Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep-dark reds and cherry with orange edging. The light brown/tan head was attractive and stuck around for a short while.

Smell: The smell of this beer is definitely intriguing and complex. It is the darkest Quadrupel I've ever had. Lots of raisins, figs, and other dark fruits on the nose. It's peppery, there's clove, and there's a rum-like background. I had to spend a few moments sniffing through this and doing my best to understand it. I don't think I was entirely successful.

Taste: Frankly it's just an amazing beer and the best of the Rochefort. It's very bold and highly complex. A beer you want to take your time with and sip carefully. I'm finding dark caramel, raisins, figs, cloves, anise, molasses, plum, and rum.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was thick and well carbonated (appropriately so).

Overall: This is an absolutely outstanding beer that everyone should try at some point. I'm looking forward to future bottles and am happy to have a few in storage now.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque brown with a thick cream colored head that dissipates to about a single finger. Nose of cinnamon, figs, dry spice, clove, prunes and a slight peppery hint. Taste is dark fruits, prunes, cloves, cinnamon, a bit of banana and alcohol. The body is medium and its smooth. There's some bubbly carbonation but its much smoother than the 8 (although the alcohol birn kind of negates that). This is supposed to be one of the best beers available (all the trappist ales are). And its damn good. These monks know what they're doing. Rochefort 8 is next (higher rated everywhere than the 10).

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After visiting for so long, i thought it was time to sign up and start giving my reiviews.

What can I say about this beer that hasn't already been said? Great balance and taste, hides the alcohol well, wonderfully complex and yet easy to drink, and perhaps most importantly (besides ease of access), as consistently great tasting as any beer you can find. The Monks rule!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of 6/5/15. Or maybe its 5/6/15. Silly Americans.

A - Pours a dark brown with about a finger of tan head with good retention and some mild lacing.

S - Dark fruits - raisins, plums. Perhaps a hint of caramel.

T - A lot going on here. starts out with some sweetness on the tongue. Middle of the tongue picks up those fruits that we smelled earlier. Also picks up some breadiness towards the back. Finishes super clean. Even as it warms there's very little alcohol, but you can still feel some warmth.

M - Damn near perfect. Medium to heavy. Did I already mention that it's almost perfect? So smooth.

O - This is a must try. So smooth with such a complex flavor profile. And 11%?! Get a bottle. Or two.

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4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tulip. Bottled in late 2010.

A - Pours a dark brown auburn color. The head rises above the glass, several fingers in altitude. Dark sediment form the bottom of the bottle stays suspended atop the mound of carbonation. Good retention with visibly aggressive carbonation.

S - Smells of cherry, raisins, nutmeg, and booze. Belgian yeast and candied malt pair nicely with mellow vanilla.

T - Nice bready malt up front followed by rich dark fruits. Some banana-clove belgian flavors mid-pallate. Very little alcohol heat with a nice vanilla finish. Excellent.

M - Not very thick, but not thin either. Smooth carbonation.

O - Quads aren't really my thing, but this is probably a top 5 Quad for me (in my limited experience). Smooth in feel and flavor. Coats the tongue and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. With two years of age, it is mellow and complex. An easy to get, good quad that I highly recommend if you enjoy the style.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4.95/5  rDev +10%
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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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,442 ratings