Trappistes Rochefort 10
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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #2
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
100
Ranked #93
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 9.45%
Reviews:
3,021
Ratings:
9,795
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SCORE
100
World-Class
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Caramel/mahogany brown pour. Massive foamy white head... lasts awhile with thick lacing around the glass. A bit of debris at the bottom of the pour.

S: Rich and sweet. Toasted malts, dark fruit, and candy sugars.

T.F: Dark fruit and sweets. Brown sugar, caramel, baked raisin, and fig. Plum and Belgian candy. Toasted malty goodness... some spice and a whiff of coffee. Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy bodied... a bit of booze but well hidden.

O: An elite Quad, and as usual those monks don't mess around. A 'must try' at some point in your beer drinking existence.

Saturday at 02:29 AM
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backblast from Alaska

4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the taste, first noticed spice, with a bit of booze, bready yeast with a hint of fruitcake/fig and some coffee. High carbonation and light mouthfeel. Very nice.

Feb 06, 2021
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Anders91 from California

4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: dark amber, big cream head

Smell: malt, plums, rasins, hope

Taste: lots of malt and dark fruit sweetness, with a nice floral hop

Feel: smooth, nice small bubbles on the tongue

Jan 27, 2021
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VTbrewfan from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Teku glass. Murky brown color with vibrant fluffy white head. Continued effervescence after the pour. Scents of red wine, raisins, and yeast on the nose. Flavors of raisins, plums, baking spice, and brown sugar. Hides the ABV really well. Belgian quads are my go-to on Christmas and glad I had one of these to enjoy this year- a classic and always delicious!

Dec 25, 2020
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ChristopherCurtis from New York

4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Looks like Mars when held next to a light.
Smell: Spicy and sweet. Fresh baked bread, peppery alcohol, caramel, prunes, white grape and hay.
Taste: Big, sweet and complex. Demerara, grape juice, white pepper, wheat, banana and oak.
Feel: Chewy, well carbonated and on the drier side.
Overall: All systems nominal. Thank you, brothers.

Nov 30, 2020
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Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very deep mahogany and very cloudy. Nice deep and creamy head.
Smell: Definitely a fair booze scent, but there's certainly some dark bread notes with a little bit of baking spice.
Taste: Follows nose with some raisin/date sweetness. Very similar to ABT 12, but even less bitterness and slightly more alcohol presence.
Feel: Creamy and medium-bodied. Lightly carbonated and it dissipates quickly.
Overall: Surprisingly crisp and makes for a great cold night beer. The alcohol provides a nice cozy warmness and the dark bread and spice characteristics make for a great dinner/desert drink.

Nov 27, 2020
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BeerIsGood1337 from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the very best beers I've ever had of any style.

Clean and crisp, with many complex subtleties that other have already described better than I could. It does a pretty good job of masking its ABV too, so be careful.

As far as quads go, for me it's either this or St Bernardus Abt 12. I can't decide which is better. Both are brilliant. Those Belgian monks know how to party.

Nov 18, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. It doesn’t seem to have the flavor characteristics of other quads I have tasted. The spice is there, and sharp finish, bit the subtle esters I’ve tasted in other beers of the style seem to be not pronounced.

Nov 18, 2020
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 2 1/4 year bottle that had been in my refrigerator for just about as long.

Pours a dark translucent brown with a fair amount of sediment. Initially the light tan head is tall and fluffy. It subsides to a light ring.

Smells of bread, yeast , brown sugar and raisins. Tastes of yeast, spice and raisins with a slightly bitter finish. The high alcohol level hides very well contributing some heat to the end of each sip.

Medium body and carbonation. Lush mouthfeel but lighter than I would have expected for a beer with such a big character.

This one deserves its World-Class ribbon !

Nov 07, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As is the trend with all the Rocheforts, this has a muddle turbid appearance, with a slightly darker prune juice hue of brick red to brown, under a moderate, less active tan head that's softly convex, settling to a densely blanket that retains well.

Aroma is more subtle and restrained, but also mildly hoppy, while taste follows suit in that it is far more drinkable than 8, despite its slightly stronger ABV. I'm getting notes of sticky toffee pudding with fig and mincemeat via a moderately light but silky body whose carbonation is tingly and fine but expandingly airy, before coming to a semi-dry finish that has a slight prick of numbing heat. A second visit brings a touch of molasses and ginger snaps with hints of caramelized brown sugar, yet it remains slightly bitter by a lightly charred sort of element.

This is a far more balanced brew with a more deft hand and clearly--aside from its strength, which was probably a big deal in its day--this balance is what has kept its reputation so high.

