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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,192
Reviews: 2,544
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 524
Gots: 1,234 | FT: 48
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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 Jtschupp04
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

looks like: okay so besides the amazing pour into a trappist glass and the very long retention of a few millimeters of head THE PARTICLES in this dark ruby delightfully looking desert are not spare whatsoever. I love me some unfiltered beer. It looks like someone sawed a 2x4 right over my beer, thank you carpenter.

smells like: malty raisins with other dark fruits with alcohol definitely in the background

tastes like: wow, so creamy. the creaminess shield some spice that tries to get through from the yeast. Im too distracted by the creamy smoothness to really detect anything more, yet the alcohol is very present.

feels like: delightful slightly thawed frozen cream puffs, mmmm.

drinks like: goes down very smooth but sits at the very top of the stomach almost center chest where it lingers to burn a warming hole. Definitely an amazing beer suited for the winter seasons.

this is by far a favourite, more so than the famed St. Bernie 12 that is so beloved to my heart and to so many others as well. A polite bow to the devoted Monks at Abbaye St. Remy.

Jtschupp04, May 21, 2009
Photo of n0315
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark hazy brown into a chalace. nice lacy effect around rim of glass.

Taste is amazing strong, a touch bitter, but full of flavor. Maybe even some fruity notes.

Mouth feel is just like any other quad, nothing different.

Drinkability is amazing. This brew makes you want to come back for more, but will knock you flat if you drink too many too fast.

n0315, May 19, 2009
Photo of berkey
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A cautious pour creates a medium brownish head with very good retention. Body is a very dense extremely dark brown. Carbonation is fairly high, lacing is average but still have to give high marks overall. Good looking beer.

Aroma brings on wave after wave of dark fruit including plums, raisins, dates and figs. Also a fair amount of spice, alcohol, and hints of yeast.

On the palate the malty fruit complexity is met with even more spice than the nose. While it's obvious alcohol sweetness is going to make an appearance in a beer this strong I can't think of any other ale of similar ABV that comes across less boozy. In a sure mark of a great Trappist Quad the complexity masks it quite well.

Mouthfeel is incredibly delicate with the carbonation at just the right level for the style. Drinkability is as high as any 11.3 ABV beer can be.

Overall a world class beer. Been a long time since I've had sister beer Westvleteren 12 but from memory this stacks up quite well against it. I have a few bottles of Westy in the fridge and will review soon. I'm curious to compare the reviews.

berkey, May 18, 2009
Photo of jacobseyb
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A=poured a deep dark brown, with a slightly off-white quarter inch head that dissipated quickly and laced a little bit

S=notes of yeast and fruity notes of banana

T=sweet with malty notes and followed by the fruity flavors and the alcohol

M=deep with some thickness, medium aftertaste

D=average drinkability though i would rank it higher for the style

jacobseyb, May 18, 2009
Photo of RuudJH
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The full bodied Rochefort. I've had this on several occasions, now the review.

A: dark chestnut to brown colour, with a thick beige head, good lacing.
S: full complex smell of pleasant yeast, toffee, roasted grains and coffee, cream and chocolate, dried fruits, slight alcohol.
T: A robust flavour of yeast, caramel, together with coffee, slight chocolate, roasted grains and again dark fruits a great balance and complexity. This brew has pretty strong alcohol presence though.
M: Silky smooth, it lingers pleasantly and long.
D: It's easy and warming, but also alcoholic strong.

This beer has a lot of good aspects of both strong ales and stouts. It's certainly one you have to drink every once in a while, 1 or 2 bottles is enough for sure.

RuudJH, May 16, 2009
Photo of SleepyMonk
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle poured into a Rochefort branded chalice glass.

Appearance is a dark brown with red hues that almost moves it to a rust coloring. Thick head with good retention and lacing that sicks like sap.

Nose is brilliantly complex with deep malts, roasted dark fruits and nuts along with sweet notes that relate to brown sugar, coffee crystals and sticky date.

