Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of righthereisay
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It was a cold, rainy, April evening. Poured delicately into a 13 ounce tulip glass. Very quickly, the tan head grew large. With half of the bottle poured, the glass almost overflowed with the foam. Waited a short period of time, poured the rest. Viewing the beer is a delight. Very dark, and a creamy head that lingers and lingers.

Smell: Caramel, Dark fruits and molasses. Toasted malts, with no alcohol smell. Not overly strong smell, which I believe is good.

Taste: Very nice and rich. Brown sugar, dates and figs. Suble toasted malts, no raisins. This one is good. Not too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation. Goes down with a silky feeling. Goes down very easy. Very warm finish....could be the alcohol.

This is a real treat. Not too sweet, but nice and complex. Again, a really warm finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep caramel with ruby tones. Nice off-white carbonation, but no discernible lace.

Nose is definitely fruity -- grapes, dark fruits, berries, and yeasty bread. Very appealing!

Taste is similarly fruit-oriented, and quite smooth. I get hints of blackberry wine, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, this is a unique, smooth-drinking, and exquisite brew that's ripe with complexity. World class.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice fluffy off white head, hazy deep brown body. Very creamy/fluffy head with good retention.

Smells like big rum soaked raisins. Bready yeast character typical of a Trappist beer.

Tastes of carmel and toffee, like some of the sweetness typical of a scotch ale. Big raisin and fig flavor.

Medium bodied, with high carbonation.

Very balanced and full flavored. Big sweet sugary raisins and figs. Big bready yeast flavor. Overall this is a tasty beer. A bit pricy but maybe worth it if your in a mood for a good Trappist beer.

$5 a small bottle

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this with dinner and it was Amazing. Thick, lustrous head with a dark red-walnut coloring. The smell is complex, ranging from yeasty bread to dried fruit. The taste is supple and deep, assaulting you with crusty bread, dates and raisins, apples, chocolate, caramel, bananas, and everything else you'd expect in a great dubbel. The mouthfeel was almost perfect, and still fantastic. This is a great one, and not too expensive either. Get it.

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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I made this my Easter beer, bottle was best before 10/2016.
A. Pours a one finger head with plenty of fizz that reduces to a tan ring.
S. Maybe it's just me but some roasted smells a bit like tobacco(!) chocolate and malt
T. Definetely better as it warms up, i get roasted malt and cocoa. Long finish, mmm tasty
M: slightly prickly but creamy, dry finish
Overall: This is unbelieveable stuff. Not what i usually go for but it's worth the experience. Thoroughly pleased to pick this one out tonight

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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11 oz to a snifter glass.

A- Pours a murky reddish brown, with a 3 finger head that creams and lays over the glass through the entire drink.

S- Smells of dark fruits, raisins, figs, plums, grapes. Brown sugar and delicate toffee.

T- Taste of big dark fruits, more of a apple and pear on the taste that gives it a slight crispness.

M- Medium in body, low carbonation (on the feel anyways) soft and creamy, very enjoyable.

O- Great Dubbel, maybe the best ive ever had, truly a treat from start to finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brasserie de Rochefort - Trappistes Rochefort 8

(Poured into a chalice at Chill Winston in Vancouver)

Trappistes Rochefort 8 pours an cloudy burgundy with an off-white head that quickly collapses into a thin cap.

Rochefort 8 is yeasty both to the nose and the tongue. There are plenty of fruits in there, and a touch of caramel.

The beer is terrifically well carbonated, and that cuts the taste sensation somewhat, but the caramel does get a chance to step forward alongside the summer fruits - and specifically those are raisin and dark grapes, with a touch of apple.

It feels pleasingly full, but the mouthfeel here is all about the big, fizzy carbonation.

Overall, I find myself impressed with the overall experience despite the beer being so boldly carbonated. The flavours are equally bold, you see. Nothing holds back, and I'm glad I had two.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,380 ratings