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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,484 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,484
Reviews: 2,563
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 578
Gots: 1,363 | FT: 53
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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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Photo of cnally
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A foray into a class of beers I am just beginning to truly understand, but already love.

This poured majestically with a nearly uncontrollable head, highly laced and tan in color, glistening almost. Deep mahogany color in the beer with just a slight touch of reds around the edges of the glass.

Aromas of fig, black cherry, highly alcoholic nose. A little spicy, peppery even.

Rich, complex flavor. Very spicy and malty, with a resonating cherry flavor. Slight, if not unnoticable bitterness from hops. The finish is..settle down, 10!!! The alcohol just burns on the finish, relegating a fantastic flavor into an orgy of over-alcoholed tastebuds.

The feel is explosive, bubbly and crisp, creamy all at the same time.

I truly believe that while this is a fantastic beer, there is just a line crossed of too much alcohol presence and not enough hiding. And to drink this is a task. Not a chore, but a task.

cnally, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of oskoreien
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into my over sized St. Bernardus goblet.

A dark opaque brown that leaves a small off-white head that laces moderately in clumps, but dissipates quite quickly. I had the hardest time discerning a particular scent I was picking up, but then I read through a few reviews and then finally the Bros review and there it was, melon. It has a clear, clean, and fresh melon scent to it, along with a sweet sugary smell, and just a slight bit of alcohol in the back.

I think I may have hurt myself, this one is really making me think. Unlike the Rochefort 8 that just had me saying, "wow," this one is great, but in a different way. I think the extra abv may mask some of the flavors you'd find in the 8 or in other BSDA's. The alcohol is a bit more present in this brew, but it's still a deceptively easy beer to drink. It's velvety smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation. It's a bread like, malty beer. A bit medicinal due to the high abv, but that imparts a slight, very very slight smokiness. Some fruity esters, produces a bit of a grape flavor.

oskoreien, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is crisp, strong, fruity and malty with just a whisper of sweetness. It pours a hazy, barely translucent, dark coppery brown with a very thick and pale tan head. Flavor is malty and fruity with a hint of caramel and a fierce but not overwhelming alcohol bite. Texture is very smooth, yet quite fizzy and tingly, leaving a satisfying and lip-smacking finish with fruity and caramel hints as well as a touch of sweetness.

Cyberkedi, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of scottyb88
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a cloudy dark brown with a slightly tan head that lingers; poured into a chimay chalice, didn't have much lacing at all

S-rum covered fruits, toffee, nuts, malt, brown sugar, a little bit of honey

T-brown sugar and candied fruit sweetness upfront with a warming alcohol at the end of the sip, a nice toasty pecan or something flavor comes through sometimes; has the slightest amount of hops at the end along with the alcohol--the nutty flavors, for me, are more apparent as it warms

M-best mouthfeel i've ever had in a beer, maybe any type of drink. very smooth and velvety

D-at 11.3% it's a strong beer and it's expensive; for me it's a once-in-awhile type beer usually saved for special occasions and with its alcohol content, one in a night is enough for me

scottyb88, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of hrking
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this one and the 8..The main difference is the taste of the alcohol content. The 10 being a little stronger than the 8.Still a very drinkable high quality Trappist brew I highly recommend picking these up if you can find them sweet,malts,spice,creaminess it's all here a true pleasure for sure!

hrking, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of crnipeter
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml poured into Rochefort chalice, BBE says 07.10.2014. Considering that the BBE date on the bottle is five years from production, the beer is quite fresh one.
Cap removal releases vinous scent that instantly vaporizes without a trace. The caramel/dark muddy brown fluid topped by semi-stable tan head that slowly collapses into thin solid cap is turbid due to dispersed tiny yeast particles. Head retreating & glass swirling produces patches of delicate lace on the walls. Aroma profile comprises cocoa with cane sugar, dates and all-present mustiness of decomposing tree-leaves covering the humid soil of late November woods and that earthy scent makes Rochefort such a primeval brew. Alcohol breaks through but is far enough from being overpowering.
Flavors are dominated by milk chocolate with roasted almonds sweetened with caramelized sugar. Fully ripened dates adding more sweetness are the solitary representatives of the heavenly orchard.Faint bread crust bitterness and moderate alcohol warmth balance the chocolaty-sweet aspects of the beer completing the circle. Besides all the sweetness and warmth a ponderous Earth element reigns: Something rotten, woody, musty and old as Earth is lurking beneath to grab the lonely wanderer. This beer holds a dark secret. Rochefort 10 is a complex brew yet so obviously based on simple recipe - not surprisingly as the best things in our lifes are the simplest ones.Richer and musty as Rochefort 6, similar to but stronger (and less carbonated) in every aspect than R8, which, although good, is like R10 diluted with water. It's not nearly as fruity as St. Bernardus Abt.12 and lacks the aristocratic silkiness of Westwleteren which hides the alcohol better and is more refined. Thick malty body is lightly crispy and even so velvety smooth and creamy as it goes down. Apart from mostly unobtrusive alcohol presence the beer is highly enjoyable and very drinkable for such a sheer ale. The monster is still young and somewhat unhewn in terms of mouthfeel and drinkability but who knows what might evolve to taking some nap in the cellar.

