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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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

I Poured half the 11.2 oz. bottle (room temp) into my Gulden Draak goblet.

I am amazed at the appearance of this beer. It is a beautiful reddish brown. It's not even that dark, but it is definitely cloudy. This Quad drops a finger thick creamy khaki colored head onto the the top of the beer. The head foams and laces around the side of the glass. After long contemplation I've decided Rochefort 10 looks like the warm rich colored milk chocolate that chocolatiers cooks up.

The aroma profile is very complex and changes from sniff to sniff. Be patient and savour this beer. First I smell bubblegum, dark fruits and brown sugar. There is a huge dose of pleasant alcohol that is very balanced next to the flavor of the beer. Look for mildly earthy and floral hops that come secondary.

The immediate taste is of warming malt sugars, spice and a deeply alcoholic finish. My tongue begins to recognize this beer with small thoughtful sips. Ester flavors emerge, clove and banana. Then peppermint and floral hops. Madeira and Port flavors. Then finishes with notes of carob.

The mouthfeel warm and malty with a ton of balanced complexity. Wine-like, slightly dry,a little grainy, slightly tart. Overall just right.

This is one of the finest ales I have had in my life. If you at all cherish the art of beer and brewing or at least want to feel important look for this beer. It is full of complexity and character and will not disappoint. Don't be discouraged by the $8.00 price tag. Check your stomach at the door and sip an savor this Trappist gem.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown to almost black color with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma was bold with notes of dark fruits, sugars, rum and spices. Higly complex flavors with loads of spices and herbal notes, peppery. Very chocolatey throughout, and a bitter chocolate finish. Not overly sweet, and no hint of the high alcohol content. Creamy and full bodied. Two thumbs up.

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

Appearance - poured into tulip glass, got less than one finger of foam. no lacing on the glass.

Smell - you get the maltiness, coffee, and plums

Taste - rich and creamy with a little bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth And just a little bite

Overall - nice beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown color with highly active yeast and carbonation. Upon pour is started as a 1 finger head but after a few minutes it grew to 3 and held for quite a while.

Smell - dark rich fruits, not super strong but somewhat feint. Perhaps I didn't let it warm enough.

Taste - Extremely rich and wonderfully complex with fruity notes. Almost hints more to a wine than beer but this fall somewhere in between the two. Superb. Smooth as can be as well.

Mouthfeel - Very full bodied and smooth.

Overall - World class complexity, tasty, smooth and easy to drink even for a novice beer drinker.

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4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best before 27.07.2016
Directly reviewed in comparison to the Westvleteren 12.

The beer starts fruity with notes of dark dried plums and black cherries, not too sweet. In the middle you can notice a nice malty character with a fine but only very small bitterness and a great herbal note. No hints of the 11,3%.
The dark fruity flavours develop and are still present in the end, while the sweetness and the hops keep in the background all the time.
--> an absolutely great beer - far better than the Westvleteren 12 in direct comparison!!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled 9/27/06, into a chalice. I've had it reasonably fresh many times, this is my first time trying one of this age.

Pours an opaque caramel brown. Little bit of head dissipates almost immediately.

Smell of toffee, leather, plums, dark cherries, raisins.

Taste layered of similar notes to the nose: toffee, sweet dark cherries, raisins and dried fruits, leather, tobacco, chocolate. No oxidation present, not the slightest hint of alcohol.

Very highly carbonated for the age, a bit fizzy, but it's very smooth. The carb lights it up a bit early but then it's just right - not thick or thin, just well-suited to letting the flavors take over.

Stellar beer. I don't know how much more it'll improve after 5 years, but I wouldn't say it'll be any worse. My only regret is that I don't have a fresh one on hand to compare it to immediately.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 9,273 ratings
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