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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,784
Reviews: 2,616
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 julian
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle - 330ml purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, WA

My 2nd time drinking a Rochefort 10...fantastic beer, from start to finish, better than St Bernardus Abt 12 IMO (UPDATE: and judging from the "Best of BA" looks like you all agree!)

A: very dark beer molasses in color with tones of orange. Very dense thick creme/tan head. Coolest lacing I've ever seen, layering the inside of the glass after each sip like the different layers of earth over the ages. Head stays till the very end.

S: very sweet, caramely and toffee smell. some earthy and nutty essences...

T: Can't even tell this is alcohol, and it's rated 11.3% ABV!!! Incredible! This is even more smooth and easy to drink than St Bernardus Abt 12. This is a sweet, medium carbonated beer that just goes down crazy smooth. I detect dates, figs, maybe some dark fruits like plums. Nutty with very little spice mixed with mild hoppyness but true to quad style the sweet maltyness dominates the palette.

M: perfectly carbonated, perfect malting and sweetness. thick creamy head and a very easy drink. Makes my mouth feel like it was created just for this beer.

D: this is an extremely deceivingly high ABV quadrupel. As delicious as this is (5.0 taste) I'm giving it a 4.5 simply because it's so potent...I hate to do it, but as far as drinkability, there will be a limit. 1-330ml bottle and I'm already buzzing pretty good.

All in all this is an amazing beer, and probably my favorite quadrupel, maybe even more favorite beer period! HIGHLY recommended!

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

Trappistes Rochefort 10
11.2oz brown bottle

A: snifter. pours a deep, dark rich mahogany with some flaky sediment floating around. nice tan head on top with a good retention rate and a good amount of lacing.

S: nice fall fruit aromas, apples, figs, plums. some spices as well, mostly clove and nutmeg. some strong alcohol esters.

T: strong flavors all over this. plums, raisins, some bananas and tons of clove. only downside is that the high alcohol is really coming through in the flavor.

M: mild to high carbonation. medium to heavy body. very smooth though for 11%.

D: very nice trappist beer and belgian quadruple. Absolutely worth a try.

Photo of daythree16
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet. Beautiful burgundy brownish color with a huge creamy head that fades fairly quickly but leaves a good lace.

The aroma is very Belgian. Lots of candied fruit and sweetness. Plum, figs, raisins, and a little cotton candy. The taste is one of the most complex of the Trappists I've had. There are notes of different sweet dark fruits, light hop acidity, and a strong alcohol presence.

The mouthfeel is very silky and a little heavy. Drinkability is somewhat hindered by the sweetness and high alcohol content, but this really is a delicious beer..

Photo of RomanW70
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first Trappistes Rochfort 10. Trappist glass. Pours a dark brown with a one finger head. Aroma of caramel, plums, raisins, and yeast. Incredibly complex taste. Detect all sorts of dark fruits, caramel, floral finishes. Definitely some vinegary wine notes. Impressive, impressive beer. Gets better with each sip.

Photo of smitty2717
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Super Cellar Warehouse Liquors in Avon CT

Smell- strong blackberries and caramel aromas and a classic Belgian style scent that over powers the fruit.

Taste- Caramel up front that doesn't quite over power the beer but gives this brown ale a nice feel. a little tart at finish but quite perfect. The high 11.3 alcohol is smothered by the sweet flavors.

Mouth feel- straight down with no problem, very smooth with the alcohol hitting the back of your throat.

Drinkability- Prob take down 2 before moving onto to a something with more yeast to balance it out

Photo of callmescraps
4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one on the way home having read about it on BA yesterday.

Appearance - Nice, strong deep-brown/black with three inches of head that is thick, but not pillowy. The head retreats after a few minutes, leaving a nice quarter inch.

Smell - Malty, with a hint of nut, and good bit of coffee.

Taste - The anticipated bitterness of the coffee smell never materializes. Instead it's as smooth as silk with lots of depth. A light hop, with a little sweetness balanced nicely with the alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel - Almost creamy. Very smooth, but not heavy. Reminds me of a nice Guinness straight from the source.

Drinkability - Unexpectedly smooth. I could drink this year-round. For such a potent drink, I was surprised. Frankly, I'm glad I bought only one, because I feel like I could easily polish off a few too many.

The color and smell led me to believe that this would be an entirely different beer than it was. Instead of a very malty, coffe-ish drink, it's incredibly smooth and creamy with lots of subtle flavor.

