Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
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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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Photo of Cwrw
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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 elricorico
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I must admit that I am very excited to get this beer. The only other quadrupel I've had a taste of is St. Bernardus, and if that is any indication, I am in for a treat.

This one pours beautifully into my Trois Pistoles chalice. Nearly opaque, deep brown that almost seems purple with a thick creamy tan coloured head. So creamy that if I didn't know better, I could be convinced that it was a nitro pour. I don't think I've ever rated a 5 for appearance. Now I have.

The smell is a wonderful thing as well. Bananas and cream, icing sugar, fresh melon, more banana, black pepper and root beer. I could spend a lot of time just looking at and smelling this beer.

The greatest impression made by the first mouthfull is an alcohol burn that lasts well after the beer is swallowed. Sambuca like licorice taste fills most of the back of the mouth. The front is more subtle, perhaps even overpowered by the finish. Faint berries to banana run over the first half of the tongue. To be honest, I wish the finish would be toned down a bit, to allow me to enjoy more of the other flavours. I had to add: on the very last gulp, half beer and half head, the taste of marshmellow appeared. Delicious.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, with plenty of carbonation that only adds to the effect. I would not change a thing here.

This is a great beer, no surprise there. I do prefer the alcohol to be better hidden in beers of this strength, and that has cost it some points overall. I suggest a deep breath through the nose each time you take a sip, just to take in as much of this beer's essence as possible.

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Photo of JanM
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort was recenty introduced in the Swedish Systembolaget's selection. 10 sold out before lunch the first day but was back on the shelves three days later. Compared to the 8 the 10 is pretty similar. It pours with a generous, creamy latte colored foam and has a nice, very dark brown color. The smell is of fruity caramel and roasted malts. It's dry but unlike the 8 it has an alco taste. Apart from that it has the same licorice body. A great beer but I can't decide if I prefer the 8 before the 10.

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Photo of sinistermadman
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours the same dark ruby ice tea color as its younger brethren while unleashing a sizable head that retains well.

Smell is sugar laden with fine herbal notes, berries and an alcohol undercurrent. This brew has a very creamy mouthfeel while yielding a medium body. Quite complex flavors that range from mild smoky chocolate undertones to sweet ripened fruit. Perfectly at home on the palate, this brew ends with a warming sensation as the alcohol hits the stomach. Top notch stuff that deserves a sip to sip attention..

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Photo of Nermal
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a quickly diminishing tan head at cellar temperature into a Leffe glass (oh the shame). Appearence is reasonably cloudy (possibly from a slightly quick pour). Aroma of ripe fruits with malt laced with alcohol. Tasted very rich and fruity, with a sweet malty lingering finish and alcohol warming the throat and mouth. Mouthfeel is smooth but with a surprisingly lively carbonation. Definately a 'sip and savour' beer - one for those cold evenings when the rain is lashing against the windows. Possibly a bit too sweet for my liking, but I look forward to trying the other Rochefort brews.

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

It's been a long time since I have reviewed so here goes. What a beer to come back to? Rochefort 10 is quite possibly the greatest beer I have EVER tasted. Pours a cloudy chocolate brown I am guessing from the yeast in the bottle. The head this thick and creamy with good lacing throughout. The smell is outstanding. There is everything from caramel to dried fruits (raisens dates etc) There is also a strong alcohol aroma but it just strong enough and not too strong. The taste is where this beer really stands out. It has everything you could want. It's smooth it has a myriad of flavors to explore (very woody as well as the fruits and nuts taste). The drinkability is perfect but one could easily be 3 sheets to wind in a very short amount of time on this tasty but potent brew.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark deep garnet color. There are so many bubbles rising at first that I can't tell just how clear it is. I was careful not to get any of the sediment from the bottom of the bottle. The beer initially had a 1/4" head of tannish bubbles on top that fell to a small ring around the top of the beer within a minute or two. There is some noticeable lacing on the glass after the beer is removed.

Aroma: Initially I get a whole bunch of dark ripe fruit like plums and black cherries. There is a really complex and rich woody or earthy aroma that almost gives it a root beer aroma. There is a very assertive sweet chocolate aroma that mixes well with the other fruits. This beer smells great!...like it is a really complex soda pop. There are some bready notes coming out from the yeast as it warms; as well, there is a more noticeable floral character coming to the forefront.

