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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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2,843
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9,131
Avg:
4.47
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9.84%
 
 
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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a very dark brown with a foamy head that thinned out and dissipated rather quickly. Strong alcohol smell with raisins and plums. Get sweet and tarty aromas. The beer follows the nose pretty well. Tastes like a whiskey with dark fruits infused. The sweetness of the fruits helps hinder the bite of this high ABV. Medium bodied and nice level of carbonation. Overall this is a good beer just not my favorite style all the time. Wish there might have been a little more punch in the flavor.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.23/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark brown color, thick head. Slightly sweet aroma. Very smooth and buttery mouthfeel, tastes of chocolate and molasses, with a moderately bitter finish. High alcohol content (11.3% ABV), which is very noticeable and is a bit overpowering.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't drink quads very often and the style is usually more boozy and more sweet than I prefer, but sometimes February in Minnesota seems like a good time for one, and this is supposed to be a paradigm, so...from a single into a Chimay chalice. Pours a dark swampy brown with a little sediment sinking to the bottom, and a frothy khaki crown that has fairly good retention. The nose is pretty amazing, with layers on layers of dark fruit, sweet and pungent spices, some dark chocolate and even some tannins. Taste follows, but man, this is boozy and sweet...and there's some rum-like notes that I didn't get in the nose. For the abv, the feel is probably spot on but...it's a little too much to be ideal for me. I'm rating to style, on the whole, and I can see why this has so many fans. It's a real treat, but for me it will be a rare one.

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Photo of EMH73
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium to dark brown, clear, quarter inch head that dissipates fairly quickly and left almost no lacing. Smells of booze, almost like it was barrel aged, dark fruits, malts and a sweet quality. Tastes incredible with booze at the forefront (whisky or bourbon), malts, raisins, molasses and sweet cherries. Well carbonated, medium bodied, slightly astringent and finishes on the dry side. Absolutely incredible beer.

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Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 13.2.19, so 3 years 2 days on this bottle. Served at cellar temp.
L - vigorous fizzy head that dissipates in about 15 seconds. Mahogany brown, dark but clear.
S - booze, dried fruit, especially raisins, cherry, ripe apples, sugar.
T - Rum soaked cookies, bitter-sweet apples, lots of booze, medicinal, incredibly long finish.
F - medium body, very little carbonation despite the initial head.
O - Don't get me wrong, excellent brew, but the taste was a let down after an amazing aroma. Not as I remembered so perhaps its me, or perhaps the years have muted some of the flavor. Whatever the case, this one is for sipping, the alcohol is definitely there, and the flavors open up some as it sits.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Color dark brown with a beautiful beige foam.
The aroma notes of dark fruit and roasted. Gently marzipan In the background liqueur notes of alcohol.
The taste is precious notes of alcohol, resembling, liqueurs, tinctures. Later, dark fruit, marzipan.
Alcohol is slightly perceptible, is definitely a noble form, heats, adds character but does not reject. Saturation average towards the low, I definitely will reply.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle (no date) poured into a snifter

Look- A very dark brown (almost black) with at least 2 fingers of thin dark foamy head

Smell- Sweet candy aroma with some raisins. Lots of booze too

Taste- Not exactly what I was expecting. Sweet cherry taste with an interesting malt mix. Nice

Overall- I am usually more of an IPA guy but this was a great change. Great to sip on a cold night

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Photo of Yoann
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pied from a bottle to a snifter
A - Very dark, very lively with a shiny head
S - Really rich already, toffee malts with spicy hops, strong alcohol scent like whiskey
T - Tastes like a good whiskey, confirms the smell, rich and woody
M - Very well carbonated
O - This is a quality beer, strong but balanced, I highly recommend everyone to taste it!

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass. Pours a dark thick brown with a nice inch tall tan head. This tastes of dark fruits and is full bodied and well carbonated. This is one of the best beers I've had to date. Meant to be sipped and savored.

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Photo of Marcoxx626
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've found it....the perfect beer (in my opinion).

Look - pour a beeaaautiful brown color with a large 2 finger head. Nice half inch layer of foam sitting beautifully on top after settling
Aroma - plum, caramell, raisin, malts....amazing
Taste - follows the smell very well and has just the right amount of maltiness.
Feel - Smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation. 11.3% alcohol is hidden VERY well...
Overall - this is my holy grail of beers and I would drink this like water if I could. If you like belgian beers you cannot go wrong witht his one...if you can get it, DO IT.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2011

Pours deep brown with a creamy 2 finger head that soon forms a nice layer over the surface

Smells of rasin, plums, malts, and sweet candy, bit of booze

Taste is Sweet, nutty, bread, cherry, sweet candy,sweet malts

Overall I'm not a fan of Quads but this has me changing my mind! Could definitely taste the years of aging

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Photo of nfarhadi
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had this beer maybe 20 times now so I think I can give a review a go. It's very easy to find in my area (SF Bay Area, CA). My local craft beer shop, Whole Foods, and a few other shops carry this year round.

This is definitely the best Belgian beer in my opinion, if not the best beer I have ever had. I've had Westy 12 twice before and I have to say that Westy 12 and Rochefort 10 deliver a very different experience. Even beers like St. Bernardus 12 (which is a gold standard of quads in my book) are very different than this beer. It is difficult to compare them. Personally though I would take Rochefort 10 over Westvleteren 12.