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

It's been a while since I nabbed some new brews to sample. I've been on vacation for a while and, while my friends and I enjoyed some choice beer, we didn't veer into unchartered waters. All were very good selections--Unibroue, Bass, Hoegaarden, Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, Ommegang (and also Three Philosophers), Oak Aged Yeti, Gonzo Imperial Porter--you get the idea. I was due for something new and fresh.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 fit the bill, and how. This beer won me over with the presentation--three fingers of tan froth atop a cloudy mahogany body. Dense lacing decorated the Ommegang glass--outstanding. The nose has plenty to like--chocolate, grape, cherry, and a hint of vanilla that emerges later in the taste. Speaking of which, the taste nears a top score with its complexity and prominent flavors. Grape appears first but becomes imbricated under chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a hearty fruit accompaniment of banana and cherry. It's excellent, all around, and the vanilla finish is not unlike a sorbet on the palate.

As with all fine Belgians and especially the Trappists, mouthfeel is crucial. #10 is no slouch--amply carbonated, never letting down, robust. Were it not for the head slap that the 11.3% provides, this would be a 5 on the drinkability scale hands-down. On flavor and desirability, however, #10 takes the cake, an extremely delicious beer that, like its counterparts #6 and #8, brings complexity and originality. #10 is no letdown, reminding me why Trappistes Rochefort remains my favorite Belgian purveyor of fine beer. Tremendous.

Photo of Wetpaperbag
2.67/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Poured nicely until the yeast splooged into the glass. I thought I was pouring the beer better then that. It was a bit of a turn off to the beer. Head is very loose and that of a typical Belgian beer.

S- The smell is fruity with a strong smell of alcohol.

T- The taste was less fruity and more like cured meat. Strong taste of soy sauce and almost salty. I am getting a small hint of dates, and grapes. But very small.

M- Fizzy and very carbonated in the mouth and going down.

D- This is one that I'm not going to buy again. Perhaps I just got a crappy one, or it went bad. Drank right after purchase. I'm not one to pour a beer down the drain, but it is tempting. Then again I'm not one to waste beer, good or bad. I did prefer the Rochefort 8 more. This beer seems very one dimensional. I know I'm rating this beer pretty low, but I've had lots better quads then this.

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

Pours a reddish brow with a thick two finger tan head. The head lasted for about 4 minutes untill it shrunk down to about an eight of an inch. Smell is great. Full of spices and alcohol and sweet dark fruit. Taste was equally as good. Has a sweet fruity start with some black licorice mixed in. Then it moves to a carmel malt and alcohol finish. Mouthfeel was exceptional on this beer. The head and carbonation have a lively feeling in the mouth.

Photo of USCTrojanBrian
3.68/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into a room temp goblet at Victoria Gastro Pub (MD)

A - Burgundy to brown, mostly brown. One finger head. Some floaties and sediment.

S - Slightly funky aroma at first, more mellow malty/grainy as it settled.

T - A harsh bite at first, reminded me of Chimay's overall astringentness, but then settled and became sticky sweet. The malt wasn't too roasty. Not a woody grain, but slight fruit hints (cherry?).

M/D - After that sharp first hit, it mellowed into a steady, very consistent sweetness, continuous throughout the sitting.

LOTS of sediment in my glass, not sure if that's part of the deal with this beer or not. Decently flavored but not all that complex (at least my pour). A good beer overall, but personally, and it might just be this tasting, but didn't really scream at me "I am an awesome quad, hear me roar!".

Photo of robbyc1
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pored at cellar temp, a hazy brown, with multiple red highlights. A nice foamy off-white head holds for a very long time, leaving a nice lacing.

I guess I expected more from this beer. Decent aroma, fruity, with some unexpected bubblegum, better than most, but I like the Gouden Carolus Xmas more. Same comments for the taste. Very nice, easy to drink, but not very complex, I want more nose for the price of this one. Easily drinkable, hard to know it 11% abv, amazing for that! Just needs more complexness.

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

Small capped bottle poured into a tulip.

It is hazy, particularly if you pour the thick sediment. It is a glowing brown, with multiple red highlights. A nice foamy off-white head holds for a very long time, leaving a nice lacing.
Nice aroma, fruity, with some unexpected bubblegum and obviously, layers and layers of sweetish maltiness with some yeasty notes.
Medium to full bodied, it is a little on the sweetish side, fruity and malty, along with some spiciness and a moderate alcohol warmth. Very good, but just not at the top of my preferred belgians. Have to age this at least a year, it will probably improve.