Taste: Oh my God this beer is smooth! It would have to be a beer made by monks for your first exclamation to be "oh my God". It has a really rich fruitiness that is almost too complicated to describe. The beer is extremely well balanced. The fruitiness is probably the first thing you notice along with the richness of the malt and sugars. The fruits follow the aroma pretty well in that they are dark with cherries and others. There seems to be a dry almost wheaty edge to it that makes it really drinkable. There is a bunch of malt, but the attenuation is such that it is dangerously drinkable. I can't really pick out any hops in here in particular, but I am sure that they are adding to the floral and fruity thing this beer has going on. The finish is definitely balanced toward the malt/sweetness. You can't pick out the 11+% alcohol in this beer at all. About the only indication of its strength is a subtle warming you get on the back of the throat long after the sip...but it is hard to wait that long.

Opinion: Well, obviously I really like this beer! It is a work of art, and one that I would highly recommend. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. It is so drinkable and unique among even the Belgian brewers, that I will be indulging in this delicacy as much as financially permissible in the future.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trappistes Rochefort 10
11.2 oz brown bottle
Served in a wide mouthed snifter

* Split the bottle & enjoyed with LB *

Pours a ruby brown chestnut shade of beauty. Incredibly vibrant beer with a crazy, foamy head. Awesome trails of sticky lace patterns.

Interesting nose with whiffs of sweet malts, figs and light funk.

Sweet, rich juicy malts up front with hints of plums and raisins. Tight Belgian yeast flavors intertwined with dark fruits. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. The drinkability is unreal. Extremely drinkable at a surprising 11.3% ABV.

For my pure palate satisfaction and enjoyment, this is as good as good as I've had. In terms of complexity and depth, I think this beer can rival a great deal of fine wines on the market. It's beers like Trappistes Rochefort 10 that validate my love and appreciation for beer.

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Photo of jkoogler
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a muddy brown with a huge tan head.

Smell: Sweet, fruity esters.

Taste: Sweet malty medicinal taste with spicy hints.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy but thinner than I expected...but a good beer.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for an abv of 11.3%.

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Photo of jabocu
4.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a thick & dense two finger tan cap. Cap settled into ridges to a one finger cap leaving lacings up the side. Fruity esters in the aroma along with molasses, bubblegum and raisins. A very slight diacetyl . Alcohol is on the nose. Flavor comes through with a syrupy sweetness to almost chew on. Fruity with raisins and has a vinous quality. Not quite the depth of flavor I was looking for. Alcohol is apparent at first, but goes away after a few sips. Nice charcoal hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium and finishes dry. Very good beer!

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at the bier garden in downtown Melbourne. Poured a very very nice looking frothy brown color with not much of a head, but a near perfect lace that was there till the end. This beer had a cloudyness to it that almost made it look like a brown slush puppy...it was almost too pretty to drink. Smell was of many dark fruits...figs and prunes were the most dominant for me. There was also some vanilla aromas and a slight whiskeyish smell lingering here and there as well. Taste brought out the dark fruit even more, especially as it warmed. I also picked up on some sherry and molasses flavors that were excellent. Mouthfeel was relatively heavy, starting off very juicy and ending with a slight tart twang. Carbonation was a bit high, but not bad by any means. It is a very syrupy beer but still easy to drink....I could see myself drinking a few of these easily enough. A wonderful beer, those monks are doing something right. Cheers

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Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bought a 330 ml bottle at odies big ten in lansing, michigan. ($7)
pours a deep brown with a good beige head that dropped in to thin sheet.
the aroma is wounderful, rich, full, reminds me a brandied fruit, banana, cherries, hint of alcohol.
the flavor is soft, i expected something big, but this is light full of flavor and delightful. the flavor is fruity, has a cognac like presence, it hard for me to describe this. this is one of the best beer i have ever had, i dont hand out 5 very often.
the mouthfeel is wounderful flavor cover all point know to man.
beer is very drinkable. if youd dont drink it your jist stooopid.

goes good with lindt dark chocolate truffles and munster cheese.

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Photo of VoodooBrew
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky rust-brown with a huge creamy rocky tan head.

Oh wow, what an aroma-- this is fresh, delicious! Brown sugar, dark fruits, vanilla yogurt-- I could spend a while just sniffing this. On the palate, a glorious melding of flavors unfolds: dark malt, fruits, followed by a sharp bitter finish that mingles with some malt astringency. At this point the alcohol begins to warm the throat and gut as it wafts up into the nostrils -- let us not forget that this baby weighs in at 11.3% ABV.

Rochefort 10 is a superior experience. The complexity is so great-- it's hard to tease apart the constituent aromas and flavors. This is quite the brew.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a wide bubble chalice glass. Dark ruby-tinted brown color, with a small initial head that fades fast. Dark fruits and a huge bouquet of malt dominates the nose, with notes of toasty caramel. Much more malty than many abbey styles, this has big roasted, dark-chocolate flavors, with lighty spicy bitterness and a noticible alcoholic pepperiness. Finish is lingeringly bitter, but as much from roasty malt as hoppy bitterness. Substantial body, with a luscious, creamy mouthfeel.

