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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#99
Reviews:
2,885
Ratings:
9,291
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermanben
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adam36
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dominant impressions of latte coffee with powerful chocolate aromas in the nose. Hints of wood, citrus zest (orange, lemon) and freshly baked biscuits. The initial taste is sweet. Beer and chocolate trapped into one single glass, a liquid milky draught with a backbone of bitter malt. The alcohol warms the throat and, in the finish, you will pick up traces of cloves, citrus, orange and mocha. Top of class.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FyreStorm
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Grackos
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaneo42
3.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MKV
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a Rochefort glass at room temperature in a café. No aging that I know of.

Look: Brilliantly dark, if that's a thing. Very clear contrast between the cream-colored head and the deep brown beer.
Smell: Pleasant and satisfying. Almost fruity or floral, but definitely not too cloying. A bit smoky, even?
Taste: Rich, with some sweetness, but mostly a range similar to what you would find in stouts, including some grain.
Feel: Carbonation and bitterness noticeable but not overpowering, indeed well-balanced. Very smooth overall.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger brown-white head, hazy brown body. The head lasts unnaturally long.

Smell: See below, but the smell is more fruit forward with less spices. Slightly less complex than the taste.

Taste: Brown sugar, earthy yeast, spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, anise), mild dark dried fruits. A bit of apple in the finish.

Feel: High carbonation, medium body, sweet upfront with a semi-dry finish. A small alcohol bite, plus warmth. The bite disappears as it warms up.

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cellared 3 years, 1 month

Poured into a tulip

Appearance: hazelnut brown with some haze. This beer is highly carbonated with light tan bubbles, which resemble the head of a Coke when poured warm.

Aroma: definitely Belgian. The sweetness comes through. Blindfolded, you would know this is a quad. Fruitcake-esque.

Flavor: sweet with dark fruits. This reminds me of a liquid fruitcake. Much less sweet many other brands (Carolous, Ovilia). There is a very faint anise in the background. Very little alcohol detectable even at 10% abv and no alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Highly carbonated, almost spritzy with each sip.

Overall: this is worth trying, but it falls short of expectations. Chimay Blue is superior as are many domestic versions (Boulevard Sixth Glass, Victory V-12). The particular Rochefort 10 that I drank was cellared for over 3 years. I will try a fresh version of this beer. I should have done a side-by-side and compared the two to determine which was better.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Exp. Date: 05.01.2022

Frothy, 3 fingers tall, off-white head, not persisting but leaving a small crown. Spare lacing. High malty, bready aroma upfront. Moderate estery notes, mostly raisins - dry fruits in general. High aroma of phenols. Spices,
soft alcohol hint. Seems like perfume, whiskey kind. Plenty of caramel. High malty sweetness. Very bready and rich. Medium-low bitterness. Medium-full body, oily, chewy, soft but very lively carbonation. Pleasent sweetness washed out from palate by medium dry finish. Some spiciness, some alcohol warms a throat very nicely.

Legendery

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Photo of lewith
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle is best before 23-8-2021 so probably just under a year old. Pours a deep mahogany with an incredible of very stable tan head. The head was surprisingly large for something of such a hefty abv and it stays for ages. Smell is loads of caramel and brown sugar, and lots of dried fruit-like aroma. Sorta like opening a tin of dates or dried figs. Flavor follows suit with boat loads of fruity character. Sorta like tobacco. If you ever rolled your own and opened up a new pouch of the good stuff, it's kinda like that. A light touch of caramel sweetness and then a bit of booze. Feel is full bodied with a touch more alcohol burn than I like, but I suppose some careful aging could have helped there, and it's a bit expected with a double digit abv. Overall, this stuff is phenomenal. Complex and hearty, and definitely the best quad I've ever had.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown beauty, creamy head and lacing.
Nose is molasses, dark fruit/ raisin and an unknown spice note, swimming in a hint of alcohol.
Taste is a bready/ caramel/ molasses/ coconut combo. Interesting, but with a spicy bite at the end. As it warms, richer flavor such as chocolate comes forth. Fairly complex stuff.
Feels well-carbonated and fairly thick.
I recall having this a long while back. I also recall it being even better. This is still a terrific Belgium Trappist beer.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a dark muddy medium head with sticky lace. Alcohol was my first smell and then traces of dark fruits.Wonderful tastes of cherry, chocolate, Carmel, vanilla, licorice. A nice carbonation. This beer tastes pretty close to an aventinus eisbock to me. The feel is warm and delightful.Overall a very good beer, a might pricey but worth it if tasted only once.

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Photo of Kbrady10
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmurphy7
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

dark malty brown look with a slightly brownish head out of the bottle. the taste was truly unique with a sweetness on the finish. The aftertaste was a little strong and not as much to my liking, but overall a really impressive brew.

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Photo of BJB13
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 2021
330 ml bottle poured into a large tulip.

Two fingers of dense tan foam top a deep caramel brown pour that is even darker stacked in the glass only allowing minimal light around the edges. The head is short lived but a nice cap remains, regenerating with every swirl and leaving nice lacing.

Caramel, molasses, dark fruit and a bit of alcohol make up the moderate nose. Taste is fairly sweet but not cloying. Dark fruit, particularly plum and raisin along with cocoa, fudge and fleeting hints of coconut make up the flavor profile. There is plenty of heat right through to the slightly tangy and somewhat drawn out finish.
Medium bodied and very smooth there is only a small bite from carbonation.

To me this was really hot. I am thinking that this particular bottle needed some more age.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chebode2
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,291 ratings
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