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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,512 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,512
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 586
Gots: 1,382 | FT: 52
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Brasserie de Rochefort

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 Hautacam
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown with a small foamy head. Looks great in a chalice.
Smells mostly of dried fruit and chocolate...good chocolate.
Tastes amazingly good and complex. Thick , sweet malts, lots of chocolate...really good dark semi-sweet Belgian chocolate , carmel, dried fruits of various types...a hint of cherry,apple and anise in the background...maybe a slight sherry and slight coffee note. There's even more , but I can't come up with a description. Just incredibly complex. Let it WARM up for the full effect.
Mouthfeel was perfect...silky micro carbonation...velvety.
What a treat this was ! For whatever reason , the price has dropped a buck a bottle to $6.00...I will probably be drinking more of these....still very pricey, but worth the money for when you just have to have something unearthly.

Hautacam, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of jtell
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark brown with some red light passing through when held up. Smell is sweet and malty. Dark fruits come through a bit. Taste is of dark fruit, malts and a touch of sweetness. Sweetness gives way to a slight bitterness that makes taking another sip a must. Carbonation has an almost champagne feel. Small bubbles that are pleasantly active. The alcohol is very well hidden on this beer. Would have guessed it to be a 8% beer or so. Could definitely drink more than one of these if not careful. Definitely a thinking beer. This is not a smack you in the face beer (even with the alcohol). Drink this beer closer to room temperature because the flavors shine at that point. It was a little cold when I first opened and it was slightly muted. This is a quality beer and I will definitely enjoy these again soon. Would like age some and track the maturation.

jtell, Sep 22, 2006
Photo of ThirdCoast
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 330ml bottle. 03/05/11 7:52, with the Authintic Trappist Logo.

A: Very very dark, with a red hue. Small particles float about. Small head.

S: Sugar, dark fruits, plums, dark dark dark smell.

T: Warming, a bit spicy, sugars, dark fruits, silky smooth. Awsome!

M: Silk, slight sting, creamy.

D: Easy to knock one of these down, but at 11.3% make sure to limit.

To quote Todd A. "Beer like this gives us a reason to live."

ThirdCoast, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of kenito799
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into a goblet, code may read best before 5/24/11?

Pours a dark rich opaque chocolate brown. Fine bubbles foam up and recede to about 1/2 inch, leaving a fair amount of lacing.

One whiff and you know you are in for something special.Rich chocolate, caramel, intoxicating winey aromas of raisins, prunes, nutmeg.

Mouthfeel exquisite, creamy fine bubbles spread across the tongue creating a platform for a huge array of changing flavors to dance through your mouth. A beer to sip and contemplate. One of life's finest experiences. Sweet caramel and chocolatey flavors up front but there is enough tanginess as the fruit comes through, keeping things vibrant. On the finish spice lingers and a touch of alcoholic warmth sets your mouth vibrating and yearning for the next sip. As intense as this beer is, it's invigorating and highly drinkable, never exhausting.

Truly a masterful expression of the brewer's art. One of the finest beers there is.

kenito799, Sep 19, 2006
Photo of MSchae1017
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was tasted in a tulip glass from the 33cl bottle.

This beer pours a rust brown with a frothy off white head. The smell is of plums raisins and red wine. Most of these flavors probably come from the use of candied sugar. The taste is also from the candied sugar. It gives a particular fruity flavor that reminds me of dark fruits such as plums and raisins. The mouthfeel is full bodied and naturally cabonated. Overall, highly dirnkable, a great Quad.

MSchae1017, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of timtheenchanta
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown that's very close to black. There's virtually no red coming through this one. Topped by a large two finger creamy head with thin webs delicately weaving down the glass. A thin layer of foam stays atop the brew while it's in the glass.

Dried plums/raisins in the nose with the smell of a pile of leaves in the front yard in Autumn. There's a sweet cough drop hint to it along with some alcohol. This one smells sweet for a quad.

Flavor exploding on the tongue in the form of sweet dried fruit (plums etc) come into the taste initially followed by a sweet almost medicinal flavor with some alcohol flavor and slightly dry in the finish. There's still some dried leafiness and rich Belgian yeast flavor although not as prominent as in other quadrupels I've had.

