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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

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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Ranking:
#98
Reviews:
2,895
Ratings:
9,350
pDev:
9.56%
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4.4
 
 
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Photo of Banger530
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep almost opaque brown. Ample brownish white head. A very inviting pour.

S: A complex aroma that invites you to investigates further. Mostly a raisin hue but other fruity aromas presents.

T: A malty fruity flavor up front. Like the aroma suggested, mostly a raisin and a sweet malt. A boozy taste at the end that invites one to keep drinking.

M: A medium to full body. Nice and heavy to let you know what you are drinking. Light carbonation gave the beer a nice texture that accentuates the flavor.

D: Alcohol flavor is some what hidden making the beer very drinkable. I could put a few back without any problem, which is what I did.

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Photo of crazyc1
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was of a very dark amber, almost black. On pouring it was slightly cloudy but the sediment soon settled.

The smell was of exotic fruit but with a little acidity

Now most importantly, the taste. It was well worth the £4 price tag for a single bottle as it was an extremely rich and lingering taste with some spirity after taste which may not to some peoples liking.
After a few minutes of drinking it, it had warmed this only made the taste develop darker and richer, my only complaint on taste was if left to warm too much then a hint of burnt fruit may be detected.

Definitely one to try If you haven't already

NB. Goes great with blue cheese

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Photo of jdklks
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I didn't like belgians, until this one.

This baby pours, literally, diarrhea brown. no seriously, it looks like the toilet water after a night of WAAAY too many beers. however, once you get that image out of your mind, the look is not all that bad, and a nice foamy tan head graces the top. the smell is wonderful: burnt brown sugar, candy/fruit sweetness.

The flavor really is great. apple-cideresque with hints of other, darker fruits and a sugary sweetness. burnt maltiness in the finish that leaves you reaching for another sip. the belgian yeast blends nicely with these flavors and doesn't overwhelm them as it does, in my opinion, with so many other belgians.

full-bodied and smooth on the palate with truly wonderful drinkability.

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Photo of brokenleadedcask
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip

A- Deep dark brown body with lots of head that mellowed to 1/4 inch and stayed until finished

S- Yeast, rich malt, raisins and melon

T- Perfectly caramelized malts, fruits like raspberries and grapes, and a very slight hop to it

M- Slight tingle on the center of the tongue from carbonation. Velvet smooth and gentle release of complex flavors, it's so good they don't need to punch you in the face with it.

D- If I paced myself I could drink this all night. The combination of subtle fruits and no ego makes this one a must have on hand

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date of 05-04-11, 10:14, classic bottle. Into a St Bernardus tulip glass, pours a dark dark russet brown, a lovely foamy inch thick head, settling down to a nice foam, good lacing that dosnt' stick to the glass, very nice. Aroma is the strength here, just perfect. Dark fruits, sweet sugars, plum, spices, brandy, maybe a bit of bourbon, very deep, very complex, very enticing. Taste... it could use a year, but nearly perfect, with flavors mirroring the nose, a classic. The mouth is very nice, a subtle alcohol warming, man I really could have another, but drinking multiple bottles of Rochefort is simply dangerous, so I'll cellar my others. A classic, worth every penny.

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Photo of glazeman
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a goblet.

A: dark brown with an organish tint. one finger tan head with good retention. Nice lacing. Unfiltered.

S: This is one great smelling brew. A unique smell...the first thing I thought of was granny smith apples, then some prunes mixed in.

T: Very clean, yet complex. Every sip is refreshing and reveals a new layer to peel back. I get a small amount of hoppiness to start but then the dominating flavor is of sweet raisins, brown sugar.

M: smooth, medium viscosity. The level of carbonation is just to the point where it adds something to the overall experience, but is not overpowering.

D: I could drink this all day long. Perfect balance.

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Photo of drperm
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, purchased 11/2010; opened 4/2011.

A: Rich, dark brown with a very thin line of lace.

S: Brown sugar, damp boxwood, leather, cocoa, vanilla, hot alcohol.

T: Chocolate, biscuit malt, allspice, mace, brandy

M: Lots of "scrubbing bubbles," spritz, nice oily coat, a bit sweet

O: A bit sweet throughout. Very rich. I wager this could successfully sit in the cellar at least another year or two and only get better. Very hot, which detracts from its otherwise atractability. Good with chocolate ice cream. I bet it would also be a winner with roasted almonds or cashews. Or, a nice carbonnade, or venison (or lamb) with cherry sauce.
Don't drink it too cold or too quickly!
Not as polished a Quad as the Westy 12, but then again I've only had the Westy when cellared for twice as long as this one.