The taste sensation hits the plate with force. It's a complex mixture that holds malt as its focal point. Sweet malt sits comfortably alongside dry roasted malt which both ride a top of carbonated alcohol twang. Once again the unexpected sticky date pudding flavor pops up along with dark fruits and peppered spices.

Rochefort 10 grips the taste buds and and holds it as waves of flavor come forward until the continually persistent alcohol stands alone at the finish.

One great trappist quad howver only slight bettered by the Rochefort 8 which I consider to be slightly more rewarding, however only just and this is just my opinion

SleepyMonk, May 16, 2009
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A nice dark opaque mahogany brown. Large head with big bubbles... forms a nice cap on top of it. Good retention, laces well.

S- Yeasty, some sweet malt notes, caramel, solvent, slightly vinous.

T- Whoa. Rich, rich malt. Slight alcohol, subtle spice. A real depth of flavor in the malt. Biscuity, bready, sweet (fruity--raisin?), slightly roasty. They're all there.

M- Velvety. Medium bodied. Soft and good.

D- Pretty high for the ABV. This is a good brew, definitely a great sipper.

Still not 100% sure which I like better--the 8 or the 10--I think the mouthfeel here puts the 10 over the top, although I think I like the style of the 8 better.

LordAdmNelson, May 15, 2009
Photo of fff
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Dark brown with a perfect head, lacing all the way down the glass.

S- Very, yeasty, malts, chocolate and toffee notes.

T- Very yeasty, sweet. Tastes almost like a chocolate bar was dissolves in a bottle of beer.

M- Very robust and heavy, not too carbonated.

D- Very sessionable, if expensive, brew. My favorite Trappist ale yet.

fff, May 14, 2009
Photo of MLasoski
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served: In a bottle, poured into pint glass.

A: The body has a stained-wood opaque color. The one inch head stays with the beer, it's amazing. It's been 10 minutes and it's still there, without any fading.

S: Smells malty, slightly hoppy, and fruity. It's all faint, no smell is overwhelming.

T: The ale is moderately fruity. The malts are mixed in well enough so it doesn't give off any offensive taste. It's perfect really.

M: Smoothe, intriguing, and perplexing. These monks are good.

D: Considering this Belgian ale is 11.3% ABV, I would probably not venture into having a second, then again, I respect this beer too much to have more than one per sitting. It is a great Trappist brew and would recommend it to any beer connossieur.

MLasoski, May 13, 2009
Photo of bulletrain76
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

33cl bottle from Systembolaget, old school Lund status. Ok, here we go then. Very dark brown with a small tan head that leaves lacing til the end. the aroma itself is intoxicating: sweetness, vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, some butterscotch, and a little alcohol. The flavor is very sweet and alcoholic; a bit straight-forward in this respect, a lot of caramelized sugar flavor and ripe fruitiness. The body is very thick and full, but the alcohol keeps it from being too sticky in your tongue, and the coarbonation is ample but very soft at the same time. This is quite a beer, but I still like Rochefort 8 more, simply because its levels of alcohol and thickness make it a more pleasant experience. 10 is simply a massive beer, you've got to be ready for it for sure or it'll kick your ass.

bulletrain76, May 11, 2009
Photo of ricke
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a 3 cm pale beige and creamy head that settles into a very nice layer of foam on top of the liquid.

S: A lice, layered and rich smell. Chocolate, coffee and rye bread. Vinous fruits and a pleasant spicy character. Some notes of alcohol.

T: Plenty of roasted flavors of coffee and toast. Very good taste of chocolate. Some wood and earth. A quite restrained fruitiness (plums, cherries, black currants). Quite a lot of warming alcohol in the finish. Some spices, hints of oak and vinous fruits rounds everything up. A very rich and sophisticated taste overall.

M: Full body, very smooth despite a slightly sticky texture. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Phenomenal.

D: A high-class beer for sure. Well balanced, rich and powerful.

ricke, May 10, 2009
Photo of bamadog
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip and I don't know if I've ever seen more sediment float through in my life. Not that that's a bad thing, but I admit that I had to work up my courage a little bit to get it down (even though I've read you're not supposed to drink it, I figured for the price, I wanted every drop out of the bottle). Drank and reviewed on 5/6/09.

