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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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6,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,895
Reviews: 2,528
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 480
Gots: 1,093 | FT: 47
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Brasserie de Rochefort

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 IgotsHops


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

It was $7.99 for an 11.2 oz bottle at my local Whole Foods. But it was pretty darn good and worth the price.

I poured into one of my snifters. I only poured like 5 ounces at a time, and both times there was 2.5" of a light tan head with nice lacing. The beer was almost completely black, very deep brown.

Nice aroma with lots of spicy fruit like dried cherries and currant,and molasses bread. Super smooth, nice warmth and bite (at 11+% ABV it should be warm) with dark Cherry flavors, caramel, toffee, currant, a little chocolate.

Super smooth and long standing mouthfeel. The more it warmed up (and I warmed up) the more I enjoyed this.

Overall a very drinkable Quad, a good introduction into really good Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 18:33:08 | More by IgotsHops
Photo of DaggerEyes

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a bottle at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Poured a deep dark brown with some reddish hints. There was a small head that rose up quickly, tan in color it didn't stay around long before it gave way to some suds on the surface.

Wonderful nose. Sweet and fruity with a strange "meaty" scent. At times is reminds me of a Ham cooked with pineapples. There are also some scents of cantaloupe, apple and pear. There is the slightest slightest touch of some toasty smoke. A wonderfully complex nose.

The taste is sweet and tangy with notes of Cantaloupe, with some bitter cocoa and a spiced apple flavor on the finish.

smooth and creamy with an active mouthfeel. Tight bubbled carbonation scrubs the tip of the tongue. Foams up a bit in the mouth.

This beer is phenomenal I am still totally in awe of it....wish I could have another right now.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 03:51:58 | More by DaggerEyes
Photo of Douglas14


4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy moly...pours a rich mahogany color with a light tan head that is super thick with very fine bubbles that don't seem to be leaving anytime soon. The smell is of sweet candy malts, biscuits, wood and maybe slight citrus fruits (like orange peel?) and small berries and grapes....wonderful. The taste is near perfect...when I reviewed the 8 I had said that brewers strive to achieve the 8's quality...well, the 8 has been outdone by the 10. It is almost too perfect and too well done to put into words. What I can say, though, is that it taste of candied sugar, bread, wood, malt and very earthy with hardly any signs of the high ABV. It is silky yet light in your mouth and is extremely full bodied.

Geez...I'm still in awe of this beer...from now on when I purchase the Rocheforts, it will be the 10 an nothing else..this beer is godly.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 03:53:46 | More by Douglas14
Photo of aforbes10


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

bought a bottle of this once i heard they weren't shipping the 10 to the US anymore (which, apparantly, is not true). Anyway, glad i did because i'd only had the 6 and 8 before and it turns out i was missing out on the good stuff. Poured into my St. Bernardus goblet. dark chocolate ruby body with a, 0.5 in. light brown head, creamy and soft looking.

Odor is of cherries, sweet malt, dark chocolate. Hints of alcohol, some yeastiness. The nose on this beer was its least pronounced quality i thought, and that didnt appear to change as it warmed. just very subtle, almost a little too subtle, i thought.

Taste is hot with alcohol at first, and of sweet malt, held up by an amazing dark chocolate backbone. Spicy hops and alcohol warmth on the finish. Light notes of braised cherries mix well with the chocolate. Some yeastiness too.

Mouthfeel is awesomely smooth and soft. Full bodied and creamy.

This is a fantastic beer, lives up to its reputation. Fan-friggin-tastic. The best of the Trappists that i've had and its hard to imagine that the Westy 12 could be better than this.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 13:43:47 | More by aforbes10
Photo of CortexBomb


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

Pour is deep brown with a modest white head on top. Notable amounts of sedimentation suspended, but most of it was kept in the bottle and out of the chalice. Good lacing. Intense light fruits on the nose, pears, earth, esters from the yeast. I can get where some are getting olive aspects even. Very interesting.

Taste starts out sweet and fruity, big dark fruit aspects, plums. A smooth malty underbody, lightly nutty, lightly spicy. A touch of alcohol on the finish, but not much. Good. Alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms.

The mouth on this is a real highlight, most Belgians aren't motor oil, but this one is the best in its class that I've had. Very viscous, it coats the mouth well. Drinkability, solid stuff, I enjoy it, I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up again though it is touch pricey.

The bottom line: If you like Belgians, the Rochefort beers are must tries. I greatly enjoy both the 8 and the 10 and 10 is the biggest beer in their impressive arsenal. It loses a bit as it warms, which is unusual for the style though, as the alcohol becomes more noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 01:56:25 | More by CortexBomb
Photo of pweis909


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

Dark, opaque except for a cola-like translucence atthe edges. Fairly foamy, initially. A thin layer of tawny foam persists as the head recedes. I poured bottle sediments into glass.

