Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

5,297 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep purple-ish brown in color, big rocky white head. A wealth of aromas unfold: fruity esters, moderate spice, malt, alcohol. Spicy malt is at the fore, mingling with creamy caramel and then a good dose of alcohol heat, giving balance. Chocolate and toasty malt also figure into the finish. The alcohol begins to warm the body's core. By mid-glass, the lively carbonation has subsided nicely, lending a smoothness that complements the harmonious flavors of this fine beer.

Not quite the powerhouse that Rochefort 10 is, but there's still very little to complain about here.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky, brown color with a tan head that falls to a small head leaving thin lace.

Sweet dried fruit aroma. Getting a sweet mocha aroma too?

Full flavor. Sweet, mild fruitiness. Sweet malt. Yummy.

Medium to full in the mouth. Fizzy and tangy.

Awesome beer. One of my favorites.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a murky pond like raisin brown. Some sediment slowly settles to the bottom. 1 finger of light tan head then settles to a thin film. Scent is of dark fruit, raisons, plums, prunes, cherries and figs with light spices and alcohol esters. Taste follows the scent with dark alcohol soaked fruit, christmas spices, brown sugar and alcohol esters. Snappy carbonation makes this go down faster than you would expect. Delicious.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,297 ratings.
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