crnipeter, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of fastsrt
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured form bottle to chalice the color of roasted chestnut with a two finger head, that stayed around as a nice lacing on my glass. with a shimmer form the carbonation. The aroma was of fig, spices and other earthy tones. the tastes was of dark fruit and earth lots of booze a sipper not a session beer. the carbonation was prickly, Rochefort uses and incredible yeast strain, that make all there beers world class. This might be the best beer I have ever had in my life.

fastsrt, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of steve8robin
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one on a recommendation from a friend...

A: Looks dark copper like an iced tea. Thick 2 inch white head that slowly disippates.

S: Very good smell. Sugary scent with an almost iced tea type scent. Very good smelling.

T: Lots of flavors bouncing around. Can't quite put my finger on each taste. A little more water than expected, but not overwhelming watery taste.

M: Very good amount of carbonation. A hint too much to be perfect, but very close.

D: This one goes down fairly easy.

All in all, this is a nice brew. Glad I picked one up. This is a good brew if you're looking for something not as heavy as a stout, but not as light as a standard ale or sweet like a barleywine. This is a thinking beer, if you're looking for a good one to savor and figure out as you sip it.

steve8robin, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of drabmuh
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure why I had never tried this beer, but I finally did. I think my expectations were too high or I just drank one that was too new.

Poured from a bottle into a goblet, served with yeast (oops). Beer is brown and hazy and some particulates floating in it (my fault its the yeast). Forms a nice thick off white / yellow head that falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation high. So far so good.

Aroma is a mixture of sweetness and carmel with alcohol and a ton of malt. I think I can smell a slight roast in there as well. Not sure though. Smells pretty good.

Beer is big bodied, no aftertaste at all. There are no hops to detect and bitterness overall is really mild. There is a tinge of alcohol and solvency in the front of the beer and that really disappoints me. Beer gets better and solvency is lessened as the beer warms slightly. Mouthfeel is OK and drinkabiliy is good. I can see how people like this beer but it has not been my favorite Quad.

drabmuh, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of Bisho
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favourite beer on the planet (at present anyway.)

A: Very dark with a fluffy eggwhite coloured head which lasts a long time.

S: Dark fruits with a hint of vinegar. As it warms you get lots of alcohol and candy on the nose.

T: Not of this world!!! Very complex with raisins, malt, yeast, candy sugar and lots of chocolate as it gets warmer. Intense... could be heaven in a bottle!

M: Very smooth and creamy with great carbonation. The alcohol is there but never ever becomes overpowering.

D: A definite sipper but a quad that I could sip all night (providing I have enough of them.) I prefer it at room temperature.

This is a complex beer that gets better and better as it warms!

Bisho, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep amberish, brown muddy color with excellent carbonation and a dirty white head, a big one. Nose is booze, spice, dates, figs, raisins and other fruits. Taste is grapes, alcohol, raisins, figs, spice, slight belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is warming, grape, dried fruits, spice. Drinkability is very good. Not a beer you can drink alot of but I would if I could. For the style, yes, one of my top picks to drink.

barleywinefiend, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle $7.19, I have been meaning to try this for a while. Turbid brown despite my attempt to keep the yeast out, almost black, flimsy head. It smells like vinegar and pickles at first but as it warms up it becomes sweet candied spices. the flavor has a quad-like sweetness but it also has a strong black licorice quality to it. The alcohol is not blatant but I know it is there because I can feel it. Overall I liked Rochefort 8 more.

