Rochefort 8, the newest addition to the line, dates from 1955. Originally this beer was only brewed for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Masculine in character, it lends itself best to being enjoyed among friends! Due to the overwhelming success of this beer, the monks decided around 1960 to brew it on a regular basis. Sometimes this beer is also referred to as the “Special.” Big, tan, creamy head, red-black opaque body, with some yeast sediment at the bottom. Subtle aroma of exotic spices, perhaps some anis and coriander. Very harmonic aroma, and surprisingly subdued. Powerful, dark, spicy taste of malts, coffee, and again spices; very complex. Very dry clean finish.