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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Photo of callmemickey
2.96/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown red. Thin off-white head. Moderate lacing.

S: Dark fruits, bread and yeast. Not as assertive as I was expecting.

T: Taste follows the same footprint but treads a little heavier. Figs, cherries, thick breads and yeast. Some booze.

M: Heavily sedimented... I just couldn't get the damn yeast to stop f'ing with my tongue.

D: Suffers from the heavy sediment and a blunted nose/flavor all around... Will have to try again, in case this was a defective bottle... Just didn't feel right... what a downer

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.96/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Expiration Date April 2008, Sampled January 2004
Pours a beautiful ruby color. It is vry highly carbonated, which creates a thick creamy light brown-tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, rum, a certain spiciness, faintly musty, and alcolohol are all to be found in the nose. The taste is lightly sweet up front and finishes with a kick of alcohol. This beer has a light body considering the strength (as is characteristic of many Belgian beers), though it is perhaps is on the thin side.

This beer does not even come close to the character & depth of either the 6 or the 10 from Rochefort. A bit dissapointing really. There is some dark fruitiness in the taste, but it is somewhat muted, and there is a musty, perhaps wet cardboard, flavor, which makes me think that perhaps this beer has been mistreated. I can't quite place it as oxidation damage though. This beer should be strong enough to shrug off any rough treatment it recieves during importation though. I will definitely have to try another sample later for a rerate.

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Photo of Phoneguy
2.99/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
3/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of MisterGone
3/5  rDev -30.2%

Pour from 330 into tulip. Head flew up and over pretty big, but dissipated very quickly. Fig, raisin, other dried fruits in aroma. But the taste was much more complex. Spicy, earthy, and the candy sugar taste gave the sense of licorice. I think that was the off-putting aspect for me. I spent the rest of the glass trying to focus on isolating aspects of the complexity - there are notes of malt to savor, notes of yeast to savor, hops to savor. But the licorice profile kept dominating. Got in my head and I couldn't get it out.

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Cresant
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a Westmalle goblet. Bottle was dated/coded 230310. The body was a dull, light mahogany/prune juice color. Head was minimal due to the gentle pour. A creamy modest cap remained throughout the drink.

Smell was spicy and fruity. Figs and plums.

Taste was of alcohol and sweet dark fruits. ETOH burned in the throat (mild). Zucchini bread. Grain-like.

Mouthfeel was full and zesty.

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of tsgooch79
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very strong beer. But not bad taste

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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