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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,880
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 656
Gots: 1,627 | FT: 56
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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 Casey10
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a 330ml bottle into a St. Bernadus chalice.

Apperance - warm, brown, sticky lacings on the chalice after the pour.

smell - fantastic, grapes, sugar, ginger? smells great!!

taste - again warm, delightful, grape?, sugars, raisons, very nice.

drinkablity- very high you don't need to drink a lot of these to know what I mean,

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a murky, rich dark purplish-brown, with a magnificent, pillowy two-finger khaki head on top. The head reduces to a thick, creamy khaki cap that leaves substantial lacing. Very nice.

Nose is hard to get a grip on - nutty, bit of cocoa, primarily brown sugar, spicy dark fruit, and doughy yeast. What's there is fantastic.

Taste is full, rich, complex, and yet perfectly in sync with itself, if that makes sense. Notes of cocoa and spiced brown sugar, raisins and dates, doughy, spicy yeast, with a mild earthy bitterness coming out to join the fray right before the finish. Finish is sweet, spicy, yeast with some sweet raisin notes. Fairly short finish, warming, just a bit of alcohol underneath. Subtle but big in flavor, all while being very approachable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fluffy, perfectly executed, full mouthfeel without being syrupy.

Almost no hint of the alcohol in this one. Even at 11%, I'd have no problem drinking several bottles of this. Masterful.

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

330 ML into a snifter/ best before 4-16-13

P: Silky brown from the bottle, deep purplish-brown in the glass. 1 fingered light tan head of medium sized bubbles disappeared quickly to a thin halo. Minimal lacing left on the glass.

A: Port alcohol, candied sugar, figs, raisins, and a hint of yeast. Pretty good power to the nose, which gives me a good feeling that I'm going to like this...

T:...And I do! This is everything I thought it would be, plus some. Pretty much follows the nose with port-like alcohol being present throughout, but never overpowering my palate at any time. Delicious flavors of dark candied sugar, caramel, figs, raisins, plums, ripe apple, muted chocolate wafers, and a spicy Belgian yeast are hypnotizing me as we speak. This is a full-flavored powerhouse to behold.

M & D: Full-bodied, rich, and silky smooth with a nice prickly bite on the way down. Drinkability is great, but this alcohol deals a lethal blow! I can't believe that big of a punch was packed into that small of a bottle. Damn!

Notes: Trappistes Rochefort 10 is a great beer. It's a sweet and spicy, rich and complex, well-made Quad that delivers quite the headslap to those who imbibe. Excellent! Highly recommended

Photo of KBoudreau66
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P- pours a dark brown that will look darker red if you hold it up to a light. It has a nice tan colored head that will last throughout and leave lacing.

S- It has a lot of different smells going on. Very fruity with but the strongest smells are Figs and raisin. You can also get the strong alcohol smell, but this comes as no surprise with an ABV over 11%.

T- The taste more or less matches the smell, very fruity you can really taste the figs, raisins maybe a small hint of chocolate. Like the smell you can taste the strong amount of alcohol, but it is still very well balanced.

M- very full-bodied and thick with a refreshing carbonation.

D- This is an excellent beer that is extremely well balanced. It bursts with fruity flavor and washes down with it's strong ABV. If it were any stronger it would be overwhelming, but it is just about perfect in my opinion. Does not dissapoint.

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

Poured from a bottle into a chalice.

Pours a deep cola with an immense head that settle quickly to a nice lace and web.

Aroma is of fruit. Dates and figs and intense aromas of raisins that grab you from across the room. Bread and sugar, this has an intense aroma.

Flavor is of boozey rum and raisins. Bubblegum and pheolic alchohol from the grains. There is way more ABV here than is represented in this taste. There is a unique heaviness to this brew that makes it unforgettable.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily, with a soft carbonation typical of long time bottle conditioned brews.

Awesome , I don't know what else to say.

Revisited 06/16/09.

Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a touch of red. A long lasting head forms and sticks to the edges of the glass.

Smell is spicy with dark fruits like plums and raisins, bready malts and a touch of chocolate.

Taste is a bit boozy and mostly reflects the characteristics of the nose.

Big body and nice carbonation.

Drinkability is nice for a sipper.

