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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,873
Reviews: 2,632
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
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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 ryanonline
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

looks deep dark brown, with a thin and non lasting off white head that is very rocky and good lacing.

lots of dates and raisins as well as some distinct sourness with a strong sugary smell. no hops at all. I had to come back to this but after I tasted it I was able to place one of the scents as butterscotch.

oh my god.... OMFG! everything in this beer that defines the style is here, but in an extremely well balanced fashion. sugary sweet and fruity, all the while having a light buttery backbone and sweet extremely light peppery alcohol. I could go on about the flavors in here but i wish to move on to the mouthfeel.

moderate body but full mouthfeel, slightly creamy essence and extremely light carbonation. sweet and dry balance in the finish.

as with most quads, drinkability is where this truly exceptional brew falters. Far to thick and filling to be a session beer, and a bit to sweet to mix it up.

Holy crap....I have seen this beer on the top 100 and have been wanting to try it, I tried the 8 an was not super impressed, but this beer blew me AWAY. On top of all this I can barely taste the extremely high amount of alcohol that this beer possesses.

Photo of 77ships
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown/ black. Very little head, some nice lacing. Gorgeous.

S: Raising, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Rather strong smell. Very interesting.

T: Delicious, very rich and complex. Dark fruits, coffee, sugar, black bread and noticeable alcohol.

M: Thick with nice carbonation.

D: Outstanding beer and one of my favourites. Complex, rich and memorable but I could never imagine drinking more than one at one sitting.

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

This beer has been extensively reviewed. Accordingly, I will take the liberty of simply describing what struck me about it:

1. Sweet. A lot sweeter than I was expecting.
2. Despite #1, it was still not overly so. It is a very rich flavor, complex, with hints of dark brown sugar and ripe fruit.
3. Not a lot of head, not very strong lacing on the glass, but a nice molasses color to the beer. Carbonation is in small bubbles, adding to the creamy mouth feel.

It is truly a lovely beer, and I especially like the high ABV as I sit in my house on another 10 degree (Fahrenheit) day.

Photo of crazyc1
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was of a very dark amber, almost black. On pouring it was slightly cloudy but the sediment soon settled.

The smell was of exotic fruit but with a little acidity

Now most importantly, the taste. It was well worth the £4 price tag for a single bottle as it was an extremely rich and lingering taste with some spirity after taste which may not to some peoples liking.
After a few minutes of drinking it, it had warmed this only made the taste develop darker and richer, my only complaint on taste was if left to warm too much then a hint of burnt fruit may be detected.

Definitely one to try If you haven't already

NB. Goes great with blue cheese

Photo of masstransplant
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I finally convinced myself to part with $7.50 for a single bottle....turned out to be money well spent.

A-Poured a dark chocolate brown with thin, creamy head. THe bubbles never stopped moving in this beer, as if there were an alka-seltzer at the bottom. Probably just imagining this, but the beer glass felt "heavier", as if the beer were more dense.

S-Amazing. Dried fruit, caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Very nice at room temperature. Even took a whif of the empty bottle the next morning and it still smelled good.

T - Just a beautiful beer. Really too complex to describe, but very rich and satisfying from start to finish, but especially at room temperature. Small hints of alcohol which is amazing considering this beer is 11.5% ABV.

M - Good carbonation. The alcohol finally comes off the beer if you let it linger in your mouth for awhile. Finishes with a sweet, fruit taste.

Overall an amazing brew. This is a true craft beer and I'm thankful to the generations of monks who have put their heart and soul into this.

Photo of bbrown29073
3.87/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very dark brown, almost syrupy texture. Very little head.

S: Raisins and prunes.

T: Like a sugary piece of bread.

M: Very smooth texture. Thick.

D: One is plenty. Warming. Needs to be paired with cheese or meat. Salami, perhaps?

Chimay is better, as is St Bernardus.

Photo of modernartblues
3.83/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from Notes, Consumed on 01.03.11

Poured into A Southern Tier Tulip

A: dark brown with hints of reddish brown, 1/2" mocha looking head

S: not incredibly aromatic, hints of dark fruits and alcohol

T: fairly sugary with some dark fruits poking through, not finding this beer that complex, disappointed overall, but still an interesting tasting brew...alcohol makes itself known

M: a little thick for such a sweet beer, I would have appreciated the beer more if it had been taken down a notch in density

D: good, but not great, can see myself buying this one to age for awhile to see if I change my mind about it...

I've had a couple quads and have had mixed feelings about them, still getting to know the style I guess.

