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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,621 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,621
Reviews: 2,578
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 599
Gots: 1,437 | FT: 52
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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 bgildea
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice strong brown color with a very thick head and good lacing. There also appears to be some floating large brown particles/chunks... so I don't know what to make of that...

S: Nice smell, great balance of sweet to malts.

T: The taste is surprisingly sweet. But the stongness of the beer trumps the sweetness to balance it out nicely. Great blend of malts and whatever makes the beer so sweet.

M: Decently thick. The beer has a good amount of chew, but I was expecting a little more.

D: Drinkable - Yes. But at 12%, I wouldn't recommend sluggin back too many of these. The beer is very good, and obviously very drinkable.

Overall: Overall the beer did not disappoint. This is a fancy beer, and tastes very good. The only thing that is throwing me are these brown chunks that are floating in the beer. I'm not sure if it's from the specific bottle or something else. If anyone knows, please send me a BA beer mail. Thanks.

Photo of jpittman80
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Coffee brown with about two fingers of off white head. Doesn't last as long as other Belgians I've had. Unfiltered, so chucks of (what I hope is) goodness suspended throughout.

S - Very complex. Definitely prunes and apples, a little chocolate and a little alcohol.

T - Happily this is where the beer really shines. Same complex flavor that's present in the nose. Really beautiful balance and the Belgian yeast is prominent, lending that familiar biscuit quality to support the other flavors. A little alcohol, but not as much as the ABV lets on. Very nice.

M - Nice medium body, but I think the carbonation is a little too forward.

D - Very good for this ABV and style, which means one bottle will be fine, thanks.

Not really my favorite style (I prefer Belgian tripels) from the abbeys, and not my favorite in the style either. That said, it's a pretty tasty brew, and I'm having fun drinking it. My wallet isn't as happy, though...

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

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a goblet.

A: dark brown with an organish tint. one finger tan head with good retention. Nice lacing. Unfiltered.

S: This is one great smelling brew. A unique smell...the first thing I thought of was granny smith apples, then some prunes mixed in.

T: Very clean, yet complex. Every sip is refreshing and reveals a new layer to peel back. I get a small amount of hoppiness to start but then the dominating flavor is of sweet raisins, brown sugar.

M: smooth, medium viscosity. The level of carbonation is just to the point where it adds something to the overall experience, but is not overpowering.

D: I could drink this all day long. Perfect balance.

Photo of hustlesworth
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a deep dark burgundy with shreds of rosewood highlight at the bottom of my tulip. the head is loud and fizzy and foamy, light beige in color, with flecks of chocolate colored yeast. the first 50% of foam settles rather quickly but the second half retains quite a long time for such high abv. in fact it never loses its dense soapy ring and film of tan foam, even to the bottom of the glass after a half hour review.

S- an insanely complex combination of clove, banana, milk chocolate, fig, prune, vanilla, roasted pear and plum, black grape, molasses, and some wood stone and soil notes. there's no wonder this is a paradigm of trappist excellence. it's taking me back to the first time i cracked a chimay.

T- at damn near 55 degrees, the flavor is so robust and leveled that it becomes hard to describe. starts off with a bit of floral alcohol bitterness that weaves its way in and out of the other flavors throughout the entire flavor profile. this in combination with a light vinous hop bitterness sets the stage for wonderfully spicy phenolic yeast and delicious sweet roasted and caramel flavored malts. peppercorn, banana, clove, bubblegum, plums, pears, figs, dates, and apricots all somethered in a cognac and candi sugar reduction and poured hot over a well worn leather jacket. malt flavors of chocolate covered raisin sweetness tease out a very light orange tartness with sugared strawberries and diluted coffee. earth. granite. peat. oak barrels. vanilla. very very light anise and cinnamon. sweet and delectable but in no way cloying or sugary. a divine 5 way balance between sweet bitter spicy fruity and earthy. the finish is lingering and thought provoking and i contemplate why there are visions of sugarplums dancing in my head.

MF- on the first sip, carbonation sizzled on my cheeks like water on a hot skillet. once the beer opened up, the texture became smooth as a velour jumpsuit, smooth as the jazzy crooning of the velvet fog himself. note: it was the warming effect of the alcohol in my chest that made me associate this beer with mel torme. it's luscious. it's carbonated yet not carbonated. all at once having a tannin texture of grape juice, the creaminess of whole milk, and the consistancy of melted chocolate. it leaves the lips sticky but the cheeks clean and dry thanks to the booze.

