Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 2,963 | Ratings: 9,629
Photo of FourthFloyd
4.87/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible brown color and rocky, uneven head. Beautiful mix of scents including chocolate, spices, alcohol, and grain. Tastes just as astonishing as it smells only with a slight bitterness and delicacy. The fourth and fifth sips are gorgeously smooth.

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Photo of JohnFred4
3.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: people keep saying "reddish brown", but it's really mostly brown.

Smell: Spicy vanilla alcohol. Almost hints of rum, which makes sense given the fruity tastes that will come. I drank this right after a Bernadus Abt 12, and the alcohol fumes are much more present. Like trying tog et drunk off of vanilla extract. It smells like it's going to be super boozy and a struggle to drink, which luckily isn't born out by the taste. Also: spice.

Taste: Oak, vanilla, cream, leather, raisins, chocolate/Guinness, molasses. Rye bread. Spice.

Feel: Light, effervescent.

Overall: Not nearly as humid, moist, yeasty as I've come to expect of quads. Spicy for sure. Like making s'mores, except it's rye bread and bakers chocolate and dark fruits.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

BB 8/11/2021

Just about 3 year old bottle - sweet, rich slow-sipper. Caramel, toasty, roasty, malty, brown sugar blended with all kinds of dark fruits. The highlight is the med/full, very smooth feel. A terrific beer that's worth it.

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Photo of MaximalC
4.15/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours chestnut with garnet highlights, topped by nearly an inch of coarse, khaki froth. Muted aroma smells of raisins, caramel, apples, alcohol, and perhaps the barest whiff of nutmeg or other indeterminate spices. Shimmering swaths of lacing coat the glass as the beer recedes.

Big time flavor up front features toasted bread, raisins, caramel, nutmeg, warming alcohol, and perhaps even some allspice. Everything is nicely balanced and melds beautifully into a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Belgian yeast lends the obligatory character. Warming reveals notes of apple and cherry cough syrup. Medium-heavy body and fine, vivacious carbonation make for a lush, vigorous mouthfeel that supports the bold flavor profile with aplomb, while the dry finish resets the palate brilliantly.

While I wasn't blown away by the other Rocheforts in the series, this bad boy brings it big time. It manages to come off as refreshing and vital even as it flaunts its bold, complex flavor profile. While not especially distinctive in any particular regard, there's no denying this is brilliantly executed from top to bottom.

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

What can I say other than, this is my all time favorite beer. The smell and taste are wonderful, I love the dark fruits! I’m still new to reviewing beer but I can say without a doubt this is top notch quality. The price is a little high but worth every penny. I recently bought a chalice just for this beer. It’s not too hard to find here in MN, but it sells quickly at my local shop.

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

"Best before November 2023"; drank 6/17/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown/orange appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Tobacco, clove, cream & black pepper notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Plum, clove, tobacco & caramel flavors up front; cream & black pepper notes on the finish.

Not much more you could ask of a quad.

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Photo of octortus
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 mL Bottle. ABV 11.7%.
Appearance: Dark brown, One finger of light tan head, Visible sediment, Good retention, Thin cap remains.
Aroma: Red grapes, Prune, Blueberry, Spicy yeast, Slight cherry, Slight raisin, Hint of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Smooth, Alcohol warmth.
Flavour: Prune, Blueberry, Plum.
Overall: Fantastic quad with wonderful dark fruit character. I will definitely be enjoying this again.

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Photo of MaltyMagic
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best by 11-09-2023. Deep cloudy mahogany pour, cream top, good retention, spotty lacing. Toffee, butterscotch, molasses, raisin, dark bread, apricot, hints of chocolate and coffee, cigar, cognac, leather, belgian yeast, peppery spices.

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Photo of MrOH
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mahogany with ruby highlights at the ends. Thick off-white mousse with awesome staying power and web-like lace. Absolutely beautiful!
Aromas of dried figs, prunes, raisins, dried cherries, a mix of armagnac and calvados.
Heady flavors follow the aroma. A bit more fruitcake going on. A touch boozy.
Mouthfeel is about what you'd expect from a beer of this ABV.
A dang good nightcap!