Photo of TheDTrain
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fucking World Class Brew! Everything about this Quadrupel is amazing. Pours a rusty brown booming with heavy tones of yeast, dark sugars, raisins, berry fruits, and alcohol. Taste follows with malts, pepper spice, and caramel. At 11.3% abv, this has a difinite kick. D Train's gonna sip and enjoy and let the alcohol keep me warm along the tracks...

Photo of babaracas
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy very dark brown with one finger khaki colored head that settles leaving a ring delicate lace. Smell: heavily buttered toast, loads of caramelized sugars, brown sugar, raisin. Smells like baking with a ton of butter. Taste: dark brown sugar, buttered toasted raisin bread. Background peppery note. Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied but with the perfect amount of carbonation to keep it smooth and drinkable without shortening the experience (unlike overcarb'd 6 and 8). Drinkability: There is no alcohol in this beer...right?

I was underwhelmed by 8 and hugely disappointed by 6, but 10 is a really nice relaxed dessert-ish beer.

Best by 5/15, so bottled in 5/10.

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

A: Pours a nice medium brown, with a light tan head.

S: Smells like a Belgian should, with a yeasty overtone. Sweet/sugary with a berry/fruity smell to it.

T: Thick with a malty and molasses characters to its flavor profile. A touch of caramel and hops eventually set in, finally the alcohol is revealed, but not too overpowering, very subtle.

M: Clean and crisp. A nice amount of carbonation allows for a smooth finish.

D: Savor, share, explore, and enjoy. Fantastic beer. One of the best in my opinion.

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

Substantial, robust, confident.

A. Poured a beautiful dark brown/black with a silky, fine head.

S. Prunes and Calvados on the nose.

T. Stewed dark fruit, molasses. A poised hot finish with just the right amount of alcohol.

M. Velvety smooth, elegantly carbonated.

D. ABV and balance ensures a proper pace.

Critique: Greater complexity and a longer finish. Classic, nonetheless.

Photo of Meerkey
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich brown, opaque. Beige head. Intricate tracing.

S: Dark fruit, honey, alcohol, sweet malts. Also the faintest hint of spoiled cream, which has not been present in other bottles I have had, so I'm counting it as an anomaly.

T: Damn. Not as good as previous bottles I've had, but still incredibly delicious. I love this beer. Dark fruit (cherries, figs), candied sugars, honey, a little spice, malts.

M: So very sweet, but it avoids being cloying. Heavy flavor that doesn't leave your mouth sticky. Carbonation gives it a delightful kick.

D: I love this. Go get one.

Photo of ms11781
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a murky, dark brown with a 1 and half finger light brown head initially that quickly fades to a thin off white cap.

Aroma is very strong with a lot going on. Sweet malts and yeast are present, as well as some dark fruits, cherry, plum. A light alcohol scent seems to be in the background as each new aroma presents itself. Spicy as well (cinnamon?). Brown sugar and/or molasses are here too. As noted before, really a lot going on here.

Taste is just as complex as the nose. Initially some dark fruit flavors up front followed by a candied sugar/brown sugar punch in the middle. Some spices, nose still gives a cinnamon aroma but it's not here in the taste. Some yeast and sweet malts. Sweet all the way through really. I get a lingering fruitiness on the tongue, almost in the same way bitter hops stick to the tongue with an IPA. Alcohol warmth at the back of the throat that gets stronger as the beer warms.

Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation that feels prickly and tingly on the tongue. Even with the prickly and tingling sensations it somehow feels smooth all the way through.

Very enjoyable beer to drink. At 11.3% ABV you're only going to have one but it's takes a while to sip it anyway. Different flavors in each sip, even more as it warms in the glass. Definitely one to enjoyed over an extended period.

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

Finally broke the bank and decided to try this strongly recommended belgian ales. Worth every penny!

A - Poured a deep brown with red hints and a voluminous brown head.

S - Even on the pour, the rich burnt smell came thru. On closer examination, a vanilla and brown sugar aroma surfaced.

T - It starts very smooth, and then a burst of roasted malts and warmth of alcohol emerges.

M - Heavily carbonated, but not overpowering.

D -This is one to sip. But each sip packs such a punch that it makes this a brew to be reckoned with. I'm not always a big fan of high ABV brews, nor all that Belgium has to offer, but this one's a keeper. YUM!

Photo of BamaViper1
3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a chalice.

The Rochefort 10 pours dark brown into the chalice, forming a 1/2 inch off-white head that leaves whisps of lacing along the surface of the glass

The beer has a nose of Belgian yeast and caramel malt. There is also an oily/alcohol smell that can barely be detected.

