Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Belgian Ale
11.2 oz bottle
The Rochefort Trappist 8 is featured in a series of beers that includes the 6, 8, and 10. I should have guessed this was bottle-conditioned, as foamy head filled half my glass even with a gentle pour. Murky brown with amber tones.
The taste and mouthfeel was deceptively smooth and creamy, making it extremely drinkable at such a high alcohol content. Usually this style is more of a sipper for me, but the well-balanced flavor is great. Yes there is bread, malts, molasses, dark fruits, and a hint of citrus. Flavorful, smooth, and delicious.
Overall, a fantastic beer. Not surprised that it gets the score of 100 from beeradvocate.com reviews. Next to try, the 6 and 10!