I'd have to say I enjoy this one more than St. Berny's. This is a fantastic sweet quad which has really made me smile. Many thanks to BA Mschae1017 for sharing this one with me.

timtheenchanta, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of Dizzy
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with creamy off white head which it retains really well for the ABV. Smell is alcohol, malty sweetness and carmel, maybe even a little coffee. Flavor reminds me of brown sugar, some roasted malts evident along with plenty of sweetness. The alcohol is present as well. This is medium full body, carbonation isn't prominant but the alcohol burn is. This is very drinkable for the ABV, but the price is prohibitive on this being a session beer. This is a good one, I'll definatly pick this one up again sometime.

Dizzy, Sep 14, 2006
Photo of llitsua
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, poured into goblet- Typed markings are: “L 20 04 11; 07:44,” whatever that means

A- Dark drown w/ small light brown head that goes away quickly;
yeast suspended throughout- if it weren’t for the unsightly yeast,
I’d rate it higher

S- Mmmmm… Fruit just a tad overripe, tinge of alcohol, candy
sugar, and some tanginess

T- Red-wine like tartness, ripe fruit, brown sugar, as I drank this, I
noticed some peppery notes (perhaps from the suspended

M- Very smooth, silky, and wonderful. I’m kinda reminded that
there’s alcohol in this beer from a slight warming effect, but
definitely does not feel like 11.3%

D- I finished this before I knew it- highly drinkable, taking into
consideration this is a 11.3% ABV ale

I have been waiting to try this, and it was worth the wait- I will have to try another soon and see if I get that suspended yeast
appearance- other than that, one of the most perfect beers I’ve ever had.

llitsua, Sep 13, 2006
Photo of scluffman
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, molassesy brown with a beige head. Aromas show a highly expressive maltiness, fruit and floral qualities as well as a port wine boquet. The flavors? Where to begin? Such complexity! Rich with excellent fruitiness, floral/spicy flavors with a distinct bit of chocolate at the finish. It boasts a long, deeply satisfying finish. I finish this and almost weep because I have to move onto a different beer. Extraordinary!

scluffman, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was almost all I expected from this beer. My only complaint is that the 11.3% alcohol made itself too evident in the aroma throughout, masking the hints of fruit I detected. Poured to a brownish color with thick tan head that lingered, then left very good lacing. Taste was very good dark fruit, and the finish was as smooth as almost any beer I’ve had. This was my first quad to rate, but it definitely will not be my last.

kimcgolf, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of hoffman
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow...it has been a long time since I have had a beer of this magnitude. Phenomenal pour uncovers a dark brown, almost maroon color thin head rises with some crackling carbonation and falls with some smallish bubbles ringing the glass. The bouqet is full and absoulutely amazing....full of rich carmels, candy apple, brown sugar, maplewood...and some faint dry alchoholic notes in the background....very full, very nice. The taste is great as well figs and dates, dark fruits, burnt carmel and again the mapel...the alchohol also shows its face in the finish with some warm notes all the way down...oooh to have a few of these on a cool night. The mouthfeel is creamy full and great but gives way to an ultra dry middle and then full again in the finish....more complex than any other beer I have been privy to at this juncture. 11.3% ABV says you aren't quaffing this one...but sit down an enjoy and you will definately want another, and another....and then you will want a nap. Try this one if you can!

hoffman, Sep 09, 2006
Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA

Poured a very dark, murky, ruby-brown with tons of large, floating yeast particles. The huge, saddle brown, pillowy head faded to a generous film with a thick ring of lace. Tons of bubbly, trickling lacing coated the glass.

Smell was intense, rich, spicy, sugary and malty with some alcohol evident. Scents of brown sugar, spices, ripe fruits, raisins, prunes come through quite strong.

Taste was extremely complex and smooth. Malty beyond belief. Ripe fruits, dried fruits, molasses, brown sugar as well as earthy and woody notes were quite evident. Some soft hops were consistently present throughout the drink, but they merely functioned to balance the sweetness. The aftertaste lasted for an eternity. Sweet malts and caramel flavors coated the palate. While the alcohol flavor was only moderately detectable, the beer warmed the mouth and throat.

Incredibly rich, supple and smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

The drinkability of this beer was mind blowing when one considers that it is 11.3% ABV.

This beer sets the standard by which all Belgians should be judged.