It opens with a rich caramel malt rounded out by the hints of the Belgian yeast. The beer is sweet, but not cloyingly so, as it has a crisp, dry finish. The presence if the alcohol is noticable; however, it does not overwhelm the beer, even with the 11.3 ABV.

This beer is medium/full bodied with a whole lot of carbonation. The sweetness of the malt lingers in the finish cleanly without leaving an oily film over the tongue.

This beer is very drinkable and gets better as it warms... Even with it's high ABV, this beer goes down well. 10 cheers for Rochefort.

Photo of boudreaux
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - opaque; dark walnut; pours a full tan head, 1.5 fingers thick; head eventually settles to leave a sticky, thin layer of lattice on the beer and glass; the fermentation makes the beer a bit hazy when held up to the light

S tangy up front; followed by deep candied maltness and dark fruits; truly complex and almost intimidating to try to describe; I've honestly never found a beer that produces all the aromas at once

T - deep fruit and alcohol immediately after tasting; a touch of nut and fig, maybe a bit of sweet chocolate and coffee; again, candied sweet malts are present throughout; again, a very complex beer

M - coats the tongue nicely; bold, but not in a bad way; very nice

D - goes down smooth and pleasantly; leaves me satisfied and content after just one, but still wanting more; in fact, I may have to grab a few the next time a go out, to cellar a couple

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

Bottled on date: 12/31/08

Ive had this 2 year old in my fridge for a while, and this seemed like a good time to drink! Poured this one into a nice sized tulip. A cloudy, muddy brown color that lets not light through at all - very dense looking. I got just under 2 fingers of light tan head that settled to a creamy layer of foam that hung around during consumption.

First whiff brought lots of darker fruits, mainly plum and raisin. Also get some sweeter malt aromas, some chocolate notes, and a pretty strong alcohol presence. Those darker fruits are the upfront flavor in this quad, a nice fig and plum character. Also get a big dose of alcohol (i thought it may have subdued over 2 years in the cellar but that isn't the case from what I remember). The finish seems to have a nice dark / semi-sweet chocolate touch that does leave a nice aftertaste.

This quad is on the lower end of medium bodied (bordering on light), with a nice level of carbonation. A nice beer for a cold winter night, a fireplace, and a good book / movie.

I haven't had this in about a year, and that was fresh. Although I like the 10 alot, I prefer some of the other similar beers a bit more.

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

I've had this one hanging out in the cellar for 6+ months

Poured into my New Belgium glass

Pours a dark, dark brown but not completely opaque. There is a couple inches of light tan head that settles to a couple of mm's.

Smell is interesting. Slightly sour, a little bit of sweet grape and rum. I had a stone RIS last night and I have to say I prefer this smell profile.

Immediately you get the raisin, plum, and rum sweetness that good quads showcase. There is a hint of the sweet grape as well and a bit of the sour flavor towards the end. Absolutely delicious.

This beer has a tendency to just coat the mouth in a nice way while still managing to be quite carbonated. The carbonation doesn't really hit until the end, so you're able to enjoy the way the beer hangs around the mouth.

I tried this one fairly early in my craft beer drinking career. This was probably my fifth, and oldest (although certainly could handle a couple of years without problem), and on par with previous bottles. It probably is one of my top 3 favorite beers and really exemplifies why this style is currently my favorite. It will be interesting to try it next to my recently acquired Westy 12. If it wasn't $6 a bottle I could drink it weekly.

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

First review on BA and then I review what to some is the holy grail of Belgian brewing. Talk about taking the bull by the horns...

A: Deep dark brown colored beer, creates a neat 2 fingers of brownish foam. (poured in a Kasteel Trappist chalice)

S: Smokey flavor, slight hint of citrus fruit.

T: Very full flavor, a little bitter but fruity too. Hop is very noticeable. Well rounded saturating beer.

M: Light carbonation, chocolate aftertaste.

D: Full flavor, the alcohol is hardly noticeable, this is a serious beer so I would not drink more then 2 at a time, this will blur the taste of lighter beers.

This is the type of beer that I would like to drink with a nice steak, the flavor is very powerful so it can be enjoyed next to other strong flavors.

Photo of cheftasia28
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort 10 poured into a Chimay Goblet.

A: A warming dark brown with a small light brown head that is short lived. When held up to light a golden brown is scene on the outer edges. Mild lacing.

S: Ohhhh. Sharp and delicious. Deep dark fruits paired with an intoxicatingly sweet maltiness. Rich.

