Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

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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Photo of Jraiona
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presented a deep dark brown with some red hues when held up to light. It had. Very thick pillowy head which dissipated leaving some nice lacing. The aroma of malt was quite apparent with some subtle notes of molasses/lightly burnt sugar which I also tasted on my palate. It had a very lively mouthfeel and the carbonation was a bit more than I thought it would be but was a pleasant surprise. Found it to be very warming without tasting overly boozy.

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Photo of GeeL
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is exactly what the style should taste like. If you've never had it and want to know what a solid Belgian "10" should be like, track it down. It's well within the guidelines.
Which is one of my issues: too much residual sweetness, fruitiness, yeastiness. They're not breaking new ground with it, it's kind of ho-hum/meh for me.
But again, it tastes exactly like it should.

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - 4.75 dark brown body and turns to red in the light with caramel head
S - 4.25 fruity, sweet, caramel, nutty, malty
T - 4. 5 boozie beer, fruit, nutty notes. Delicious beer
F - 3.75 a little more carbonated than I had anticipated. But still really smooth with nice moderate cost of the mouth
O - 4.25 great belguim beer. Good to sip on. Full of flavor and intense aroma. Super boozie being at 11.3%

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Photo of nicola5555
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

OTTIMA BIRRA DA MEDITAZIONE, RIEMPIE LE PAPILLE GUSTATIVE, AROMI DI FRUTTA SECCA E CARAMELLO. PERFETTA PER GLI ABBINAMENTI CON DOLCI AL CIOCCOLATO O AL CAFFE.

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Photo of LGF
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best I have ever had. I love it now, a hot summer day, though it would be an even better winter beer. Would be very, very warming on a cold winter day. My "step by step" review would be meaningless because other posters have already said it all. Try this beer. it's worth it.

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Photo of 60sFolks
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a generous, creamy head. Has the nose of a fine, fruity brandy. The mouth is full, boiled prions come to mind. One of the top three beers I have been blessed to imbibe.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Something is wrong here? Smells, tastes and feels like acetone and chemicals. Might I have gotten a slinky bottle? I sure hope so. I will get another one soon and regrade. But for now this is almost undrinkable.

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Photo of Rago
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling Date: September 16, 2014

Appearance: Dark brown and red and looks opaque until direct sunlight is behind it. Just a few tiny bubbles and particulates. Rocky, barely toffee colored head with a creamy and frothy off white top.

Aroma: Bready and yeasty plum and fig with caramel and bananas and sugary dates. Such a strong sugary yeasty smell with only a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Plum, fig, dates, yeast and bananas, toffee and caramel all mixed together with such a smooth sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth smooth smooth. On the light side of full bodied, meaning it's not thick but just smooth and substantial. Leaves a light sugary slickness in the mouth and a little spice.

Overall: Damn good. As described, the aroma and taste are almost identical, but the aroma favors the spice and the taste favors the sweetness.

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Dark brown. Tan head that hangs around with some lacing.

S- Caramel, raisin, a little nutty.

T- Similar to the nose. A little more roast in the taste.

F- Smooth, right amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking given the ABV.

O- Very good, but I was honestly expecting a bit more.

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Photo of OlaB
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: gives a dark brown and reddish color. A nice creamy top of head that half of it disolves rather rapid while the rest is staying there.a lot of particles floating in the beer.great lacings on the glass

S: the aroma I sense Is both dark and light fruits, plums,raisins,fugues, green apples, other things I sense is honey, candied sugar,caramel and different spices.

T&F: Starts of with a flavour of dark fruits,a malty feel in the background all the time, in the middle I get more of the sugary yeasty sweetness and in the finish I think the spices get a lot more room in the flavour. I get a very warming feel in the body almost right after the first sip. The aftertaste has very little bitterness,but still is lasting remarkably long and both have a sweetness and malt over it.

O: this is a amazing beer.a flavour bomb in the right words. Probably one of the best quadruples that is. I enjoyed this to the last drop.

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

Served in a Chimay chalice, it pours a deep, very dark brown, almost black. It forms a two finger head, brown and sudsy, with low retention. Very modest and passing lacing.

Assertive and rich bouquet.
Huge dark fruits as in dates, figs, raisins and mainly plum, overripe apple, brown sugar, caramel, fruit liquor.

Simply magnificent.
Very expressive carbonation upfront.
This is similar to Rochefort 8 in the way its alcohol is felt and the character of its balance. There is a strong liquor flavor that accompanies the rest of the flavors as a fine note, and throughout the beer some tamed bitterness is perceived at times, as a playful reminder of its masterful craft.
The flavors unveil themselves as a godly parade.
Once more, dates, figs, raisins, lots of plum and overripe apple, brown sugar, caramel, fruit liquor.
Besides the notes presented in its bouquet, there is a bevy of new flavors found while tasting it: cinnamon, wood, a tad of pepper, clove, chocolate, cajeta, toffee, slight nut, vanilla, and a floral/herbal freshness accentuated by the liquor note.
The finish is long, fresh and sweet, with a worthy complexity.
Medium to light body, velvety, high carbonation.

