kdm1984 (713) - 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.
Robv (36) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, very classic aroma with a same malty taste, complex. Good, when you’re out on your own and want to enjoy a classic trappist.
Cluniac (15) - - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good tripel. Not nearly as complete in taste and palate feeling as the rochefort 10 which is my favorite beer. Nevertheless the aroma is for me still a wonderfully sweet, fruity, and with a caramel like smell that I cant get enough of. Appearance is similar to the 10; a murky reddish brown with some yeast. Not the most beautiful in appearance, but still very good retention on the head, which i like.
BobyFischer (108) - FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellente belge forte des trappistes Rochefort.Très fruitée et moins forte que la 10.Corps de malt moins torréfié et liquoreux mais le restant tout de même beaucoup.Belle complexité de fruits mûrs et liqueur : cerises, fruits rouges.
MatthijsE (53) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Beautiful spicy and fruity aroma with red berries and plum. Brown color, light brown creamy head, good lace. You can taste the alcohol a bit but it is not overpowering. Nice long caramel aftertaste.
barbillon (11) - Pesaro, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
di sicuro non al livello della suo sorella maggiore (rochefort 10) ma comunque di notevole impatto...il tutto inizia con un aroma di spezie e fico che continua con un sapore deciso e leggermente secco e amarognolo nel complesso molto piacevole.
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown with ruby-red tints, a fine off-white head. Lovey malt aroma with fruit (plums), lightly spicy, yeast. The flavour is sweet, malt and caramel, fruits, spices, very little bitterness. Beautiful and a fine younger brother to one of my all-time favourites.
mjansen1310 (48) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 cl bottle. Cola brown coloured beer with cream head. Taste notes are dark chocolate, light fruity, creamy and coffee. Quite intense with a good glow in taste. Its remarkably easy to drink.
alo83 (1) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer... Strong but very pleasant to drink and paired with all types of foods! Cheers
Docjmachado (3) - - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rusty brown color during the pour. Recommend to drink in a tulip glass which allows the beer to open up. Enjoyed but prefer #10!
ilikewinetoo (3) - SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown with tan head. Aroma is plums, cherry, licorice, spicy Belgian yeast, vanilla and caramel. Slick palate. Aftertaste is rich, fruity, dark chocolate, caramel, cherry, some licorice and lasting spicy finish.