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Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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4.33/5
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5,332 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#395
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
5,332
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
Wants:
433
Gots:
1,119
Trade:
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Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gingerlocks
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of descobar
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -13.4%
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 -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +5.8%
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 -2.8%
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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Photo of jbehlar
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Snifter. Best before April 13th 2021.

L: Murky brown, mostly opaque. Finger width khaki head, decent retention.

S: Rich dark fruits, fig, apricot, plum. Brown sugar and an alcohol presence.

T: Dark fruits again, with a flash of clove and some brown sugar. Very nice.

F: Belgian carbonation. Medium body. Clean.

O: The name speaks for itself at this point. It's a Rochefort, therefore it's an excellent beer.

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Photo of schavuytje
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious dark malt flavor, whole grain, candy, hopy show yeast flavor like a real classic trappist alone can appreciate the ingredients in a simplicity and yet they give such a full flavor divine

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Photo of mjgsilva
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eberesford
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Maciel6578
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,332 ratings
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