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Photo of ghurux86
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

man this is good for being 11.3% ABV! pours a dark cloudy brown with a nice thick, creamy tan head. lacing is pretty nice too. i smell malt heavily and apple, maybe some caramel. taste is good malt flavor with alcohol. it is very smooth for how strong it is. the aftertaste is definitely alcohol. mouth feel is great along with drinkability. i could definitely drink another. this is a great brew but i can't buy it again. $6.99 for an 11.2oz bottle is a little steep.

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Photo of yumbeer
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DNICE555
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a single bottle with some friends

A - Hazy Brown body with a nice tan head. Head has some staying power and leaves some lacing.

S - A bouquet of flowers - A basket of fruit, Chocolate, Wood, and Alchohol

T - Warming Alchohol. Bittnerness. Fruity and Woody.

M - Full Bodied, Creamy, Burns soo good.

D - Smooth - hard to take in all this beer has to offer with a single tasting. Will definitely have to pick up another one of these.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, creamy, light tan head almost makes it look like a nitro. There's a fair amount of stringy above the chocolatey brown beer. Rich alchoholic plum and raisins, mixed with chocolate bars and apples. I don't know if I've done the aroma any justice, but it's damn good. A mild blend of dark fruits, a bit of caramel, and some followed up my a lightly bitter and alcoholic finish. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a moderately full body. The 11% alcohol barely makes itself known. This is one great beer, just the right mix of flavors and aromas combined with a smooth drinking beer.

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Photo of IPeteA91
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Viggo
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing deal at Volo, $9 for one of the suckers. Pours a dark mahogany brown, pretty hazy, big head forms and goes but leaves a metric ass tonne of lacing. Smell is amazingly complex; almost weissbier like banana/clove esters and phenols abound, grapefruit, oaky vanilla, lots of malt, slight hint of alcohol. Taste is crazy, banana and clove once again, alcohol, earthy, oaky vanilla again, tastes oak aged, honey, a little bitterness from the hops but those take a back seat. Almost an armagnac vinousity (word?) to it, amazing. Very full mouth, warms all the way down, thick and chewy, perfect carbonation. This is one killer beer.

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Photo of ollerton
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexAK
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer had me on the first sip. I first noticed the subdued fruity character and how it's well supported by caramel-like sweetness. The carbonation is a little light, but fizzy enough for a little panache. There are some floral characters as the taste emerges as well as some much appreciated bitterness.

I'd go on to say some more, but I think I'm going to savour the rest of this drink.

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Photo of _TacoCat_
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Briken
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark brown and thin tan head with good retention and spotty lacing. Figs and sugary yeast and touches of floral. Malty alcohol tempered with raisin and fig with strong clear flavor with caramel sweetness. Chocolate and cherry flavors make an appearance after awhile. Slightly fuzzy and silky mouthfeel.

What is there to say but this is an exceptional beer. Aroma isn't what I would consider complex but it is so good it only whet's your appetite for what's to come. It is very sweet (I like that), like a liquid candy bar (in a good way) but it's somehow balanced or tempered by the yeast and alcohol. The alcohol accentuates the taste rather than just creating a pleasant warming or boozy quality. It certainly has similarities to malt liquor but it seems every sip brings something new. My only complaint is the bottle isn't big enough!

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Photo of BlindPig
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thick dense tan head about 3" on a murky dark brown body. Great head retention with it sticking on the side of the glass as it slowly bubbles down.
S-Alcohol comes through the thick chocolate malts. In this there are blends of toffee, sweet brown sugars, cloves, almost like a banana spice, lighter dark fruits, some breads. Just a great complex aroma!
T- Strong alcohol cuts through the big malts and warms the throat. Chocolate, toffee, a handful of sugars, hints of grapes, plums and other darker fruits, hints of cloves throughout, light grass hops just to help balance it out a tiny bit leaving a very light bitterness, all help make up this brew. I am sure there are a few flavors I am missing out also. Very complex beer.
M- Full body with low carbonation.
D- It is pretty darn good. I would say (flavor wise) it is in between a Westys 12 and a St. Berny's 12. However for carbonation it leans a lot more towards Westy 12. Very good beer just a tad bit pricey IMO.

