Trappistes Rochefort 10
Brasserie de Rochefort

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From:
Brasserie de Rochefort
 
Belgium
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #2
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
99
Ranked #172
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 9.56%
Ratings:
9,881
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 09:04 PM
Added:
Nov 06, 2000
Wants:
  965
Gots:
  2,857
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Ratings by UCLABrewN84:
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1.06/5  rDev -76.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Pours a murky dark brown with a 2 inch beige head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing forms on the drink down. Smells of dark fruits, fermented raisins, spices, and yeast. There is a bit of a funky smell coming out of the glass too. Taste is very spicy and surprisingly funky. Lots of fermented dark fruits and super dark brown sugar. However, there is a definitely an off flavor here as I am tasting dirty gym socks. It's to degree where it's not very dominant but it's enough to be noticeable. The beer is pretty flat and combined with the taste it's a chore to even sip on this one. Overall, I need to get another bottle of this to rereview sometime because I think there is something wrong with this one.

May 24, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

Pours a nice reddish-brown colour with and amber head and slight lacing.

Smells of dark fruit, spice, caramel, and an alcoholic rye-like note.

Taste follows the nose. Intense flavour of aged dark fruit up front with a lot of spice and apricot. Sweet notes in the background of caramel and bready malt. The spicy alcohol profile is very similar to what you get on a high abv rye barrel aged ale. It's pretty intense but it fits the style and flavour profile really well.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with quite a bit of carbonation. Kind of acidic, very smooth.

This beer is awesome overall but it's pretty far off of my favourite abbey quads. I won't get this again for a while, but I don't regret buying it, even though I paid $10 for it. Very complex beer with a ton of intense flavours that embody its style very well.

Wednesday at 08:34 PM
 
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jun 19, 2022
 
4.75 by Affinity from Missouri on Jun 11, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

delightful belgium quad - great ale taste

Jun 06, 2022
 
4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from Portugal on May 02, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/29/22 12oz bottle at Pies and Pints Fayetteville WV.

What depth of flavor! Beautiful bite/zing right away! Banana on the nose. Dark apple cider color or dark honey. Warming alcohol all the way down!

Unbelievable! I can't do justice to this with my description!

Apr 29, 2022
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4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Fedorable

Like Chimay blue but more of everything. It really smacks you in the face. Dark fruit, yeast, pepper. It's beautiful

Apr 19, 2022
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4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

Pours a deep, opaque chestnut-brown with an explosive three finger head that slowly compacts over the next 4, 5 minutes into a nice thin white cap. These beers never look worse than ‘amazing’ in a nice goblet.

Both strong and gentle, complex, and boozy aromas swirl in the glass. I’ll try to name the most prominent, they all mix and intermingle together quite well. Nutty, savoury, and slightly spicy aromas on the nose, caramel and toffee. I almost always get a bit of rum like aromas on these quads and Belgian strongs. Others get wine. I think the high abv% + whatever aroma you pick up strongest influences what you tend to associate that alcohol warmth with. For me, it’s always rum and raisins. Definite some sweet, dried dark fruits here and I primarily smell raisin and figs. Possibly some dry dark cherries. Caramel and toffee, some savoury yeasty notes here as well in the back. Some dried, toasted woody grains. With both the aroma and taste, there are so many complexities to it, I don’t think anyone can pick them all out. Everyone gets it a little bit different, which is just another aspect to this phenomenal beer.

As with all Belgian strong beers, the taste evolves significantly throughout the sip. You get the strong alcohol notes up front, and the spicy ones as well. More of that rum soaked raisin cake, delicious yeasts, a touch of cinnamon but mostly nutmeg, peppery like a touch of black pepper. In the middle it’s nicely doughy and malty, with some nice sweet dessert flavours and dried fruit coming out to play. Maybe there’s a bit of dark chocolate here too? Definitely figs, raisins, dark cherries. Woody, port-like flavours in the background as well. Little earthy, little malty on the finish. Still a bit of caramel, toffee, and general dark fruit here.

Body leans towards the fuller side, and the higher alcohol certainly makes it feel thicker. However, the high level of carbonation gives it a very creamy mouthfeel and sip. Long finish, this beer finishes more dry than anything else and mildly sweet. Not as sweet as the nose suggests — tempered by the peppery notes and the carbonation, it keeps this beer wonderfully balanced. That carbonation was surprising but has that nice gentle bite on each sip to enhance that peppery flavour.

It’s hard for me to not write the same flowery praise for any Tripel, Quadrupel, Dark Belgian. We tend to only carry the best brewery offerings in Canada, and this is a tried and true style coming from a select batch of trappists and brewers who have been making these beers for decades (or even longer). If you’re reading this, I know I don’t really have to convince you. This is good. Really good. Foundational stuff. When you see it next, grab one for you and one for your cellar, you know you will not regret it.