ArrogantB, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of tattooedtolley
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deepest brown imaginable, hazy. Off white/tan head dissipated quickly.

Aroma: Bready, some fruitiness, subtle sweetness, almost a wine-like alcohol aroma. Some earthiness, its complex and wonderful, very inviting.

Taste: I'm terrible at describing beers with such complexity. I'm a malt and hops kind of guy, I can tell you all about those two ingredients but this beer seems to continually change on you and puts so many flavors on the palette. Its just incredible. Not what you really think of when you think of beer, its more than that.

Mouthfeel: medium in body, semi-chewy but still feels fairly light, surprising for such a big beer.

Drinkability: Over 11% abv, great for sipping and enjoying, not for poker playing or sports watching really. Still, for such a huge beer, its drinkable.

Just a fantastic beer experience.

tattooedtolley, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of Manoftyr
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearence-Dark hazy brown with minimal head that leaves some slight lacing along the sides of the glass. The haziness really stands out in this beer's appearence more than the other two Rochefort trappist ales.

Smell-Ahh, heavenly, where do I begin?; rich malty sweetness, herbs, spices, dark brown sugar, maybe some molasses; this beer has it all!

Taste-Is perfect a flavor?; haha, but in all seriousness this beer's flavor absolutely blows me away. It's sweet but not too sweet, peppery and medicinal without being overbearingly so while still contributing to the overall flavor; it exists in a state of perfect flavoral balance and leaves you wanting more with each sip.

Mouth Feel-Thick, heavy and lush while still remaining smooth and easily drinkable; amazing.

Drinkability-This beer is dangerously drinkable for its price and alcohol content, if I could afford and had access to it I wouldn't object to sipping on it all day every day. Very highly drinkable.

Notes-Wow, I adore this beer; it's everything I liked about the #6 and the #8 but combined!, this is my first true Belgian quad and I could not reccomend it more!, and now that's I've tried the Rochefort #10 I can't wait to get my hands on St. Bernardus Abt #12 and Westvleteren #12

Manoftyr, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of sjccmd
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before 2013 date on the bottle. I let the bottle sit out of the fridge for about a half an hour before opening.

Pours a deep chestnut brown with ruby and amber highlights. Large fluffy light tan head that fades quickly. Lacing is not too sticky.

One of the richest aromas I've ever encountered in a beer that's noticeable as soon as I crack open the bottle. Sweet rum cake, dates, figs, caramelized sugar, cinnamon, alcohol warmth and spices. It reminds me of an actually good fruit cake that I got from a monastery bakery.

The taste follows the nose but with a more roasted malt character and more spices. Gingerbread, spice cake, the alcohol heat is integrated into the flavor profile and is not overbearing. Very complex and enjoyable. Finishes with a subtle bitterness, smokiness, and spice.

Slick mouthfeel, decently carbonated, but I would kind of like it to be a bit more thick. The flavor is so full and rich that it doesn't seem watery though.

I can't help but drink this relatively quickly. It's just so delicious. The complexity and alcohol effect the drinkability a bit.

Overall, this beer really does deserve all the hype it gets. It probably is actually a little underrated since it is so widely available.

sjccmd, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of pourmeup
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- looks like a nice piece of mahogany wood, with a white-tan head that sticks around for a LONG time
S- has a nice sweetness to the nose, almost smells of raisins
T- very malty and yeasty, has a light chocolate flavor, slight vanilla note on the aftertaste
M- i wish it was a little thicker, nice carbonation level, very thin bubbles
D- fairly drinkable, but the alcohol shows through just a bit too much

Overall, one a my favorite Belgian beers.

Daniel

pourmeup, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of jsh420
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottle dae 09/01/13
so this bottle is just under 2 years old

pours dark dark brown wiith a 1 finger head that left no lacing

smells of dark fruit roasted malts candy sugar barrel aging if thats possible

taste wow what a couple years dows to this beer - dark roasted carmel chocolate malts mixed with the dark fruits and spice and bready banana yeast - if a westy 12 is better then this oh my!!

mouthfeel - rich full body with plenty of carbonation yet oh so smooth and creamy

drinkability @ almost 2years old the alcohol is almost gone and makes this beer to hard to put down

if you can age this beer do it - a have a few more at this age and hope to hold on to one for atleast 10 years

jsh420, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of TheStoutAholic
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in into my only clean drinking glass Samuel Adams perfect Pint.

