Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,267
Reviews:
1,911
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
1,078
For Trade:
21
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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy medium-dark brown with a small creamy head. Smells boozy and of chocolate, raisins, minerals, and ripe dark fruit. Rich and somewhat creamy body with carbonation on the lower side. Tastes similar to the aroma, with the addition of caramel malts and some sweetness. Finish is a bit sweet with a slight warm booziness. Overall: Delicious and at 9.2% ABV, dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of SGR1220
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eberesford
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A truly magical brew. It pours as a rich mahogany with a big stable parchment coloured head. The aroma is surprisingly light. Yeast, alcohol (you wonder if it is going to overwhelm. It doesn't. Then deeper in there is rum, coriander, plums. The taste opens from the rum to a rich toffee flavour with some nutty breads (crust) flavours. This beer is huge in the mouth without being overwhelming. Rich but still comfortable. Ideal for a celebratory occasion, a Christmas beer, or just any time you need to know all is well with your world.

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Photo of joshautry
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maciel6578
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nedster10
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lr300
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zshaft
3.58/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akolb
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a murky raisin-color with a huge tan head. Nose holds coriander, yeast, rum, dried fruits, cloves, a bit of brown sugar. Smells like a fruitcake, in the best way possible. Taste is bready and sweet. Cloves, wood, molasses, cherries, rum, figs. Some alcohol warmth with a depth of flavor and a malty richness that is just exquisite. Highly carbonated. An incredible beer.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CesarLopes
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammonje
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a dark brown sugar body with massively foaming tobacco stained head that pretty much sticks around
Dry sherry and Christmas cake aroma
Nice rich rye and fruit flavour
Pleasing

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Photo of Igobypremier
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pajfuwen
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. $8.

L: Medium brown and hazy verging on opaque. Huge, creamy, light-tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

S: Complex, malty-sweet and vaguely sour aroma with dried fruits, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Very nice balance between the bready malts, the hop bitterness and the alcohol. Strong fruity esters, particularly cherries, as well as raisins and a touch of banana. The aftertaste is also complex and a little spicy with a moderate lingering bitterness.

F: Moderately carbonated, with a medium body and a marvelously soft alcohol warmth.

O: The apearance is a little off-putting, but overall, this is an outstanding sipping beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,267 ratings.
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