Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10

Brewed by:
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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Photo of Mojo
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a rare treat to drink. It pours up a deep mahogany with a substantial head, leaving little to no lacing. The nose is barley, fruit, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is perfect. Taste is hard to describe. It has a fruitiness up front with some brandy like qualities and finishes very smooth for a beer with such a high ABV. There is a hint of alcohol at the finish, but not nearly as much as I expected. Certainly a world class offering that should be taken advantage of when it comes your way.

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Photo of Danny1217
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head. The head slowly receded and leaves a nice layer of foam on top of the beer for the duration of my drinking it.
Smells of dark fruits, caramel, sugar and spices. Alcohol comes through a bit.
Silky smooth in the mouth. Raisins, figs, plums, nuts, brown sugar, caramel. Deceptively smooth. A real treat.

Could be the single best beer I've ever had. It's a bit pricey at $7 per bottle, but worth it when I really want something special.

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Photo of MGBT
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hpeli
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Photo of meaghan2k
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Fataltragedy
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Altenor
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dsuedbeck
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of maping
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JohnnieQuest
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Drypaint
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of eslam98
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of mscudder
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Completing my tour of Rochefort this evening. Behold the heavyweight.... the Rochefort 10. Poured into a snifter after excessive admiration.

A - Black, with a slightly brown hue. Big multi-finger tan head. Retention was nice, yet lacing was not perfect.

S - Lots of fruit here. Complexity making its mark! I detect apples, pears, grape and fig. Good stuff.

T - So very much balanced complexity. Figs, cherry, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and a bit of dryness to finish.

M - Smooth, full body with nice carbonation that settles with the beer, furthering the exquisite balance that I cannot completely absorb.

O - I have had this beer periodically over the past few years and I can say that it gets better each time. Initially I thought this was just too much for me, furthering I found it excellent and now I find this to be one of the best Quad's available. The ABV presence warms the beer, rather than making it unbearable. Shockingly, this is drinkable. Had I no knowledge of the craft beer trade, I could easily put a few of these down in an evening, granted the next day may not be the best... Short of a Westy 12, this beer is bottled perfection.

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Photo of Mavigo
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown, with a short head with some lacing

S: Strong aroma, hops, fruits, sugar, caramel, malt

T: Very flavorful, sweet, spicy, strong alcohol taste, slightly overbearing but not horrendous, can taste dried fruits

M: very fulfilling, good amount of carbonation, thick, bold, has volume to it, solid

O: Its up there with the best, not really a fan of beers with higher ABV but certainly should not be a reason to disregard this beer, its rare, its imported, defiantly should jump on the opportunity if it becomes available.

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Photo of Chokobo
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Dark brown color with a frothy finger of tan head.
Smells like alcohol, rye bread and chocolate.
Taste: alcohol, malt sweetness, nuts, more alcohol. Super delicious.
Soft texture, like a cloud. Low carbonation. Amazing.
It is no exaggeration to say this is one of the best beers in the world.

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Photo of tviz33
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle purchased at Lewis Brothers Market in Horseheads, NY. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Pours a rich brownish red body that looks sort of like a mud puddle topped by an off-white two finger head. Lots of bubbles rising to the top.

S- The smell is sweet, sour, and bread-like all in one. Grape notes like a wine, other dark fruits, and caramel.

T- Not as much sour as the nose and not very sweet, but in a good way. Certainly there are dark fruits, and of course, a nice spiciness. Complex and rich. Very nice.

M- Aggressively bubbly on the first sip. it just needed to warm up a bit to get much creamier. Full bodied. This beer feels alive.

O- This beer is truly a benchmark quad, and one I will have again. Definitely lives up to the hype.

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Photo of JonDot
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Capnwar
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of flyingpig
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown colour that has maroon tinges in it and is topped with a bubbly tan head that starts about a thumbs width tall and halves in size where it stays for upwards of a couple of minutes.

Lots of depth to it and plenty going on. Starting with some dark fruits, mainly raisin and plum along with a lot of spice and some burnt sugar. There is some alcohol to begin with and some chocolate with a bit of caramel too.

Dark fruit and a lot of sweetness; there is dates, plum, raisins and sugar to name but a few. There is also maybe just a slight bit too strong an alcohol burn from it towards the end.

Medium bodied and very smooth indeed with medium to strong carbonation, a lot of spice and great depth with some alcohol but this is hidden well for the most part.

Almost perfect beer, if only it were ever so slightly weaker in the alcohol department it could be classed as unbeatable. It had it all, a great mix of flavours and with plenty going on and a huge alcohol content that was hidden a lot better than I would have imagined.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 9,270 ratings
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