Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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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Photo of jazappi
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Bottle, Brown, Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Dark Brown, a lot of head, about two and half fingers of lacing, then it kind of dissappears

Aroma: You can smell the alcohol, pepper. Very Nice

Taste: Peppery taste, you can very much tasted the alcohol also. Leaves a good flavor in you mouth

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, I had to take moderate drinks to taste all of the flavor, gulps caused me to taste too much alcohol.

Overall: Poured into a pint glass. Very neat beer, I think overall it is a very good beer, I don't think it is something I can drink a lot of at once. But something I can drink once again for special occasions.

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Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thick black and opaque. A caramel rich head with bubbles appearing from the depths of its abyss. No sediment in the bottle at all.

A smell rich with flavor and complex malts. Fruit sents of grapes and pears.

Taste is strong and very malty. It would do well to age this beer for a few years. There are many wonderful flavors swirling across my pallet with purple colors flooding my mind.

With a sudden presence of wine a sharp fizz pulls its deadening rush of nerves across my mouth. After a few sips I am now used to the rush and rather enjoyed those first sips of the beer taking over my mouth's sense of feeling.

Superbly drinkable, but with cellar age under its belt this beer could do wonders.

Cheers,
Jordan.

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Photo of HomerSimpson742
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since I have yet to try the holy grail of Trappist Ales--Westvleteren, I would have to consider this one of the finest Trappist's that I have tried. I tried all three 6, 8, 10 and though I loved them all, I think 10 is the best of the three.

Appearance - Dark Brown

Smell - Dark Chocolate with a hint of spice

Taste - Chocolate with sweet fruity notes, which leads the to a hint warmth from the alcohol (though this barely scratches the surface of the complexity of tastes)

Mouthfeel - more carbonated than 6 or 8, but the carbonation tames yet compliments the sweetness of the ale.

Drinkability - Despite the higher alcohol content, the beer finishes rather nicely.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz.

Pours a suprisingly dark brown, too cloudy to let light through, with bits of yeast floating about and a nut brown head that isn't very thick and dissipates to a film relatively quickly but never fully disappears.

Smells of molasses, brown sugars, maybe buttered toast and a hint of nutty bitterness.

Tastes both of dark fruits and fresh nuts, and also the aforementioned brown sugar and molasses. There is an alcohol sting as well, but faint.

The feel is thick and full with carbonation present throughout that is both prickly and fine.

Man, what a beer! I can see why this one is so highly regarded. Very tasty. The strength makes it hard to drink a lot but the pleasure makes it easy to want to try your luck.

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Photo of jonb5
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was very dark copper, almost opaque with auburn edges. One finger tanned head, very good retention. There top of the head had a small scar on it from the pour. Aroma was very pronounced, could be smelled from much further away than usual. I detected musty grape. Tasted caramel, figs, brown sugar, molasses and malt. Booze was so well hidden I wondered if they put the decimal point too far to the right! If it hadn't been for a slight burn at the finish I couldn't have detected any. Texture was moussy, silky smooth and light. Overall amazing. Look, aroma and texture achieved perfection.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

A- Pours a beautiful, hazy, dark brown colour with a fizzy, off-white head that works down to a couple whispy patches fairly quickly. Not uncharacteristic for the style (in my experience) but still, not what I was expecting. Even without much of a head, this beer is still very much alive on the surface. Patches of carbonation seem to buzz around and head from the middle towards the edges of the glass. Very interesting to behold. "Legs" appear on the glass almost like that of a fine Scotch.

S- Dark, Ripe fruit and an assortment of spices. Touch of apples and a hint of dark chocolate.

T- Dark fruit and spices that fade away to a soft bitterness. Gets much more complex as it warms. What was minutes before just Dark fruit and spices turns into something that is woody and peppery. Insanely complex, absolutely beautiful.

M- Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

O- I haven't had many Quads in my time but I can't imagine them being any better than Rochefort 10. Incredibly delicious while being complex enough to be very, very interesting.

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Photo of AlexTheAleMan
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off i would like to say that i might be a little biased because I f-ing love this beer.

This beer has a deep brown color lightened up a tiny bit by the little specs of yeast floating around in it. Nice tan head that never disappears.

Smells sweet and alcoholic with many fruity tones in it that compliment the strong malt backbone. I get hints of cherries, plums, apples and maybe even a tiny bit of banana.

Tastes VERY smooth for the high alcohol content. No alcohol is noticeable until the very end. It has a very subtle hint of chocolate to the flavor along with some burnt caramel. The yeast is the star in this beer as it should be, but it does have to compete with the overwhelming presence of sugars and alcohols in the beer. The hops come through a tiny tiny bit in the very end and just finnish this beer up perfectly. It is extremely well balanced. I absolutely love it!

This beer has a very nice and surprisingly light mouthful compared to how strong it is. It fills the entire mouth with flavor and leaves a creamy feel in your mouth.

