Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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4.47
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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Bell's Hopslam Tulip. Best by date of September 8th 2021.

L: Deep dark cloudy brown. On a very gentle pour this beer produces a ton of head. Very thick and fluffy, it settles to around a good finger of khaki bubbles. Very good lacing. Perfect 5 here without a doubt.

S: Wow this is mouth watering. Lots of plum and raisins, brown sugar, maybe licorice as well. Smells absolutely delectable. On swirl the alcoholic phenols come out.

T: Lots of alcohol up front warms your face. Lots of rich ripe fruit flavors, plum and even grape. Brown sugars that have caramelized, some leafy hop hidden in there as well, and peppery notes too. Really complex.

F: Medium-Full, typical Belgian carbonation, incredibly smooth and creamy.

O: This is really an amazing beer. I could go on and on. I got lost in the middle of this review just sipping this. Magnificent.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours out a golden brown with tan/kahki head. recedes quickly, no lacing. aroma is really nice, deep dark fruits, plum, cherry, raisin, sweeter candied sugar, caramel & toffee notes showing up as well. palate is similar but brings a bit of molasses and booze to the equation, not too overwhelming though. feel is bizarre - light-medium bodied, some decent texture, ridiculous amount of carbonation.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a deep dark brown body with huge foaming off white head that retreats but pretty much sticks around
Nice big molasses and rum aroma
Big dark sugar flavours
Might have drank this a bit fresh but still awesome

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Photo of bbtkd
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 10, 11.3% ABV, 27 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and very dark brown, with a 3 finger tan head that left little lacing. Nose is malty, fruity, and fresh, taste is sweet malt and bread, a bit of alcohol taste, with almost no bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel with perfect carbonation and extremely smooth. overall outstanding, a new beer for my top 10 list.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark mahogany with a 2.5 finger head (even with a very gentle pour) consisting of large bubbles.
S: Wine, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol
T: The alcohol is definitely apparent but not at all in a bad way. Wine, dark fruits, some sweet notes, and finishes very dry with little after taste if any
F: Oh man is this smooth. The feel is essentially perfect for me. A very high alcohol beer going down like nothing. The carbonation feels great as well. Even though the alcohol is apparent in the flavor, it's barely noticeable in feel.
O: This is my first Belgian Quad and I fell in love. I love wine and this very much reminds me of it. I have nothing to compare it too since I've never had a Quad before, but I can vouch for it being an incredible brew.

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Photo of Madmike05
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look is a very dark, rich color. Poured from a 330ml bottle into an ale glass at cellar temperature. Nice thick, rich bubbly light brown head.
Smell was faint raisin subtle fruity sweetness. Caramel even. Very pleasant, but the aroma was somewhat hard to detect, but its there.The alcohol smell took a slight precedence. Not a bad thing at all. It was not a cheap rubbing alcohol type smell whatsoever that i have found in some beers. Thin lace on the glass as i drank it down.
Taste is just as you would expect from the smell. Very subtle caramel/ chocolate overtones with a nice balance of dark fruit. Not too strong, but you know its there.
The finish is somewhat malty, but clear and clean, drinks like a fine wine almost.
Mouth feel is perfect. Well balanced and smooth. Mild carbonation. It all comes together just right.

This beer is not to be consumed ice cold of course, but I found it rather good at room temperature as well. Excellent to drink while having Long hookah smoke session.
Definitely a beer i woukd keep on hand at all times.

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Photo of njcraftguy
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I probably should not rate this style as my palate doesn't agree with it so I find my ratings to always be on the low side but it is what it is. Its how I feel about the brew. Its pours a nice dark color as you would expect a quad to but the flavor is just not there for me. If you like Belgian Quads by all means give this a shot, its just not for me.

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Photo of Pauly81
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this bottle (11.2 oz) from Wine World, Panama City Beach, Florida. Poured into a glass goblet.

