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

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Ratings:
9,208
Reviews:
2,863
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from the samichlaus to this. right on!
a soft, easy pour turned into a billowing, huge head which creeped ever near the rim of the mug. super tight, creamy head, though! beautiful, dark murky (to claim an adjective from the last reviewer) and i also get where he identified a little 'purple'.
2nd pour resulted in the same over-foaming and beautiful lacing. hoping to get the entire 11oz bottle in by the 3rd pour.
smell is of dark fruits and malt and the taste is the same.
overall, it's a great brew. especially for the abv. i prefer the 6 and the 8 over this one but i love the whole line up regardless. quite a wallop in two 11 oz beers tonight.

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

So here's the thing. First of all, from what I've heard, this beer is not as consistent as St. Bernardus, and it tastes significantly better when aged (I am currently aging a bottle till Christmas 2013 or 2014, and will edit this review upon strengthening my notes). Also my notes got cut off in transfer to evernote, so I don't have any written recollection of the mouthfeel. It is, however, just behind St. Bernardus on my list, just outside the top ten (of over 800).

A: A cross between ruby red, purple and murky brown with a brown head. It looks like your typical quad, which is seldom a good thing, but it is a damn good beer, and should not be downgraded for looking as it should. In a word. Murky.

S: Alcohol, grape and banana. Better notes to come.

T: Grape, malt and a slight taste of alcohol. Ok I am CERTAIN there is more going on here. I will definitely update my notes on this one. Perhaps I'll buy another bottle or two, age one and drink the other right away to assuage my shitty note guilt.

M: ....Uhhhh... full bodied and smoothish? I don't have any notes on the mouthfeel. Sorry.

O: TASTE IT! It's excellent, among my top 15 out of more than (edit) 800 beers, and the second best quad I've ever had. But do age a bottle four a couple years.

EDIT:

Tried after cellaring for two years.

A: Dark brown with a thick mocha head.

S: Plum, fig, raisin, other sweet dark fruits that smell boiled down, thick and concentrated.

T: Dark fruits, sweet, syrupy, but not overbearingly. Brown sugar, vanilla. DELICIOUS

M: Thick, full bodied, a bit foamy, but pretty smooth.

O: If you buy a bottle of this, delicious as it may be, save it. Save it for two years. You will get down on your knees and praise the lord above.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,208 ratings.
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