Rochefort 10, Rochefort

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# BIROCHFT1X
Country: Belgium
Region: Namur
Sub-Region: Rochefort
Grape Varietal: Quadrupel
Review Score: 98BA, 97WE #2 Top 25
Alcohol By Volume: 11.3%

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Dark sugars, perhaps a thick dark brown sugar, some herbal phenolics that are soft and hints of liquorice and cocoa in the nose as well. Medicinal, peppery and warming. Thick maltiness with hints of light grade molasses and dark bread. Phenolics are soft but are dug in deep into the taste buds. Hops are mild and weathered with a leafy character. Faint detection of caramelized sugar and a ghost like smokiness. Esters are there but very mellow. It takes a while to take notice the strength of the alcohol as it warms the body. Heavenly smooth and oh so creamy, solid medium to full body. Care has been taken to bring forth such a lush mouth feel. Definitely a sip and savour brew and better to pair up with some different cheeses. I opted for a meat and cheese plate and it play well with this tall standing brew.

98 points, BeerAdvocate (Dec 2002)

An authentic Trappist product, brewed at one of only seven Trappist breweries in the world, this is Rochefort’s boldest and strongest offering. The bouquet is seductively rich, with dense aromas of roasted malt, brown bread, figs and barely-shriveled prunes, all accented by spicy notes of cigar box, coriander, pepper and cocoa nib. The palate is round and lush, with a full, creamy texture that goes down remarkably smooth. The alcohol is balanced, and nowhere near as noticeable as it should be, with flavors of caramelized malt, overripe apricot, plum, brown sugar, peanut skin and just a hint of mocha that all carry through the long finish.

97 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2013)

#2 - Wine Enthusiast Top 25 Beers of 2013