Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian 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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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wOW, Wow. Get it, age it, enjoy it. Bottled April 15th 2010, it's fabulous right now! The candi sugar on the nose is not harsh, it's soft brown sugar on the tongue. There's certainly a vinous note in the nose, deep leather, sharp lilac. You can spend some time getting to know this one! Duval Tulip. soft over the tongue, brown sugar, grapes, caramel. I missed something again; figs, candi sugar, grapes of wrath. Well worth seeking out!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only a rank amateur would find this world class beer less than spectacular. Not trying to shame anyone who disagrees with me, but this is one fine beer. I recently enjoyed a Wesvletaren 12 while in Bruge, this brew is damn close. I won't say better, but damn close is a feat. As others have commented, the pour, the smell, the taste and overall are 98, and if you find this one buy and enjoy, you won't be sorry.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

330 ml bottle poured into my oversize wine glass.

A - really spectacular looking beer, extremely dark, poured an enormous amount of foam (semi-forced pour), receded slowly into a few millimeters hanging around the top of the liquid. Dark, almost purple, less brown than black, hard to describe. Unlike other Quads or Belgian Darks I've seen.

S - subdued. I'm taking big whiffs and not finding as much as I would expect. The most prominent note is a sour one, almost like a gueze. A little alcohol comes off the top, but even with a huge sniff I detect only the faintest inclination of flavor.

T - wow, just a great taste. Simultaneously sweet and tart, biting and inviting, natural and synthetic. Tastes like candies I ate when I was a kid, but without the artificiality. There's something really hard to detect in the taste, almost like a sweet pilsner, but with much more character. Really complex.

M - pretty good, the carbonation is a little much, but the alcohol is crazily subdued. I can't believe this is 11%+. The flavors dissipate just quickly enough to make you want to take that next drink.

O - tastes great, affordable, year-round, ubiquitous. This is a really great beer, one that I will definitely get again.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tonight's choice was either a cheap bourbon or this intriguing world class beer.

This beer pours a dark, dark brown with a modest creamy tan head. Served mine in a large snifter.

Nose: Even with a slight cold, the aroma comes through in a robusr way. Yeast, chocolate, port, dried fruits and dates, caramel ... Lots of good stuff here.

Taste: wow, wow, wow. This is ever so decadent, exotic, and well, sexy too. Chocolate black forest torte, cooked cherries, pumpernickel, holiday fruits, and stewed prunes. After a few sips, the finish evolves from a rich but tamed sweetness, to very, very light sour notes - though still retaining a sumptuous character.

Mouthfeel has light carbonation that doesn't get in the way of the taste profile. This one not only coats the mouth broadly with superb flavors, but the olfactory zone also gets a pleasant infusion with every sip.

High marks across the board. Monks hit a home run with number 10 of this edition.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A. A deep dark brown with three fingers ofoff white head which dimished quickly .

S. Belgian yeast on initial pour followed by some dark fruits(dates) and a little alcohol.

T. Sweet on onset followed by the presense of malt and dark fruit. It finishes very smooth with some alcohol. This is incredible well balanced and easy to drink but more like a cordial than any other beers i have tried.

M. It has amedium body and somewhat silky texture.

O. This is a delicious beer(well balanced with many flavors) and though i know it has little in common except for high alcohol I enjoy it like a great scotch ale.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Two fingers worth of head, dissipated to a fingers worth pretty quickly and then to a lacing after about a minute. Very airy head. Good retention. Dark brown color, lots of yeast sediment. Nice alcohol legs.

S: Pretty overpowering alcohol smell. Chocolate, bread, prune, port, yeast, clove.

T: Very sweet. Dark semi sour bread, plum, port-like, alcohol is very apparent, a little spice.

M: Dry, thin, and tingling feel. Considerable amount of carbonation.

O: An amazing beer, although I am more excited to see how this ages after a couple years. The alcohol is a little too upfront in my opinion so after it ages this should really bring out the intensity of the flavors.

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

Poured into snifters, a beautiful hazy red dark woody shadow, with no head to speak of. The aroma is a bit of a letdown, booze, banana, and classic quad-funk headiness can be picked out with effort.

I'm starting to think Belgian Quad is simply not my genre. I recognize the greatness of Unibrou, Delirium Nocturnum, Chimay Blue, and this. The complexity is hard to beat, for sure. The spiciness, the dark fruits, the warming booze. Certainly a pleasurable sipper. And my wife likes it a lot. No dislikes from me. I'm just not enjoying it as much as I do my favorite Russian Imperial Stouts or English barley wines.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,511 ratings