Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of Surly87
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown-red with a small off-white head that fades pretty quickly but leaves some good lacing.

Aroma is of dark sweet caramel malts, lots of dark fruits like plum and raisins and a good share of alcohol comes through too.

Taste is of brown sugar and caramel with lots of plum lingering on the palate. Strong alcohol, with many complex nuanced flavors coming though.

Mouthfeel was quite good. Very smooth, not very much carbonation.

Very strong, warming beer with incredible complexities. Just an amazing beer, and it is very easy to see why this is considered one of the best in the world.

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Photo of jkhara12
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of czfreeman
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My third and final beer of the Rochefort series, recently had Pannepot, so this has quite high standards to follow. Date best by reads 18/08/15.
A nicely carbonated hiss is followed by a stunning looking Quad. Black, with mahagony around the edges, a beautiful, thick creamy tan head that would hold its own against many a stout.
Aromatically intense, very complex.The sweet-malty profile of most Quads plays a background role. Here a suprising nose full of fruit.Apple, pear,fig,plums,raisins,tobacco, smoky spiciness like a Bordeaux, Cherry,blueberries, blackberries, spices-pepper, clove musty bready graininess, star anise, black grapes.What a complex Quad, I can't imagine it being much better.
I'm greeted by a sip of the best quad I've ever had. Light,spicy, prickling, yet perfectly creamy and rich. Pepper, clove, anise, raisin,pear, black grapes, fig, raisin, malt, tobacco,cocoa, Bordeaux wine again. Sour molasses and cherries mingle with cocoa and vanilla, all finish with a kick of pepper, completed by a palate-tingling burn of alcohol. Not buried, but integrated and well-used.
The mouthfeel of this is damn near perfection. LIvely,rich, sweet, spicy and warm all in one. This brew exibits the best of what beer complexity can be, and would easily hold it's own in a beer vs wine pairing against any Pinto Noir or Bordeaux.

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Photo of HLD1970
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblet
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pouerd this out into a wastmalle trappist goblet .

Appearance:a dark rich brown with a thin head of froth that sticks around .it`s got alot of yeast floating that gathers at the bottom of the glass.

Smell:dark fruits and malt very pleasing to the snout .the fruit ,figs and raisins ,smoky sweet malt and yeast all working together.

Taste:nothing in this beer is off balance and the flavor is no exception .i thought the alcohol would be too strong,or the fruit and yeast too bitter, but to my (not too)sweet surprise this is a good beverage .

mouthfeel:what dances on this stage? a bitter song of alcohol and a fine selection of yeast and that just performs deeper as the show goes on.

Drinkablility: this brew give a fantastic performance. it just grabs your palate and tells you who is in controll it linger on stage to long prehaps by it knows what it`s doing.

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Photo of Michael_D
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet. Very dark brownish red appearance. Off white head that reduces quickly, but a bit sticks around. Smells fruity with malty goodness. Grape/raisin overtones. Very smooth taste. Fruity, medium carbonation. Balanced taste. Mature flavor. Definitely deserves its high praise.

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Photo of GianlucaB
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sevenarts
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Nice cloudy ruddy brown, tan head, very good retention and some lacing.

S: Sweet and sugary notes mingle with some interesting spicy accents, a yeasty base, and some dark fruity flavors. Really rich and layered, but not overpowering.

T/M: Goes down dangerously easy for such a strong beer. Smooth and sweet and tasty, with dark fruits up front, some sugary sweetness, a strong yeast flavor underneath, and towards the end a touch of bitterness on the back of the palette.

O: Just an amazing Belgian that lives up to its reputation. It's so drinkable and tasty that it's easy to gulp it down forgetting about that hefty ABV. Great stuff.

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Photo of corsendonkfan
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown pour with a golden hue when put up to light. Bottom of the pour was very yeasty with a good amount of sediment at the very end

S: When first opened has a similar smell to a toasted lager. After i poured it into a snifter the smell of fruit became much more prominent.

