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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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100
world-class

7,777 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,777
Reviews: 2,616
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 636
Gots: 1,562 | FT: 52
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 atrus138
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow is probably the best word to describe this. Poured this from a brown bottle into my tulip glass. Looks a lot like cola, though has a thin head that dissipates, but leaves marks on top that look like cirrus clouds. Quite beautiful to watch, actually. Smells dreamy of sugars, fruits, spices. Absolutely wonderful. However, the smell was just a warm up for the taste that followed. Delicious Mediterranean fruits, such as plums, figs, and raisins make appearances. Not a trace of bitterness. Was absolutely perfect paired with bleu cheese. One of the most rewarding experiences I've had in beer drinking. There's no way I won't have this again.

Photo of hwwty4
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 11.2 oz bottle into a Chimay Chalice. Poured a dark brown with a 2 inch head, left very little lacing. Aroma is of figs, vanilla and other dark fruits. Taste is figs and candied fruits. Sweetness is a bit sugary at the tail of the taste. Also there is a bit of an alcohol kick. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. With such a high ABV it can definitely catch up with you pretty quickly.

Photo of wardough
3.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottom line: I've spent some time in Belgium and this is my least favorite Quad. I greatly respect the brewers, but I disagree with the high marks of this one. I might be the only one... Pours like coca-cola into a glass. Has about 1/8 inch of head that quickly dissipates. The smell is average for Quads: vanilla, hint of coca-cola (yep, I'm crazy), and figs. The taste is heavy for a quad. Definitely not on the sweet side: vanilla, some nuts, and then a heavy alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is great. Feels like heavy cream. This is a very drinkable beer.

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

Pours a murky cola brown, cloudy, a good size light tan head recedes slowly. Aroma is large dose of caramel malt sweetness, some, raisins, apples, and alcohol soaked sponge cake. Hints of chocolate and ginger are evident in the aroma as well. Taste follows with a nice chocolate, vanilla, and caramel, nutty dessert bread flavor, nice and yeasty, some apple flavor before a biting alcohol warms and drys the throat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium in body, a peppery effervescence of carbonation tingles on the tongue and builds to a foam in the mouth. Definitely one of the best quads I've tasted, perhaps not my personal top but right up there. Alcohol comes on strong at first but gradually the bite dulls, nice and dry, very enjoyable.

Photo of sfoley333
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 33cl brown bottle into A Westmalle chalice. Poured a murky blood brown with little particles of yeast that escaped the bottle. Smell of dried fruit mixed with a sweet malty aroma thats carmel bread. Taste of raisins, cherries, some candi sugar, and a alcohol finish that was almost ethereal. While the flavors are bold and refined they still cannot make 11.3% abv not get you hammered pretty quickly.

Photo of tenorvoice0739
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this beer in a restaurant in queens, and it really popped out at me with a quality that I haven't experienced in a while. I usually don't have a "go-to" favorite style, or beer, but this one deserves consideration everytime I have a choice of Quadrupel or any Belgian trappistes for that matter.

I poured the reddish-brown liquid into a chalice and immediately sensed a strong bready aroma and warming alcoholic presense in the back of my nose.

One of the more alcoholic beers that I have tried, and, as expected, it cut through the intense malt and yeast flavors, actually balancing them out well.

This beer is excellent as a "stand-alone" experience, and I am sure that it will "stand-up" to just about any flavor you decide to pair with it.

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

Pours a cloudy brownish red with a huge tan head.

Smells of sweet toffee and dark fruits.

Taste is dark fruit and sweet bready malt. Alcohol warmth is present.

Overall this is a very good quad. Tasted side by side with a westy and definately liked the westy better. That said this is a great beer and easier to get.

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

Saw this beer on the shelf and figured I would give it a go, again. I had tried it before and was not overly impressed but let us see how far my palate has come since then.

I pop the top and the beer attempts to escape me by overflowing. I didn't lose much but some did manage to find its way to the counter.

Big tan colored head as I pour. I am talking three or four fingers of head in a Chimay Chalice. This beer has a "nutty" smell to it as well as some malty aroma. First taste indicates a slight warming alcohol that I would expect from this beers strength but not too over the top. This is creamy and nutty (vanilla maybe?) as well as a little fruity, if that makes sense. After getting 1/2 way through this bottle I must admit that this beer is strong. I am feeling this alcohol but I am enjoying it so I guess it is all good.

Overall: This is a quality product. The taste profile is very complex and I am certain that I would pick up some different flavors if I tried it again. Trying it again is a must for me.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA,

A: Pours a dark brown, with a medium white head, a little erratic, but good retention.