T: Everything I hoped it would taste like! The dark fruits paired with a perfect malt balance. Not to be overpowered by the notes of alcohol. The flavor stays with you, clinging to your pallet. It is just heavenly. I am amazed about how sweet it is; and yet, it is still such a full bodied bombardment of rich "quadness." Worth every penny of the 6 bucks i paid for one bottle.

M: Light carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

D: Well, all things being said, this beer s at the top of my list. I could drink maybe two of them, but that would be a heavenly two drinks. After that I would want to move on to something a little less good as to not adulterate the quad with drunken haziness.

Photo of amcmaho1
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes...

Appearance: Great fig-date brown coloration for the body, holding a big frothy white head which quickly dissipates. Little lacing

Smell: Very "winelike" with lots of dark fruit esters. As it warms a sweetness increases, but the nose stays relatively balanced.

Taste: Lots of the same fruity esters as were on the nose. Very little to no alcohol heat, which is strange for a beer at 11% ABV. The taste remains sweet, but not cloyingly so.

Mouthfeel: Definitely not syrupy or thick, this beer remains very light for the ABV, and has a nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Where i was nervous at first, looking at the "11%," i found this to be a wonderful beer, and extremely drinkable. For the mere history behind this beer, it's worth checking out, but upon the first taste, you find an incredible beer which was artfully crafted and meant to be slowly enjoyed. I'll be putting more of these in the beer fridge for future consumption...

Photo of jds1469
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very good beer from start to finish. Drank from a sniffer glass.

Appearance was dark brown with a small tan head. Laced well down the side of the glass.

Smell was almost perfect, very woody with hints for fruit, spices, breads and floral odors. The only thing that kept this from a 5 was that this bottle that I used to rate almost smelled like the first bottle from the batch. Almost like they should have let another gallon go before processing into bottles.

Taste was absolutely perfect, rich deep flavors of chocolate, fruits and yeast. No alcohol flavor to speak of at all.

Mouthfeel was great to start with but falls of pretty fast. I like how thick it feels to start with but the longer it goes the thinner it starts to feel.

Drinkability is great. This is a good on to drink either really cold or room temp.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.30% ABV. .33L bottle poured into a dimple glass. Pours a clouded brown color with a quickly dissapating tan head. Sweet, fruity, bready aroma, with a hint of alcohol. Great body, well carbonated, chocolate, caramel, creamy almond smoothness. No alcohol on the palate, easy drinking quad. I prefer the Rochefort 8 over this one here.

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

My first Rochefort, poured from a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Deep brown with a hint of deep purple. Head starts creamy white and rather thick, dissipating to an uneven, thin covering which holds together well. Some sticky lacing.

Smell: Sweet - candied fruits and brown sugar. I associate this sweet of a smell with warm pecan pie. Behind the sweetness is alcohol, which was not obvious until the beer warmed slightly.

Taste: Very strong sweetness. Deep brown sugar bordering on molasses. Tastes like the holidays. Moderate alcohol burn midway through, but rounds out soft and pleasant. Warm alcohol on the way down with lingering licorice, dry cocoa, and a certain nuttiness. Occasionally tart on the tip of the tongue.

Mouthfeel Very full and smooth. Carbonation is low enough to allow the taste of the beer to settle on the tongue. It's just fantastic brew!

Drinkability: Sipped from a chalice, this beer is beyond pleasing. Warm, inviting, and intoxicating. Over 11%, but the rich sweetness is ever so luring. Best enjoyed on a couch or similar area, far from motor vehicles and heavy machinery!

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

11.2oz bottle, best by May 16, 2012, this has about 3.5 years under its belt. Served at cellar temp.

Pours murky brown with a fair fizzy-looking off white/tan head that holds a small cap but doesn't leave much lacing.

Aroma is a lot of dark fruits, raisins, plums, figs, currants, grapes, good caramel along with toasted bread, yeast, some chocolate, a bit of molasses, candi/brown sugar. Very good strength and I seem to pick up something new each time I take a whiff.

Flavor is a rich combination of dark fruits, plums, figs, raisins, black currants, as well as chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, toasted bread and yeast. No real alcohol in the taste, but a touch of heat as it goes down. A bit of sweetness, not much bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and lush, medium carbonation. Drinks all too well for such a big beer.

It's been a few years since I've tried the 10 and to be honest I wasn't blown away the first time...felt it was a bit on the watery side but this bottle certainly isn't. Very rich, complex and delicious. Definitely holds up well to some age.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,873 ratings.