michcam8 (284) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a tulip glass. Cola cola with little head. Not much lacing left on the glass. Lot’s of floaties in the glass, tasty yeasty bread bugers. Aroma is not too overwhelming which is nice. You pick up the rasins, bread, malt, clove and belgium spices. Taste and palate are bar none. Very smooth, no detection of alcohol, light carbination and a creamy mouthful. Taste of dry fruits, bread, dough, malts and yeast. Excellent beer and would love to drink again.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer, first as heavy as it is it is very crisp. Slight dark fruit flavor with a large caramel presence.
KolmeKuninga (11) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: caramel, nuts, grass, earthy, butterscotch.
Color: brown, cloudy, brown foam, frothy.
medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
mmmbeer (1235) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a semi transparent very darkened amber with shades of black and darkened brown when held to a light source, creamy head formed and lasted while I put laundry up, had a smoke, and grabbed something to eat- quite awhile! Aroma of molasses, plum, sun beaten dark grapes, and yeast. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is light but is immediately brushed aside by the same aromas described transcribing into the mouth, middle holds up well with the fruit continuing, finish is slightly sweet and some pepper. This could be very dangerous for me- F’ IT, my middle name is Danger...
JimmyBoy74 (162) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl på torget i Bryssel. Kul att dricka denna på plats på riktigt. Lite för mycket alkoholsmak för att ge toppbetyg.
Beachmaster (98) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a dark mahogany color, with a massive beige head that persists, leaving excellent lacing. Nose is dark fruit, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste is dark fruit, figs, plums, etc. and a hint of caramel. Finish is long, with a creamy mouth feel and increasing complexity, finally yielding to a pleasant spice note. One of the greatest beers in the world.
beerbaaron (1152) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogany pour with a large, thick tan head which lasted throughout. Bigger medium body. Hidden abv, but a very pleasant warmth. Yeasty. Modest spice. Caramel. Dried fruit. Dark fruit. Dry chocolate. Complex. Elegant. Superb. Something that can be enjoyed again and again.
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful sweet, strong, fruity beer. Definitely fig, some biscuit or cookie (simply reminds me of a fig newton) dark fruit sweetness, but with just a little bit of lighter fruit mixed in in the aroma. Malt, slight bitterness, just enough to give it a bite and not so fruity.
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to mcbackus...vintage 2006. Mostly clear, dark amber, reddish brown pour with large tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, toffee, dark fruits, complex malty goodness. Flavor is vinous, sherry like, some oxidation due to age, dark fruits, more caramel and toffee, finishes with strong alcohol presence.
Jorn69 (862) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bryggeriet, Ystad. Fruity with yeasty and spicy notes, quite sweet with some alcoholic notes, licorice and plums, really complex, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with sweet and fruity notes.
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 The green cap, ’middle’ Rochefort, and to many the most balanced of the three. Stable, mousse-like, nicely lacing head, colour a deep bronze, misty; powerful, fruity and earthy aroma of caramel, banana, coriander, cinnamon, liquorice, pear, cookie dough, brown rum, figues, chocolate, bramble berries; taste kicks off with a ’dry’ fruitiness (dried plums, candied figues), relatively sharp carbonisation with a mineral-like effect, dry spicy hints (coriander) on a deep and ’beefy’, caramel- and lightly chocolate-like maltiness, tingling yeasty spiciness, fairly thick mouthfeel, aftertaste a dry grasy hoppy bitteriness with a warming effect of alcohol (rum, liqueur) but not acerb in any way, some yeastiness and sweetness also lingers, but no cloying so very well-balanced. Also tasted a few times as "Rochefort 8 Cuvée", the Christmas version in magnum bottles, but found no noticeable difference - although a couple of years of aging will probably lead to a different beer in such a big volume than in the normal 33 cl bottling.