Incredibly complex and full of depth.
An unparalleled assertiveness and length to its overall flavor.

What a finesse.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, pours dark red-brown with a (slow pour) creamy beige head that dissipated quickly. Spicy malt aromas. Very malt-forward with flavors of raisin and plum and a bit of caramel. Mouth feel is well carbonated and boozy. An amazing beer, but one is enough.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque darker burnt sienna brown. Pours with a great plume of victorian lace coloured head, dissipation is moderate, and settles into a great lace and surface froth.

Aromatics: I’ve never had a plum bread pudding before, but the first whiffs of this is exactly how I imagine it would smell. A combination of yeasty fresh bread mixed with caramelized plums/dates. There is also a dress earthy floral quality to its aroma as well.

Taste: Boom! this really packs a flavour punch. There is loads of dark fruits mingling with berries and a smooth sweetness with a bit of a spice kick to it at the end. Sugar cane sweetness and remarkably little bitterness. There is a fairly robust boozy hit like a high quality rum or bourbon at the end - not too much, just enough to take those myriad of flavours home for a cozy nightcap.

Feel: The carbonation is pretty bubbly even after sitting, that small tickle of bubbles joins a smooth chorus of dry warmth and a crisp refreshing snap to it’s medium-heavy weight body. There is a complexity to its feel that I don’t think I am experienced enough to comment on well, but if this is what real Trappists beer is all about - sign me up.

Overall: Astounding. My first Trappist (and first quad) beer and it did not disappoint in its delivery. Extremely well put together, super complex but has all the selling points of a beer that truly stands out and sets a lofty benchmark that I am sure will undoubtedly be tough to compare as I look forward to my next Trappist and Quad for that matter.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark muddy mahogany with a tan head.

Smells of raisin, plumb, fig, whole grain bread, and some sour yeast.

Taste is rich and complex with a mountain of malt and yeast. It has rich flavors of dark fruit -plumb, fig, and elderberry - with bright carbonated notes of raspberry and sour apple. There is a constant malt presence that melds with all the flavors though caramel and molasses come through. It finishes dry like a fine wine leaving the multitude of flavors rolling around your mouth.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown, muddy color, with a pinky sized head. Aromas of apple and pear and white wine. Alcohol presence. Belgian yeast. Taste- boy there is a lot going on in this one. Chocolate, pear, bourbon, caramel, red wine. What a surprising taste compared with the aroma. Mouthfeel is real nice here. Nicely balanced between cola and slick. Overall, this is quite the desert. Tasted great by itself. Definitely need to go buy a replacement.

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

L: A dark brown amber, massive head with great lacing, does not dissipate quickly either
S: A bready, sweet vinous, honey soft flowery smell
T: A fine blend of dark fruit with sweet bready honey flavors, bold and strong flavors. Nothing overwhelming, very nice
F: A crisp and smooth beer, low to medium carbonation, very gentle
O: A great beer for kicking back and relaxing at the end of a good night with some Miles Davis playing in the background. Gentle flavors and a nice blend of sweet and slightly bitter flavors make this a pleasant beer that is worth having.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 11.3% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep dark brownish/plum. Massive head that does not care to recede; having a light tan tint. Opaque.

Smell- Honey like sweetness with dark fruit aromas of fig and raisins. Sweet ripe cherry fragrance underlying as well.

Taste- Starts off quite mellow with a subtle and delicate sweetness, slowly picking up to a more rounding darker fruit taste. Prune and raisin fruit notes are most prominent. Hints of cherry add a slightly bit more off sweetness. Hints of vanilla help to round out any excess of sugar. Beer finishes smooth, with a bit of medicinal flavor, although still maintaining those fruit notes.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with active carbonation. Some alcohol burn.

Overall- An outstanding quad to be had! Possibly the best for the style. Complex, smooth, and filled with flavor, although not in excess of any one flavor. A beer to sip and enjoy for a fine occasion or celebration.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz bottle Best by 12/10/2020 no really
Served in a tulip and sports a dark reddish brown clear but opaque body with a nice 1 1/2in cream head.
Aromas, besides the alcohol, include a sweet malt, stone fruit, and pine.
Flavor matches with a creamy feel and slight burn.
Thick, but not too heavy.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have had a few quads and this is my favorite, it may be expensive per bottle but it's worth a try in my book, lots of grape notes, not to boozy in my opinion that is. One day I would love to check out Belgium

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - dark mahogany brown huge tan head that lasts forever great lacing.

Smell - Oak, plum, dates, sweet plum, little spicy, Belgian yeast.