Oct 30, 2020
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frostyFLAKE from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a wonderful Quad, but the alcohol notes are a bit hot for me. I typically prefer sub 10% beers and have enjoyed 'worse' quads more because there are a bit cooler. Highly recommend for an experience, but not a favorite.

Oct 21, 2020
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vi11am from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious Trappist Ale. Price can't be beat compared to Westvelten. This is a go to beer for Fall / Winter. Cant believe how close this is to the WestV. The lack of a creamy finiah is the real difference

Sep 30, 2020
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plutonash from Latvia

4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

BBE: 28.01.2025

L: Really, really dark brown, borderline black, hard to see through. Creamy, frosty 1 finger head. Holds nice lacing.

S: The first smell, I get the same kind of characteristics I got from the Rochefort 6 and 8 - caramel, nutty. Although this one is different, there's dates, raisins, some hint of dark cherries singing in the background. A chocolate-rum (sign of some alcohol) cake nods its head and welcomes for a bite. In the distant horizon, a banana, cream kind of flavour shines through, maybe its my imagination?

T: I mean.. the nose was definitely interesting, but the taste blew me away. How this caramel, nutty, honey glazed toffe, banana, nuts, and everything else are so well balancend and easy drinking? From smelling I thought maybe its going to be a bit better than the middle brother, Rochefort 8, but it was really, really good.. Definitely tastes better than it smells.

F: So smooth, very well balanced, medium/high body, creamy nectar. 11.3% ABV? no way..

O: After drinking 6 and 8 from the family, which weren't that special, I expected that this is going to be a bit better, but not this good. Maybe it was the low expectation that took me by surprise, who knows. All in all, this is a special beer, haven't had something this good in a long time..

Sep 05, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a belgian beer glass at 53.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Look- Dark brown, visible particulate sediment, tan sudsy head, below average head retention, average lacing.

Smell- Sweet, caramel, coffee, toasted oats, raisin, bourbon.

Taste- Caramel, coffee, slight oak, raisin, plum, fig, bourbon.

Feel- Between medium and full body, slightly below average carbonation, smooth, subtly coats and warms the mouth.

Sep 05, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle - BB 23.07.2024 - poured into a Belgian goblet at 40°F.

Pours a deep dusky cola brown with rosewood highlights, topped with two large fingers of dense khaki head with impressive retention. Plentiful streaming effervescence.

Nose: Interesting aroma right from the start. The malt jumps out - bold and sweet with nutty aromas of caramel, cola, vanilla, dark bread, and brown sugar. Just a dusting of cocoa in the background. Some subtle yeast esters lend some bright lager-like notes with wisps of orchard fruits. Some faint Belgian phenol notes waft in and out of focus, and a thin thread of leather, dark fruits, and wet wood runs through it all.

Palate: The beer greets the palate malt-first, with some colourful complexity. Rather malty, with malted milk, bread crust, caramel, toffee, and toast, with secondary notes of Dutch cocoa, coffee and cream. It's quite nutty, perhaps with a hint of hazelnut, and then underlying notes of raisin and fig emerge. There is a hop presence to this, which lends some spicy, floral, and earthy notes in the background, with just a quiet whisper of bitterness. The ale finishes with bread crust, caramel, cocoa powder, and those spicy hops.

Mouthfeel/Body This quadruple drinks with a medium-full body, while retaining a surprising crispness, with not nearly the weight a stout or barleywine with the same ABV would have. The rich malt is balanced by a crisp dryness that prevents the ale from being sticky or sweet. Effervescence is quite lively and fine. The finish is dry, due to the hops and subtle roast.

Overall: Between Westvleteren 12, St. Bernardus Abt 12, and Roquefort 10, it seems everyone is loyal to one. I've yet to open my Weary 12, but there's a clear difference between this and Bernardus. I'm sure all the top tier quads are great, and this is no exception, but I find it lacks the nuance and complexity of Bernardus. It is itself a great quad, and it finds wonderful balance between rich nutty malt and crisp dryness, while showcasing some lovely trappist influence, and for sheer drinkable, this may be the best. Either way, it's a fantastic quad - accessible, and worthy of its accolades.

Sep 04, 2020
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BelgianHops from Belgium

4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The only beer in the world I gave 5 on taste. No more words needed. Beautifuly balanced, crisp, complex, delicate, smooth and truly godlike. Perhaps the best beer of all time.

Aug 13, 2020
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evanwoertz from California

5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it’s perfect. exceptionally crafted and features everything a proper beer should be about. old world taste. both bright and dry on the nose. boozy. dark, cloudy and the head is robust. feels weathered and rich.