A- very dark brown, bubbly,rich

S- raisans, slightly sweet, reminisant of wine

T- slightly dry, dark fruit, subtle, little to no aftertaste

MF- creamy, just enough carbonation

O- enjoyable, surprisngly smooth, would try again for sure

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Photo of Lamar
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am simply overwhelmed by just how great this beer is. Great slightly hazy dark brown in the glass with a great head that didn't last. Tons of complex flavors...far too many for me to list but they all formed quite a symphony that left me floored. The alcohol is there but is buried under so many flavors that it barely makes an appearance on this stage. A world class, and simply wonderful beer.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a very dark brown with a foamy head that thinned out and dissipated rather quickly. Strong alcohol smell with raisins and plums. Get sweet and tarty aromas. The beer follows the nose pretty well. Tastes like a whiskey with dark fruits infused. The sweetness of the fruits helps hinder the bite of this high ABV. Medium bodied and nice level of carbonation. Overall this is a good beer just not my favorite style all the time. Wish there might have been a little more punch in the flavor.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.23/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark brown color, thick head. Slightly sweet aroma. Very smooth and buttery mouthfeel, tastes of chocolate and molasses, with a moderately bitter finish. High alcohol content (11.3% ABV), which is very noticeable and is a bit overpowering.

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

I don't drink quads very often and the style is usually more boozy and more sweet than I prefer, but sometimes February in Minnesota seems like a good time for one, and this is supposed to be a paradigm, so...from a single into a Chimay chalice. Pours a dark swampy brown with a little sediment sinking to the bottom, and a frothy khaki crown that has fairly good retention. The nose is pretty amazing, with layers on layers of dark fruit, sweet and pungent spices, some dark chocolate and even some tannins. Taste follows, but man, this is boozy and sweet...and there's some rum-like notes that I didn't get in the nose. For the abv, the feel is probably spot on but...it's a little too much to be ideal for me. I'm rating to style, on the whole, and I can see why this has so many fans. It's a real treat, but for me it will be a rare one.

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Photo of EMH73
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium to dark brown, clear, quarter inch head that dissipates fairly quickly and left almost no lacing. Smells of booze, almost like it was barrel aged, dark fruits, malts and a sweet quality. Tastes incredible with booze at the forefront (whisky or bourbon), malts, raisins, molasses and sweet cherries. Well carbonated, medium bodied, slightly astringent and finishes on the dry side. Absolutely incredible beer.

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

Best before 13.2.19, so 3 years 2 days on this bottle. Served at cellar temp.
L - vigorous fizzy head that dissipates in about 15 seconds. Mahogany brown, dark but clear.
S - booze, dried fruit, especially raisins, cherry, ripe apples, sugar.
T - Rum soaked cookies, bitter-sweet apples, lots of booze, medicinal, incredibly long finish.
F - medium body, very little carbonation despite the initial head.
O - Don't get me wrong, excellent brew, but the taste was a let down after an amazing aroma. Not as I remembered so perhaps its me, or perhaps the years have muted some of the flavor. Whatever the case, this one is for sipping, the alcohol is definitely there, and the flavors open up some as it sits.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Color dark brown with a beautiful beige foam.
The aroma notes of dark fruit and roasted. Gently marzipan In the background liqueur notes of alcohol.
The taste is precious notes of alcohol, resembling, liqueurs, tinctures. Later, dark fruit, marzipan.
Alcohol is slightly perceptible, is definitely a noble form, heats, adds character but does not reject. Saturation average towards the low, I definitely will reply.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle (no date) poured into a snifter

Look- A very dark brown (almost black) with at least 2 fingers of thin dark foamy head

Smell- Sweet candy aroma with some raisins. Lots of booze too

Taste- Not exactly what I was expecting. Sweet cherry taste with an interesting malt mix. Nice

Overall- I am usually more of an IPA guy but this was a great change. Great to sip on a cold night

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Photo of Yoann
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pied from a bottle to a snifter
A - Very dark, very lively with a shiny head
S - Really rich already, toffee malts with spicy hops, strong alcohol scent like whiskey
T - Tastes like a good whiskey, confirms the smell, rich and woody
M - Very well carbonated
O - This is a quality beer, strong but balanced, I highly recommend everyone to taste it!