Taste - The alcohol is more present in the taste than the smell, plum and dark fruit, oak, yeast. Super taste.

Feel - Medium body on the heavy end, great carbonation.

Overall - An amazing beer excellent taste and feel.

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Photo of akolb
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very highly carbonated with a giant tan head. Pours light brown with lots of haze and floaties. Aroma has a hefty dose of spice and some raisin. Musty, like an old Belgian monastery. Subtle hints of chocolate. Taste has sweet bread, cinnamon, pepper, coriander, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit, rum, plum, and caramel. Also lots of wonderful spiciness. Plenty of alcohol on the back end. An amazing, complex, special beer.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single 11.2 oz bottle at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Wausau. The bottling stamp states this one is good for another three or so years. Poured at cellar temperature into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a cola brown color with about two inches of light, frothy, khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a faint film and ring that leaves mild lacing on the glass. Profuse visible carbonation at the edges where the light strikes through. A bit disconcerting is the fact that there was a substantial yeast sediment along the side of the bottle. Hoping that this one isn't infected.

S: I'm getting something of a red wine quality from the bouquet--there's a very slight sourness or vinegar that I'm hoping doesn't signify infection. There are some roasty and caramel malt notes coming across, along with a touch of clove and licorice. Raisin, plum, and warm alcohol are also present. Though I was expecting some of those banana bread Belgian yeast notes, I didn't really get any.

T: The moment of truth: did I buy an infected bottle, or not? Well, if this is infected, I'd take an infected one every time. Warm, rich flavors of roasty and caramel malts play against flavors of ripe plum and rum raisin. As the flavor moves to the middle, there is a growing banana bread and clove taste characteristic of the style: it's by no means overpowering, as it rubs up against the other rich malt and fruit flavors present. There is a touch of a red wine quality that develops in the middle and toward the back, though this is fairly indistinguishable from warming alcohol notes. The back end continues the deft balance of hops/malts/yeast, with the warming alcohol becoming more prominent but by no means distracting. In fact, it is remarkable how well this one conceals that high ABV. The spiciness (most clearly clove) culminates toward the close, with more of that banana, raisin, and plum being carried atop the malts.

F: Medium to full-bodied, this one has a really spectacular feel that sets it apart from similar beers. While this beer should feel heavy, syrupy, and boozy, it has a very light feel on the palate, aided in large part by an excellent level of carbonation. Again, you can feel the heft of this beer, but it glides beautifully through the palate.

O: I tried this one many years ago, at a time when I didn't appreciate Belgian quads, let alone most hoppy beers. I'm glad that I returned to it because it really is a special beer. I like to throw around the terms "complexity" and "balance," but this one truly delivers in those areas. The flavors are big without overwhelming or drowning out one another. And the feel on this one really is incredible. Impressive, to say the least, how well they hide that ABV: It gives you all the warmth without those sharp alcohol notes. This is a beer that is well-worth seeking out.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown colour. Smells sweet, malty, with a hint of roastedness. Tastes a bit sweet, quite boozy, a bit of sticky fruits, very full of flavour.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1,600th review. 2019 BBD means this is a 2014 bottle. 330ml was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson color with no vision of anything. Looks like any other quad I've had before.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, toasted, candy sugar, spicy Belgian yeast, figs, bananas, raisins, plums, dates, and nice warm alcohol.

Taste: Anything I picked up in the aroma is the same with my palate. Tasty, delicious, nice warm alcohol, and slight bitterness. Dangerous too at 11.3% alcohol. Definitely took my time and let it warm up to enjoy those bold flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, warm boozy alcohol, a little sweet, a bit dry, light light bitterness, definitely a sipper, medium to full bodied but feels light, and medium carbonation.

Overall: One of the best quads I've had and easily available at most stores. Just surprised I never reviewed it, but saved it for another reviewing milestone. I look forward to many more bottles of this in in the future. Aged well after the last 2+ years too.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have been “aging” this guy for about 6 months (maybe the longest I have ever kept a beer) because I was too lazy to buy the proper glass to drink it out of and I was saving it for a special occasion. Now that I finally bought the proper glass let’s see if it lives up to the hype. This Belgian quad pours a dark brown color with a big frothy tan head. The smell is complex with some significant aromas of dark fruits and sugar with a hint of alcohol. The taste is also quite complex. There is quite a bit of plum, dates, burnt sugar, molasses, and a significant alcohol kick at the end, which isn’t surprising given that the beer is 11.3%. The body is pretty heavy. Still markedly less than a typical stout or porter, but heavier than most anything else. The spices are more toned down than others I’ve had of this style. Rather than ruin the beer, like it would for a less bold beer, the alcohol flavor actually enhances it and makes you feel like you are drinking some kind magical beer / fine liquor hybrid. Plus it has a very nice warming effect. This is a fantastic beer and really in a style that I appreciate. To me this definitely lives up to the hype.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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