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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,866
Reviews: 2,630
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
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Gots: 1,612 | FT: 54
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Brasserie de Rochefort

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 Airyk12
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, dark brown color with a thin film.

Smells like dried fruit, caramel, and a hint of alcohol.

Tastes like raisins, prunes, oak, caramel, and quite a bit of alcohol.

Plenty of heat from the alcohol, a bit of carbonation, and some creaminess. Medium body.

A truly great beer. The alcohol is prevalent, but it's never unwelcome. The sweetness borders on cloying, but never gets too overwhelming. Amazing balance throughout.

Photo of Lldeegan
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with hazelnut highlights in the glass complete with an off white capping of creamy bubbles.

Chocolate and fruit along with wood, tobacco and leather, then touches of coffee bean on the nose.

Sweet plum up front melding with dark sugary flavors, raisin, and prune, that has a prickly carbonation mid palate, then more tobacco and wood in the somewhat dry finish.

Photo of ToAzwethinkweizm
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Date: 14 June 2011
Glass: Gulden Draak 25cl
Type: 330ml bottle

Poured gently at about 50 degrees F, 2-finger head reduces to thin film, rather runny lacing, color is deep deep caramel.

Aroma of huge brown sugar, into caramel, then dark malts. Just. Amazing. Reminds me of DFH Raison D'Etre in terms of fig and raisin, but way more intense.

Taste of caramel, sweet raisins and dark malts, brown sugar and very ripe figs. Perfect score.

Mouthfeel is quite sweet with brown sugar and Belgian yeasts. Allowing the beer to warm up brings out the flavors twice as much. Be sure to drink those delicious yeasts at the end of the bottle. World class brew.

Photo of ml67
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Chimay 25 cl chalice. Pours a dark, opaque mahogany with a moderate head. Nice lacing. Some “chunks” evident in the pour.

S – Sweet dark fruits – cherry, fig and a nice brown sugar and malt sweetness. The 11% abv makes itself known, but in a complimentary rather than dominant fashion. Some v. light smokiness in this complex brew.

T – Simply sublime! This is truly one of the great beers – complex malt, sweetness & dark fruits (figs, raisins & cherries) with a mild alcohol bite with a nice yeast flavor in the background. I can taste some mild spiciness, but that is definitely in the background and adds to the complexities of this amazing beer. Has a wonderful sweet, slightly dry finish that just lingers on the back of the mouth.

M – Creamy and surprisingly effervescent yet thick and thin at the same time.

O – Belgian quad perfection! Definitely lives up to its high ranking. Perhaps the most accessible of the “great” beers in the world – a true gem!

Photo of capeannbass36
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 11.2 oz.bottle poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Ale snifter. Pours a murky, very, very dark brown with a 1/2 inch tan head that disappears quickly. Lacing is o.k. but not great.

S- Sweet malt, brown sugar, dark fruit.

T- Amazing. Spice. Dark fruit. Malt. Delicious.

M- Rich. Smooth. Creamy. Decadent. Nice and warm.

O- A sipper. Hands down one of the very best beers that I have tried. Please sir...may I have another!

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

My third and final beer of the Rochefort series, recently had Pannepot, so this has quite high standards to follow. Date best by reads 18/08/15.
A nicely carbonated hiss is followed by a stunning looking Quad. Black, with mahagony around the edges, a beautiful, thick creamy tan head that would hold its own against many a stout.
Aromatically intense, very complex.The sweet-malty profile of most Quads plays a background role. Here a suprising nose full of fruit.Apple, pear,fig,plums,raisins,tobacco, smoky spiciness like a Bordeaux, Cherry,blueberries, blackberries, spices-pepper, clove musty bready graininess, star anise, black grapes.What a complex Quad, I can't imagine it being much better.
I'm greeted by a sip of the best quad I've ever had. Light,spicy, prickling, yet perfectly creamy and rich. Pepper, clove, anise, raisin,pear, black grapes, fig, raisin, malt, tobacco,cocoa, Bordeaux wine again. Sour molasses and cherries mingle with cocoa and vanilla, all finish with a kick of pepper, completed by a palate-tingling burn of alcohol. Not buried, but integrated and well-used.
The mouthfeel of this is damn near perfection. LIvely,rich, sweet, spicy and warm all in one. This brew exibits the best of what beer complexity can be, and would easily hold it's own in a beer vs wine pairing against any Pinto Noir or Bordeaux.