Appearance: Pours a murky dark coffee brown with a slight hint of amber; huge fluffy off-white head of 3 figners that becomes pock marked and cratered as it dwindles slowly down; appears to be littered with sediment; head has very nice retention.

Smell: Strong smell of sweet malts, candied fruits, specifically prune; sweet and spicey (corriander and nutmeg - the standards, but these smell much more natural and "real"); slight scent of alcohol.

Taste: Strong presence of the candied fruits and a very sweet burnt sugar presence from the malts; spices are definitely there but slightly muted in the mouth - a little bit of a surprise considering how strong I thought they were in the nose; presence of alcohol comes through on the breath and palate from the vapor.

Mouthfeel: Very lively and tingly from a very solid carbonation and high ABV; finishes dry, very dry; mouth, throat, and chest are very warm from the alcohol.

Drinkability: This one kind of kicked my butt, but it was well worth and if I had a second bottle of it, it would have likely been drank in the same sitting. ABV is pretty big, so it's probably better in moderation, but this is easily one of the best balanced and tasty beers I've come across yet.

bamadog, May 09, 2009
Photo of mjl21
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Chimay chalice. Best before 23-01-13. Comes in at 11.3%.

A-When cracked, it produces a beautiful hiss from the pent up carbonation. The color can best be described as dark brown chocolate. Has a 3/4 finger off white head that sticks around. Lots of bubbles rise up the side of the glass and there is a ton of suspended yeast sediment floating in the glass.

S-Smells big, just like a quad should. When I first crack it open, it smells like a more potent form of grape juice than the 8. Lots of stone fruit in here, but with the 10 the fruits have been doused in rum. There is also sweet caramel malt and brown sugar.

T-The sweet caramel malt hits fast. The rum soaked stone fruit, particularly raisin and plums, come next. The alcohol is noticeable, although not a distraction, and leaves its marks going down and also out of my nose. There is also a spicy kick left after each sip.

M-Big, creamy, and perfectly carbonated.

D-The high abv hinders the drinkability of this one. Great as a nightcap.

Another classic from Rochefort. A very complex beer that mandates sipping slowly.

mjl21, May 07, 2009
Photo of number1bum
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a huge fan of either the Rochefort 6 or 8, so here goes with the 10. Best before July 16 2013.

Big hiss of carbonation upon popping the cap. Pours a dark caramel brown color with a big, dense and slightly fizzy tan head. I notice a lot of floaties in it and some yeast sediment lingering on top of the head. Head settles slowly, keeping a very full lace and some splashes of stick on the sides.

Smell has rich aromas of dark fruit and caramelized malt. I get plums, raisins, loads of caramel, maybe some cherries. Has a rum-like boozy scent to it, like rumcake perhaps given the sweetness. As it warms I get some berries, grapes and pepper, as well.

Taste is also a bold and rich combination of sweet malt and dark fruits. Lots of caramel, plus some brown sugar and sweet rumcake. Plums, raisins, dates, cherries. Estery yeast has a black pepper bite to it, as well, moreso than was evident in the nose. There are layers of fruit here; I'm getting some berries, too. The finish has a bit of earthy and smoky bitterness along with a good dose of lingering black pepper. The pepper builds as I get deep into the glass, and I notice some clove as well. This is really quite spicy, surprisingly so, although the depth of malt flavor stands up to it.

Mouthfeel is a slightly chewy full body but has maybe a bit more carbonation than I'd like it to, with a slight spritzy quality. It has a dryness in the finish owing to the spice.

I like this far more than either the 6 or 8. Very complex, rich and tasty. The bold spiciness surprised me, but the rich malts and dark fruits balanced it out nicely. Great stuff.

number1bum, May 06, 2009
Photo of Stockfan42
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown body, but not dark enough to cover up all the big chunks of yeast floating around, and a big chunky head of white foam.