Exquisite!

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a hazy cider-like brown with a half inch muddy white head in a goblet. head drops quickly, but laces well throughout. color blends from a deep brown at the bottom to a light caramel colored brown at the top where you can spy tiny bubbles rising to the top from the dark deep. nose is dark fruits, raisins, grapes and prunes with strong phenolic alcohol. smells sweet like a melted brown sugar or molasses. nice aromas.
first sip is sweet caramel, ginger and alcohol. instantly warming. dark grainy bread, some wood and anise as well. after warming and drinking more collected yeast, i get a cinnamony christmas spice cake. just delicious. aftertaste is yeasy with dark crusty bread hanging around long after the swallow. mouthfeel is initially excellent. creamy heavy body that expands in your mouth and coats your throat for a super-smooth swallow. does thin, though as time goes by. sip this quad. heavy alcohol so you wouldn't want to drink quickly anyways. very easy to take the time to enjoy this one. overall, i would have this one dead even with westy 12. i can't accurately say which i'd prefer, but based on what i remember, i'd put them both behind st. bernardus 12. one day i'll do a vertical and may be able to accurately adjust my ratings, but to make a long story short: absolutely excellent quadrupel. a must try.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a black hole, even light wont penetrate the dark haze of this beer. it pours with a tan thick head.

the bouquet includes raisins and what smells like Twizzlers (red licorice for non-americans)

"damn dude" my roommate just uttered, i said "wow" what a perfect beer. the flavor is so complex, i couldnt list all the tastes with the short average lifespan of humans. the first thing that goes from tongue to brain is a chocolatey/raisiny taste.

the mouthfeel is so smooth, the best part is after you swallow this beer the taste hits you again. what a great brew.

those crazy belgians, man can they brew beer.

i kneel to the superiority of the belgian brewmasters, if their brewing skills are from god, maybe atheism is the wrong path.

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Photo of JulieRFoster
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This deep belgium is one the best for my money (especially when it cost me 4 euros at a bar - okay I cheated and went to Belgium).
The shallow chalice holds a deep elixer: the rich brown color is so dark that it obfuscates the light without actually being opague. A light splotchy film graces the surface after the initial pour.
Sweet potpourri scent that it a litte floral, but above all fruity. Tastes of malt, and dried fruit - dates, prunes, raisins and apricots.
Truly richand soulful. One doesn't even taste the 11.3% abv.
This beer sparkles on the tongue and palate long after each sip This deep belgium is one the best for my money (especially when it cost me 4 euros at a bar - okay I cheated and went to Belgium).
The shallow chalice holds a deep elixir: the rich brown color is so dark that it obfuscates the light without actually being opaque. A light splotchy film graces the surface after the initial pour.
Sweet potpourri scent that is a little floral, but above all fruity. Tastes of malt, and dried fruit - dates, prunes, raisins and apricots.
Truly rich and soulful. One doesn't even taste the 11.5% abv.
This beer sparkles on the tongue and palate long after each sip with well-balanced carbonation and dynamic flavor. If I didn't have beer in my mouth, I would call it jaw-dropping.
with well-balanced carbonation and dynamic flavor. If I didn't have beer in my mouth, I would call it jaw-dropping.
It only looses points in drinkability beacause it is so intense with such a high abv. that after a few it would no longer be appreciated.

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Photo of kaimcm
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into shallow Rochefort chalice

A: deep body, ruby edges, silky beige head. didnt try hard enought to avoid the heavy sediment I got.

S: sugar, malt, dark fruit, raisons, yeast

T/M: Brown candied sugar, coating malt molasses, green apples, creamy with some nutty qualities. soft carbonation. hints of rum on the finish. dark fruit in the body.

D: Complex and tasty. High ABV and price tag (mostly) makes this one a rarity for me.

will revisit as this bottle didnt bring me trembling to God's feet as I had hoped.

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Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep walnut color with deep red highlights lots of bubbles rising to a small thumb sized dense head that falls to a cap, leaving lots of sheet lace behind.

Aroma is very rich and creamy malt some light chocolate hints, good amounts of fruit dates, figs plums some light spice underneath.

Taste is nice rich feel to it lots of malts some chocolate hints also mixed with caramel/molasses with lots of fruit running thru it dates, figs, plums. Finishes nice light spice clove, pepper very good brew until the end little too much noticeable alcohol presence mixed with a little too much carbonation for me.

Mouthfeel is great rich thick lots of malt great until the finish just too much fiz so nocked it down a notch.

Drinkability is ok great aroma nice big flavors very tasty the finish just makes it good instead of great. Noticeable alcohol that doesn't seem to blend plus a little too much zest for my tastes. Still pretty good brew though.

