Trappistes Rochefort 10
Brasserie de Rochefort

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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #2
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
100
Ranked #95
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 9.45%
Reviews:
2,974
Ratings:
9,658
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Brasserie de Rochefort
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  946
Gots
  2,800
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Reviews: 2,974 | Ratings: 9,658
Photo of quadmad
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from the lcbo. In my cellar for 18 months. After warming in the glass the smell has a hint of brandy. Taste is
very warming. The colour is like a dark whiskey. Very fine beer.

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Photo of Mav221
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful offering from this Brewer. Tastes wonderful in any weather. I wish it were more widely available at a lower price. That being said, you definitely get what you pay for. Truly unforgettable. If only it were cheaper and came in larger bottles like La Trappe Koeningshoeven Quad.

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Photo of Billybrewer
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love Rochefort 10. It’s a great Belgium treat. That said, 7 and 9 just don’t get me as happy as 10. So when you see 10, buy it. You will not be disappointed.

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Photo of Rileford
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional beer. Haven't had a better one in this style and I can't imagine I will. What sets this beer apart is a truly exclusive bite/burn with even small sips. Really excites the palate. This, combined with the molasses rich flavor and modest spice (tastes and smells like clove and maybe even coriander) makes this an unforgettable beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from an 11.2 oz bottle into a chimay goblet. This beer pours out the color of a cola and has light tan bubbles forming throughout the entire pour. Forms in the glass dark brown with Ruby and mahogany highlights. The smell has sweet notes that if I have ever detected in beer, I honestly don't remember. Very unique. I really don't know what to call it. Almost similar to a Carmel apple maybe but that's definitely not all. Has a little bit of an alcohol smell. The taste brings in that same sweetness along with some fruit notes. Alcohol is present with a slight burn in the mouthfeel. I think this is where it could find more balance. Overall, I enjoyed it but do feel like it could balance the alcohol out better (even for being 11%) and I feel like I have had more complex quads. Or maybe I'm just upset I'm too basic to identify the sweetness coming through. Maybe both.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark brown with a one finger fizzy tan head.

S - Aroma is rasins, figs and caramel.

T - The taste is brown sugar, caramel, raisins, figs and cherry.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - A classic beer. Nice slow sipper.

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Photo of Chris5554
4.22/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It’s very flavorful but very strong. Like others have said, fruit, brandy, molasses, clove, honey. I can see why some people love it as the favor is very nice. But it’s too strong to be really drinkable to me. It tastes halfway to liquor.

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Photo of marcbosch
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep mahogany red, surprisingly less opaque than expected. Head was relatively small but I may have been too careful pouring it.
Smell: Malt, caramel/toffee, some plum.
Taste: following the mouth. Sweetness of malt, caramel, and dry fruits. Honeyed. Alcohol is present but smoothly so. I'd describe it as brandy-like, for some reason.
Feel: bodied and alcoholic. Carbonation is medium to high and "prickly". Not strongly astringent but the aftertaste is not too sweet as well.
Overall: extraordinary. Enjoy every sip of it... with care.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L-Pours a beautiful two finger headed beer with a deep mohagany/rich amber/dark brown color. The beer's head has an interesting, almost original build to it.
S- The aroma is pretty faint, but still nice. I get dried fruit, molasses cherry, molasses, grape/wine, alcoholic booziness, maybe some liqueur, a little bit of fortified wine, slight clove and banana as well as some prominent yeast. By the way, the aroma gets better as it warms.
T- Sweet cherry, molasses, banana, dried fruit, slight spice, even slighter bitterness. Very malty and rich. Overall very, very nice, well crafted Quad with very straight forward and honest flavors.
F- Low carbonation, dry.
O- This beer sticks perfectly with the style. It's extremely well crafted and worth a try for sure.