Photo of thekanna
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a gorgeous deep brown which turns to red when held towards the light. This is capped off with a nice, tall, tan head.

S: Plums, raisins, black cherries, dates... generally dark fruits, with a molasses likes sweetness that has overtones of coffee, spice and rum-soaked fruits (like those in stollen).

T: Dark fruits and dark chocolate. Yeasts are very prominent and kind of unexpected for this style of brew. Somewhat similar in taste to the St. Bernardus Abt 12 except that the alcohol has a lot stronger presence: it persists through the taste and goes straight to the head, resulting in a quick buzz.

M: Oily and slick; very smooth.

D: For sipping purposes only.

Photo of HoustonTX
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rochefort 10 has a very impressive pour. Gorgeous deep dark ruby body, with flowing strands of ample carbonation and a nice thick solid off-white head.

Amazing nose on this one. Fruit esters of raisin, plum, dried cherry, fig and prunes. All held against an aggressive rich malt base that dominates the aroma. Medicinal phenols give a peppery spicy edge.

Taste is actually better than the nose. Deep aggressive dark malts with a succulent and mouth coating booze soaked richness. Lots of rich and vibrant dark fruit notes pop out all over. The balance is wonderful, with a dry maltiness sweeping the palate. Complexity is awesome, and this one finishes as flavorful as it began.

This Quad hits the marks. Not quite as good as Westy 12, but this one is glorified in it's own unique flavor. A bit more dark fruit endowed, and a bit more smooth. This is one very, very fine beer.

Photo of sevopie
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - A very muddy brown with a decent tan head. Laces very little and sporadically.

Smell - Very sugary smell to it, with some fig notes and a lot of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove)

Taste - Alcohol is present, but subdued by the sugary sweetness thats still present in the taste. The spices serve to accent the alcohol rather than add to it, and they are present through the finish.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat dry, but nicely thick. A lot of carbonation to it, but creamy at the same time.

Drinkability - Easy to get lost in considering its 11%. Still not perfect, but its very smooth and palatable.

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

A: Poured a dark, muddy, almond brown with milk chocolate highlights. Tightly packed tan two finger head. Classic Belgian lace.

S: Dark, dark fruits--plum, grape, along with licorice and a muddled alcohol presence, anejo rum.

T: Dark fruits, again. Raw alcohol infused plums, grapes, and apples with the malts producing a bitter chocolate and toasted caramel character. Musty yeast mixing with the ever present alcohol at the end.

M: Full, yet soft and creamy.

D: If you wanted a reminder that beer is, indeed, and alcoholic beverage, this brew will call that to mind. Albeit, it does so with plenty of complex and crafted flavors. However, if you're drinking a quad, you know what you're getting into, should expect, and enjoy it. So, it's expected and enjoyably drinkable, slow sippin'.

Photo of Yesac
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured entire bottle into a Rochefort goblet. Awesome glass. Let this one warm up.. you'll get so much more out of it.

A - Pours solid caramel brown. Small head slow fades to a thin layer. Some thick bubbled uneven lacing on the glass.

S - Very sweet up front and over all. Sweet dark grapes, brown sugar and hints of caramel and alcohol. Splendid aroma, earns a 5.

T - Dark and sweet grapes are up front.. in comparison are that of a quality grap-wine taste. The middle is a small dash of caremel and slight burn of the 11.3%. Finishes so nicely with a fading sweetness of brown sugar and bready malt notes.

M - Medium carbonation. Nice even medium coating that leaves the palate semi-dry and sticky.

D - An excellent sipper here. A fine dark grape sweetness makes it an easy drinker, but be careful a well hidden 11.3% lies underneath.

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

I poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. It pours a deep caramel with a pretty white head and lots of lacing. The aroma is laced with sweet fruit an alcohol. The flavor hints at dates, and alcohol with a finish that lingers. It is a full bodied with a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that you sip over the course of an hour.

Photo of erz316
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this sit out of the fridge for a good 45 mins, poured from a 33cl bottle into Westmalle goblet

A - amazing! poured a perfect 33cl with fluffy head into the goblet. head is the color is a light chocolate milk, you know: if you add too much milk or not enough syrup in. the body is solidly opaque, though I can still tell it is a brown and not a black, like a old ale. most beautiful indeed.