My hats off to the monks who brew this stuff for making this strong of a beer this drinkable.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With 900+ reviews, what else can I say about this beer? This has to be one of the best balanced 11% beers I've ever had the pleasure of having the pleasure of. It poured a dark cloudy ruby brown into my gullet and tasted carmelly sweet with a hint of fruit on the way down. Nice warming alcohol effect afterwards. Absolutely tremendous beer. Rochefort has to be one of my favorite of the Trappist offerings, possibly only behind Westvleteren which I have yet to try but have in the cellar.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I may have to drop my ratings on a few other beers after trying this one. Dark, muddy brown with a huge, fizzy head.

Smooth chocolate aromas with notes of sweet fruits and brown sugar. Taste is noticeably sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. Blueberries, bananas, and other fruit flavors blend nicely with the caramel and cake-like tastes. It's hard to imagine these flavors describing a beer, but it works so well.

By far the smoothest beer I have ever had. Creamy and full bodied. The sweetness would make it difficult to have more than one bottle, but at 11.3% you don't need much more.

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Photo of Cwrw
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally available in Alberta after almost a year of liquor stores and agents talking about bringing it in. The simple blue and yellow label makes a nice looking bottle, especially with the blue/purple cap with the 10 on it. A small white label on the back shows the local distributor: Horizon Wines. Thanks guys.

The first aroma I get as soon as I pop the cap is musty green apple. The beer is a very dark garnet, and not transparent in the least. Near-black colouration actually. The head stayed solid as a nice thick layer of light brown, tight foam. It dimpled slightly but showed no signs of lessening at all. Thick styrofoam lacing that did not slide. World-class looking beer. The aroma is quite sweet up front, like fresh red grapes. Light nuttiness and dusty malts from above the rim of my chalice glass. The smell is even more sugary in close, but always under the veil of the musty yeast which softens and adds a table-cream nuance. The fruits are here: initially a little apple, then red grapes, pear, pineapple(yes), prunes, dates, figs, even light peach. Sniffing very closely gives the spicy phenols and some solvent alcohol. I find the earthy smell increases as the beer warms. Superbly complex malts. A new aroma with every tilt of the glass. As true with most of the great beers, there is a certain indescribable part of the nose too--almost a soft wood smell, or tree sap, maybe pine needles and a little clove? Almost medicinal at times, and it can be numbing to the nose after a bit, so take your time with this beast. In the background seems to float a little dried-beer aroma, like the smell of some beer in the bottom of a glass discovered the next day. Some roasted characteristics here too, but the malts are very creamy and soft, with little harshness. And for an 11% quadrupel, the alcohol is never overpowering. A definite cornucopia of aromas here though; incredible. The mouthfeel of this beer is layered in duplicity. It is full yet feels like whipped cream on the tongue. Delicate carbonation, and an intensely creamy texture. The first taste in the mouth is of some very deceivingly light malts, roasted but not bitter. The beer in the front of the mouth actually has very little flavour--the tip of my tongue registers more of its FEEL rather than its TASTE. In the middle comes some savoury maple, some brown sugar, a little milk chocolate, musty tannin-like dryness, and caramel cake. The alcohol shows itself a little near the end, but this tastes not even remotely close to a an over-11% ale. The malting is absolutely incredible: sweet, wine-like and filled with fresh bread and toffee/caramel flavours. The malts are not so much meaty as refined and balanced perfectly. The flavour exudes age, earthiness and dust. Any hopping is undetectable, and any dryness in the finish comes from the dark malts. This goes through the gullet to the stomach rather quickly; dangerously so. The 10 definitely warms the insides rapidly. This would be brilliant for a cold winter beer. Give me this over brandy or port anyday. Absolute liquid ambrosia here. Better than St Bernie 12 for me personally(the 12 has too much apple in the aroma). I am ecstatic to finally have this available in our province.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very nice mohogany/dark red color with a decent 1/2" head. Leaves great lacing

S: Fruity dark malts with some yeast and alcohol. When the bottle was first opened, a great waft came from the bottle, and man was it a good one

T: What the smell first brings is nothing compared to the amazing taste of the dark fruits (plum, figs, raisins). The alcohol is fairly well hidden, but is present for sure. Not surprising for 11.3% though. Some candi sugar sweetness and nice buttery phenol notes at the end too

M: Medium feel with decent carbonation

D: Great example of a Quad, and highly drinkable for 11.3%

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Photo of TemplofBeer
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spointon
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a skinny 11.2oz brown bottle into my St. Bernerdus chalice.

A= This ale poured a murky, dark cola-brown color with a 1/2" light tan head. The head retetnion was incredible, staying nearly full height all the way down the glass. Lots of active carbonation release. Moderate sticky lace present.

S= Lots of sweetness and complexity in the aromas of this one. I found sweet dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, brown sugar, carob, and a moderate yeasty funk.

T= There was an incredible malt presence in this beer, producing flavors of bakery sweetness, treacle, molasses, and carmelized sugar. The yeast added a slight funk as well as mildy fruity esters, raisins, and candied fruits. The finish was warm and boozy, in an incredibly good way.