S: Smell is weaker than I thought it was going to be and doesn't really come out until the beer is about room temperature, about 60 degrees in mid-fall. When it comes out, it smells of dark fruit predominately and alcohol.

T: What the beer lacks in smell, the taste makes up for it. On first sip, delicious dark fruits hit the tongue, raisins are huge, with some prune, and a bit of woody bark character. Lots of ethanol and yeast esters complete the complex flavour.

M: Smooth, phenolic, this beer definitely has an alcohol burn going down, but it is nice and pleasant, very mild, it complements the other flavours well, and is a nice ending to each drink of the beer one takes.

D: Drinkability is fantastic for a beer of such power and complexity. Even at 11.3% alcohol, it carries great finesse, and I can't wait to take another sip. A very expensive beer and kind of hard to find here in late 2007, but a great buy for an occasional treat. It would make a great nightcap as well due to its warming power. All and all, a fantastic beer.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 06/10/09

A – Dark murky brown with a thin tan head and a creamy ring of lace that remains until the end.

S – Rum soaked raisins, dark fruits, a bit of spice and a bready yeast aroma.

T – Sweet caramel and molasses with dark fruits, raisins, yeasty bread and rum soaked raisins.

M – Medium to full body and creamy with light carbonation. The alcohol is slightly warming.

D – Tasting the 6, 8 and 10 back to back the 10 is my favorite and does not taste as boozy as the 8 for the bigger abv.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a glass

A: Nice thick head with some yeast evident. Very dark brown color. Slightly hazy.

S Yeast at first. Then some malt. Sine fruit notes then alcohol.

T: Wonderful. Slight chocolate yeasty taste. Wonderfully complex.

M: Just like the 8 it is perfect. Perfect carbonation. Medium body.

D: If this wasn't 8.99 for a 11.2 oz bottle I could drink this with freakish regularity. My GF said she actually preferred the 8 but I disagree. The 10 is the apex. The booze is there but hidden very carefully. There is a reason this beer is ranked so high.

Photo of Trueant1
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional pour. A massive 7/8 glass head that from the top looks like pancakes half cooked in a pan. Dark color beer that seems opaque. Sticky lacing left on side of glass as I wait for the head to slowly dissipate. ( Wating a long time to get past the head to try this great looking brew).

This smells heavenly. Sweet raisins and figs up front. Light sweet molassis abounds. A faint hop spiciness can be found in the nose.

Taste of raisons, figs, and toasted molassis. Alcoholic througout the pallet. Some hop bitterness ballances the extreme sweet and alcohol. Great balance. This beer tastes like it smells. Exceptional.

Moutfeel is thick, sweet and strong. Faint carbonation. A "sipper".
This beer is not for everyone. It is strong and full of character.
One of the best out there!

Photo of iconoklaztor
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bassmantin for this brew! Happy 22 to me!

Poured into a Trappist Westie glass (respects paid to Westie)

Massive three finger head! Good thing it quickly went away. The smell is good with hints of ginger, cherry, and raisin. The taste is great. This is my second trappist and it was fantastic. A great b-day brew to finish (aka start) with. The taste equaled the smell and didnt disappoint. I would love to sit down and have a six pack of this its that spectacular.

Overall: This trappist doesn't let you down. Its rich with flavor and smell. I would highly recommend this brew! Grab them, Drink them, Enjoy them.

Cheers!

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am often amazed at the huge head produced by Belgium brews and this is no defferent. Foamy and thick at 3 tan fingers tall. Body is a perfect dark murky brown. Nose is huge with tones of sweet malt, over ripe bananas, dark zesty fruit and spicey pie crust. At first sip the amazing complexity of this beer just explodes on the tongue with a wonderful malty zest. Dark fruit and rich nuttiness balances well together. Spicey feel carries this beer and gels well with the even consistant sweetness. Alchol is completly well hidden. A Belgium classic that is way to easy to drink. Mouthfeel keeps with the zesty, spicey sweet feel.

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

Pours a murky fig like brown with a big creamy head that takes forever to receed to a thin layer. Huge lacing throughout Smells of pears, dried fruit, fig, berries and a hint of banana. The multiple flavors in the scent present themselves in layers throughout the sip. Creamy in the mouth with a little medicinal finish as it warms. The nature of this brew is a sweet sipper but the ABV is very well hidden. Another classic Monkbrew.

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

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 1999.