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Photo of manahansf
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark brown with visible sediment settling down. It has slight orange highlights with a thin and lacy off white head. The aroma is sweet with a nose of grains, dark fruits, and a smooth candied background. The drink is smooth and has a big malty sweet and vinous flavor. There are also flavors of caramel, dark fruits, and nutty grains which blend together in a great complex mix. The body is moderately light with moderate carbonation which allows the complexity to dance around the palate. The finish is sweet and warming as it slowly fades to gentle end.

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Photo of Roman5150
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottle in a tulip glass. paired with dutch gouda cheese.

Appearance: Large mocha/off white fluffy head, beautiful lacing. Very dark beer

Aroma: wow. so complex, very hard to describe. mostly figs, raisins, banana bread, dark fruits, smells like a sweet nectar thats been aged in oak.

Taste: World Class beer. Had a lot of hype to live up to, and the only other Belgian quad i've had is St. Bernardus ABT 12. I like this one better, has a sweeter smoother taste. Instantly you're hit with dark fruits, almost mango and cherry notes. This is followed by a sweet banana bread aftertaste, and the belgian yeast really shines through. The alcohol is faintly noticeable at best, as it's smoothly disguised in the dark sweetness of this beer. As most others have noted, these flavors really come through after it's been sitting out at least 10-15 minutes and warms up a bit. When its really cold it masks a lot of the flavor. Although its most noted as a sipping beer, wI agree is the best way to savor it's beauty, I caught my self trying to drink it very fast as it is just so damn good and refreshing. I highly doubt any other 11% beer has the smoothness and taste that this ale can offer.

Mouthfeel: Perfect. Perfect carbonation, you just want to cherish every sip. Creamy and full. So good when paired with stronger cheeses, would love to try Limburger with this.

Overall: This has moved into my current top 5, truly a beer to cherish. At 7.99 a bottle, not something I will drink everyday, but will be buying this over and over again whenever I need a great quad to just sit down and enjoy. If you're familiar with other non-trappist Belgian Ales, such as Duvel, Delirium, or La Chouffe, you'll immediately recognize the signature Belgian yeast tastes, but as a trappist quad, you really are getting an amazingly complex tasting beer used with the finest ingredients. Yea these beers have a lot of hype that i'm sure factors into a lot of reviews, and frankly, all the hype is warranted and well deserved. Looking forward to trying Westvleteren 12 next year when I get to go back to Belgium. My hat is off to these monks that still continue to make and supervise the production of this beer.

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Photo of Madmike05
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look is a very dark, rich color. Poured from a 330ml bottle into an ale glass at cellar temperature. Nice thick, rich bubbly light brown head.
Smell was faint raisin subtle fruity sweetness. Caramel even. Very pleasant, but the aroma was somewhat hard to detect, but its there.The alcohol smell took a slight precedence. Not a bad thing at all. It was not a cheap rubbing alcohol type smell whatsoever that i have found in some beers. Thin lace on the glass as i drank it down.
Taste is just as you would expect from the smell. Very subtle caramel/ chocolate overtones with a nice balance of dark fruit. Not too strong, but you know its there.
The finish is somewhat malty, but clear and clean, drinks like a fine wine almost.
Mouth feel is perfect. Well balanced and smooth. Mild carbonation. It all comes together just right.

This beer is not to be consumed ice cold of course, but I found it rather good at room temperature as well. Excellent to drink while having Long hookah smoke session.
Definitely a beer i woukd keep on hand at all times.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cant believe i have missed this beer, this is a sweet quad with hints of dark fruit and booze, a sensational quad and for me the best of the 6,8 and 10 set.

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Photo of scotorum
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Deep clear red, one inch tall tan head receded to surface foam and some spotty lacing.

s: Apricots.

t: Sweet dark malt balanced by dark fruit notes. Spectacular flavor!

m: Silky smooth, especially for such a high ABV (11.3%). Slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat is the only giveaway.

o: Best Belgian of any style I have had. Extremely sippable, gives your mouth a party of pleasing malt and fruit flavor. Begs to be paired with a strong cheese and salty crackers.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,350 ratings
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