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Photo of Quackershnoc
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: thick, dark brown; muddy; beautiful creamy tan head that doesn’t seems to dissipate at all

Aroma: dark dried fruit-raisin, fig, prune; molasses; a little toasty/smokey; earthy; a hint of leather and tobacco; cherry; banana; yeast

Taste: starts with some cherry and a hint of banana; quickly explodes into lots of other flavors-molasses sweetness, big malt, some earthy notes, toast, more cherry; finishes with the other fruits-definitely raisin, fig, and prune; some port-like notes; just a hint of spice on the back; aftertaste of a nice red wine and little earthy; this thing is packed and complicated!

Mouthfeel: very nice; creamy; thick; full-bodied; perfect carbonation

Overall Impression: wow, there is a lot going on in this thing; the nose is surprisingly subdued compared to the boldness of the flavors; like all great Belgians, this is balanced so perfectly that it’s a little scary and only gets better as you drink it; nothing dominates-all the flavors are noticeable and harmonized with the others; dangerously smooth and drinkable at 11.3%!; it’s very complex-I’m sure my notes are a least a little off in both aroma and taste; an excellent beer

Reviewed from notes on 2/19/2013

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Photo of Beer1970
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found this beer in the back of a cooler I. Ghent Belgium. Last one of these they had. Was obvious why, it’s excellent. 11.3% and the taste and feel is outstanding. It’s a winner.

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Photo of puck1225
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of those beers that makes you wonder why you drink anything other than Belgian!

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Gorgeous beige head atop a murky brown body, great lacing. Fragrant fruity, boozey smell.

I love the way this beer warms! So many flavors come out. Dark fruit, raisin, plums, apples, pears. Almonds, cashews, nutmeg, cinnamon. Warm and comforting. Loved it!

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Photo of Mysticmage
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a tulip glass. Excellent effervesence that settles to 1/2 inch but will continue to build throughout. opaque dark caramel look will appeal to you on a dark winter’s night. complex nose here of fruit and chocolates, slight hops. Succulent sweetness here of fruits, candied walnuts and woody grains. the ice wine of beers. excellent feel here of bubbly champagne goodness. This is a real treat and at 11% I’ll bet I feel it for a long time.

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Photo of gudthing
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark, quite fizzy, nice head but dissipates quickly to 1/2 cm but the head does last!

Smell is sweet, hoppiness, and dark berries and caramel, quite pleasant, but not blown by it.

Taste is burst of berries and hops. Quite carbonated and thick. The flavours are intense, but incredibly balanced. A little bit of bitterness left once swallowed, very dry!

The flavour is incredible. It has that Begian esquisses, its complex with a lot of depth.

Would never guess its as strong at +11%, what a beer!
HB 1

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Photo of Stockatron
4.05/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Elegant malt driven classic. Smooth and easy drinking for 11% alcohol, the yeast element is in there like in all the belgian boys. Nice honey and fermented prune flavour, little bit of brandy-ish element to it as well.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.23/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Rochefort 10, heard so much about ya. Have had the 6 & 8 and not impressed. Have high hopes for this since it's well....in the top 250. Let's see if it stays true to the hype.

Bottle good til 2021 poured into goblet at cellar temp:

L: chocolate brown with misty head and so far looks better than the 6 & 8. Although there is quite a bit of sediment left at bottom of bottle. Nevertheless doesn't quite have the appeal as other Belgian trappistry beers such as St. Bernardus or Chimmay.

A: chocolate covered dark fruit, malt, brown sugar, Belgian sugar, and Belgian yeast. But really hard to grasp. A bit mild in the scent so really have to unravel it.

Mf: heavy yet creamy and thin, but fizzy with some hops. Some alcohol presence but very mild and very smooth, especially for 11% abv.

T: prunes, rum soaked raisins, chocolate, Dr. Pepper, Cola, dates, brown sugar, slightly sour in the finish.

O: In the end I'd rather have a Chimmay Blue but this is the best of the Rocheforts. I give the above 4 rating mainly for how smooth it is for 11% abv.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark amber color with 2 inch head. Smells slightly fruity and very malty. Very complex in taste. The high alcohol is well hidden. Taste is very malty and dry on the tongue, but goes down very smooth. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by 9/2022

Tasted pretty tinny and alcohol burn pretty evident when it’s cold. After letting it heat up more flavor notes come out - prune, dark soughtly sour cherry, strong clove spice, belgian yeast bready quality, and slight heat on the back but very welcoming. Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected but still a substantial viscosity and coverage on the tongue, medium carbonation.