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.77/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When I first tried this it knocked my socks off. Then... after many brews of different styles I came back to it over and over. Hmm is it that good? Is it original? I've come to conclude that if Quads are not your style try it once. TR#10 is pretty good for style. If quads are your thing also try it once. After that you decide. Repeat years later. I've had so many bad quads that this is refreshing, but it is also not as life-changing as I thought my first time.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- I'm not sure if I should have held up to the light. This bottle has rested immobile for two days, and poured carefully but it's poured with clumps of yeast sediment, now floating up and down. Otherwise it's very deep chestnut and cloudy. It poured with a fine 2cm pale tan head, topped with a small dollop of dark brown residue - more sediment. I realise the need to be bottle conditioned to get a beer like this, but just mention it as a caution to others who might wish to rest this really well, and pour reeeally slowly.
S- Toasty dark brown mollasses-rich (muscovado) sugar, with liquorish notes from the 11.3%ABV.
T- Deep, toffeeish, with some hints of coffee. Wow, it's a deep toasty rich caramel kind of toffee.
F- Rich, deep+dark - think British Xmas pudding with all it's pungent dark fruit, doused with lashings of rum.
O- Wow, this is quite something; it's not often I get to sample such impactful beers. Good job it's a small bottle as it's that intense I don't think I'd want nor enjoy more than one at a sitting... ...that said now nearing the bottom, my arm could be twisted...
Bought from: Real Ale Limited, 97 Goldborne Road, London W10, for the eye-watering price of £5.90/330ml bottle. And no I hadn't seen the price when I put it in my basket.
BB: 11/12/2023

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Photo of Gadzook
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Tulip chilled from a 12 oz. bottle.

L: Beautiful dark amber with a slight bit of cloud. Hard to tell because you only get the color around the very edges as the light shines through. Two fingers of very thick, slightly rocky, head that dissipates slowly and leaves an absolutely gorgeous lacing that retains.

S: Dark sugar, malt, slight yeast, banana, and a bit of raisin/plum in there.

T: Just, WOW. Malt is forward. Good sweetness that isn't overpowering and brings out the malt/toasted bread and dark fruit. Hints of molasses in the finish, along with a very very very feint hint of tobacco (nice!). There's a little bit of booziness at the very end. It's there, then gone. It does NOT come on like it's 11%. Very complex. Very easy. Very enjoyable.

F: Carbonation is mild and around the edges. Medium body that borders on heavy. Good coating of the mouth and an extremely pleasant warmth that builds.

O: I've been trying every quad I can get my hands on for the last several months. It's not the easiest in my area of Georgia as IPA/Sours have been dominating the state for the last couple of years. This is by far the best quad I've ever had. I'm going to seek out more, but this is absolutely going to be the standard I'm measuring against now. Just an absolute delight.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown in color with a murky complexion. There's a fingernail of beige around two thirds of the rim and covering about half of the top. The aroma is of dark Belgian candy sugar and sweet, light malt. I'm tasting very sweet light Belgian malt, dark Belgian candy sugar, caramel, and marzipan. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and offers a light warmth from the alcohol.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

holy crap. alcohol almost undetectable at 11.3% abv. dark caramel, raisins, bread, figs, vanilla. well carbonated but head recedes quickly. warming. almost has an oak aged character to it. can’t believe it’s held up this well. has been refrigerated for most of the time.

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

I can justify the 5.0 rating since this is my reference standard. The best of the best for me. When I find a beer that beats it, I can go back and lower my score to 4.75. St Bernardus is a close second for me. I do love the Belgian quads for sure.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.22/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by (L.21.03.2023)

Murky siena brown color, some floating sediment that settles slowly. Beige head settles on top, and even coatings of lace struggle to hang on to the inside of the glass.

Nose is predominantly malty, with balanced undertones of plum, bread crust, and hints of banana.

Big, bold flavors, just what I wanted and expected from the eldest Rochefort sibling. Again, breadiness throughout with sweet malt, raisin, molasses, and toffee. Boozy character on the tail, with a very mild astringency and musty essence on the back end. Really complex but very well balanced.

Medium-bodied, good carbonation level. Smooth, warming as it goes down. No residual stickiness or mouth coating.

Overall, very reminiscent of that “ideal” Trappist quad. Westy 12 has the edge, but for the much easier accessibility this beer deserves all the praise it receives.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pretty mahogany color with a light tan head. Aromas is butter, wine, toffee & malted grain. Nice balance of sweet, salty & bitter with the nod to sweet. Nice flavor: grapes, wine, malt, toffe, banana & not much alcohol unless you look for it, then it moves up front with a bittter finish. Medium body, very smooth with a slightl deficit of carbonation but plenty of alcohol to occupy the the tongue. An excellent quad.

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Photo of stortore
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle into a goblet. Best by 8/11/21, had 6/13/18.