Photo of lnashsig
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my second Trappist Ale to taste, the first being Chimay. Poured into my dfh snifter, pours a murky brown color, poured slowly so little head, but the craziest thing Ive ever seen at the top of the beer with the head: the carbonation bubbles are swirling around in circles in the middle of the glass. Nuts! Smell- sweet fruits, cherry, breadyness, brown sugar, alcohol, maybe a faint scent of chocolate. WOW there is a lot going on here. Could probably think about it and smell it over and over and get something different. Taste- prunes, richest carbonation I have ever experienced in a beer, cherries, raisins, almost no alcohol present. Amazing for 11.3% beer. Mouthfeel- the rich carbonation off sets the richness of this beer and gives it a needed dry quality. I've never had a beer this big that was this smooth. I can't even imagine what this will do with time. Drinkability- this is among one of the best beers I have ever had. I'm cellaring a few more, we will see what happens!

Photo of DAllspaw
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into tulip in Paris at Bock

Great dark color with thick off white head. Smell of figs and molasses. Just a gorgeous beer. Thicker than most and Very tasty inevery way and tasted great to the last sip. So glad I could try it worth paying extra once in awhile.

Photo of jmeyers78
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A-Dark brown, almost plum. Thin tan head that dissolved pretty quick.

S-Fruity, Malty. Belgian yeast. Alcohol

T-Plums, bready malts, and yeast. A little boozy

M-creamy and smooth.

O-Solid beer. A little on the boozy side for me but this should be being a quad.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark like a deep cola, frothy two inch head of tan, leaves some lovely spiderweb lacing ...

Smells of sweet raisins, figs, and dark malts thought there were be more

Super sweet and syrupy, heavy belgian candy, some a little bit of sourdough and marbled rye

A nice heavy full bodied drought, warms from the booze and flows viscously

Overall a lovely beer and one I'd highly recommend. I wish it were not 8 dollars for the bottle. Not worth it to buy again, but I'm glad I tried it once.

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

Poured into a snifter

A- Nice deep tan head that disappears rather quickly leaving just a touch of nice sticky lacing. Dark Ruby-Mahogany brew. Looks delicious!

S- Sweet Mission Figs, caramel, brown sugar, muddled cherry's, and hints of chocolate as it warms up. Just a whisp of alcohol on the nose.

T- Raisins and overripe plums. Sweet and sour black cherry, caramel, burnt sugar, a hint of banana and marshmallow. Alcohol is present, but pleasing and warming.

M- Nice and syrupy! Really coats the mouth and stays around! Tons of flavors bounce around... butter toffee, figs, banana's, caramel and cocoa! Damn Fine!

O- Love it! I think I'll do a side by side with Abt. 12 soon.

Photo of beergirltammy
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is as close as one can get to a Westvleteren 12.
A: Hardly any head, with a murky/opaque look. There is usually sediment at the bottom of a bottle

S: Sweet. No other way to describe it, but incredibly delightful on the nose

T: Wow. Such a smooth and deep beer. It has a slightly sweet taste of figs

M: Again, very smooth and clean

O: This is one of my favorites! I would rank this as my number 3 beer. Top 2 are Westy 12 and St Bernardus. Stellar!

Photo of Devi0us
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this for this first time last night after a long day of shopping in Hawaii.

A- This pours a very dark reddish brown mahogany. Had a thick 1 finger head that departed rather quickly leaving nice lacing on the glass. Yeast particles danced when I swirled this masterpiece.

S- Scents of sweet fruit, brown sugar and malts play patty cake with your nostrils as you sniff this brew.

T- This Bad Boy is smooth and has a slight sweetness to it. The Alcohol is well hidden. Reminds me of St. Bernardus ABT 12. I heart them both.

M- Medium bodied and smooth like velvet. 

O- This beer has been very well crafted. This is a perfect example of how this style should taste like. I've seen this numerous times but I have been hesitant to try it. Now I'm wondering if my palate prefers Belgian over Impy Stouts...Dayam!!!

Photo of Duffman929
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had several bottles of this, and once on tap in Brussels last year, and it is probably one of my favorite to drink. The pours have consistently been of a dark brown color and the head on top is minimal and a beige/tan color. It does have a murky look to is, as the previous reviewer stated.

The smell is divine, as there are distinct fruity notes as it hits the nose. It does not overwhelm or reek of booze.

