One of Rochefort's three offerings, all numerically named (6, 8, and 10) after their “Belgian degrees,” a traditional means of measuring gravity (or the sweetness of the wort before fermentation) and determining the final strength of the beer. This is by far their strongest offering in terms of overall intensity and alcoholic strength. Sweet malt and bready yeast dominate the nose and mouth alongside notes of prune, fig and brandied pear laced with sweet cigar spice and a chocolate dusting. Full bodied and quite heavy on the palate with the alcohol present throughout, but the assertive profile has all of the components to make this a beer that will age beautifully and mellow with time.
User Avg Rating
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).