D- so, me and my buddies put the other 3 bottles into the beer bong and... joking. put the torches and pitchforks away. for such a sippin' brew this one cannot be put down. literally and figuratively. it is all around perfection. trappist brewers are geniuses of their trade and this may be the finest i've had thus far. in this case i saved the best for first and quadfest 2010 has kicked off to a glorious start.

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

Trappistes Rochefort 10 poured into what else, a Trappistes Rochefort goblet. Legendary brew. Got to respect this wonderful elixir:
"The Abbey of St-Remy, in the southern part of Belgium, was founded in 1230, and the monks began to brew beer sometime around 1595. The beautiful small brewery in the abbey, Rochefort Trappistes, is one of only seven Trappist breweries in the world and makes full-bodied, deeply flavored dark ales. They are bottle-conditioned and among the world's most highly-respected beverages."
appearance: I try to avoid 5's especially with less than a hundred reviews under my belt, but...damn, I can't imagine a better looking beer. Dark brown with big creamy tan head.
smell: port like, spicy, malty.
taste: As advertised by the nose but unbelievably mellow. The more I taste, the better this gets.
mouthfeel: carbonation, silky, creamy.
drinkability: Goes down like a very good session beer. Unbelievable.

Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice

Appearance: red/brown in color, high carbonation, murky with sediment, 1/4 inch head that disappates quickly

Smell: caramel, candied dark fruit, and rum

Taste: oak, brown sugar, candied dark fruit, toffee, bread, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: sweet with an alcohol burn, medium body with medium/high carbonation

Drinkability: I do want this again. My favorite still remains the 6, but I was blown away by the complexity of this beer. I like the toffee and fruit taste. A sipper that I want more of.

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

bottle into a snifter.

This is one of my favorite beers and I finally came across a few so I figure it's high time to review one.

A - Very dark, with lots of carbonation and a finger thick head that remained a long time. Gobs of lacing in the glass. The only thing I dislike about this beer is the amount of yeasty crud in the bottle, I usually pour carefully to avoid getting any in my glass but always end up with a few floaties.

S - this beer has a spicy, deep aroma that I've never smelled anywhere else.

T - stupifyingly good. coffee, figs, dates, cloves, brown sugar, and alcohol. It has an amazing depth.

M - Well carbonated with a heavy, solid feel to it.

D - I would drink this beer until I fell out of my chair, though the 11% ABV and the $7-8/beer cost makes me think twice about it. Nevertheless, I covet every drop in the glass.

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

Poured from bottle into a Sam Smith's beer glass.

Nice dark looking beer with a great head. Nose is definitely classic Belgian yeast smell. Love that smell. Taste is a bit sweet with some great fruity esters. I get raisins, plum and figs. Its difficult to relay the rush of flavors because its much more complex than just that. Slight bitterness on the back end. Slight viscous mouth feel but very pleasant. Slightest hint of alcohol that is pleasantly warming. It may have also been phenols at the end as well.

Just a great Belgian Quad from a master brewery.

Photo of larryi86
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A nice dark brown, almost black, with a huge tan head.

S- Different and hard to pin-point. Has a raisin/fruit like sweeten with hint of roasted coffee. Really just something you have to smell for yourself.

T- Taste hits everywhere. Starts with a sweet hint of fruits, grapes. Finishes with a dark roasted coffee taste mixed with hint of the 11.3% ABV. Underneath everything there is a nice smooth malt taste that bring everything together.

M- Smooth, full bodied, and heavy.

D- Very good and easy to drink. I really could not see myself drinking more than one in a night, but a great sipper to enjoy.

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

5-10-10 - poured into a Chimay chalice - 330ml capped bottle

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with red/garnet highlights. A thin, creamy head emerges with areas that look like sugar/cinnamon swirls on the top. Lacing is sporadic.

Smell: A candied sugar and caramel malt aroma hits the nose immediately, along with the scent of bananas, bread pudding and dark fruits(particularly plum and raisin).