I think this bottle could use some aging. More smoothness and rounded out flavors and ending spice/alcohol notes.

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Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- murky dark brown with amber hues around the edges; big head that fades quickly to a thin ring

Aroma- Prunes, cherries, clove-like spiciness

Taste- Follows the nose with prunes and cherries; the clove-like quality I got in the nose is there, and is almost bitter

Feel- light bodied and highly carbonated

Overall- complex yet easy drinking quad that's hard to stop sipping

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Photo of BergBeer
4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look: Opaque cola black with light brown highlight the head is thick and eggshell colored. Medium activity.

Smell: Dark and vinous on the nose. Reminds me of sticking my nose in a glass of termpernillo. Notes of dried fig, honey covered dates, whole wheat raisin bread, molasses, earthy damp cellar, and a pronounced alcohol.

Taste: Surprisingly fruity on the attack with notes of fresh fig, fresh dates, and a plum. This fades slowly to a body of raw honey, molasses, dark chocolate covered dark cherries, whole grain bread, a lightly umami note like portobello mushrooms, caramelized raisins, light baking spices, fig jam, and a warm pronounced alcohol.

Feel: Big bodies. Thick and sticky on the palate. Quenching on the body with a bone dry finish. Warm alcohol that is just a bit abrasive. Carbonation is medium and helps the beer move quicker across the palate then the body would suggest.

Overall: A truly world class Belgian Quad. The beer is rich and complex while staying subtle and nuanced. It’s big for sure but the flavors stay smooth and delicate. It is pretty amazing how clean each flavors is. It never even comes close to desert level sweetness or a sugar bomb like some Quads can wind up being. If I were to nitpick the alcohol is just a hair too much but aging might smooth it out a bit. A real treat.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle with a best by date of 13.10.2020. Pours a cloudy, dark reddish-brown with a modest tan head that quickly dissipates. Dark fruit flavors, toasted malt and alcohol on the nose and palate. Very well made, to be sure, but perhaps not my most favorite beer given the high ABV. Best with food, I suspect.

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Photo of Easton70
3.12/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It’s the New Year (2018) and I’ve been tasting a few strong beers like this over Christmas.

This one doesn’t disappoint. It pours dark red with a tight creamy head that dissipates pretty quickly.

The aroma is a viney boozy fig type smell and I immediately think of strong cheddar for some reason.

The flavour continues where the aroma left off: boozy fig juice. A great beer.

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Photo of tmcclamroch
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light tan head with moderate lacing and retention. The color is a dark golden brown. Compared to St. Bernardus 12, I feel the flavors are more subdued and harmonious. Dark fruit flavors are dominant but not overpowering, and the alcohol taste is hard to find. I'd prefer this beer in the mid-afternoon without a food accompaniment, whereas St. Bernardus 12 would be better suited with a heavy meal. This is a beer I'll come back to as a great example of a well-crafted quad and one that I could enjoy outside of winter.

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Photo of amitkathrotia
3.07/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Interesting, taste. Medicinal-like. You can taste the high levels of alcohol. It almost has a Jagermeister-like quality to it. You feel the beer's medicinal/alcohol taste will last, but it finishes much smoother than that, with out leaving any terrible after taste. The mouth-feel is very soft, velvety-like. Though I love Quads, this one was not something I would order again. I am just not a fan of anything resembling Jagermeister.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a frothy cola fizziness. Nose is a meaty Portobello mushrooms, wet white oak and a or I e fruityness. A big earthy malty yeast taste dominates with toasted nuts. Sweet malty start gives way to a rich boozy dried prune. The fruit mingles with a tart tangy prickly carbonation that balances nicely. A hot boozy feeling builds up if you drink it too fast. This beer is excellent if consumed at the correct temperature. Not so good right out of the fridge.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 9658 ratings