As the 10 hits your tongue, it is smooth and flavorful. The taste of cherries, figs, and other fruits are there, but are well-blended.

It is not heavy and the flavor doesn't linger or becoming annoying to drink. They beer is very well done and I will promise never to pronounce it like the "stinky cheese."

Photo of Lolli1315
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up a little over a year ago, so it has a little bit of age on it.

A- Dark reddish brown in color that is very apparently murky and from the looks of it there is some sediment floating around. A small tan head forms composed of medium sized bubbles but disappears almost completely with only the slightest of patches sticking around with no lace.

S- Dark fruits jump forwards with plums and figs making their presence first as it develops into a dark cherry smell that is slightly tart. Small traces of apple linger as the middle develops into a chocolate dominance that helps to compliment the dark fruit beginning. The end brings a finish of noticeable alcohol, although I wouldn't go as far as to stay that it is harsh or reflecting the 11.3% that is shown on the bottle.

T- A smooth malt beginning is noticeable for moments before the taste begins to accentuate the plum and fig flavor that was noticeable in the nose. There is a slight tart apple that makes a quick appearance towards the middle but disappears as fast as it came. Low levels of coco come in the middle but the dark fruits still dominate the taste profile. The end finishes with a rising alcohol taste and warmth that lingers into the finish.

M- Thick in the body, slightly chewy as well. Moderate low carbonation as well with a warming alcohol presence in the mouth.

O- Complex and delicious beer to say the least. I wish I would have put two of these away at the same time in order to see if the alcohol presence would have mellowed just a little bit more in another year as well as the development of the other components. Not that I need to tell anyone, but a great example of the style.

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

2009 bottle

A - very dark brown, hint of dark red light through the edges, murky. Great big taupe head with medium dissipation.

S - heat, dark fruity smells, vanilla, chocolate. Very subtle, nice complexity.

T - touch of heat, cherries, cholatey malts, dry on the finish. Again, nice subtle complexities. A bit hot.

M - Very smooth, a bit dry, moderately robust.

O (D) - A great beer, but surprisingly hot. Will have to get more and lay it down a bit longer. Cheers.

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

A: Pours a dark brown color with some light reddish hues. Provides a thick tan foam head that has moderate retention. There is a lot of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of sweet dark fruits. Plums, raisins and prunes are the most prevalent. There is also a nice amount of caramel and brown sugar. Very potent smell.

T: The beer starts off with a lot of dark fruits. The plums and raisins are very prominant at the beginning. Very sweet and tasty. In the middle the sweet brown sugar comes into play and blends well with the dark fruit. On the back end, more of the same, but a little bit of alcohol flavor comes into play.

M: This beer is quite thick, full bodied. Leaves a slick sweet taste of dark dry fruit on the palate.

O: This is a fantastic Quad. For a beer with 11% alcohol, it is pretty well hidden and only comes through on the back end. It is not overly hot though. This is a must try beer indeed!

Photo of ajcobb24
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rochefort 10 is very dark and hard to see through at all. Pours with very little head (probably one half a finger). Some yeast specks floating around at the bottom of the glass that I poured it into.

Smell - The smell of the beer is quite sweet and full bodied. I smelled raisins, dates, slight coffee smell and plums. Slightly malty aroma.

Taste - The beer initially hits the palate with a faint, mellow sweetness that transitions into almost a coffee/caramel taste near the end of the sip. Cannot really taste the alcohol content in the beer, which to me is a good thing.

Mouthfeel - Pretty heavily bodied. The beer was very smooth though and pleasing.

Overall - This beer was quite good. It was not as good as a Rochefort 8 that I had, but it was still exquisite. I prefer the sweetness of the Rochefort 8 over this beer's slight coffee taste (as it transitions to the back of the mouth). Overall a good beer that I would try again (if there weren't any Rochefort 8's available).

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

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark cola brown color with a small head. Really sticky lacing all over the side of the glass.

Smell: As soon as you pop the bottle, the room just starts to smell like an amazing beer. Dark fruit, sweet malts, and brown sugar.

Taste: This beer is delicious! Very sweet malts, raisins and plums, candied sugar and burnt caramel. Fantastic beer! So balanced and not overly sweet even though there is not much bitterness for balance. As the beer warms, the booze shows itself a bit. Its just the right amount to burn, not much... but it reminds you of the high ABV of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel really makes this beer shine and its done well.