T: Can definitely taste the alcohol. But it is masked by a yeasty taste with hints of dark plum, raisin. As it is allowed to sit longer and gets warmer has more of a honey/sugar taste

M: Had a creamy feel as it warms. Initially has a strong sugary feel on the tongue that softens to a fruity aftertaste

I really enjoyed the complexity of the beer. Would consider it one of the better beers I have every had. Certainly one of the better of the trappist beers.

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Photo of Godot
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While in Belgium during a trip last year I discovered Rochefort and decided to bring back a bottle of the 10 (among a few others). I got some good news today so I decided to pop the bottle in celebration. This one has aged for about a year and poured into my chimay chalice a nice deep brown with a touch of ruby around the edges. The head rose to about 2 1/2 inches then slowly dropped to a solid layer of tight foam that covers the top. The smell is rich boozy raisins and other fruits giving great promise. The taste is rich with chocolaty notes along with sweet dark fruits. There is a very familiar flavor here that I cannot put my finger on but it is fantastic all around. Alcohol is present only in the background and as a slight warming at the end. The mouthfeel is smooth and lush, precisely what I would want in a beer that is extraordinarily complex and delicious. When I was in Belgium I drank a lot of the 8's and several 10's and I have to say that Rochefort is my favorite beer. There is something new to discover in every sip.

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Photo of torr99
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'll admit that I'm a bit partial to this beer, as it's the one that got me into good beer in the first place - but hey, it's a classic for a reason. This review is somewhat of an aggregate of numerous experiences in a way (regarding how it ages).

330ml poured into a chalice. Best before July 16th, 2013 @ 7:44am (I love the specific hour!) - so recently bottled.

A - Dark brownish-red color with three-fingered tan head. Definitely unfiltered as you can see the sediment floating about in the glass. The head takes forever to dissipate and leaves a very attractive lace behind.

S - Roasted malt barley, dark fruits, raisins & prunes, caramel & molasses. It's also initially a little smoky and understated, but sweetens and comes alive as the beer warms up. I think it's a touch boozy - probably a bit too hot at such a young age.

T - Sweet - mostly malt character and raisins. Not as boozy as it smells, but retains the same depth of flavors. There's a little bit of oak character at the top of the palate, possibly from the high ABV.

M - Smooth, but only medium-bodied - a little watery for my tastes. There's a stickyness that corresponds to the sweet flavor, and the carbonation is just enough.

D - Not drinkable in mass quantities due to the ABV and the sweetness, but a fantastic brew in all other respects.

This one never lets me down, even after all these years (first had this in 2003).

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The two most prominent things I note with this beer: 1) at the back of the throat, a definite dryness, while at the front and on the lips, a sugary sweetness. I really dislike port for the sweetness, but this is somehow a better result.
2) How the alcohol level doesn't completely overpower the taste profile of sweet malts is a marvel. My own rule-of-thumb with IPAs is all the subtle hop tastes get obliterated at 8+% abv's. This beer is 11+%, but there's very little telltale astringency.

Quite nice, but I do prefer the Rochefort 8.

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Photo of Lunch
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz. bottle poured into my Rochefort chalice (I'm feeling a little like Jesus Christ using a ridiculous word such as 'chalice')

Certainly one of my favorite styles, the Belgian Quad is a thing of beauty such as tight capri pants on an overweight, balding, Italian man in the dead of summer along the northern Sicilian coast (or perhaps the complete opposite depending on my mood).

Between this beer and Bernardus 12, is there a better example of a world-class beer that can be picked up off the shelf at many beer stores throughout the US?

Pours a dark brown that is a few shades less than black with some ruby and chestnut hues capped with a slightly frothy light tan head. Head sticks around for a bit, but dissipates like a flock of tweens at Chipolte when they moms arrive to corral the youngsters into a motorcade of luxury SUVs.

Smells just like a Quad should with a plethora of dark fruits surrounded by a slightly spicy Belgian yeast like deutschbag male lifeguard (are there any other types of male lifeguards out there? Would certainly be news to me) being bombarded by middle-aged divorcees who have all seen better days. Some nice malt rounds out this gem.

