belgian ale fan, but this is very good. I will definitely have this again and likely turn a few of my friends onto it. A very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 02:11:32 | More by SykDoc
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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