Pours a dark ruby amber, opaque, with a two inch foamy head on an average pour. Great retention, lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of plums, grapes, malt, dates, figs, some brown sugar, light wine, light peppercorns in the head when warm. The taste is plums, malt, grapes, toffee, dates, some figs and caramel, light wine. Very smooth, creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Great flavor and aroma, terrific mouthfeel, a classic rendition of the style. Well worth a purchase.

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

Gorgeous quad, nicely sweet with a huge head that leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. Almost a cinnamon raisin profile, not too alcohol forward. Great all around.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A complex Belgian quad, this ale presents a variety of flavor in the initial sip, across the tongue, and through the aftertaste. It’s got a fascinating sweet-bitter thing going on, probably beyond my ability to properly describe. I’ve seen other reviews that warn of drinking this too early, and I may be in the same boat, with my bottle being a consume by 31 January 2023 vintage. I’m also drinking it a bit colder than recommended. Anyway, it’s pretty good, and I’m looking forward to trying another one. 2019/02/03

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

330ml bottle (best before 06/03/2023) poured into a snifter at 51°F.

L: Deep cooper with big tan head with long retention and good lacing.
S: Strong dark fruit (raisin, fig), banana, bready. Just a hint of alcohol.
T: Bready, lots of raisin, molasses. Very long, dry, warm finish. Very complex but nicely balanced.
F: Carbonation is well integrated into the beer. Creamy, medium-full body.
O: Superb. This is a perfect example of a Belgian Quad and leaves very little room for improvement. I've had it side-by-side with Westvleteren 12 and although slightly different, in a blind test I could see myself choosing both as a "better" beer depending on the day. High praise for a beer easily available on grocery store shelves.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.88/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

‘Best before’ date reads 1/31/23, so this was presumably bottled on 1/31/18

Pours a light brown with an overarching sheen of the deepest maroon; a large head of off-white foam expands rapidly and relents sparingly; when it does eventually recede, there is plenty of thicker, soapy lacing left clinging to the glass.

Aromas of stiff malt and light plum upfront, with wisps of yeast, lightly acerbic red wine grape must, hints of buttered banana bread, and smoky toffee building through the rest of the bouquet restrained slightly by minor boozy tones.

Taste bursts with sticky malt character; caramel, dry toffee, unripened banana, toasted wood, dark fruit juice, and unripened plums; plenty of booze sneaks from the mid-palate through to the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky and balanced, with a medium, verging toward heavy body and excellently integrated carbonation; robust, and with a comfortable yeasty weight that’s equal parts delicate, dry, and soothing through the finish.

The depth and complexity this quad begins to show is nothing short of incredible, but at just a few weeks shy of a year in the bottle, it’s a victim of its age; booziness and other indications of too-short a time in the bottle hold this one back just a bit too much. I can’t help but treat this as purely a review for posterity’s sake, because as of right now, this is a solid quad (if not somewhat disordered); in a few years’ time, however, I can’t see this becoming anything but something special, and I sure as hell look forward to that chance to revisit.

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

Bottle poured into a chalice

A: Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, complicated spice hinting clove and cinnamon, slight scent of alcohol
A: Dark brown, espresso color creamy head, good foam retention
F: Very strong malty flavor, noticeable vanilla flavor, not too sweet with a hint of caramel, roasted bread crust, roasty bitterness
M: Creamy and bubbly, well carbonated, full body with a heavy emphasis on roast sense. Warm sensation from alcohol but very smooth.

Overall, Rochefort 10 is a very sophisticated Belgian Quad with a heavy emphasis on roasty, malty flavor. The complicated body gives me a slightly new sense of flavor in every sip. It is a good quad to enjoy with those who have basic understanding of Trappist beer. Not recommended to a beginner.

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Photo of Hanhwaeaglesv2
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

맛있다. 개인적으로 앱 12보다 더 맛있다. 애비 맥주가 트라피스트 맥주를 따라가려고 해도 정통은 따라올 수 없다 뭐 이런느낌...? 같은 쿼드러펠 벨지안 에일이지만, 더 향과 맛이 풍부하다는게 느껴진다. 맥알못이라 더 자세하게 묘사하기는 어렵지만 뭐..내 입맛에는 그렇다.

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

Another world class beer that everyone should try. Belgian quadrupels ( I mean the ones made in Belgium) are usually on the spot every time, but this one outstands.
Pours as a dark brown/very dark red liquid. Smells and tastes like spicy chestnuts, toffee, a little hint of bananas, and the 11.3% alcohol content should not intimidate you because it's very well hidden in a very complex, delicious and well balanced beer.
Give yourself this treat of a very excellent beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 9,629 ratings