Appearance : dark mahogany color, clear (on yeast), beige foam fleeting, good saturation.
Smell : caramelized.
Taste and mouthfeel : mellow flavor, powerful, wide mouth, spicy, pungent and slightly acre. Fruity notes of ripe plum and cocoa.
Drinkability : a must (noble and elegant) beer, in the style Trappist .

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

Dark red/brown at bottom of with thick head that laces perfectly down the goblet.
Smells of Belgian yeasts (dark fruit), candi sugar, some malt. Very warm and complex. The smell alone makes this worth buying.
Taste is unreal. Dark fruits, malts, candi sugar, and spice in perfect harmony with a pleasant alcohol kick at the end.
Mouthfeel. Perfect, coats the tounge like a dream, excellent carbonation.
This is really that damn good. The monks got it right.

Photo of DavidEddie
3.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle purchased from Binny’s in St. Charles. L110412 printed on front label.
Poured very slowly to a dirty dark brown, left most sediment behind in the bottle. Fluffy thick head that looks like lightly toasted marshmallows. After sitting to get the chill out, some lacing remains around the sides of my glass.
Smells of alcohol, grapes, dark fruits, light aromas of dark chocolate and black liquorish.
Tastes mild dark chocolate, dark fruits and mild acidic red wine like alcohol. Nothing over powering. Finishes kind of sweet but clean with alcohol well known. Very warming in my chest. Great for cool weather!
Mouth feel is extremely creamy and highly carbonated. Reminds me of a boozy dark chocolate moose.
Overall I found this beer was enjoyable but not thrilling. It was of good quality and fun to try, but I won’t be going out of my way to seek it out again. CHEERS!

Photo of Stagi
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/red color with a white/tan head. lacing is nice.

Smell of fruit (cherry?), malt, and alcohol.

Taste has malt, fruit, and carbonation at first finishing with candy taste and alcohol which is covered nicely.

The mouthfeel has a much creamy feel to it, alcohol toward the end, complementing the yeast and malt.

I wish I had bought a 6 pack, great beer.

I had mine on the toilet, it was wonderful..

Photo of jobyone
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep burgundy color with white head and some sediment. Smell is full of malt and sweetness. The taste has hints of fruit, malt, candy with a hint of alcohol although it is well hidden. Mouth feel is a bit creamy. Truly one of the easiest drinking high alcohol beers. A true great.

Photo of srandycarter
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The standard tulip

A - Pretty dark, toffee color, light tan head. LOTS of lacing.

S - Dark fruit, alcohol, sweet with some spice. Fun.

T - Sweet malt attacks first with fair amount of carbonation. Lightens up with fruit, a bit yeasty and alcohol presence.

M - Full, complete feel. All you want in this style. Creamy fruit and alcohol back. Yeast and malt present in good balance. Unique beer.

D- Big and wonderful. Could take several in a night.

Photo of dankman38
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark muddy brown carmel is the single most potent part of the nose (it prepares you for what's next), fantastic carmel flavor accented with a wee bit of chocolate and malty hoppiness, a little heavy but fits well, the finish is just great without over-powering a good cheese. My single most desired beer to date.

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

bottle poured dark murky brown in my trappist glass it gave a nice tan head reduced to small amount of lace. Aroma's wonderfull fruit, malts and alcohol. Great full bodied thick mouthfeel .Well balanced flavors of fruits and spice. this ale hides it alcohol well . I will have to dink this one again

Photo of botham
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a dark chocolate brown with a few fingers of light tan, dense head that dissipates slowly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity and grainy. fruit notes include apple and grapes. malts are sweet and consist of caramel and a bit of munich. no alcohol present, which is mildly suprizing.

taste is sweet and malty up front, with caramel presiding over others. ale yeast provides the same notes of apple and grape, and contributes a bit of sweetness. alcohol is mild upon finishing, never fully revealing the 11.3% APV. very well concentrated and proportioned.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with mild bites from CO2 and alcohol. these do not deter from enjoying the brew, however, and make for an excellent mouthfeel.

drinkability is great for a quadrupel. these brews are usually very high on alcoholic bite, but this one provides a presence of alcohol, while keeping it mild and subtle. very well crafted brew. cheers!

Photo of irishkyle21
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a huge off white head that stays two fingers thick the whole way through. Great lacing and a dark purple color.

Smells of dark fruits, yeasty spices, caramel malt and a large amount of candy sugar.

The taste, mouthfeel and drinkability ate superb. Notes of plums and other fruits, mild spicing and a warming alcohol that hides it self well. I am glad to say I have one more ( but for how long).

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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