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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#780
Reviews:
1,958
Ratings:
5,438
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
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445
Gots:
1,167
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,438 |  Reviews: 1,958
Photo of Kolb
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sarah_Bearah
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2019-04-03
330ml bottle served in a big snifter. Poured some of the sediment into my glass on accident. L.06.12.2022 11:40:14 is printed on the label.

Pours a mahogany brown with a medium size very pale head and a lot of carbonation. Smell is light, yeasty, lots of dates and raisins.

Taste is bitter in a way that's a little hard to describe, sweet like dates, maybe a hint of cloves or something similar. There's no doubt, this is a classic.

Mouthfeel is medium and quite effervescent. Overall, very nice.

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Photo of Stevenwoo
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sloth777
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark amber body; clear; thick, sticky white head. Some candi sweetness along with a roasted grain scent in the smell; some spiciness. Well-balanced blend of dark grain overtones with an earthy sweetness and spiciness; some dark and dried fruit qualities poking through. Medium bodied; dry sweetness; a bit effervescent and prickly on the palate.

This beer delivers some nice dark beer notes without the heaviness of a stout or porter. The alcohol is pretty well tamed. Nicely balanced and flavorful overall.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sitnsip
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MKV
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours orange-tinted brown. Decent white head. Fruit nose, some wort almost. Fairly sweet and fruity taste. Reasonable mouthfeel, not too full bodied but not lacking anything obvious. Honeyed aftertaste that's extraordinarily pleasant.

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Photo of WA_Brian
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle (best before 21/09/2022) poured into a snifter at 51°F.

L: Pours a hazy, dark amber. Big tan head but didn't last too long.
S: Dark fruit aromas with a hint of bread. Mild aroma.
T: Bready with a light raisin flavor. Similar to Rochefort 10 if the fruit was very dialed back, but still quite good.
F: Good carbonation well integrated into the beer. Medium-full bodied with a dry finish.
O: Excellent beer but it's hard not to compare it to the Rochefort 10. I prefer the fruit-forward flavors of the 10 and its a more complex beer overall, but if the 8 was the only beer available I would never be disappointed.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From old tasting notes just rediscovered.
L- Very dark brown. Opaque even in a narrow glass. Thick head that holds.
S- Hoppy, malty, toasty. slight citrus zest at the end.
T- A mouth-full. Rich but light (!). Toasty. Malt, spice, Xmas pudding-ish.
F- Very nice, surprisingly light for a 9.20% beer.
O- Very nice, I could finish off a 'paired flight' meal with this and something like blue cheese and crackers.
BB: 21/5/19, 330ml bottle

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Photo of monorailred
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber body, like maple syrup, hazy; big cloud of head forms rapidly, fluffy, almond flesh coloured, holiding its form for ages.
Aromas of dried fruit (apple, pear), butterscotch, wintery spices, owing to the yeast; mild overall.
First impression is that it's more watery than expected, and less full-flavoured; has the dark, caramel malt, flavours of the style, fruity (raisin, prune, apple sauce) and accompanied by spice...but quite light, and with weak length. Medium-high carbonation, medium-light body. Whispers of alcohol in the finish.

Quite disappointed, as I love the 10. The appearance was spot on, so don't know if it could be blamed on a pour batch. Lacks punch and simply put, doesn't stand out.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany. There's plum, dates, and faint alcohol on the nose. There's a little plum, some dark fruits, dried fruits, a little almond, and chocolate. There's also a faint hint of booze, which is not unexpected, but also, makes it harder to take down easily. An enjoyable beer.

I also made delicious carbonnade with this, so I can't go too hard on it.

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

Photo of Eltrandos
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wg1041
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent. Wow. Must try for any enthusiast.

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

Photo of Wavyhill
3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidmm
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MartyMoser
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,438 ratings