Damian, Sep 08, 2006
Photo of KroMagnon
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark brown with reddish hues and a tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is candy-sweet, syrupy, with some spiciness like honey and cinnamon and toffee/caramel. The flavor is malty sweet, at first with a good strong dose of bitterness, almost medicinal but not quite. There are also hints of cherry, raisins, and a slight smokiness. This was quite well done although sometimes the flavors seemed to clash a bit. (I hate it when people say that but its really the best I can do...)

KroMagnon, Sep 08, 2006
Photo of OStrungT
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky dark brown color with a light tan head. The thick head fades slowly, leaving many laces.

This beer has a very sweet caramel aroma. I also detect a strong spicy aroma. Maybe a little clove also. It has a citrus hop aroma as well. It has a strong earthy yeast aroma also.

This beer tastes very well balanced. It has a spicy flavor mixed in with some very sweet malts. A citrus, lemaony flavor is also present.

This beer is full bodied. It warms slightly as it goes down. It leaves a spicy, earthy aftertaste. This beer is perfectly carbonated for the style.

This beer would probably not make the best session beer. It is high in alcohol. Also, the flavor is quite aggressive.

Overall: This beer is good. I think there are better Quadrupel's out there. I would drink it again though.

OStrungT, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of cbl2
3.7/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

9/5/2006 $6.99 11.2 oz. 11.30% Best by 3/18/08.


Pours a murky dark brown with a quarter inch of tan head on top that settles rapidly.


Roasted malt, sweet caramel, ripe sticky dates notes of cocoa and some alcohol.


Smooth, but thin mouthfeel with muted fruit tones and subtle nuances of caramel followed by hot alcohol. I'm really surprised that this is such a highly rated beer. While this is good, it certainly isn't one of the best beers I've ever sampled. Nothing about it is exceptional, except perhaps the price.

cbl2, Sep 06, 2006
Photo of Doomcifer
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The one, the only.

Poured a very dark brown color with amber and ever so slight ruby hues. Head was enormous, frothy, rocky that went nowhere. Looked like a root beer float. Just perfectly gorgeous. Lacing galore after each and every sip left behind, decorating the glass. Smells of yeast, bananas, ripe dark fruits like figs and raisins, nutty, vanilla, and more. Huge complex aroma. Tastes of yeast, bready, ripe dark fruits, nutty, caramel, hints of chocolate, even cherries, a tad of spiciness like clove. Taste is everywhere. Deliciously complex. Every sip brings about a new hint of some other flavor, like anise for example, that I just picked up in my current sip. Ends with a noticeable alcohol warming, which from experience fades away to absolute smoothness with a bit of aging. Mouthfeel is slippery, creamy, pretty carbonated. I could have one of these everyday, but that would be it. Even though it is one of the best beers I have ever had in my life, it is still 11.3% ABV which takes away from the drinkability factor. Near-perfect brew. Cheers.

Doomcifer, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of reviews for this beer; very popular. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle. Expensive, but not the hhighest I've paid per ml of beer. It was a dark cloudy brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma was sweet (molasses) and dark fruit (raisins). Very tasty, smooth, raisins, a little spicy. Alcohol was non-detectable. A wonderful beer, very drinkable as a beer to savor, not to guzzle.

lordofthewiens, Sep 04, 2006
Photo of vancurly
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My last review as an acolyte...So chose my all-time favourite ale for the task.
Pours a thick, dense dark brown cloud.... some hints at the edge of burgundy. Thick tan head.
Nose of a candy store. Fruit lollies, sherbet, caramels....
Some washed-rind notes, and maybe a touch of clove...
This is literally a converation-stopper...the flavour is a complexity of malts & spices.... really hard to dissemble into its components. Perhaps some dried fruits.... dates, peel, raisins, nuts.... hint of chocolate, and the ubiquitous Belgian yeasty wildness.
Quite a hot note, due to the alcohol, but not terribly cloying... a relatively dry finish... like an amontillado sherry..
And after a period, the hops come through as a late reminder, along with some lingering fruitcake.

vancurly, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of heidelbeerg
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark color with a creamy head that really hangs around nicely. The smell is on the sweet side. The flavor is very full with lots of dark dried fruit flavors with malt sweetness. The alcohol is a bit too noticeable for my taste. The mouthfeel is thick but not sticky. Just for the sake of comparison St. B's Abt 12 is better for my taste. The alcohol in this one is a little too prevelent. I will try this again if I have the chance but would probably save it for a cold winter night to enjoy the warming feel from the alcohol.

heidelbeerg, Sep 02, 2006
Photo of hckyfn9999
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a lot of sediment floating around in there. The beer has about a one inch head that last for a bit and leaves a creamy white ring around my goblet.