There is an earthiness to the smell, as well as some burnt sugar, and perhaps a hint of chocolate.

Peppery sensation, derived maybe from a combination of phenolics, carbon dioxide, and alcoholic bitterness meshes with sweet burnt cararmel.

Thinner-bodied, as is typical of most belgian brews. Easy to drink one too fast, because at 11+%, this deserves respectful sipping.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 02:43:07 | More by pweis909
Photo of joeskirkie

New Jersey

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

The pour from the 11.2 oz bottle to the chalice kinda showed off a thick and syrupy nature. It's a completely opaque cola color with a thick and respectable head, which laced well.

I mostly get the Belgian yeast scent on the nose. Only other thing is a slight sweet breadyness.

A complex and unexpected flavor: mostly dark fruits. It begins with a slight nuttiness, it quickly takes on a note of sour in the middle, accompanied by a perfumey floral note, some delightful chocolate throughout the whole thing.

That alcohol hits me about half way through. The carbonation is very lively on the tongue. I must say this beer just made my day, I'd choose this over many other dark Belgians, except for Rochefort 8.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 22:10:40 | More by joeskirkie
Photo of BMoney575


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

Sampled on 1-14-08

Pours hugely foamy and yeasty, the color a deep, deep red/brown. The off-white head lasts forever, leaving a wall of lacing.

Smell is a lot more malty than I expected. Dark, sweet, fruit characteristics dominate, with a great fermented, green olive twist. Lots of booze in there to liven things up.

Taste is very big, sweet caramel malt gives way to huge fermented fruit flavors. You can feel the alcohol in your nose, followed by an intense flowery rush. The finish is super dry, and just the perfect amount of bitter. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel is sublime, smooth and creamy with an alcohol harshness.

Drinkability is not as good, it is very sweet and very boozy.

Overall, well worth the money, and well worth the hype.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 00:43:19 | More by BMoney575
Photo of pwoods


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

330ml brown bottle poured into a large snifter. Purchased at Party Source.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with very little visibility. 1 1/2 fingers form in the snifter and hang out for quite a bit. Not quite a rocky as I'd expected. Some patchy lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts with a strong but not stinging alcohol presence. Dark, pulpy fruits like figs and dates.

T/M: Potent stuff! Alcohol really brings a kick and it's incredible that it's not abrasive. Caramel malts are very tasty with a pleasantly controlled sweetness. Candied dark fruits but a bit juicier than in the nose... like fresh plums and grapes. A bit of acidity between middle and end. Semi-dry, alcoholic finish. Body is a touch about medium with a nice creamy feel.

D: A delicious night cap sipper. I'm glad this is readily available in my area but $6 a pop is a bit steep for more than an occasional treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 02:21:27 | More by pwoods
Photo of rye726


4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick tan head that settles to a nice cover. Beautifull rusty brown color. Nice lacing.

Chocolate, raisons, dates, lavender hops, peppery spices and toffee.

Delicious blend of dark plums and figs. Warming alcohol with big malts and spicy hops.

Thick and velvity yet delicately carbonated.

Near perfect example of style. Complexities grow as it warms. Ages well for many years.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 05:37:27 | More by rye726
Photo of ejacques


4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wyllder for the Christmas gift...from four years ago. Best by date of 07-01-08...hey that's today! No time better than the present.

Appearance: Dark copper, very minimal head. Reminds me of sherry.

Smell: Raisins, dates, malt.

Taste: Dark fruits are about. Cherry, plums, raisins, hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Almost syrupy, with a decent amount of carbonation. The aftertaste lingers on the palate, which is not a bad thing.

Drinkability: Definite sipper. For me this is a one and done, one to savor and enjoy. Drink this one by itself and enjoy the complexity.

World class!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 02:46:49 | More by ejacques
Photo of therica


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

Poured for me in a brauhaus in Leuven Belgium.

A= thick red-prune-juice colored with mild red-white head. In some ways it looked more like a wine-grog or something.

S= alcohol very evident; fruity-malty mix.

T= does it matter? If you find this stuff, just drink it. Nice malt and liquor when first poured cold, and more evident prune as it settles to room.

M= slightly numb but very happy.

D= an absolute requirement for ultimate sainthood, but then again in reverently-savored smaller quantity.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 23:19:34 | More by therica
Photo of kosmoraios


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

This one pours a deep mahogany into my tulip glass with a 1-finger off-white head that lingers and laces. There is a "deepness" to the appearance of this ale.

