Rochefort 8 is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Brasserie Rochefort in Rochefort, Belgium. Available year-round in bottles and on-tap, Brasserie Rochefort is 9.20% ABV, but you might not taste it. This Belgian Strong Dark Ale pours out a rich dark copper color with a tall fluffy tan head that settles to a thin layer. The nose of Rochefort 8 is of rich sweet caramel malts, dark fruits (figs, raisins, prunes), and just a hint of booze. The taste of this ale follows the aroma, with complex malts-toffee tastes, toasted bread-warming to a low hop bitterness and spices, balancing towards the finish, which offers brown sugar. We like to sip Rochefort 8 from a snifter, tulip, goblet, or oversized wine glass at 45-50°F. Try pairing this big beer with barbecue dishes, or sharp and pungent cheeses. Its high alcohol content makes this a good ale to age for a few seasons in the cellar, at around 45-50°F.