A: This is a quad trappist so it a very dark brown.

S: Smells like every other darker trappist... Damn good

T: A hint of carmel and misc fruits, more complex than what I am use to. I like it.

M: Bitter-sweet.

D: Very drinkable in any situation, I kind of wish I had something to eat with it. The beer seems like one that requires you eat a meal with it.

One of the better darker trappists that can be found in Iowa.

TheStoutAholic, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of eduardolinhalis
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle served in its own chalice.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming a small, creamy, thin bubbled, and beige head. Lots of small chunks can be seen floating inside, in the bottom of the glass. Retention is medium and only few lacings are formed and left in the glass. A thin layer remains for very long on the top

S: Complex. Sweet, grainy, spicy and fruity. Strong notes of dark fruits, mainly figs, raisins and plums. It reminded me a port wine. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, candy sugar and Belgium bready yeasts. Strong notes of cereal in the end. Brown bread. A bit of alcohol can be felt in the very end

T: Complex as the smell. Sweet and very malty upfront. Strong notes of dark fruits, toffee, caramel malts, candy sugar, Belgian yeasts, brown bread and spices. Mild hops bitterness profile

M: Full, creamy, heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation for a 11% ABV beer. Very fruity and malty aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. The definition of perfect beer for me

eduardolinhalis, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a massive beige colored creamy head. Retention is great, and a persistent cap of smooth looking cream remains atop. Lacing on the glass isn't as impressive, but it's still a great looking brew.

S: Aroma is lush and excellent. Fig and raisin, healthy dose of spices, bubblegum, hint of apple, and a rum-like alcohol presence. This is a fantastic aroma. It's not as sweet and vibrant as some others, but it's darkness and complexity are impressive nonetheless.

T&M: A burst of fruitiness, sweet candi sugar, caramel, and toffee start things out. Hops come in midway to bitter things out nicely, and then the finish shows off a delicate cocoa-like malt flavor replete with white pepper and clove spice flavors. This is a complex and wonderful beer. Body is full and creamy, with a subtle carbonation. Great mouthfeel.

D: A top-notch quad. It's massively flavorful and complex. Definitely a contemplative brew one should savor. Despite all that, it's still relatively easy to drink for a quad, as the carbonation level is ideal and the alcohol doesn't interfere with the flavor.

BamaBeerBuff, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of Schmaltzy
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into Chimay glassware.

A- Dark brown color with a dense, huge head that dissapated after a good amount of time. Very thick head that left me with a nice white moustache. Very very nice to see.

S- I could smell this for days. Seems to change every second as it warms up. Loads of fig/dates, bready yeast, baking spices rounding it all out. The smells are great and you start to appreciate all the work that went into a beer like this, starting with the Belgian spring water and Belgian yeast which are unlike any other.

T- The Belgian yeast comes through right away and is absolutely delicious almost like a soda bread. Figs/dates, raisins, cherries/plums, fruitcake, candied fruits basically with like a oaky sweetness. Finishes with a nice baking spice taste, nutmeg/cinnamon.

M- High carbonation as I drank this right after purchase, however after 1-2 years cellaring I think this will be a almost perfect beer. Right now has tannins and high carbonation=less mouthfeel.

D- Definate sipper, you want to enjoy this beer as it warms/opens up. As it opens you notice that the flavors and smells become much more intense. The high carbonation hinders this beer but after cellaring I'm positive this will be an awesome beer.

Schmaltzy, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. 11.3% ABV, 311213 08:24 (date?). Part two of the Birthday Beer Extravaganza!

A - Dark brown on the pour and virtually opaque black in the glass, it's crowning achievement is the monstrous, dense, cream-colored, three-finger head. Great retention but eventual descent lead to dense lacing all over the glass.

S - The nose smells primarily of gummy bears. No joke. Its muted at first but getting stronger. Now there is a musty funk to it. Lots of bready malts and a bit of yeast with a big nose of dark fruit esters. Its also exhibiting that "walk-in freezer" smell of cold metal on the end. It has some fantastic qualities to it but that mustiness and metallic funk sure bring it down.