Aroma is of ripe plum, raisin, figs. Can't wait to taste this one.

Taste is deep and complex. Very nice. There are the aforementioned dark fruits, sweet and cloying. A hint of ripe cherry, a tinge of toastiness. A bit of a nutty finish. Walnuts.

Mouthfeel is clean and peppery, sort of dances on the tongue for a moment and then lingers around for a bit.

A wonderful experience and one I'll be sure to repeat.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 17:26:56 | More by kosmoraios
Photo of WilliamLious


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

330ml bottled poured into a red wine glass.
Appearance: Opaque dark brown. Persistent thin lace of head. Not much fizz.
Smell: Yes, rather like raisin but maybe even like brandy. Strangely reminds me of antique furniture.
Taste: Like caramel, like brandy, a pleasant wine taste as it is warming.
Mouthfeel: Bubbly in the mouth become creamy.
Drinkability: A sipping beer, a reminiscence beer. This beer always leaves a wonderful warm feeling in my tummy. The best beer I have tasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 10:58:01 | More by WilliamLious
Photo of Tilley4


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

Let me begin this review by saying that I am not a big fan of the Belgian beers at all. I just haven't found that many that I really enjoyed. This one was different....

Poured a dark murky brown with a huge bubbly head and some carbonation as well...

Smelled very sweet, a lot like raisins and dates and other dark fruits. I also smell the alcohol in this but what can you expect at 11%? Smells very pleasant.

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. It seems to be very highly thought of by all who try it and now I know why. It has a wonderful sweet taste with lots of fruit, some spiciness, and also some alcohol.

Yep, this is my favorite Belgian so far. By a long way. The alcohol is very prevalent so this is a sipper but this is actually one Belgian that I will get again and enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 06:04:28 | More by Tilley4
Photo of MMAJYK


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

A- Pours a nice and rich dark brown with a 2 finger head that is soft and tan after a medium pour. Lacing sticks around and the film on the surface of the beer is constant.

S- Dark fruits, cherries, figs, plums, dates. Also milk chocolate and vanilla are there. Citrusy fruits (lemons) are present in the nose, especially after a soft swirl of the glass. The alcohol burns the nose, but the alcohol smell is not strong at all.

T- Molasses, milk chocolate, vanilla and warming alcohol taste. Also, it is somewhat woodsy and oaky. The roasted malts and toffee is there too. I do not pick up the fruity tastes though that I picked up in the nose.

M- Medium thickness and high carbonation. Love the mouthfeel of it.

D- Very high, but the alcohol taste/content keeps you honest.

Overall- While it is complex, I feel that it is not AS complex as I imagined. I am going to age the other one I have for a while and revisit this brew. Nice brew though; it is obvious why it is rated so highly. Sticks to the style and represents it very well.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 22:04:23 | More by MMAJYK
Photo of DIM


4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a: This beer is a dark brown color, no hint of amber. Pours with a minimal tan head.

s: Huge and complex nose on this one. Warming sherry notes dominate, with some dark fruits (plums?) and sweet vanilla malts.

t: There is an awful lot going on here as well. Alcoholic plums that suggest sherry start things off in a big way. Sweet vanilla, smokey peats, and perfumed hops round things out.

m: This beer is amazingly thick and viscous. A minor complaint would be a lack of carbonation.

d: Thanks to my buddy Scott for splitting this with me. They aren't cheap but I just might have to get some more of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 16:55:06 | More by DIM
Photo of BeerImmediately


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

True deep, dark brown color, with small 1 finger head. Not much lacing to speak of, but that's to be expected.

Smell is nice and complex. Raisins, figs, dark chocolate, alcohol.

Deeper, darker flavor than the nose suggests. Retains a fraction of the ripe fruity hints of the 6 and 8, but more heavy on the maple syrup, with much more pronounced dark chocolate flavor. Finishes with a smokey aftertaste.

Good carbonation, actually more than I expected from this style. Leaves a relatively thick, but sweet coat on the tongue.

Good sipping drinkability. Excellent example of a Quad. Glad I found this.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 02:28:11 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of BeerLover729

New York

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is a an opaque brown with a beautiful creamy head that subsides to a laceing. The beer smells of toasty roasty chocolate and crystal malt and tastes very similar. The taste is smooth with creamy roasted malt finish. A caramel flavor with Belgium yeastyness is noticeable. The mouthfeel is soft with a smooth maltyness, light medium body and delicate carbonation. Wonderful taste but alcohol is present, although an important part of the complex balance of flavors, making it less drinkable. Damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 01:54:18 | More by BeerLover729
Photo of rudylaw


4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours like an autumn day with a big fluffy, tan head.