Mar 13, 2022
 
4.54 by Cdips from North Carolina on Mar 11, 2022
 
4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#174, quad that does not disappoint!

Mar 04, 2022
 
4.73 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Feb 21, 2022
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4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Whyteboar from Michigan

I've had a few really good Belgian ales before, but this one is very close to being my favorite.
Received via trade from @Providence and boy, do I owe him for this.
Poured a warm dark walnut stained mahogany color and was crowned with a beige head, albeit briefly. Almost looked too pretty to drink.
Aroma wafted politely and was full of dark fruits (Figs, raisins, dates) and sweeter stuff like caramel and toffee. The taste followed, with a few spices that held it back from the cloying sweetness stage and balanced this so ideally I couldn't think of much to improve upon.
The date on it was about 4 months out so I suspect it was 4 1/2 years old. Still wonderful. Now I have to taste a fresh one!
The feel, well, excellent. Almost, but not quite, viscous. I still opted to drink this slowly and savor it, for it is worth savoring.
OA, amazing beer. If you get the opportunity, get it.

Feb 16, 2022
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Seel from Michigan

Frigging outstanding

Feb 10, 2022
Photo of Perioddicals
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Perioddicals from Texas

L - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass at around 55 - 60 degrees. Dark brown opaque color with 1 3/4ths fingers of light tan head on aggressive pour. Head stays for a while with decent lacing. A little bit of alcohol legs too.

S - Nice light caramel malt up front. Some good dark fruit scents. Almost a red or port wine. A slight sweetness. Maybe even a nice sweet bread.

T - Some alcohol in the front along with the malt. Slight chocolate, possible cola. The dark fruits and port wine are in there as well. Good complexity overall, so that each taste can find some slight variation

F - Nice high carbonation with a full frothy mouthfeel.

O - Overall, this is an excellent beer. Well deserving of it's high ranking. The complex taste of malt, dark fruit, and everything else is a pleasing experience. I highly recommend this beer and will keep purchasing it in my annual rotation.

Feb 06, 2022
 
4.26 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2022
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ATL6245 from Georgia

Appearance: Dark brown, frothy khaki colored head with excellent retention.

Aroma: Malty with strong dark fruit aromas, hint of alcohol.

Flavor & Aftertaste: Immediately warming, alcohol is noticeable. Caramel, pepper, spicy, plum & raisin. Mild bitterness.

Mouth-feel: Medium to full bodied, effervescent, drying

Overall: Excellent Trappist beer. Has the characteristic champaign-like effervescence. Malt forward with darker fruit flavors, caramel. Spiciness is prominent and pepper. Good medium to full body mouthfeel. Has some balancing bitterness, but it is barely noticeable. Alcohol is noticeable, quite upfront, but it is 11% ABV. It is amazingly drinkable for a high carbonation, 10% plus ABV beer. Found no flaws in this one. Have to give it a 5 for being a world class Trappist beer.

Jan 21, 2022
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4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Fantastic. Fruity, but lightly so. ABV completely hidden. Rich and smooth.

Jan 19, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a single 11.2.oz bottle $8.29 Fujiokas
1,186 days before best by date
Smell of prunes, raisins, spices. Alcohol smell comes as it warms.
Cloudy brownish color with floaties
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
High carbonation
Tastes of prune mui, figs, molasses, light tartness, sweet aftertaste. Hides alcohol well
Overall a very good beer. Nice to sip on and enjoy the flavors.

Jan 14, 2022
 
3.98 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
 
4.28 by Rhetion from Florida on Jan 05, 2022
 
4.43 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2022
 
 
4.87 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
 
4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Dec 26, 2021
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4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by cafequaid from North Carolina

My first BA 100 rated beer! It was worth the $12. Great beer that doesn’t feel like it has 11.3% Alcohol.

Dec 26, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

I bought a bottle at the LCBO in Ontario 330ml at 11.3%.
Poured a 2finger creamy head into glass.
Dark color almost dark Brown .
Good carbonation
Dark Carmel dark chocolate malts .
Very smooth with a dry finish.
Leaves a lace all around as you drink it.
Very good quality beer
Very enjoyable to drink just sipping on it.
Cheers.

Dec 25, 2021
 
4.42 by Krusader from Wisconsin on Dec 21, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by nelsonracite from New Jersey

Looks dark when poured. Smells malty. Taste like malt and chocolate. Overall it feels great.

Dec 11, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gandres from Philippines

Monday, December 6, 2021, 8:08 PM
330 mL/11.2-ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: Brownish, dark amber color, medium foam, not clear
Smell: aroma of malted grains
Taste: very good, low bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth feel: low carbonation, alcohol comes out, sticky, good follow through, dry finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for BA RB

Dec 07, 2021
 
4.93 by jmdr from Canada (AB) on Nov 29, 2021
 
5 by oldbigwig from Texas on Nov 28, 2021
 
4.49 by clm9 from North Carolina on Nov 24, 2021
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 9881 ratings