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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
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 ToAzwethinkweizm
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Date: 14 June 2011
Glass: Gulden Draak 25cl
Type: 330ml bottle

Poured gently at about 50 degrees F, 2-finger head reduces to thin film, rather runny lacing, color is deep deep caramel.

Aroma of huge brown sugar, into caramel, then dark malts. Just. Amazing. Reminds me of DFH Raison D'Etre in terms of fig and raisin, but way more intense.

Taste of caramel, sweet raisins and dark malts, brown sugar and very ripe figs. Perfect score.

Mouthfeel is quite sweet with brown sugar and Belgian yeasts. Allowing the beer to warm up brings out the flavors twice as much. Be sure to drink those delicious yeasts at the end of the bottle. World class brew.

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Photo of Rtapler
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MadLatvian
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Black opaque body. Lots of sediment visible when held to light. Small off white head with low retention.

Smell - Slight vinegar scent and pronounced dark fruit sweetness.

Taste - Plenty of complexity. I was seriously caught off guard with this beer. This is the most highly regarded beer (according to BA) that I've had so far. Very hidden alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Lively on the tongue, despite the general lack of carbonation. Full body.

Overall Drinkability - Highly drinkable. Very smooth, especially considering the ABV.

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Photo of arkanu
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer, it's difficult to find anything below ideal in it. The head is sticky and creamy, amazing dark brown color which makes see through impossible, resembling an ideal coffee.
Smell is full of ripe dark fruits and smoked plum with a tad of alcohol hitting the nose.
The taste of this beer is an awesome experience: it warms and enlightens you. Without a doubt, one of the best beers I've ever had - buy it, pour it and do not let anyone destroy the experience of enjoy it in deep, fulfilling sips.

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Photo of Bradschafer
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beergod1
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily in the top 3 of my favorite beers, Deep complex flavor, dark fruit,malt, nut...slight alcohol warmth,thin foamy head, that sticks to the mustashe, mmm good! I will save a few of these to try every 6 months or so. . Every sip is a feast for the whole mouth. It's freakin perfect. Never mind the 11 % ABV, it tastes like a 6.0%! Thank you, Belgian Monks!

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Photo of muttyd
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown with a rocky/foamy tan head. Lots of floaters. Aroma is of yeast, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits.

Flavor follows the aroma, but the dark fruits/brown sugar flavors take over. Very rich, thick and sticky. Alcohol is warming, but not overbearing.

One of my favorite beers of all time.

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Photo of BarrelO
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Very dark brown, almost black. Could be mistaken for an imperial stout at a distance. Starts with a good head that provides a nice cushion but never threatens to take over the glass.

S: Heavy notes of plum pudding and spicy yeast.

T: Almost too complex for words. I feel like I can't provide descriptions, only fleeing impressionistic takes. I can detect plums and other dark fruits, chocolate, anise, nuts, alcohol, and a bunch of other stuff I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Creamy, rich, and smooth, like a decadent dessert.

D: Absolutely awe-inspiring. In fact, it's kind of humbling to know that the art of brewing can be taken to such heights. To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, "when a man is tired of Rochefort, he is tired of life." Of course, if you possess enough wealth and leisure time to drink Rochefort to the point of tedium, I'll hardly be shedding any tears on your behalf.

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Photo of bman13
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm new(ish) to these sort of style of beers, be that any Belgian type. However, since reading the reviews from the BROS and having somewhat of an understanding of what this is supposed to taste like, I THINK it's pretty spot on. Given that I haven't much experience with this type of beer, it very enjoyable. I gave some to my mother to try as well (which is someone who doesn't know the first thing about different beer styles at ALL) :) and she loved it. This is a beer that you have to try in order to give a review. I suppose it will taste different to everyone given the tremendous complexity of it, but just my two cents, it's worth trying a few or more in order to fully appreciate this wonderfully well rounded Beer

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Photo of Scrapss
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: Cloudy, deep brown with ruddy undertones. A off-white head with a rocky appearance. minor legs, minimal lacing and a thin disk hangs around for all the way after head collapses.

S: Tart cherries. Bananas. candi sugar and bready yeast. Lightly toasted caramel notes hint at the quality and complexity of the malts.

T: Perfect. Follows nose and gives a burst of clove like notes in addition to the nose. A hint of the sourness rushes in and slams the tongue with fervor, then sweet, then yeast, then sweet....amazing how it plays and wanes and waxes and wanes again.

M: Medium-full and slightly heavy on front, then malts come in and go full-on. Carbonation does not yield to a lighter feel, malts on finish slam the heaviness home.

O: Holy crap. I should have tried this a long time ago. Wonderful, if expensive. Worth the expense, IMO, for an occasional treat. Try it.

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Photo of shadowugz
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iDrinknewglarus
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very dark brown with some red notes, can't see through it. A two finger khaki head slowly dissipates, but never goes away completely. Surprising amount of lacing for a beer of this ABV.

S: Smells quite vinous right off the bat. Sour grapes, but with a rich malt backbone is the initial impression. Dark fruits covered in sugar. Plum particularly stands out for me. I get some green apple in the background. As it warms, I get very noticeable fig notes.