Smells of grape wine. Very nice indeed! There's a hint of caramel and maple creme here too.

It has a nice chocolaty taste to it... then I get a little of that wine in the aftertaste.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. As you would expect, the carbonation helps with this as well.

At $7/bottle, you expect the moon and receive the galaxy. This is eons better than the 8 which is one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 23:35:39 | More by rudylaw
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

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

Thanks to plucier for this one!

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: deep, dark color, almost mahogany. Massive 3-4 finger head, unrelenting with active carbonation & tiny bubbles keep rising.

Smell: Wood-like character with some berries & malt.

Taste: Wow, Malty, creamy taste with a lot of sweetness in there. Fruit-like in body also.

Mouthfeel: The taste lingers a bit in the mouth, very smooth & the finish is semi-sweet. Very complex flavors that i'm sure i am missing some.

Drinkability: Wonderful sipping beer with a alcohol that kicks in about mid-bottle.

Overall: You can't go wrong with this one. Lots of flavours blended in & as it warms, it's even better. My only complaint is that i didn't have more! A must for Belgian lovers.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 13:33:18 | More by papat444
Photo of RblWthACoz


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

Pours an extremely dark brown with quite a bit of head that recedes fairly quickly. Smell is of a thick sweet malt. Taste is extremely sweet. The flavor drops off a bit quickly...but not drastically so. It stays on your tongue for a while and you get a alcohol taste that disappears before all the flavor does as well. Mouthfeel is not as thick as I would expect. Drinkability is high. Though you will feel this one fast.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 05:48:26 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of adamdotson


3.65/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Brews' an Ales' Asheville, NC. Thanks Jason, Julie, and Chris!
Blind tasting out of the bottle being paired against Westy 12(year old), St. Bernardus 60th(over a year old), and Southampton Abbot 12(also over a year old).
The order of the beers between my brothers and I(all nuts for quads) was.
1.Southampton 2. Westy 3. ST. Bernardus 4. Rochefort
It was however completely unfair as the Rochefort was far to young and all the othes had matured a bit in the bottle over the year.
ANyways my review for this beer having it blind was this: Very pretty beer, dark copper color with a tan head, nice legs and head retention in general. Some lacing. Smell actually reminded me of Avery The Reverend a bit. Rich caramel, lots of candied sugar in the nose. Esters reminscent of cherries and bubble gum. A hint of apple also. But m main issue with this bottle of Rochefort was the fusel smell/taste. Some heat flaring up my nostrils.
Taste wasrich with caramel and some berries. The smell was sweeter than than the taste. Again, this beer was very hot(fusels). I think I actually detected some hop bite in the mouth which would lose it points with BJCP folks, but again this is a product of its age, not the true potential of this magnificent beer. Not that this is incredibly surprising to any one, but buy this and try after a year or more, otherwise you are in for an adoloescent beer experience. Beer brewed in 07'. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 17:55:27 | More by adamdotson
Photo of AaronHomoya


4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally found a bottle of this and man, am I glad I did. Restored my faith in great beers after a string of mildly disappointing big beers I've had.

Dark brown color with red undertones. Really nice, tan-colored head. Fantastic retention on this, especially for a high gravity beer. Nice lacing along the sides of my chalice.

Aroma is very fruity with apples, caramel and spices apparent. Wonderful and complex.

Taste is amazing! A smooth, rich flavor that blends perfectly from initial sweet, almost tangy fruitiness to rich malt and toffee flavors and then to a great finish that has hints of earthy hops.

Nice, rich mouthfeel. Carbonation was pleasant and the finish was nice and slightly dry.

Very drinkable, as I found myself wishing I had more at the end. The 11.3% ABV was very well hidden (I would have guessed 8%), though I could feel it at the end. The best beer I've had in a long time, and certainly in the top 5 or so all-time.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 21:43:44 | More by AaronHomoya
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4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque dark brown, tinged red at the edges. Big fluffy head. Great sticky splotchy lace.

Huge wonderful smell of fresh white grape and tropical fruit, dark chocolate, spicy yeast, and raisin, with touches of pine forest, mint, and alcohol.

Tastes just like it smells. Great balance between fruity winy sweetness, complex chocolaty malt, spicy yeast, and alcohol, with minty herb and pine notes in the background. Fruit gradually fades and dark chocolate intensifies. Long chocolaty, yeasty finish.

Superfine carbonation gives it a creamy smooth texture. Very drinkable.

A classic.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 07:56:44 | More by Beerzebub
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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