Taste: This beer features sweet roasted malt, brown sugar, dark fruits(especially plum), bread pudding and a hint of anise. It finishes with the slow warmth of alcohol and a spicy, pepper zest.

Mouthfeel: Nice amount of carbonation. Smooth, very rich and creamy, it washes a fine, silky coating over the tongue.

Drinkability: A high ABV does not necessarily dissuade you from drinking another. However, it is clear from the first sip that this beer should command respect and is truly worthy of your time. Thus, this beer is to be enjoyed slowly and methodically as its complexity will be exposed as it slowly warms.

Comments: A topnotch example of the Quad style. It shares many of the qualities of a fine brandy.

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

330ml bottle poured into my Smuttynose Big Beer glass (thanks Bruisin Ales!). Pours a rich mahogany, with ruby highlights when backlit. A frothy, 3 finger cream head with areas of almost cinnamon "swirls", receded after a few minutes to a thin layer with moderate lacing.

Smell is intriguing. Initially it is fruity, raisins and plums, but I also detect a slight almost sour apple. As it warms, a mild breadiness comes in to play, as does toffee, chocolate, and sneaky alcohol.

Taste is outstanding. The fruits are there, as is a pleasant roasted malt, followed quickly by a warming burn. Has a slight medicinal quality, but not in a bad way.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. More carbonation than I was expecting, and it has maintained a very lively, prickly feel throughout the glass. Coating to the mouth, sour apple lingers on the tongue.

Drinkability is also very good. High ABV, but I could very easily reach for another. I would guess it is at 60 degrees or so as I write this and it is only getting better. Two of these stretched out over a few hours would make for an enjoyable evening. Wish I had purchased two.

Photo of grittybrews
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy apple cider color into a Duvel tulip. Around three fingers of robust, slow-receding head. Little lacing to speak of.

Some distinct raisin and dark fruit aromas mixed with a pleasant boozy warmth.

Amazing rush of flavors with lots of carbonation; incredibly dry on the palate. A warm alcohol kick at first followed by rich raisin, molasses, vanilla, and toffee notes with a rapid finish reminiscent of dry champagne that blossoms into a lingering and mild maltiness.

One to sip and savor, for sure! Not overly sweet or boozy, this is a wonderful and complex Belgian, though I prefer the flavor profile of the Rochefort 8 just a bit more.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel tulip.

This is a deep mohogany color with slightly reddish hues. A tan head rose 3 fingers and had great retention. Lace is thin and spotty, but the spots hang hard.

Smells of coffee and English toffee... With loads of dark fruits- figs, plums, and dates. The taste hits all these notes, and adds a nice toasted nuttiness, maybe almond, towards the finish. There is also a great Belgian candy sugar sweetness. This coats your teeth with a thickness that isn't really representative of the thickness of the body. The body seems thinner than the finish suggests.

The level of carbonation is pretty good, this is really creamy as it slides across your tongue. Full body is smooth and really quite tastey.

There is an almost brandy like quality as this warms up. Very pleasant.

Overall impression- absolutely worth drinking.

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

The color of coffee, but held to the light it is more of a deep, dark garnet. The head is tan and well-structured and dark brown floats on top in some places giving the impression that someone sprinkled cocoa onto your latte.

The smell is amazing! Coffee, not cheap American coffee or Starbucks over-roasted, but a complex Venetian brew, with bittersweet chocolate and maybe a shot of Grand Marnier. I'm loathe to taste this as I doubt it will live up to the smell.

The taste does disappoint from what you smelled, but only in so much as it does not match the nose. I taste prunes, a little alcohol on the roof of the mouth with a remnant of the chocolate and coffee at the back palate. You'd expect more alcohol taste from the 11.3% ABV, but it is well delivered.

A little lighter than expected due to the carbonation that lasts throughout the glass. There is heat, but it is subtle for its strength. There is a little bit of an earthy aftertaste, but it's not unpleasant. It does tend to linger on the tongue.

Not a beer to guzzle or gulp, but to quaff and enjoy. It's 11.3% APV makes it impossible to pound these down with some bros, but I can see having another. This beer could just as easily be served with a steak as it could being used as an after dinner digestive.

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

My 100th review. Poured into a small German wine snifter.