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Photo of klewis
3.6/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a murky brown with moderate head and clumps of sediment. The head subsides to a layer of foam, leaving moderate amounts of thick lacing on the goblet.

S: Bready aromas with dark fruit and plenty of alcohol.

T: Moderate phenolic and rusty flavors with quite a bit of acidity and tartness. The taste of the alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden.

M: Full-bodied and sticky. The carbonation is a little lively.

D: A good beer, yes. Worth $6-$7 per 11.2 oz bottle, hell no.

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Photo of chuchoteur
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle, drunk from my Duvel tulip.

I hadn't drunk this beer in a while, and let me say that I had forgotten how much I love it.

Appearance: A reddish brown-tinged creamy 2-finger head tops an impenetrably deep, dark, brown beer with ruby hints near the edges of the glass. A wonder to behold.

Aroma: Molasses, caramelized sugar, raisins, plums, chocolate. Similar to Rochefort 8, but more complex.

Taste: Very complex, a bit difficult to discern individual elements of the taste. Malt is forward, with chocolate following closely behind. Sweet. Caramel, molasses, licorice, raisins. Very light alcohol flavor. Absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation levels definitely an improvement over the over-carbonated 8. Glides easily past my lips, over my tongue, and down the hatch.

Overrall: At 11.3% one can imagine that this is a sipper, and it is. But it is so delicious that I would gladly sip a second.

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Photo of nickss
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a goblet.... dark cola appearance with a monstrous 1" rocky light beige head. Darker than I'm used to from quads, but still gorgeous. Tons of lacing... nice.

Big berry aroma with a significant alcohol presence... lots of plum, cherry, even a bit of toffee.

Big alcohol flavour... gets very much up in the nose. Extraordinarily complex... some nuttiness, malt, cherry, plum, as well as a fair amount of crisp yeastiness. Quite nice.

Big thick mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation.... just perfect for this style.

While the alcohol is noticeable in the flavour, it certainly is not so 'in-your-face' that it hurts the drinkablility. For an 11.3% brew, this one is sneaky. While I think I prefer Abt. 12 to this brew, they are both classics, and exceptional for their style.

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Photo of Tupperwolf
3.06/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hooray! Finally, I get to put my Trappistes Rochefort chalice to its intended use.

From a 330ml bottle, Rochefort 10 pours a velvety brown with tiny gold highlights; Soon a mochalike froth of a head builds, and the last tilt of the bottle is met with a stream of delicious belgian brown sediment. The head leaves little lacing, and remains as a soapy ring around the murky brown surface.

Smells of raisins and slight sugar are drowned out by oaky alcohol scents - whiskey dominated. Not as strong of a scent as I've come to expect from a quadrupel, especially given the chalice, intended to capture all those scents and offer them up to the nose.

The flavor peaks with a lot more whiskey - There are some grassy tones, and very, very slight cherry, but alcohol and oak are dominant. I absolutely despise whiskey, so this really isn't the flavor for me. The flavor is actually a little watery for a quadrupel, so it reminds me unpleasantly of a whiskey and water.

Mouthfeel is zesty with carbonation, lively, if you will, and rather light. It finishes extremely dry, the alcohol stripping everything from the palate.

I'm uncharacteristically dissappointed in this one - my palate just doesn't like the flavors and experiences it provides very much. I won't rate it lower than average, because I understand that it's my mouth's problem, not the beer's. Your milage may vary.

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Photo of hanco005
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle, marked 160310 and 07:50, poured into an oversized wine glass

A—medium brown, cloudy with a 2 inch thick creamy cocoa colored head. Head has flecks of brown in it, tan bits of sediment swirl around in the glass, head fades slowly, thick full lacing remains

S—fruity, apricot, plum, raisons, alcohol seems fairly well hidden. One of the strongest smelling beers I’ve had thus far

T—Alcohol is abundant, fruits and spices are blended well, as is the sweetness and bitterness. Tasting the apricots, plums, and raisons that were in the smell, a little sour and tart as I drink more, finishes dry

M—full bodied, slippery and a little oily, medium carbonation

D—a sipping brew for sure, this one will warm you up in a hurry. Excellent! One is plenty…the 11.3ABV reminds you it is there with every sip.

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Photo of marinobrew
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is easily an all time favorite. It pours into the glass aromatically with a stout head. The fruity eshters and sweet malt linger for a long time. The Head is tight laced and long lasting. The mouth is strong coffee and cocoa with a hint of raisin and licorice, but they are only subtle. The finish is somewhat dry and still long lasting. The coffee and trace amount of fruit from the hops/malt stick around for a while.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,163 ratings.
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