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass. Pours a dark thick brown with a nice inch tall tan head. This tastes of dark fruits and is full bodied and well carbonated. This is one of the best beers I've had to date. Meant to be sipped and savored.

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Photo of Marcoxx626
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've found it....the perfect beer (in my opinion).

Look - pour a beeaaautiful brown color with a large 2 finger head. Nice half inch layer of foam sitting beautifully on top after settling
Aroma - plum, caramell, raisin, malts....amazing
Taste - follows the smell very well and has just the right amount of maltiness.
Feel - Smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation. 11.3% alcohol is hidden VERY well...
Overall - this is my holy grail of beers and I would drink this like water if I could. If you like belgian beers you cannot go wrong witht his one...if you can get it, DO IT.

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

Bottled in 2011

Pours deep brown with a creamy 2 finger head that soon forms a nice layer over the surface

Smells of rasin, plums, malts, and sweet candy, bit of booze

Taste is Sweet, nutty, bread, cherry, sweet candy,sweet malts

Overall I'm not a fan of Quads but this has me changing my mind! Could definitely taste the years of aging

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beauty pours a deep, rich brown with a 2 finger head. There is lacing but it doesn't all stick. The smells are sweet and dark malts....
Wow, the alcohol is barking on this one. It goes down warm to the belly. But not in a bad way. The first flavor is actually the nice caramel malts, toffee, bready yeasts, nuttiness, a little bit of candy bar like sugars....and with the alcohol and heavy malts, this one is very creamy--but then BAM, the sizzle of the carbonation hits the mouth with some spices, and the palate is suddenly electrified with effervescence and a lovely dry finish. And you immediately want another sip--which is dangerous at ABV. You definitely have to tell yourself to slow down. Enjoy. This one is a treat and distinctly potable.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy brown body, with orange highlights, short tan head fades out quickly, leaving a thin ring at the edge. Visible carbonation keeps the beer moving minutes after the pour. It is a fine looking beer.

S - Booze is out and proud, with hints of tea and toffee, a bit of sugar, and strong dark fruit, prunes and raisins.

T - The open is sweet, with a candy note. Then comes a cherry hit, almonds and candied breads. The middle closes with a move away, toward more straight bread flavors. The close hits with some tea astringency that fades back into a long sweet dark bread note, molasses and brown sugar, that lingers. As it warms, the sugars come forward, and the bread takes on more caramel.

M - Brisk carbonation keeps this from getting syrupy or cloying, but the heft is there, a bit of alcohol warmth, and a slightly drier close that also helps clear the palate. This is one that has so many traps for the brewer, but the result walks that line and is delivers a nice, warm feel.

O - This is a profoundly well crafted brew, with depth in flavor and great feel. At over 11%, it could be a boozy mess, but it is instead a measured, tasty, developed experience. Another Belgian that shows just how good these styles can get.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark pour, brown on verge of black with very heavy foam and lacing. Smells of malt, wine, and fruit. The taste is a fantastic, sweet notes and a nice wine presence with a hint of raisin and malt. The feel is medium with a mild alcohol bite. This is a very nice beer to sip on a cool winter day with a fire going, well done.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass
A-pours a beautiful dark brown to black with a 3 finger head. Direct lighting shows a reddish tint
S-Smells of malt and dark fruit
M-full body, thick, with good carbonation
T-raisins and strong figs with a little bit of a peppery finish. Very complex yeast and malt balances perfectly
O-a top rated beer for sure with outstanding flavor and balance.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer , heavy malty sweet flavor with notes of Carmel and bread .. That crazy Belgian yeast flavor!

Good stuff and hides the booze well to be over 11%.

If you haven't tried it you need to At least once..

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