Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#416
Reviews:
1,943
Ratings:
5,375
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
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435
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Photo of BWED
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a teku.

A- Deep mahogany, with some more reddish hues. Head is tan. Delicate, but dense and hangs on well. Effervescence fuels the head. Nice delicate rings line the glass.

S- Subtle dark and dried fruits: cherry, prune. Caramel sweetness, light bread with a prominent yeast. Spice, and some alcohol sting. Great depth.

T- Sweet and bready at the forefront. Caramel. Delicate dark fruits, and some alcohol comes out more.

M- Body is medium full. Carbonation tingles, with a dry finish. Alcohol warms the palate well after.

O- Another classic from Rochefort. Nice range of flavors and feels. From sweet to dry to warm. Depth is nice throughout this beer.

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Photo of timon
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy red/brown. Lots of light head that dissipates quickly. Nice cherry-chocolate smell. Tastes of caramel and malt with a nice cherry-rose flavor to balance it out--pretty boozy too. Better than Rochefort 10, imho, due to better balance.

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Photo of onabikechris
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Exceptionally smooth, especially considering how strong it is.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corywalston
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I kind of feel like I woke up in a foreign country; all of a sudden Raul is tasting flavors he hasn’t tasted before... But as they say, variety is the spice of life. And Raul is glad to hop on the Rochefort express. A woo! Woo! It’s like the gingerbread man on acid; dark fruits, the best bread you have ever tasted... It’s glorious, it’s beyond glorious, it’s ethereal. And this is one beer Raul wouldn’t mind dreaming about every night.

Yep!

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy brown color with a rich fluffy beige head and nice curtain lacing. Pleasantly fragrant, smell of slightly sour apples and baked pears. Wonderful taste, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg. Slightly boozy and warming. Comforting beer!

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Photo of Houborg1
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moulinblues
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenjaminSilva
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.03/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had Rochefort 6 and wasn't impressed. Having Rochefort 8 and find it to be worse than 6. Hopefully 10 will live up to its name. Anyway here's my take on Rochefort 8:

Murky, chocolate brown dirty rain puddles appearance with slight chocolate watery cinnamon flavor and thin mouthfeel. supposed to be good til 2020 and it's 2018 and find it very bland. Not worth $7 I paid that's for sure.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is dark brown with a two finger beige head. Aromas consist of apple, pear, a hint of cinnamon, caramel, allspice, and raisins. Flavors are the same. The feel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of Nass
2.94/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is quite a bold style of beer. It's definitely better than Chimay Blue that I had recently but not by much. I can't seem to see why people would rant & rave about how outstanding this beer is. It sort of remind me of someone sticking a piece of ginger into my snifter glassware. I can't seem to see why people would rant & rave about how outstanding this beer is. A few are decent but most of them seem to be downright awful. So far the brightest star in the belgium beer world is the sours that they make. The sour is where near originality, creativity, & flavour take center stage. I am just not seeing the big deal with this Trappistes Rochefort 8. This is overpriced rubbish in my most humble opinion that I will not be picking up again but it's worth a try if you have not had a Belgian strong dark ale before & you would like to try some. Cheers! C (75-79)

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark amber with a two finger foamy white head. Very minimal lacing.

S - Aroma is raisins, figs, caramel and Belgian yeast.

T - The taste is raisins, brown sugar, caramel and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium body with high carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - A classic Belgian. Definetly a beer everyone should try at least once.

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Photo of quadmad
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhart96
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,375 ratings