T: First got to mention that the alcohol is masked very well, and it can only be felt and tasted just the slightest, but blends with the beer gloriously. It is quite fruity. I also get a good deal of fig and raisin. Super well balanced. It never turns into a sweet mess even though I can taste the belgium candy sugars the more and more I sip.

M: It coats the mouth really well, but still retains a softness. I would say medium-full in the mouth, and slightly sticky, but at the same time dry. Perfect small-bubbled carbonation keep this beer lively in the mouth, love it!

This is my first time having an authentic Trappist quad, and I have really enjoyed this one. Side note: the bottle I have was aged for about a year and a half.

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Photo of RossusMaximus
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mickmanhattan
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is definitely a work of art. The flavor profile is so dense. It's the pinnacle of the Trappist beers I've tried. My only small gripe: The taste of alcohol was a bit much for me. It overpowered the beer, IMO. It's possible I was using an unsuitable glass that concentrated the alcohol vapor. (Spiegelau Witbier glass) I would definitely like to revisit this.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bought a bottle of this once i heard they weren't shipping the 10 to the US anymore (which, apparantly, is not true). Anyway, glad i did because i'd only had the 6 and 8 before and it turns out i was missing out on the good stuff. Poured into my St. Bernardus goblet. dark chocolate ruby body with a, 0.5 in. light brown head, creamy and soft looking.

Odor is of cherries, sweet malt, dark chocolate. Hints of alcohol, some yeastiness. The nose on this beer was its least pronounced quality i thought, and that didnt appear to change as it warmed. just very subtle, almost a little too subtle, i thought.

Taste is hot with alcohol at first, and of sweet malt, held up by an amazing dark chocolate backbone. Spicy hops and alcohol warmth on the finish. Light notes of braised cherries mix well with the chocolate. Some yeastiness too.

Mouthfeel is awesomely smooth and soft. Full bodied and creamy.

This is a fantastic beer, lives up to its reputation. Fan-friggin-tastic. The best of the Trappists that i've had and its hard to imagine that the Westy 12 could be better than this.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second time dipping into this brew, remember it fondly the first time, so I hope it stacks up to memory. Pours a deep, dark brown, near black with a creamy head that laces the glass. Brown sugar is the most dominant aroma, with hints of some dark fruits like raisins and a bit of molasses as well. Taste is semi-sweet with pear, plums and port dominating the palate, also a little black cherry. It's a complex beer that goes down smooth with a bit of alcohol to warm you, but not as much as you would expect. All in all, a fantastic brew, a sipper, but a definite treat. I wouldn't get this every day, but it's a one-in-a-while brew.

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Photo of chrisbbehrens
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of botham
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. pours a dark chocolate brown with a few fingers of light tan, dense head that dissipates slowly. no lacings.

aroma is fruity and grainy. fruit notes include apple and grapes. malts are sweet and consist of caramel and a bit of munich. no alcohol present, which is mildly suprizing.

taste is sweet and malty up front, with caramel presiding over others. ale yeast provides the same notes of apple and grape, and contributes a bit of sweetness. alcohol is mild upon finishing, never fully revealing the 11.3% APV. very well concentrated and proportioned.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with mild bites from CO2 and alcohol. these do not deter from enjoying the brew, however, and make for an excellent mouthfeel.

drinkability is great for a quadrupel. these brews are usually very high on alcoholic bite, but this one provides a presence of alcohol, while keeping it mild and subtle. very well crafted brew. cheers!

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Photo of Mavigo
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown, with a short head with some lacing

S: Strong aroma, hops, fruits, sugar, caramel, malt

T: Very flavorful, sweet, spicy, strong alcohol taste, slightly overbearing but not horrendous, can taste dried fruits

M: very fulfilling, good amount of carbonation, thick, bold, has volume to it, solid

O: Its up there with the best, not really a fan of beers with higher ABV but certainly should not be a reason to disregard this beer, its rare, its imported, defiantly should jump on the opportunity if it becomes available.

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Photo of theRooster
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is about perfect. Not even a hint of soapiness that other high scoring belgians can deliver. The 11.3% ABV is hardly noticeable. Very subtly complex. For fans of Gulden Draak Quad 9000 or St. Bernardus ABT 12. This may oust both of those for me.

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Photo of Mll777
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had to change my opinion, it changed from very good to even better :)

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark cloudy red tint, bubbles rising up and a tan head that be as tall as you want it...I suggest a side pour, very heady

S: Hints of honey and malty goodness with a alcohol smell taking over

T: Malty perfection, taste like this confuse my tongue.

M: Smooth and warm from start to finish. Highly carbonated tongue tickler with a hidden punch.

O: One 330ml bottle will suffice. It's hard to imagine how they stuffed so much malty goodness into this small of a bottle. Other than the 11.3% Vol. on the bottle, the smell was the only other thing that gave away the alcohol content. The smooth malts eased you into a sweet coma. My favorite this month.

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Photo of ArdentPolymath
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,348 ratings
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