Smell is very sweet with alcohol present. I am picking up raisons and apples with a slight touch of vanilla. A very pleasant smell.

Taste is very sweet with a strong raison and fig presence. A lot of alcohol present; not over powering but, probably a little more than I would prefer.

A very solid beer. I wouldnt put it ahead of the St. Berny's 12 but I would never turn one down and I will probably purchase this again.

hckyfn9999, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of cproioi
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light tan color head that sat a top a murky brown body. The head left decent lacing and had all the signatures of use of Belgian yeast, such as the Platue that forms with the head and the thick stick lacing. The smell and taste both had a sweet nutty malts aroma that was followed by a raisiny smell and taste. Both smell and taste had in it a fusal alcohol presence, which is to be expected for the ABV. It has a thick beer that was nicely sipped leaving a dry finish with a warming alcohol note. A beer that was well worth the $5.00 for a 12oz.

cproioi, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of AmorousAngel
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet. Poured murky, dark brown with a small, fluffy tan head. The head was only about 1/2". Heavy sediment that completely filled the funnel shaped area in the bottom of my goblet as it settled.

Roasted malt, yeast, and spice aroma.

Sweetness and alcohol flavors dominate, but are nicely balanced. There are also nutty and malty flavors. It makes me think of baklava, but not as sweet. Of course, that may be because I had some baklava a few days ago, and it is fresh in my mind.

Smooth and medium bodied. Light carbonation.

Excellent flavor and body make this a very drinkable quadrupel, though I would be hard pressed to choose between this one and St. Bernardus (I haven't been lucky enough to try the Westveterlan 12).

AmorousAngel, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of RedChrome
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer had a murky brown color that reminds me of iced tea. A nice off white colored head was about an inch before rapidly dissapearing. Lots of tiny carbonation bubble can be seen when held to light. Lacing runs away quickly.

A moderate amount of roasted malt aroma. Alcohol strength is also noticable over the secondary aromas. A light smoked almond scent. Minor hops finish to add a hint of bitterness to the smell.

Taste was a sweet blend of malt flavor and a light biscuit flavor. An alcohol presence is very noticable. A secondary taste of dark fruits, has the flavors of both plums and figs. No noticable hops taste to add any balance of bitterness to the fruity sweet blend.

A very nice feel in the mouth. Thick beer that goes down quite smooth while leaving taste on the tongue. A nice amount of carbonation helps taste hit all surfaces.

Overall a very nice beer. I normally don't like beer with the strength of this much alcohol in the flavor, but it is a fantastic example of the style. I would enjoy this as a compliment to pepper jack cheese with crackers as a perfect appetizer brew. A very enjoyable brew.

RedChrome, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of BassAssassin
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy, dark brown. Thin, but creamy, white head.

S: Spice, fruit, candy. Very complex. Lots of scents can be detected. Most are on the sweet side.

T: Sweet and slightly spicy with hints of cloves. Very balanced. As it warms up, it gets even better and more complex.

M: It's almost light and fluffy. Definitely not a heavy beer.

D: VERY smooth and highly drinkable, especially for such a high ABV. Superb. This beer is a classic. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. I would love to buy several of these to cellar and taste over the years.

BassAssassin, Aug 26, 2006
Photo of peabody
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out with lots of foam and lots of lacing in my tulip glass.
The color is brown to dark brown and light doesn't seem to penetrate it.
The smell is wonderful. Yeast and fruit and alcohol.
This is the better smelling beer of the Rocheforts. Deep down and way in the back is a coffee smell, but the yeast is here to stay.
The first sip was nutty and fruity. A bit of choclolate but the coffee bitterness is definitly there. This is a great tasting beer.
Mouthfeel is very clean but the alcohol is lingering in the back of the throat.
I could drink many of these if I could afford the price tag.
Wonderful brew.

peabody, Aug 26, 2006
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,512 ratings.