Smells like brown sugar and dark fruits. Plums, raisens, figs maybe. A hint of cocoa, and maybe something floral? Gives a very nice aroma none the less.

A very sweet and malty beer, dark fruit's very strong on the palate, a little cocoa or light chocolate as well.

Very creamy body that leaves a nice after taste, goes down smoothly and heats you right up.

Overall a great belgium quad, one i'll deffinatly be getting more of.

Stockfan42, May 05, 2009
Photo of OzarkElmo
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Okay, this is my 50th beer review by golly Benjamin Franklin Big Boy Baby! :)

330 ml pour into chalice. Moderate, yeasty off-white head. Very deep, dark brown pour. Definite aroma of dark caramel, ripe banana peel. Malt, caramel and alcohol on the nose. Wow! the alcohol hits you at the very end of the sip. Smooth beer, very flavorful. Drinking this around 60 degrees. I think I'm having a religious experience here. The flavor of this heavenly brew is simply - OUTSTANDING. All I know is I have come a very long way from the macro brews I consumed 6-8 months ago - CHEERS and God Bless the Trappist Monks!

OzarkElmo, May 03, 2009
Photo of popery
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: The liquid is brown with some deep purple highlights. The head is a light beige and leaves excellent lacing.

S: Brown sugar, dark stone fruits and Belgian earthy complexity. The flavors combine in a very appealing fashion.

T: It's a really great beer. There are just a ton of flavors. The best Belgians, like this beer, are just beyond my capabilities to describe. It's a wonderful beer and I'll leave it at that.

M: Lushly creamy and smooth.

D: It warms you as you drink in a marvelous way, a bit like good Scotch. Rochefort really makes a fine quad.

popery, May 01, 2009
Photo of ofosho
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter as a celebratory drink after a brutal Organic Chem exam. Probably don't deserve to celebrate, but what can you do.

A - Thick and opaque, with tints of ruby and mahogany. Nice toffee-colored, creamy head. I didn't decant, so the yeast tumbled into the glass. It was chunky and black - not too appealing, could be a sign of infection...

S - Dark malts come through nicely, with wafts of sweet raisin. I'm getting a spiciness, too, and it actually reminds me of... I dunno, BlackJack gum. Licorice, I guess. Also, a pleasant prick to the nose comes from a touch of volatile alcohol. Makes my mouth water. Not much sign of an infection.

T, M, D - Powerfully malty - tastes a lot like it smells. Dark, dried fruits shine through that play well with its sweetness, which shines near the end along with an alcohol spiciness. Slick, creamy mouthfeel and surprisingly drinkable, but I think the chunky yeast is a sign of something slightly off, though I don't think I'm learned enough to put my finger on it.

My first Quad!

ofosho, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Infamous7100
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany to dark brown. Very thin, tan head.
S: Very malty/sweet. Some fruits and dark chocolate, like that from a bock.
T: Very complex. A lot going on here. I get a lot of the malty sweetness and just a hint of the fruits. The dark chocolate is apparent as the beers warms up. Alcohol is detectable of course, but blended well.
M: The alcohol blends well with the taste, but boy does it warm you going down. Some mild carbonation as well. It does finish quite smooth though and the hang is minimal.
D: It's a sipper, but well worth the time it takes to knock one back. Take your time and try to figure out all that is going on in this.

Infamous7100, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of DNICE555
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a single bottle with some friends

A - Hazy Brown body with a nice tan head. Head has some staying power and leaves some lacing.

S - A bouquet of flowers - A basket of fruit, Chocolate, Wood, and Alchohol

T - Warming Alchohol. Bittnerness. Fruity and Woody.

M - Full Bodied, Creamy, Burns soo good.

D - Smooth - hard to take in all this beer has to offer with a single tasting. Will definitely have to pick up another one of these.

DNICE555, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of DannyS
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass, poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle.

A - Color is a lovely dark brown/black, yielding a brown tint in the light. Tan Head is fluffy and retains well, leaves decent lacing.