Photo of tigerdoc
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been saving this one for a while. Pours a deep ruby color with tints of brown. Very effervescent with a thick white head the remains constant throughout. Lacing is present all the way down the glass. Aroma is very complex with raisin, fig, brown sugar, and cooked fruit. The taste is reflective or aroma, the alcohol is present but not overwhelming it balances the sweet fruit flavors. The flavors linger on my tongue for minutes. A very intense and beautiful beer. The experience is amazing but it is most certainly a sipping beer.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Deep brown, opaque, with obvious yeast sediment. Small tan head that disappears rather quickly into almost nothing with no lacing; to be expected with this level of alcohol.

S - This beer smells like an elegant dessert. Bready aroma provides the backdrop for caramel and brown sugar, very predominant vanilla, and hints of almonds. Cocoa is lurking as well along with juicy dark fruits such as raisins, plums, black cherries, and currants. Faint banana esters surface through the phenolic quality of the alcohol.

T - Very sweet caramel malts and dark fruit early palate, and then a resonant wave of vanilla. Vanilla unfolds into nutmeg, mace, and something akin to fresh ginger, faint chocolate, and an elusive spicy hop presence. A little bitter near the finish with the alcohol unleashing it's full wrath with an undercurrent of bread and nuts. Caramel malt and warming alcohol linger for a few moments.

M - Very lightly carbonated, full bodied, and quite slick even with the high alcohol content. The alcohol is obviously there, but the astringency is well hidden.

D - A bit on the intense side, I couldn't see having more than one or two unless with a meal. The ABV itself makes it a little of a monster, and it's quite sweet as well.

I tried this Rochefort 10 for a couple of reasons; firstly I'm trying to branch out style wise, and I was also fortunate enough to find a bottle. I don't really have any experience with Trappist ales, aside from large amounts of Chimay blue label I was drinking last Christmas. A very fulfilling brew that I look forward to having in the future.

Photo of jbphoto88
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a brandy snifter, this beer is a deep opaque mahogany brown, not quite motor oil dark but solidly brown. The head is the same tan of the bottle label and billows up a full inch. It is thick and creamy with a mix of large and small bubbles. Nice webbing and a constant quarter inch of head through out the life span of this beer.

Smell is of fruity rich malts. I get pear and roasted apple smells with a toasty malt that has toffee and caramel hints. A slight alcohol twinge but nothing that raises any red flags. Outstanding!

Taste has a warmth from the abv and a fruity maltiness. I taste more toasted malts then phenolics. There is also a rich toffee molasses flavor that compliments a medium bodied dark candy taste. Hops give way to a more yeasty dark bread flavor. Very complex and awesome.

Mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth. This one is dangerous at 11.3% because it is so easy to get down. This is one of the best Belgian Quadrupels I've ever had. I will buy this every time I see it in the store. Try it or I will find you!!!!

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

Pours a thick dark brown, with hints of deep orange overtones. The carbonation pops and sparkles away as the head develops and then settles a 1/2 inch layer of foam on the top of the liquid. The foam sticks to the sides, creating a wonderful lacing effect as the brew is drunk.

Sweet dark fruits. Preserved plum and figs. I love the smell of sweet fig. Raisins, and hints of cocoa.

Dark Fruits and a punch of alcohol. The alcohol warms through with each sip. It is a monstorous beer. Malt sweetness, rich, yet subtle honey flavours, ending with a strong medicinal quality and strong alcohol dryness.

As I said, it is a monstorous beer. I wouldn't say it's an effort to drink through, but there has to be a right mood. Amazing flavours, full carbonation, and heavy alcohol. It is still well rounded, and one of the best the world has to offer!

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

Pours a rich brown, with a medium tan head. The head is very smooth and the carbonation bubbles very small. Smell is of raisins, brown sugar, with a hint of alcohol. Taste is rather dry, though this is a malt oriented beer. It is also slightly spicy, with a bit of heat from the alcohol. There is a bit of oak like character to the beer, along with a slight amount of earthyness. The hop profile is very mild. Mouthfeel is rich, carbonation levels are quite smooth. For its alcohol content, this is a very drinkable beer, though for maximum enjoyment (and at $5.50 for a 11.2oz bottle) it is best enjoyed once per drinking session IMO. A fantastic trappist ale that I plan to buy again.

Photo of Matty1918
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a chalice...

The numbers 090113 08:17 were on the bottle

Color: A dark nutty brown...no light was shining through when held up. A nice 2 finger creamy tan head.

Aroma was of malt, caramel a hint of plums and cinamon.

The first thing I tasted was sweet malts with cherries in the background. You can taste the alcohol but it doesn't overpower. There's a hint of apricots and vanilla right at the end....very faint. Great tasting.

