Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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96
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5,296 Ratings
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:
5,296
Reviews:
1,923
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
429
Gots:
1,095
For Trade:
23
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Photo of zknight
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of faatcase
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcbridec6
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Taste: Intense bready, rich malt, spiced yeast, raisins, alcohol kick to the finish. Complex spice bread and boozy nose.
Dark copper brown, mostly unfiltered, with large foam head and some broken ring lace on glass. Medium/Full to Full body.
Warming and hearty as too style.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: cloudy brown on the darker side nice head but it fades quickly probably due to carbonation and alcohol. Surprisingly good lacing.

Smells: amazing, fruits and malts steal the show, a touch of alcohol

Taste: fruits, maltiness, yeast, caramel, warming alcohol but not overpowering

Feel: pretty strong carbonation but it works

Overall: I'm almost speechless at how great of beer this is, deserves it's world class rating. It's a bit pricey but if you're a fan of Belgians do yourself a favor and get this beer!

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

Photo of Miket13
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Nace4
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eng_lee
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackVeg
3.2/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look...color of a strong brisk ice tea. Not much lasting head...little lacing
Smell...figgy...fruity
Taste...anise or licorice..malty..Bready... alcohol
Feel...crisp..full... background hops..not many though.
Overall...very good...$ pricey..7.00 beer so it will remain a novelty experience. If you're buying I will have somemore now and somemore later.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spoda1983
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gingerlocks
3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is very good, nice heavy viscosity, fig coloured and small creamy hair cut. The hair cut like many is gone fairly rapido, and indicates a high effervescence.

Aroma is subtle and none offensive, solid but not as good as say the delirium nocturnum (its like for like benchmark).

Taste is lovely, an almost honey and fig flavour and a real hit of the 9.2%abv on the tongue.....don't be lighting your pipe while drinking this one!

The feel does have a touch of excess gas, but again it doesn't detract massively from what is a superb beer.

I'm not sure it's quite as good as the 5000+ ratings, but hey maybe I'm wrong.

Overall, very very good beer, but not quite on my top shelf.

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of descobar
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle (expiration date 9/2017)
Look: pours a murky amber/brown color with a nice half inch tan colored head that dissipates rather quickly. very light lacing is observed.
Smell: all about dark fruits, figs, plums and a hint of raisins. earthy phenolic spices. a bit of toasted bread. dark candy sugar sweetness.
Taste: Lots of complex dark fruity flavors combine with deep candy and caramel sweetness. bitterness is bold without being harsh.
Feel: medium bodied with a rich texture, pronounced astringency and almost effervescent carbonation. Finishes malty sweet and smooth. Sensations, specially the astringency, diminish over time.
Overall: aging an almost perfect beer... is difficult. remains an outstanding beer but I would have to have a fresh one to side-by-side judge. its appearance is probably degraded somewhat, but despite its still bold flavors, its a smooth drinker.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

She pours a dark brown and leaves the same colored body with some purple edges - interesting. There is a one finger white foamy head - very pillowy looking clings for a good minute and slowly dies leaving adequate lacing but the lacing dies within a good minute. The smell has a lot of booze up front, candied fruits (a combination of cherries and plums) with some figs and clove well presented. The taste has a wholly sweet flavoring all the way through and lots of booze. It has a boozy/slightly candied fruit aftertaste with a thick candied fruit sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium to heavy. The ABV is definitely felt and in no way is remotely sessionable. The carbonation seems good. Overall, pretty nice BSDA, I'd have again.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: 3 finger brown-white head, brown body.

Smell: Earthy brown sugar, a hint of sweet caramel, molasses, pepper. Mild notes of dark fruits.

Taste: See above.

Feel: High, prickly carbonation, medium body. Dry finish. Mild warming alcohol.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L.28.12.2021

Clear, deep amber. Getting hazy after pouring last inch. Some yeast particles floating. Big 3 fingers, off-white, frothy head. Very persistent and good lacing.
High aroma of malty, bready notes upfront. Moderate peppery notes and some esters like figs, raisins.
Moderate-high malty sweetness. Moderate high bready flavor. Some moderate ester flavor, prunes, raisins.
Moderate-low bitterness. Moderate yeasty spiciness. Very complex but everything plays very well together. Perfumy alcohol flavor makes a good job and gives a lot of balance to an overall malty-sweetness.
Full body, average carbonation, creamy (then oily) moderate dry long lasting warm spicy, bit alcoholic finish. Smooth in general.

Legendary.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed cola color with a rich head and decent lacing. Smells of dry fruit (plum/raisin) and malt. The taste is very good, lots of dry fruit notes, sugary malt, little smoke, some wine notes. The feel is medium, very easy drinking, zero bite. Overall this is a very nice beer and great depth of flavors, gets better as it warms up.

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