Taste is like raisins and molasses. While the beer is slightly on the sweeter side, it isn't overpowering. It's actually one of the most balanced beers I have ever had.

I can't really get too much more into the taste, smell, and look of this beer. You just need to try it.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beauty pours a deep, rich brown with a 2 finger head. There is lacing but it doesn't all stick. The smells are sweet and dark malts....
Wow, the alcohol is barking on this one. It goes down warm to the belly. But not in a bad way. The first flavor is actually the nice caramel malts, toffee, bready yeasts, nuttiness, a little bit of candy bar like sugars....and with the alcohol and heavy malts, this one is very creamy--but then BAM, the sizzle of the carbonation hits the mouth with some spices, and the palate is suddenly electrified with effervescence and a lovely dry finish. And you immediately want another sip--which is dangerous at ABV. You definitely have to tell yourself to slow down. Enjoy. This one is a treat and distinctly potable.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy brown body, with orange highlights, short tan head fades out quickly, leaving a thin ring at the edge. Visible carbonation keeps the beer moving minutes after the pour. It is a fine looking beer.

S - Booze is out and proud, with hints of tea and toffee, a bit of sugar, and strong dark fruit, prunes and raisins.

T - The open is sweet, with a candy note. Then comes a cherry hit, almonds and candied breads. The middle closes with a move away, toward more straight bread flavors. The close hits with some tea astringency that fades back into a long sweet dark bread note, molasses and brown sugar, that lingers. As it warms, the sugars come forward, and the bread takes on more caramel.

M - Brisk carbonation keeps this from getting syrupy or cloying, but the heft is there, a bit of alcohol warmth, and a slightly drier close that also helps clear the palate. This is one that has so many traps for the brewer, but the result walks that line and is delivers a nice, warm feel.

O - This is a profoundly well crafted brew, with depth in flavor and great feel. At over 11%, it could be a boozy mess, but it is instead a measured, tasty, developed experience. Another Belgian that shows just how good these styles can get.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark pour, brown on verge of black with very heavy foam and lacing. Smells of malt, wine, and fruit. The taste is a fantastic, sweet notes and a nice wine presence with a hint of raisin and malt. The feel is medium with a mild alcohol bite. This is a very nice beer to sip on a cool winter day with a fire going, well done.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass
A-pours a beautiful dark brown to black with a 3 finger head. Direct lighting shows a reddish tint
S-Smells of malt and dark fruit
M-full body, thick, with good carbonation
T-raisins and strong figs with a little bit of a peppery finish. Very complex yeast and malt balances perfectly
O-a top rated beer for sure with outstanding flavor and balance.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer , heavy malty sweet flavor with notes of Carmel and bread .. That crazy Belgian yeast flavor!

Good stuff and hides the booze well to be over 11%.

If you haven't tried it you need to At least once..

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Photo of vinicole
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. Thick tan head. Vigorously rising bubbles.
Rich sweet malt and fruit aroma. Alcohol noticeable.
Christmas cake. Stoned fruit steeped in spiced brandy.
Sharp carbonation and boozy. Rather cloying after a few sips.
I am sure this is great for the style but a bit too much for my taste.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown. Off white head. Some plum and some lactic bacteria like aroma. Some sweet estery banana, with a lightly peppery finish. Some rich chocolate dark fruits, like raisin and prune. There's some hop bite in there too. It tastes a little skunked. Rather disappointing, as I've heard many great things. I'll update if I have this again though.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber appearance. Great aroma. Taste is a little too much alcohol but with a little aging I think it would improve the flavor and improve the rating.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First had 11/26/13 at Sette Luna. Dark fruit, Belgian yeast sweetness, subtle alcohol burn, and champagne prickly carbonation make this my favorite trappist quadruple.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Chimay Goblet

L- Pours a dark brown with a 1/4" tan head which dissipates quickly

S- Strong malt, grain, brown bread with a hint of spice, slight musty yeast notes

T- Slight licorice flavor moving into malty sweetness, semi bitter hops on the back... Yeast flavors give this a sharp but pleasant smoothness. Hints of roasted grains and brown bread are also present.

F- A bit of sharp carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol heat... Not easy to hide the high ABV but far from hot... Creamy and smoother than it has a right to be.

O- This is a quintessential Quad... Big, bad and packs a wallop with both complex and subtle flavors. Do not drink this on an empty stomach.

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Photo of matuka123
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

VERY exceptional Belgian quad beer. My first quad beer I think, if chimay blue is not included (I think its not). Delicious taste, great feel, and bottle is classy and stylish, just cool. Alcohol is a whopping 11.3% but it doesnt burn or be too harsh for me. I dont always like 9%++ beer. Chimay blue is like the perfect between average and high ABV% alcohol percentage. But yeah this beer is amazing, love it. Costs a lot and is premium high quality, I buy this every now and then, once or twice a year.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz. bottle

Pours cloudy opaque dark brown with a dense creamy light tan foam head. Smells like black grapes, blackberry jam, slight bubblegum, black cherry, ripe plum, candied raisin, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like slightly boozy caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, toasty bread, candied raisin, ripe plum, black cherry, some bubblegum, blackberry jam, black grapes, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice Belgian Trappist Quad.

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Photo of PSanger
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass. I get the Smell of maple syrup and spices. Probably smell is strongest part of beer. Taste is great and feel is of carbonation. the alcohol is only felt towards the back end. Great beer. Highly recommend

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