A great creamy mouthfeel...like velvet in your mouth...just top notch.

I finally had a chance to buy one of these at the liquor store I frequent. A little pricey for one bottle but well worth it. I may go back and buy 2 or 3 to store.


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

So I have had Rochefort 6 and 8 figured that I'd make my way up to 10.

Poured into a chalice...

A- Dark brown ruby color, beautiful bubbly head, carbonation present.

S- I got a huge whiff of cream and vanilla here, alcohol evident and present in the nose. Some other sweet scents as well, possibly some maple?

T- Lots going on here, but well balanced. Alcohol was VERY noticable. Peppery and spicey but balanced out with the sweetness of the sugars and fruits.

M- Throat burning for sure, tingly mouthfeel.

D- A sipper for sure. ABV is certainly there. I found this one to be highly enjoyable as an after dinner treat.

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: When I poured this from a bottle to a chalice, it had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a good, long-lasting head and solid lacing.

S: Malts, some dark fruits and other sugars. A pleasant aroma.

T: The dark fruits and spices came through the most in the complex taste. The alcohol is pretty noticable, but what else could you expect with 11.30% ABV?

M: Typically lively Belgian mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation and smooth, dry finish. This is a very full-bodied beer.

D: While not my favorite example of a quadrupel (that would be St. Bernardus Abt 12), it is still a very tasty beer.

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

Purchased at Hi-Time in Costa Mesa. Bottle code: 290812

A- Poured into a Chimay chalice, this beer pours an opaque, dark reddish-brown color with a dirty white head that settles to a thick layer. The head sticks around for the duration of the beer, leaving barely any lacing on the glass, which was surprising.

S- The aroma is full of malty sweetness that's supported by dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, maple syrup, burnt carmel, and substantial alcohol.

T- Sweet flavors of dark fruits and sugary malts abound with a fruity, yeasty finish. The alcohol is noticeable in the taste, and there is a slight burn as this goes down.

M- A medium-bodied feel with mild carbonation.

D- For 11.3% ABV, this is very drinkable; but the sweetness of the taste and the high ABV makes this a beer that is best enjoyed slowly, sip by sip.

One of my favorite Belgian beers thus far. Highly recommended.

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

33cl bottle poured into a chalice. Date on bottle 050313.

A = Deep garnet if held up to strong light, almost impenetrable otherwise, soft light tan head of foam and small bubbles, very good retention.

S = Slight maple, honey, bitter herbs, bit of alcohol present in the nose.

T = Maple syrup, oak, bitter herbal tastes, long finish, incredibly complex, with sweet flavors and bitter flavors perfectly balanced. Only problem is the prevalence of the alcohol which should diminish over time, a great beer to age.

M = Good level of frothy carbonation, medium heavy to heavy bodied, good mouthcoating.

D = Great drinkability, a fine beer when in the mood for a nice strong complex beer to relax with.

Photo of kbnooshay
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous deep brown with virtually no head. It appears to be slightly hazy. The aroma is sweet, of dark ripe fruits and spicy with a slight medicinal alcohol smell. This reminds me of drinking whiskey. Very warming to the throat and mouth. The flavor isn't as deep and complex as i thought it was going to be. It mostly just tastes like dark ripe fruit and alcohol. It does taste better as it warms though but still mostly one dimensional. Similar to cough syrup. Slightly drying. The feel is tingly from the carbonation and fairly light.

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Maudite snifter. Poured a deep opaque brown with a thick, three-fingered off-white head; excellent retention and lots of tiny ringlets. Nose was bold out of the bottle, but more subdued in the glass. Scents of dark fruit (fruit and plum), as well as candi sugar and some mild spiciness in the background. Flavors similar to nose; however somewhat of a medicinal quality detected. Not really alcohol-laden, but more herbal in nature. Lively mouthfeel without too much burn; just a consistent tingle across the tongue and palate. Alcohol was very well-hidden. Glad I finally had the opportunity to try this one out.

Photo of animal69
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

finally got one of these ; pours a deep garnet-brown w/ a stiff tan head which sticks around for a while leaving a nice bridgework lacing all the way down ; a moderate smell, sour burgundy and dark fruits, hot alcohol and some hops faint in the mix ; a crisp, tart, brandy-like flavor, strong pils malt and darker malt in front, with a fruity, almost "perfumey" undertone, dark fruit, munich & some hops in the finish ; a dry, med-full body, drinks lighter than it tastes with a good amount of co2 ; an excellent beer, but i believe this one to be too fresh (10/12 BBD) and not for the faint-hearted...

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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