MF= Medium to heavy bodied with all of that Belgian effervescence on fine display. Though the carbonation is relatively high, the mouth still feels delicate and easy on this one.

D= A world class sipper and still one of my top 5 favorite Belgian ales. Worthy of all the hype. Despite the ABV, I could happily drink a few of these in an evening.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlastTyrant
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark brown with a tan head, which quickly diminished to a thin layer of foam. Aroma of raisins, prunes, and sweet apples. The flavor is definitely complex - the different flavors this went through as it warmed was pretty impressive. It seemed every time I took a sip, I tasted a new flavor. Spicy / peppery / yeasty flavor was present throughout. Absolutely no alcohol harshness - I was amazed to see this beer was 11.3 ABV - just a nice warming effect A must try.

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Photo of jayluf
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of topace
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330 ml Bottle best before 13.08.2018

A: Pours a lovely dark brown mahogany with about an 1/8th inch tan head that quickly fades to a light lacing

S: Belgian-y yeast characteristics, but definitely not overwhelming. Enticing hints of caramel maltiness with some dark fruit and dates lingering in the background

T: Almost don't know where to begin here, Definitely still a little bit of that wonderful yeastiness, morphing quickly toward the maltier side with some dark fruits and caramelized sugar coming forward a little bit. Very well balanced, absolutely no way to tell there's any alcohol at all - impressive for 11.3%

M: What one expects from a Belgian, certainly on the thinner side when compared to the really dense beers, but well carbonated and certainly not too thin, again, well balanced.

O: Although there isn't any aspect of this beer that I would say is the best for any beer that I have ever had, it is so well balanced and continuously brings hints of new and intriguing flavors that all work so well together, for that reason this is one of the best beers I had had in recent memory.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BiologySean
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1st Review. Poured from a 330mL bottle into a snifter.

Very dark amber in color and the head was tan with nice retention. A nice lace is left on the glass

The aroma was a deep fulfilling one of dark chocolate, and nutty with a apricot sweetness.

The taste was full bodied with a nice balance of bitterness you wish to find in a dark beer. Toasted and chocolate with a nice maltiness. it has a nice, intense, sweet aftertaste that doesn't linger longer than you want it to. The bitterness fades out and your left with all the beauty of the undertones.

Smooth and creamy with a nice balanced level of carbonation.

This is a beautiful beer that should be savored. Nicely comparable to the Pannepot Grand Reserva but with a richer history and nicer aftertaste.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy head.

Aroma is dark fruit and candy sugar. Leather. Generous caramel malt. Banana and orange citrus.

Taste is roasted caramel malt up front. Surprisingly woody with plenty of tobacco. Rum soaked dark fruit - notably plum, fig, and raisin, along with apple and pear. Pleasant dry oak quality offering a nice bit of vanilla. Finish is rather chocolatey, with plenty of yeasty spices.

Mouthfeel is thick and full. Very soft and smooth.

Overall a great beer. So many flavors for the pallet to discover. A rich and enjoyable dessert beer.

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Photo of chalsk
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very delicious beer. Roasty, floral aroma. Great thick chocolate like appearance, with a thick foam. Malty flavor with hints of caramel, roast, malt, sublte coffee notes. More of a flat feel on the palate, but still full, with a long malty finish. A unique beer that warms you.

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Photo of xymyl
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: Brown withhints of copper, dark cream colored head. With small bubbles. Head pours high and slowly settles leaving some lacing.

Nose: Spices and bread dough sit just above the surface of giant caramel and complex fruit notes including pears, apples, cherries, plums and a hint of dates, smoke, sweat and a hint of old band-aid with a very slight generic plastic note. These notes that sound more negative are really pretty good here in the small quantity that they are present. I probably won't smell them at all when this warms up a bit.

Taste: Everything and more shows up on the taste the alcoholic heat pulses its way through in elegant waves bringing up the spiciness with each surge and as the wave dies down it shows more woody/smokey dark sugar notes or lighter fruit notes alternately. Surprisingly mouthwatering. I really didn't notice any trace of band-aid or plastic flavor in the taste, which was a very good thing.

Body/Drinkability: Medium light bodied beer that is vey drinkable.

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Photo of Realchunks30
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dublife1
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I finally got around to tasting this Quad masterpiece. Poured into my Duvel Tulip with a 3 finger head that lingers awhile. Smell is great with Dark fruits and sweet malts dominating. Taste is so very complex and wonderous. Raisins, plums, figs and spices are everywhere in a good way! Mouthfeel is similair to Abt 12 in this category. Drinkability is much better than expected from such a high ABV beer. You could definitely have more than one of these in a session!!!

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Photo of travis224
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Rochefort chalice a beautiful dark brown color with a tight white head and little bits of brown flakes floating in it. The smell is very complex: raisins, leather,. brown sugar, caramel, a fruit that I can't quite put my finger on, maybe cherry...I could go on and on. The taste is the same, each sip reveals a different layer of complexity, always fairly sweet and malty with a touch of alcohol. A perfectly brewed beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,496 ratings