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

Poured slowly into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Deep brown with amber/red tones....similar to bottle brown. A thin beige head receded to a constant blanket. The glass produced a steady stream of fresh bubbles and foam to the center of the glass. Cloudy and attractive.

Fragrances were of sweet ripe dark fruits, brandy, some clove, brown sugar. Nice and complex with new features emerging as temperature changed. Some mineral coming forth at warmer temp.

Sweet dark fruits and sweet malts dominate the palate, with heavy dose of banana bread, malts, brown sugar and some alcohol warmth toward the end. Nice evolution of flavors.

Mouthfeel was well balanced, right amount of carbonation to scrub away any excess slick sugary residues. Long finish terminating in a brandy feel.

Overall, very nice. complex and well balanced. No single flavor is over the top leaving a nice balance to keep you sipping and searching for more.

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

A- medium brown with tan head, very clear.

S- slight alcohol, raisin, plum, sweet.

T- similar to the smell, with some caramel and spicey notes from the yeast.

M- very smooth yet fuller body

O- out of 6, 8, 10, I think that this one is my favorite one. good flavor and a little smoother than the rest. Very tasty

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A: Great red/brown color with white head. The red color to it is cery appealing.

S: Smells of raisins, molasses, and caramel. Very sweet smelling malts with a small about of alcohol smell to it. Not a very strong smell to me. Hard to detect smelsl in this one.

T: Very sweet taste consisting of raisins, sugar, and a lot of malt. There is a small amount of alcohol aftertaste.

M: Good mouthfeel, medium thickness and a small amount of carbonation.

O: OVerall, this is a good beer. I enjoy it. Not my favorite style but I would recommend it.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,375 ratings