Aug 13, 2020
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just1cho from California

4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 11.2oz bottle*

This Quad poured out a predictably dark cola-brown color and had a two-finger thick light khaki colored head. Like many Belgium beers, the head on this looked really nice, pillow-y, and had a great retention to it.

On the nose, I thought the aromas from both the yeast and malts balanced nicely, giving off nice notes of bread, chocolate, pepper, and light notes of medium roast coffee. There was also a noticeable ethanol aroma in the back-end of this beer.

The taste followed the nose for the most part, but the taste was much more malt forward than what I got on the nose. The malt notes encompassed notes of toast, chocolate, caramel, toffee. At the same time, I was also able to get some dark fruit notes such as plums, raisins, and figs in the back-end.

I thought that this felt highly carbonated and had a medium body to it. The alcohol in this is slightly noticeable, but it wasn't overwhelming, for an 11.3% beer I thought that this hid the alcohol taste relatively well. The mouthfeel on this was pretty dry from start to finish, almost feeling creamy. Very easy to drink for the ABV for sure.

Overall, this was an awesome Quad. Definitely the best I've had.I'll definitely be aging some of these to see how the flavors and aromas will age over time.

Aug 11, 2020
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz 330ml

Looks muddy, not much in the factor of head retention, all that. Smells bready, good though, like a wonderful raisin bread your momma cooke for ya's. It drinks well enough, bready with a ton of dark fruit and cocoa-y esters blasting your tongue apart like a shotgun. Highly dangerous at 11.3%

Complex and dark, while remaining light enough so you drink too much and cuss out your loved ones. Highly recommended

Aug 05, 2020
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Ant777uk from England

3.77/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, black, head remains after pouring...

Best drank after at least half an hour outside the fridge.

Aroma is quite malty and sugary, for me not the best.

This is one of the biggest and most courageous beer I have tried, in terms of flavour. It has so many levels, every sip is different. Despite its strength, still it has a smoothness that controls all of its personality. This is amazing beer. Will def try the other numbers also. Though a bit too much of a sugary overtone and too chocolatey for me...

Tastes of mocha, cocoa beans, coriander. I massively respect the people who made this.

Jul 30, 2020
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sjrider from California

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle -murky and turbid dark brown with short quickly dissipating foamy khaki head leaving a fair amount of frosty lacing. Nose is muted dark stone fruit, mild yeast and sweet malt. Taste follows with a bit more mild sweetness. Finish is smooth and carbonated. An outstanding quad. Dangerously easy to drink.Mighty fine.

Jul 11, 2020
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timon from California

4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes I forget what a *great* beer is--now I remember. Holy sh*t this stuff is good. The head is UNTAMABLE AND AMAZING. You need to see it to believe it. The smell and taste is of fig, plum, bourbon, and candy/caramel. Smell has just a hint of coffee in there too. Just amazing. Not to mention, it hits hard with 11.3 ABV! Serve this instead of a fancy wine at your next dinner party and only a dork or two will complain--95% will be happy as hell with this.

Jul 03, 2020
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Hazy brown with a frothy light tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind thin light tan cap.
S - Belgian yeast and dried fruit, caramel, nuttiness, and some floral notes - smell is somewhat faint
T - Belgian yeast up front followed by dried dark fruits, caramel, molasses, nuts, figs, raisin, spices, earthiness.
F - Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.
O - such an incredible quad.

Jun 28, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 8/28/23

Wow, what an honor to try this one. Huge shoutout to Julians in Providence for still doing bottles to go during the pandemic

Pours a cloudy dark brown with a finger of khaki head that slowly reduces to a thin ring and leaves no lacing

Straight off the bat I get a nose of sweet molasses and brown sugar, very earthy. Yeast esters give off notes of bubblegum and orange, along with dark fruits like raisins and some hefty malt

In the best possible way, the taste follows the nose. It starts of with molasses and yeasty, slightly spicy in nature, before being smoothed out by super rich malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Mild funk keeps this even more interesting, just amazing

For being full bodied and pretty sweet, this drinks extremely light. Barely any carbonation, but this still feels so alive. Drinks way easier than the abv

Wow. I’m floored. This was just an incredible brew in every way. Complex, rich, and not even all that filling. This is damn near perfect, bravo

May 28, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.81/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Turbid mahogany appearance with a medium size, off white head and decent lacing. Powerful aroma of dark fruit, spices and gingerbread. Equally complex blend of flavors, from tobacco, licorice and ripe dark fruit to molassas and caramel. Noticable, but not overpowering abv adds depth to the aftertaste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish. This beer is so good it gave me goosebumps and the only drawback was that it had to end.

May 17, 2020
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 9795 ratings