S - clove, cinnamon, caramel, dried fruit. Great smell, albeit slightly boozy. Malty; little to nothing hop wise

T - Sweet raisins and brown sugar dominate with the roasted malt. Alcohol is present and hinders it's otherwise great flavor.

M - Body is fairly thick and smooth but the carbonation is high. A great balance of weight and fizz.

D - The Boozy smell and taste are what's holding back this one. I can definitely finish it and enjoy drinking it, but it's not an everyday beer. It's an occasional treat; good to share with someone else as well.

Overall - Paired it with some dry wild boar sausage; turning out to be a very good combination.I did enjoy this one, but I must try the other quads out there before I decide on what's my favorite. Give it a try if you've never had it.

DannyS, Apr 27, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 11.2oz bottle to a tulip glass.

Appearance: The prettiest beer I have poured in quite some time. Pours a beautiful deep reddish brown with a fluffy brown head which stuck around for a while.

Smell: Caramel malt and a hint of alcohol. There is much more going on here, but my nose isn't keen enough to pick it all up.

Taste: Nicely balanced and you can definitely taste the alcohol. Lots of spice and I believe more of the caramel flavor. Same with the nose (to borrow from the Beastie Boys) there is something going and I'll probably never get it.

Mouthfeel: Buttery smooth and medium-bodied.

Drinkability: Very in your face up front but mellows out as it goes along. Not a session beer because of the high alcohol, but would definitely drink again.

nsmartell, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet.

4.0 A: Opaque dark brown color. Light brown head with good retention and lots of lacing.

4.5 S: Raisins, plums, dark cherries and a bunch of roasty toasty malts.

4.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Raisins, plums, dark cherries (dark fruits). Some roasted malt. Very good, but not significantly better than other quads I've had.

4.0 M: Medium body. Fizzy carbonation from Belgian yeast. Somewhat creamy.

4.0 D: This is probably a little over-rated, but good nonetheless.

DavoleBomb, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Average pour produces a large, loose, fizzy, tan head that quickly dissipates to a creamy crown. Head crackles and pops throughout the session. Body is murky brown with light visibility around the edges. Streams of bubbles climb the walls of my tulip, and the output of the central carbonation column can easily be spotted from above. Impressive lacing for this style of beer.

Smell: Figs, raisins, molasses, and an entire loaf of banana bread. Roasted malts, chocolate, and cola round it out along with some alcohol. All of the flavors meld together nicely; this is really a treat to smell.

Taste: Flavors aren't nearly as distinguishable in the taste as they are in the smell. This is a tough one... I get raisins, cocoa, prunes, Belgian yeast, roasted malt, and a great deal of spiciness. Not sure if that spiciness is a result of the carbonation, the alcohol, or the hops, but it seems to dull a lot of the previously mentioned flavors. That being said, those same flavors seem to pick up strength as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Kind of slick yet kind of creamy - what do you call that? I really don't have a word for it. BM me if you do. I'm not a big fan of the high carbonation, but I know that's just part of the style. Finishes dry and spicy and kind of chewy; other flavors fade out quickly.

Drinkability: This is one of the best beers I've ever had. I really wish I had purchased more than one bottle because I could really go for some more right now. Next time, I'm drinking it warm - the flavor profile really picked up right at the end.

ThreeWiseMen, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of Deuane
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Murky, deep chocolate brown with a thick tan head that reduces slowly to a thin cap and leaves nice lace.

S-Dark cherries, rich, dark malts, plums, spicy yeast and a touch of earthy hops.

T-Rich and intense with notes of dark fruits, sweet caramel, chocolate and brown sugar. A bit of booziness sneaks in to add even more complexity. Earthy spiciness from the yeast and hops finish things out. A most impressive collection of flavours.

M-Medium body and quite crisp but smooth at the same time. A bit of alcohol heat lingers as done plenty of swirling flavours.

D-Second only to Westy 12, and not by much, in my book. A quality and very complex brew that begs to be discovered. The flavours duck and hide and then peek out to offer themselves up for the imbiber. A most impressive offering from the Abbaye St-Remy monks!

Deuane, Apr 22, 2009
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,192 ratings.