Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Rochefort Trappistes 10 has a thin-to-medium, soapy, cream-colored head, a caramel-brown, bubbly, opaque appearance, with lots of brown chunks suspended throughout, and thin lacing left behind. The aroma is rich: very sweet malt, figs, dates, candi sugar, grain husk, and brandy wine. Taste is of those elements, with an overriding fruitcake note and a significant alcohol backing. Bitterness is low but present. Mouthfeel is heavy, cloying, brandy-like, and highly prickly. Rochefort Trappistes 10 finishes sweet, dry, rich, and boozy. Overall, this is a wonderful, world-class beer!


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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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Pours a big fizzy bubbly 1+ finger head into my goblet, fades pretty quickly though, lots of big bubbles popping, very little lacing left, super dark cocoa brown color with very little light sneaking through the thin parts, and plenty of chunkies on the bottom.

Nose is much more complex than I expected (even though I've had this before but it's been a long time), a nice caramelized brown sugar like with some candi sugar, very soft malt complexity, a nice soft brown malt like with the sweet characters, little toffee and caramel, but a really nice soft aged old ale malt like character. Then dark fruits, light raisin and fig, and a bit of candied plums, and a little creaminess with that. The toffee increases a bit and gets a little almost buttery biscuit like, with a touch of alcohol and phenols, there's a nice toasty brown malt in there, with toasted caramelized candi sugar all around.

Taste starts a ton complex too, lots of great malts, sweet characters, fruits, etc, all combined very nicely. I'll start with the malts for lack of any specific place, dark brown malts, little bit of a toasty brown malt, and a really nice soft aged malt like an old ale, with a little creamy character as well, and into some buttery biscuit, that quickly turns into the sweet characters, lots of toffee, some nice sugars too with a caramelized candi sugar, a pretty big candi sugar kick without too syrupy or even sweet, and a little molasses. Then into booze, a decent booze warmth and tingle but not quite 11.3% feel, bringing a bit of phenols as well, I can feel the booze warming the throat mostly. Fruits as there too, a little candied plum again, mild raisin and fig again as well, typical dark fruits. All that nice complexity somehow blended very well to a nice soft creamy delicious beer. Finish brings more warming booze, little tingle and warming the throat, a little sticky sweetness but surprisingly not so syrupy or sweet, little dry even, more candied dark fruits, lots more candi sugar, toasted brown malts and creamy dark malts.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, some warming tingly booze, and lots of carbonation, a bit too much on the carbonation.

Overall great! Pretty much a staple for Belgian quad style beer, and at the top of the top of beers in the world altogether, especially ones that I can regularly get. Perhaps the only real flaw is the over carbonation, that's probably due to extra fermenting in the bottle which added a bit of booze and phenols, but softened the beer a lot, plus the yeast chunkies. All around and amazing beer with great characters and great blending of all characters, smooth, rich, delicious!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blind versus a Westvleteren 12 by two people that had never tried either beer.

I'll start out by saying this is a very good Quad. Maybe it would have scored higher for us had we not had it versus the Westy 12. It just did not hold a candle to the Westy, unfortunately, though it's lower price and much better availability makes this a good choice.

The Rochefort 10 is a cloudy amber color. The smell is dominated by caramel and it has a caramel, sweet finish with a hint of banana. Maybe some aging would tone this one down and score it higher for me. Very good, but can't drink a lot of it, being this sweet. At 11.3% ABV, you'd expect it to be more boozy than it is. The alcohol is hidden well with only a slight warmth in your belly giving it away.

I will have to try this one again, after a year in my cellar.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,456 ratings