Overall: i knew this was a really good Quad according to the beer lists on this site. Only had a few beers this style and was really not to interested in drinking Quads. Now that i have had this beer, I will be on the lookout for Quads of this caliber. Fantastic!

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl Bottle, been with me for a while, best before 15th Nov 2011. Poured into a Westmalle chalice on 4th June 2011.

Lovely dark ruby red body, a very thin cream coloured head sat on top, it became a wispy half covering fairly quickly becoming almost just a collar in places.

The smell is malty, as is the main flavour in the first sip. As the beer warmed a chocolate touch came into the taste, sharp and dark, some coffee notes as well. The alcohol sits just below the surface and pops up towards the end of the mouthfeel, just to remind you it carries a punch if you try and drink it too fast or without due reverence.

I can see why this beer is scored so highly, very impressive on all accounts.

Photo of SamN
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark mahogany color, quite opaque but dark amber at the bottom edge. Fizzy short-lived head, no suprise there at 11.3% Smell is brown sugar maltiness, plums and dates, a warming rich smell. Taste is woody, slighty sweet, sherry-like, not too boozy, dark fruits with a warming afterglow. Has a bit of an oily, spicy aftertaste that isn't that great. Feel is fairly full bodied, a little bite on the palette.

Not a bad quad at all, not the best I ever had, but still...quite good.

Photo of chodinheaven
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown and almost black hue with a creamy off-white head on top and decent retention. Leaves some lacing. Never really seen a beer quite this color. The aroma is superb and welcoming with sweet caramel and sweet booze notes.

The taste is superb and full of dark-roasted caramel malts that make the beer sweet and flavorful. Chocolate notes are there too, but I mostly notice caramel more than in any other beer I've had. It's sweet and almost dessert-like. The booziness is noticeable in a big, enveloping way immediately after the sweetness of the caramel. As it warms up, the alcohol becomes more and more pronounced, almost to the point of taking away from the amazing sweetness and flavor of the caramel, and this is the only reason I take off any points for this one. With such a high ABV this is somewhat expected however, and the overall flavor was still fantastic. Also the alcohol was warming, so it wasn't much of a detriment to the flavor. The mouthfeel is just spot on with a creamy smoothness that brings the whole beer together into a nice package. It's clean in the finish, with lingering boozy twinges in the mouth. Overall, fantastic beer and one I'm glad I had the chance to taste.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Poured into a Rochefort chalice, a dark cola brown, opaque with reddish, caramel hues at the edges when held to light. A gentle pour to avoid sediment produces only the most wispy, faint suggestion of a beige head.

S- Sweet, fruity alcohol, dark fruits, sugary molasses, just a hint of spice.

T- Lots of delicious dark fruits (plums, figs, dates, raisins). Thick, bready malts and brown sugar. Alcohol is warming and immensely complex, combined with the fruit and some considerable spiciness it has a bit of a tropical, rum effect. I gave this section a 5 for a reason, there is no room for improvement here.

M- Medium to full bodied, healthy amounts of carbonation create a smooth feel.

O- One of the best beers ever made, its complexity is staggering and its flavors work perfectly together, a real pleasure to drink.

Photo of ckcanady
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excited to try this after the bottle of Rochefort 8 that I had yesterday.

A- A deep dark kinda murkey brown. A light tan head that somewhat sticks around.

S- Hints of raisin and plum with some alcohol. Also Cocoa and dark sugars.

T- Peppery at first and moves on to rich breadiness. Also hints of molassis. Big maltiness/sweet/fruity. Definetely contains alcohol.

M- Full Bodied (perfect). Creamy and a warm alcoholness.

O- A wonderful Quad (one of the best) and a must have for the style.

Photo of BigB415
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My last rochefort of the 3 main ones distributed. I looked my reviews and I'm surprised to see I didn't review the 6 or the 8 but next time I buy them I will.

Pours dark brown. The brown color looks like the color of milk chocolate. I don't really get as much sediment as I did with 6 and 8. #10 seems more fruit forward with aromas of sweet plums jumping at your tastebuds as you take a sip. The 11.3% ABV is pretty well hidden as the fruit aromas cover it up and leave none to very little alcohol burn and stepping aside for the smoothness of the sip. This is goes down easy. This is brewery is one of the reasons why I want to visit Belgium. Hopefully I get to do that one day soon.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,866 ratings.