A: Pours initially with two fingers of bountiful and smooth cream, which settles into an even creamier layer of head over the course of a few minutes. Fantastic lacing and staying power for the head. Body looks like liquid fossilized amber; a beautiful blend of deep plum, ruby, and crystal amber hues. Columns of tiny bubbles rise to sustain the crown.

S: Just about every incarnation of malt in beer can be detected in the nose of this monk's brew. Rich, sweet, toasty, caramel, and roasted. Every type of malt except the darkest roasted malts found in stouts and porters. Some sticky 'old' slightly sour notes cling to the edges of all this malt... as it should be for a Trappist beer. Some sweet plum, grape, chocolate and port lurks beneath the array of malts.

T: A near perfect balance of many flavors is the character of this beer. The initial flavors are of deep dark fruits; currants, plum, and grape come to mind. These rise to a crescendo, at which point the alcohol prickles nicely as the characteristic malts surge delicately to finish out the flavor experience. This beer is fine, never course. Always balanced, always deliberate. Subtle- this ale is not in your face. Glowing, rich, complex... truly worthy of its reputation and title.

M: I am drinking this at 55 degrees and it is warming as I sip to write the review. At this temperature, the mouthfeel is sublime. Smooth and full, with just the right amount of alcohol prickle and warmth, but less than could be expected. So rich, creamy, sticky, and smooth...

D: High marks here as well. The alcohol is hidden just enough, but not too much. A delightful sipper.

Overall: A beer of the ages this is... with true craftsmanship and art infused into its flavor and feel. A must have at some point in your life if you are a lover of fine ale. My highest regards to the monks who craft this ale...

Photo of Banger530
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep almost opaque brown. Ample brownish white head. A very inviting pour.

S: A complex aroma that invites you to investigates further. Mostly a raisin hue but other fruity aromas presents.

T: A malty fruity flavor up front. Like the aroma suggested, mostly a raisin and a sweet malt. A boozy taste at the end that invites one to keep drinking.

M: A medium to full body. Nice and heavy to let you know what you are drinking. Light carbonation gave the beer a nice texture that accentuates the flavor.

D: Alcohol flavor is some what hidden making the beer very drinkable. I could put a few back without any problem, which is what I did.

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

Yummy.

Dark brown, beautiful in the glass with long living head.

Smell: Strong with exotical fruits, strong sugar, tiny bit of vanilla.

Taste: Great coordination with the smell. Dark fruit with hidden malt. The combination of spicy and sweet flavours is very complex.

Mouthfee: Soft medium body with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Awesomeness. Alcohol is hidden, so watch out.

Photo of cakirkl
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a dark brown with ruby red showing if you put some light through it. The head stays put wonderfully. The glass is left with clumps of head. The head never goes away, but stays in a thin layer above the beer. This is perfection.

S - Smells pretty darn good also. Lots of sweet brown sugar, fruits, dark malty. Makes my mouth water.

T - Wow, this is a very tasty beer. Sweet brown sugar dominates the palate, but not in an overpowering sort of way. Incomes beet, with some dark fruit, pears and a smooth boozy finish. As it warms up a bit I'm getting more roasted malts, very slight hints of chocolate and coffee. The booze on the back-end is the only thing that keeps this from a 5. Though it's really just nitpicking. This is an extremely tasty beer.

M - Pretty good here, slightly above my moderate level to the thick side, but overall nothing to complain about.

D - Despite the booziness of the beginning, it's wearing off a bit, whether by high abv affect on my mouth or by the warmth of the beer. Still a bit thick, though that is to be expected with a quad I suppose. I could probably put back a few of these, though I'm not sure I would want to at 11.3%.

Overall: This is a fantastic brew, nearly perfect in my opinion. Will definitely be on my shopping list again.

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

In one word, spectacular. Pours with a slight head, much darker than expected. Don't have a lot of light, but seems reddish brown and beautiful. Nose of blueberries, rich, fresh blueberries.

Full on the palate, but I don't detect the blueberries any more, nor very much alcohol, despite the high percentage. A few bitter flavors, but mellows out into just the slightest amount of licorice. Normally not a flavor I enjoy but this one is spectacular. Raisins and coffee manage to sneak through. Has a finish that keeps going much like a fine wine.

A good bit more complex than the St. Bernardus Abt 12, but I'm not sure it's better, or maybe I don't like it more. It's not a cheap beer by any means, but worth it.

