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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#400
Reviews:
1,928
Ratings:
5,322
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
Wants:
433
Gots:
1,113
Trade:
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Photo of mcanderson0
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a bordeaux wine glass.

A: dark murky brown with a touch of orange. I poured everything in the bottle, sediment included.

S: malty banana nut bread with a touch of caramel.

T: the effervescence tends to mask the flavor at first. After the bubbles settle the dark malts come to life. A touch of banana esters, some freshly mashed nuts (walnuts, almonds), a hearty bread-like character. A light, raw cacao nib tinge.

M: almost too bubbly for about 20min, but afterwards the feel is so creamy smooth. Softly warming at this point.

O: i'm not a fan of effervescence so i let it sit and watched the carbonation run free for a bit. Its nearly flat now but in my opinion so much better than immediately after pouring. I will come back to this one.

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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-brown, opaque, tiny bubbles, thin head, poured goblet, exp. 25 08 15

S-faint chocolatey yeast

T-rich warm chocolatey malt, toasted graham crackers, clean finish with gentle but long-lingering boozy sweetness that offsets the toastiness...such a nice balance!

M-very nice gentle carbonation that increases the flavor

O-big yet balanced, warm and toasty with gentle notes of flowery sweetness...awesome. Dangerous!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick one inch head then drops to 1/2 inch. Head is frothy and slightly off white. Beer is a deep brown/orange in colour. Due to inattention on my part I poured a bit of the sediments.

S: Deep rich malt aromas, hints of burned chocolate. hints of plums

T: Raisins, plums, chocolate, soft alcohol, with a balanced bitterness that leans towards the malt.

M: Medium-full bodied, high carbonation, clean finish.

O: A great dubble and a must have in your fridge.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a generous head of beige, frothy and dense. The color is muted brown with a hazy complexion. Some carbonation but light and gentle.
Aroma is malty and yeasty as one would expect. I also smell vinagar tartness like in a sour ale. Fruits and figs could be smelled also.

Sweet and malty with some bready yeast. Candied sugar and molasses is also present.
One can also taste wine notes and fruit.

Smooth tasting and thinner on the palette.

I like the vinagar tartness and sweet fruitness in this dubbel. A good beer but I think lags against other trappist dubbels.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay chalice. Nice ruby color, opaque, with a thick white head, but formed with rather large bubbles.

Good aroma of dark fruits and Belgian yeast gets my mouth watering. Some phenols present, but hidden.

Flavor matches the nose. Very well balanced. Hints of pepperiness. One of my favorite strong dark ales. Nice mellow aftertaste that leaves you ready for the next sip. Mouth feel is very creamy and well crafted, yet a bit thin.

This is a really great example of class. Well-balanced with the malt and hops, sweetness and bitterness.

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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This stuff is ridiculous! It's moderately dark brown, but this a bit of light around the circumference of the glass. The body of the beer blocks any light out. Foam is incredible and 1/4 inch remains long after the pour. Lacing is also excellent. Looks a bit like a chocolate wine.

Smell: Earthy caramel tones for the most part. Some raisin or plum smells resonate after swirling. No smell of alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely mild flavor. I mostly get faint medicinal hops. Whatever it is, it's definitely very herbal. I love how subtle this is...and there is NO alcohol present in the flavor, which surprises me given that this is over 9%. Mouthfeel is very active and yeasty. A bit too much of the bittnerness seeps through, and I think that hurts the feel a bit.

Overall Drinkability: Not my favorite Belgian, but there's no such thing as a bad Belgian.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,322 ratings
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