Taste is wonderful with dark fruits, malt and yeast working in perfect harmony like frosted hair and designer handbags. This is seemingly at the dryer end the style spectrum with just a hint of sweetness. Fuller-bodied , but Atkins is not needed just yet.

Very nice that this beer is increasing its availability while decreasing its price.

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Photo of bbothen
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark chocolate brown with a picture perfect 3 finger foamy head.

S - Sweet toffee & caramel with alcohol as well.

T - Follows nose. Bready, caramel & toffee sweetness. Raisin or date as well. Followed by the ever present 11.3% alcohol. Delicious.

M - Effervescent, yet silky & smooth.

D - Easily the easiest drinking over 11% beer I've had. Sipper for sure.

I love this beer. Glad I can find fairly easily.

A world classic.

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Photo of Omniwar
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssantic
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThaBobfather
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours what I would describe as a murky dark brown with a mild sampling of brownish head.
Smells heavily with a variety of dark fruits, some sweet malts, and chocolate.
Taste resonates heavily with dark fruit, malt, a little yeast, and hints of some cherries.
Finish is crisp with a wonderful after-taste featuring cherries and malt.
Incredibly drinkable, the dark fruit really smooths out the 11.3%. Great drinker.

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Photo of tamingthebrett
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GaToWyo
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmmbeer
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 mL, bottled on 8/4/04. The bottle overflowed with foam when I popped the top - really sucks when you're paying $7 for less than 12 oz. of this stuff. Served just under room temp. in a Chimay chalice. Pours a cloudy dark red/brown with a fizzy, 1 finger, tan head that doesn't leave much lacing but doesn't disappear either. Smell is rum bread, cherries, bananas, green apples, and maybe a hint of chocolate. At first the carbonation is tingly but is very nice by the end. And so many flavors on the palate... cherries, plums, apples, bananas, pears?, citrus?, coriander?, chocolate, rum, pine, yeast... whew! The beer also alternates between buttery/sugary/sweet and a somewhat powerful bitterness, both of which complement the other flavors well. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but very warming. Pairs perfectly with milk chocolate. If I drank another of these right now I would be out another 7 bones but I would be oh so happy....and very intoxicated.

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Photo of davidpablo
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristinc
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjjn
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ego
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$6.99 @ buy rite edison nj (this thing was $15 @ a place in soho a couple of weeks ago.. and almost worth that price imo!), 04 03 09 stamped on the bottle, play the lotto with the numbers or something...

dark ruby eyes stare out from this monster trappist, the head holds fast at one finger of perfectly formed clone bubbles, the lace sticks like the pages of an old porno mag, the only light penetrating this bad boy is at the bottom of the glass where the glass is thinner, in the middle, nada luz baby. it sits there and just says "go ahead fucker".. beautiful, you could take 100 photos and they would all be this stoic beer sitting there staring at you.. it's like mt rushmore...

raisin spirits, distilled grapes, this smells more like wine than beer imo, almost like a slightly chocolate cabernet.. lovely. The alcohol isnt hiding either. as it warms more to room temp the choc is a little more prevalent, dark chocolate, perhaps chocolate covered dark cherries would be in order.. this is one to savor.. some smokehouse almonds would rule with this...

taste etc...
lighter than it looks in body but the flavor is powerfull. definitely a sipper to get in all that is happening here, "dry non sweet chocolate dark fruit" is the best way I can describe it... tones of raisin fade off with the carbonation that has a nice prickly sensation on the pallete, delicious. the alcohol has a nice warming effect and is very present. Considering the ABV this is very drinkable, and would be a fantastic digestif with cheese after a nice winter meal in front of the fireplace.

it aint rated this highly for nothing.. this is no poser, and honestly it is a little different than other easy to get belgians (at least around these parts). Worth it. Get it. Drink it.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,424 ratings