Photo of Liverpool08
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is what makes drinking beer a great experience. A great pour of dark ruby red. Which leads to the great aroma of plums, raisins, and a sweet brandy smell. Taste is superb! A warming touch of sweet raisins, spices, and a pleasant sweet boozy/brandy port thing. This is the beer to end the evening with. An outstanding example of what a Quad is and should be. Very easy to drink and a super experience for the tastebuds.

Photo of Patrick999
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured into the Rochefort chalice, it is quite a sight. Typical brown quad body, some floaties from the yeast pour. I like the dregs, you may want to be more careful.

In the nose, cinnamon bread, lots of raisin and cinnamon. Smells a lot like the beer bread I bake, actually. More cinnamon-y than I would have thought.

Ooooh, big luxurious malt bomb. Lot of sweetness up front, with that nippy clove and cinnamon drying things out a bit mid to back palate, but not entirely. Lingering malty and honeycomb sweetness on the aftertaste. Big full flavor - you're not getting cheated here. Some quads like to show off the ABV a bit, but I don't get the 11.3% in the taste here, only in the feel with a little nasal burn.

Speaking of feel, you would expect a world-class mouthfeel from a renowned Trappist brewery like Rochefort, and it does deliver on that front, with a substantive yet pillowy soft feel.

For how quickly the glass gets drained, scary-good drinkability at this level ABV. The 10's as good as advertised. You might think of this as a steak beer, but I could also see it going really well with many desserts....bread pudding? And of course, no slouch by itself either.

I concur with the overall BA review and that of the Bros, and then some. Avail yourself of it if possible.

Photo of billab914
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my Rochefort chalice. It poured a dark reddish brown color with a thin quarter inch tan head. The head faded only to leave a creamy ring around the edges of the glass.

The aroma has raisins, plums and plenty of other dark fruits to it. It also has a slightly spicy, yeast aroma present along with a little bit of alcohol rum like flavors. Very nice appealing and complex aroma overall.

The taste is just as the nose let on, complex and delicious. It has caramel, raisins, plums all coming through in the sweet malty taste up front. It finishes with a little of the rum like alcohol flavor that were also found in the nose.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with a creamy smoothness and moderate carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's an excellent tasting beer. Overall it's an excellent tasting and drinking beer that I really enjoyed.

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

Purchased $6.79+ tax, thought it was a little strong, number stamped on bottle 260814, not sure if that is a bottling date.

A Straight Pour into a small snifter glass and a large tan head formed and slowly dropped to a 1/4 inch head. Lacing hanging in there.

S Fruits including raisins, plums?, and figs?. Good dark malts and maybe a bit of dark candi sugar.

T Figgy?, dark malty, just the right amount of sweetness. Delicious!

M For the full body-ness of this beer the mouthfeel is very silky, feels good on the tongue and cheeks. Nice malt, but not overdone

D Have one every so often, if you do not, you will be missing out on a high quality beer.

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

A: Dark and muddled...in a good way.

S: Very malty, has a great yeasty smell, with loads of dark fruits.

T: It has some spiciness to it, but also has some great fruity backdrops: bananas, and all the dark fruits I smelled.

M/D: I know this is a great beer, very complex. I would have to drink this more then I have to understand it all. Mouth feel is awesome, smooth and rich, as far as drink ability this one can be sipped for quite some time.

Photo of Pdiddey3d
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally decided to grab this highly regarded brew @ Wegmans. Love Belgian beers but the quad is at the lower end of the spectrum for my taste.

A: Pours a dark brown/ molasses like color with a nice tan head that stuck around until I finished the beer. Some visible carbonation and some sediment chillin at the bottom of my glass.

S: I would say alcohol is the thing that jumps up front for me, some rich malts, prunes, raisins, caramel and honey. Pretty complex scents here.

T: Very complex flavors here. My amateur palate was spinning but I will do my best to decipher the code. Prunes, malty sweetness, some spiciness, possibly cilantro, slight burn from the alcohol and tang in the aftertaste. Alot going on here.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat syrupy with mild carbonation. Very nice.

D: Not one I would tangle with more than once in a sitting. High abv and complex flavors makes this a one hitter quitter for me. Very delicious non the less. I can see where the hype comes from.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,621 ratings.