S - a nice spicy aroma, with lingering ethanol in the back. some residual sweetness from the malts,presenting me with a dark molasses scent, and a nice fresh bitter green scent from the hops.

T - well, there is no escaping the alcohol in this beer, it is pervasive in all the steps of drinking. right during the swallow there is a great prick of frutiness, much like plumbs, prunes or other very sweet ripe fruits. this seres to effectively dull the harsh effects of the alcohol, and does it quite well. after the finish, before the true aftertaste, has a strong alcohol taste running up through my nose, like taking a shot of warm vodka. the after taste is slightly sweet from the malty sugars, and it leaves my mouth numb.

MF&D - exceptionally smooth, and easy to drink. the feel is perfect. not too thick or thin, just right and allows all the nuances of flavours to come out. the bluntness of the alcohol is the only thing that impedes the drinking process.

Photo of GarthTaargus
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle (11.3 oz) into Chimay chalice, at roughly cellar temperature.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany, darker than any Quad I have seen before. Also noteworthy is the almost impenetrable opacity; I did not pour the yeast, so this was surprising. Head is khaki colored with medium-sized bubbles, eventually settling into a cream which did not dissipate throughout the drink, lacing in a homogenous curtain fashion. A good looking beer, like what they drink in medieval cartoons.

Smell: Alcohol, medicinal, caramelized sugars, fresh cut apples, with a touch of vanilla and an slight underlying scent of earth.

Taste: First wave of taste is caramel and sugars, giving way to rum and dark fruits, especially plum. Finishes with a buttery alcohol note which dries the mouth and leaves a final note of french bread on the exhale.

Mouthfeel: Creamy yet very carbonated, with that perfect belgian crispness, then finishing fairly dry for such a sugary beer.

Drinkability: Very inviting, a romantic coupling of mouthfeel and scent, with a seductive alcohol. I would consider this one a sipper, as I felt the glow after half the glass. This hampers drinkability a it, but for the style it is plenty appropriate.

This beer is fantastic. I will happily splurge on this beer many more times, although I do prefer the Trappistes Rochefort 8.

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

This beer pours an incredibly dark and cloudy brown with a 1 fingered light tan head and some lacing. The smell is of raisins and molasses. The flavor is big, there is no shortage of malt in this beer, and certainly alot of dark malts, certainly the darkest quad I have ever tried. There are big hints of raisins and plums int he flavor backed with an enormous malt base... also this beer is quite sweet. The mouthfeel is decent with a rather low carbonation level and for an 11.3% abv beer this beer is HIGHLY drinkable :)

Photo of Stimack
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a dark brown cloudy color with a perfect sized (fit the glass perfectly) medium tan head that has good legs, leaving sheets of lace down the side of the chalice. This is a very good looking brew. The aroma has a warming alcohol smell, rum or brandy? Dark sugar, could be adding to why I feel it has rum like characteristics? Different fruit, apple and/or pear and cherries. What a fantastic and inviting mixture of aromas. The taste is simply fantastic, again going with the rum aspect, I pick up rum cake. Has a wood like flavor that seems to linger for a bit then disappears. The fruit does come out, but not as the apple/pear I noticed when I was first taking a whiff, with fig / date / prune flavors. Medium spice flavors that mix, oh so well. I know that a lot of folks say that they get banana when they drink this one, not for me as I can't pick up that flavor one bit. The feel of this one does not come close to the 11.3% alcohol level as it is very smooth and well hidden behind all of the interlaced flavors, though as this brew warms the alcohol esters do seem to come out a little more but in a way that is a complete complement to this brew. Very easy brew to drink even though it should be a sipper, but it is damn good and goes down quickly. Give this brew a try as it is simply a delight.

Photo of raoulduke37
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful Rochefort chalice from Father's Office. I was pleased to see it here. I have to say that I'm a little surprised as to how high this one is on the Best of BA

A - Beautiful dark quad, looks like raisins and beautiful lacing when first poured, which quickly dissipates.

S - Hard to detect anything too strong, definitely malts, ripe red/purple fruit.

T - Very good Quadrupel - hops are hidden, nice malt introduction with some cinnamon.

M - Good carbonation here, balances the sweetness.

