kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Large, thick head with thick rings of lacing and sediment at the bottom. Aroma of dark purple and red fruits like grapes, raisins, cherries, cranberries, and apples. Flavor is all of the aforementioned along with bready malts. ABV incredibly well-hidden as with #10 - no burn despite being over 9%! Rochefort is incredible with this. Only complaint - a bit too much acid. Otherwise, smooth and well-balanced. Reminds me of a better version of Brother Thelonius by North Coast - a fine beer in its own right. Basically, this is almost as good as their legendary 10. SECOND TASTING NOTES: Not as much acid this time. Drinking it slightly warmer. Tasting more brown sugar and molasses. Butterscotch and caramel, too, including in the aroma. Carbonation is very high - like soda bubbles on the mouth at first. This is so tasty - 9% ABV is well-hidden.
Melkart (296) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex. Well balanced. Taste is slightly sweet. Wood, grapes. Evolvent alcohol. Dry finish.
Pelzky (8) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep & dark ruby / reddish brown color with beige, tall and unsustainable head. Aroma of dried fruits, burnt sugar and some malty and woody notes. Taste of toasted bread, spices and candied fruits. Alcoholic aftertaste. Earthy and herbal notes. Really nice.
Lawger (109) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark mahogany with off-white, big head. Buttery, nutty aromas with lots of dried fruits, sultana raisins and panna cotta. Medium+ bodied palate with emphasis on sweetness. Malty backbone. Medium+, sweet finish.
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TtV (70) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown colour with small creme head. Deep sweet aromas which remind me of sugar and caramel. Taste has sweetness too, but it’s also a little dry. A lovely bitterness is in the aftertaste.
Dummi (10) - - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Con un extraño aroma a madera y humo se presenta esta cerveza de color rojizo muy oscuro, y una maravillosa y casi perfecta espuma cremosa que persiste lo suficiente, dejando a la cerveza con un aspecto bellamente turbio y oscuro.
La primera impresión en boca es nuevamente humo y mucho cuerpo, con sabores a especias picantes, caramelo y un dulzor agradable. El alcohol deja su presencia discretamente para mezclarse en equilibrio con la madurez del sabor. Un final casi imposible de olvidar que se mantiene largo tiempo y deja una sensación de cerveza con mucho carácter.
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber with a light beige head, a bit of retention. Definitely closer to the Rochefort 10 than to the 6. Lots of dried and candied fruit notes in the aroma, like a holiday fruitcake. Flavour is less sweet than the aroma, with a touch of bitterness and citrus added to the mix. Fairly full mouthfeel with a dry finish. A beautiful Belgian.
bartlebier (1713) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh batch bb07/2019, Colruyt 6-pack + aged versions 2012-2013. Refined, but not overly complex dry suada of candied raisins, dried berry sweetness and earthier dates briefly punctuated by metallic aniseed and fruit pit. Taste when fresh is manageably dry-sweet as well, between older tawny port and on occasion more like roasted bread-dunked hot milk chocolate. More earthy, herbal and nutty flavours (roasted chestnut) take center stage with a few months of age, the yeast breaking through the thick layers of potentially manifold desserts, laying bare a unique and supremely drinkable beer at the top of a recipe for a sipper and Flemish carbonade classic.
OsuStu (45) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a dirty brown. Head is white and dissipating. Aroma is overripe fruit, cola, toasted grain and molasses. A woody and fruity profile. Really interesting, great depth. Finishes on the roof of the mouth with fig and raisin.
albeuda (10) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle apparence, belle mousse, le gout d’épice arrive en tête puis vient la profondeur de l’amertume, un palais moins poussé que sur ses grandes soeurs néanmoins...
murran (177) - - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown body with a thick and lasting beige head. Faint aroma of malt and some hops. Very well balanced malty taste of toffee and sugar candies.