Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,245
Reviews:
2,879
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
889
Gots:
2,611
For Trade:
63
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Photo of pau622
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marycarol
3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Look: Pours a light mahogany color with a billowing three finger, khaki head of foam that laces the glass exquisitely.

Aroma: On the nose, sweet milk chocolate, red figs, dates, fresh baked pretzels, soft caramel and some floral notes of yeast akin to banana and clove.

Taste: Docile notes of sugarplums and sweet figs coupled with milk chocolate and gentle caramel. The initial flavors are complemented by a backdrop of clove, vanilla, banana and black pepper on the finish. There is a clean, soothing alcohol profile to it as it warms, and pleasantly, slightly tart notes of tamarind and orange pith emerge as it begins to open up.

Feel: Full bodied and creamy. Not overtly heavy, but rich. Mid-heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Very supple and smooth. 11.3% ABV is very well hidden, I've had 8% beers with heavier alcohol profiles.

Overall: Rochefort 10 is a velvety, silky Belgian Quad with rich flavors of candied red, fleshy fruits and milk chocolate with undertones of sweet, peppery, somewhat floral yeast on the finish. Although the flavor is rich, it is never unctuous, unduly sticky or cloying. The mouthfeel is exceptional and absolutely perfect for the style. Worth every penny.

Rating: [A] Outstanding. 4.79/5.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer, lovely dark body smooth head which sticks!

Aroma is full fig and taste is equally satisfying, with a sweet fruit aftertaste.

Got to be one of the best beers available, a must quaff! Doooo it boof boof boof

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Photo of eberesford
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I found the alcohol a little overpowering in the balance compared with the 8. Still, an extraordinary beer.

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

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

Photo of dubnation
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cwkash
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of priley
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of slufsar
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VonZipper
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of goblue30
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best Before 02/17/2020: Pours so dark brown color that it looks black with a huge 2-3 finger thick foamy head that looked creamy on top and didn't budge for a while, literally about 5 minutes. The head was packed with bubbles and faded extremely slowly, leaving a creamy layer on top and nice spotty lacing.

Smells of malt, brown sugar, toffee, syrup, molasses, herbal notes, light peppery spices, dark fruit like cherry, raisin and plum, and then some mild booze like dark rum. Some peat moss and earthy notes come through late, along with more sugary sweetness, but overall this malt bomb smells really good.

Tastes starts off with bread crust, caramel, brown sugar and toasted grains, followed by dark fruit like raisin, cherry, plum and a rotting pear. The bready notes, yeast and peppery spices linger and bring out coriander or allspice, then shifts to dark rum and mild barnyard funk. Complex is an understatement, as this changes slightly with each sip with the one constant being malt dominant and tasty. It's got a kick, but it doesn't seem like an 11.30% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and smooth, even with the alcohol burn and mild heat this brew manages to slide down easy. Very mellow carbonation, a medium to thick body and a nice balance of sweet and spicy make this a Belgian classic that finishes with peppery spices and a yeast driven chalky finish. Overall a really tasty and enjoyable slow sipper.

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Photo of stoffystouts
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love stouts (ya think?). And I'm learning that I'm a malt guy. A malt-head... Mr Malty? Not really up on the lingo but I'm realizing I can't just drink RIS's for the rest of my life. Thus it was time to start diving into the Belgian end of the pool... and just by reading reviews I knew I was going straight for the QUAD...why mess around right?

I was nervous... but it took only one sip to be hooked! I loved the way it looked in the glass... dark ruby/brown with a beautiful head...mmm smells great.. a lot going on

A slow sipper, good mouth-feel... and man just one of these knocked me on my A**. Def going to share it with a special someone next time.

Btw, do these monks add psychedalics to this beer or what... I feel weird :)

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Photo of BeerBeast
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mazarbul
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebee
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keffa
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,245 ratings.
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