T - A bread-like malty backbone with a dark candi sugar sweetness shows up first followed closely by a slightly woody booze flavor that is a bit fusel-like. Tons of fruit esters in this beer though. Dark cherries and blackberries with raisin and plum too. The complexities are almost overwhelming. The mind doesn't know what to explore first. A very slight bit of yeast is in the taste too. It ends in and interesting manner with a low but noticeable hop flavor. A spicy finish lingers on the tongue.

M - Almost full-bodied, this beer fools you slightly with it's carbonation. A little higher than expected, it gives it a sparkling feel. But rich and sweet however, it also finishes a bit dry and spicy. The feel mirrors the flavor in complexity. Also very smooth despite the sparkling feel. A great feeling brew!

D - The smell is constantly a bit off-putting through the beer and in regards to the flavor, I will say, "complexity does not a good beer make". With that said, I also think it's very well brewed but the flavors seem to clash just a bit to me. In the beginning they didn't fit at all but they grew on me throughout the rest of the beer. Still though, I've had more enjoyable quads but this one certainly is a beer to behold. Very, very good overall.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of sweemzander
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No recognized bottled date.

(A)- Pours a cloudy brown/mahogany color with red & purple highlights. Produced a gigantic & thick organic looking eggshell colored fluffy head that is sticking to every inch of the inside of the glass as it slowly dissipated.

(S)- Yeasty bread & biscuits with crisp banana, lemon, and assorted ripe dark fruits of plum & grape. There might even be a hint of clove or allspice coming through in the yeast. Simply gorgeous fruits on this smell.

(T)- Delectable plum & grape fruits with banana finishing the deal. Delicious biscuity flavors that morph into a light yeasty clay. Just wonderful complexity and layered goodness. Seamless flavors that make your tastebuds orgasm. Simply mouthwatering.

(M)- Great carbonation level that just barely fizzes on the tongue. An earth-shattering balance; so silky smooth feel. Definitely a multi-dimensional beer that my review (particularly in the taste category) does not even come close to giving it justice. This actually has a rather thick mouthfeel to it, but is so crisp, fruity, and seamlessly layered in those flavors and smoothness that it is barely noticed by myself. Where is the 11.3% abv? Expertly integrated alcohol. Crisp & refreshing.

(D)- A fantastic quad that defines the style. For me, it is the finest belgian I have ever had to date. Gorgeous fruits, body, feel, and balance. Definitely one of the most complex beers as well. The only thing holding me back from giving this perfect 5's is that after one of these kinda makes you feel full, not to mention the alcohol sneaks up on you too. Simply delicious stuff though.

sweemzander, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of abar22
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11-22-09 notes.
Tasted in a Dogfish Head Signature Glass.
Rochefort 10 poured a dark brown that was lighter and muddy when held to the light. A one finger off-white head was the result of slow decanting. You can make a beast of a head if you so choose on this or damn near any belgian. The head left no lacing and settled into a thin, island cap.
In the nose the standout was dark grapes. Raisins were there as well along with a hint of alcohol and the ever present belgian yeast.
The initial sensation from the first sip comes by way of excellent carbonation. It assaults the palate and weakens its defences for what's to come. After that intial shock there is a familiar spicy, peppery note that gives way to a raisiny body. The finish brings the dark fruits from the nose back into play and also brings back some more peppery goodness. That along with the dry finish leaves the palate in awe of what it has experienced. Alcohol peaks its head in, in the finish, and continues to warm afterwards. There is depth here that I'm not equipped enough to hit on yet but it's enough for me to give this a perfect score on taste. Until I get my hands on Westy this is the standard by which all Quads will be judged.
Medium bodied, strongly carbonated, palate wrecking. Beautiful.
This is as drinkable as I would imagine an 11%+ beer to get. I could get in trouble quick with this one if my wallet would allow it. A beautiful beer that sets the tone for all Quads to measure up to.

abar22, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of slayer3604
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Coca-cola brown with orange on the outskirts of the rim, with a one finger head that settles to pretty much nothing except a patch in the middle of the glass.

S-Swaths of spice, raisin, rum, plum, all kinds of dark fruit, some nice effervescence as well!

T-Strong dark fruit and spice on this one, with a subtle caramel note! WOW!

M-Frothy, rocky, crisp, but finishes with a little malt cloy.

D-Pretty hot. If you had a year or two to sit this thing down it would have gotten a higher scorebut overall, great beer.

slayer3604, Nov 26, 2009
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,484 ratings.