D - A great sipping beer, for a special occasion.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown with faint ruby highlights and a smallish off white head that dissipates to a cap. Smells of dark fruit, burnt sugar, a bit of alcohol. Taste is fruity with a smokey funky taste. Some phenolic and bubblegum in there as well. The carbonation is a bit high. Body is thick, mouthfeel is bubbly/creamy. I loved the smell and taste of this one, but I thought the high carbonation did unfavorable things to the mouthfeel.

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

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.
A - Nearly opaque brown in color with nice 2 finger head.
S&T - Dark fruit, alcohol and a bit of yeast.
M - Slick with very fine bubbly carbonation.
D - This is very tasty and smooth. Be careful! The 11.3% ABV will sneak up on you.

Photo of tconboy
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed in Brugge at my favorite pub there. Pours a murky light black with a nice relatively full creamy head. The complexity of the dried fruit and bready flavors are very nice, but what makes this so special is how perfectly balanced and how nice the mouthfeel is. Probably the most drinkable beer I have ever encountered. A true masterpiece, and certainly among the elite trappist products.

Photo of TStandley13
3.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Dark in color, slighty opaque. Lots of sediment throughout, mainly hangs to bottom.

S- Alcohol, belgian yeast, some fruits, apples?

T- nice taste, smokey fruits.

M - nothing notable.

D - highly drinkable, one of my favorite quads (save Urthel)

Photo of Itoclown
3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Siciliano's in Grand Rapids. Drank from a Duvel tulip.

Look: Dark, dark brown. Light is impenetrable with a low head.
Smell: I can't even pinpoint the smell; it's so damn complicated.
Taste/mouthfeel: Smooth but leaves alcohol venting from the nose in the aftertaste. Really complex but I couldn't pinpoint any particular tastes. Dark/dry fruit, caramel and brown sugar dominate my taste buds.
Overall: Not my favorite style of Belgian beer. I think I'll have to keep trying with this style. There's too much going on for my likings. But that being said, the taste gets better the longer it's open and while it's warming up. But, on the final few swigs, the alcohol became too overwhelming and felt dry.

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

i feel rather uninspired about reviewing but i cracked this so i damn well better do my best.

pours a rich brown into my tulip. a nice two finger head is produced and fades fast. leaving a decent floating island of foam in the middle.

smells fruity.some nice malts.

taste is alright, your run of the mill quad. sweetness that leads into a moderate boozy back.

mouth is fiercely carbonated. aggressive. im not sure im a fan of it. it burns the roof of my mouth when held in.

an ok beer. im not huge on belgian quads so that might be my issue with this. it might be that im uninspired. but either way not really a huge fan of this.

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

After reading reviews on BA, I bought two July 2008 bottles within the past week at my local beer store.

Poured into a tulip (only stemware I had available at the time).

Being rather new to the ratings break down of a beer - this is one of those beers that just made me glad I'm a beer drinker. I'm not a religous guy but this is one heavenly brew!

The complexity as hundreds of others have noted here on BA is just astounding to me. From the taste of dried fruits to the distinct mouthfeel, this is in my top 10.

I need to go to Belgium....now.

Photo of Pedro07
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a single of this. Hadn't had her in a long time so I decided it's time to get back on that bike!

A- Nice appearance. Minimal head through a light pour. Ruby-brown color. I poured the yeast in (capital sin???) so there is a lot of murkiness in there.
S- Raisins, cherries, dried cranberries, some yeasty-ness. A little earthiness pops in and out of the nose too. Definatly nothing overpowering.
T- Wow. I can tell I haven't had this guy in a while! The taste is candied fruits. Again, raisins and dates come to mind. There is some essence of (call me crazy!!) root-beer-ishness. It's nice though. No hops can I detect. I do get some yeasty-ness again, as in the smell.
Now that it's warmed a bit I'm getting some oak flavors. I forgot how much of a sipper this one is! Slight alcohol at the finish. Let's you know this one will own you.
M- Very rich. I wouldn't call it creamy, because I feel in a lot of cases those are two different things, but this is rich no doubt. Nice carbonation.
D- Woah. Drink a few other belgians for a while before having this Holy Grail. Otherwise, enjoy cause this one's heavenly!

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,880 ratings.