irudy (1) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
i have burried a bottle of this beer in the foundations of our new house as a charm(grigri) for luck and good life. Why would i do that if it wasn’t outstanding?
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Dark Brown color like the bottle. Strong alcohol noticeable but well blended. This beer has volume and beautiful balance between Alcohol, Malts and yeast. Caramel tasting and since it is a newer bottle the alcohol is noticeable. All in all though I love this beer next to a Westvleteren 12. They are brothers in taste and style. Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville always has these in stock along with 6’s and 8’s. If someone told me I can only drink one type of beer the rest of my life, it would be Westvleteren 12s or Rochefort 10’s.
HansVC (6) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dough, resin, toast, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, hazy, amber, rocky head, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. pour was a muddy brown with some sediment and a big foamy tan head. aroma was of yeast, alcohol and some spice. flavors were a bit subdued. not anywhere near the complexity I was expecting. bottle said 061009 so I think it was a fresh one? I’ll have to try this again and re-rate. After all the rave reviews, I was disappointed.
nhartline1 (2) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful follow-up to the Cave Creek’s Chili Beer!! This beer has a rich dark flavor. At first the taste can be a little overwhelming. Once my curiosity of what the many ingrediants were settled, I really enjoyed this beer.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Pours a very murky dark brown color. Aroma of belgian yeast, bannana, spice, alcohol, cherries. Flavor is alcohol, cherries, smooth, very nice. Still a little subdued for my taste.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 One of my favourites. Rich, dark, and with lots of spice and dark fruit flavors. Excellent.
MIBRomeo (2485) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice deep mahogony color w/ a big thick flufy white head laces ok. Aroma keeps getting stronger up the 6,8,10 ladder this is big of the belgian yeast again plums and nutmeg and raisens. This stuff smells real good. Palate is rich and creamy warm well coated. Flavor is solid lightly alcohol belgian yeast plums buter raisens. Pretty damn good stuff.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Matt! (Doing a Rochefort vertical tonite). Best by October 6th, 2009. Pours to a carbonated dark brown color with a thin white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is very good. Tobacco, oak, figs, dark fruits. The palate is smooth and creamy. The flavor is very good, but I liked the 8 better because it is richer and stronger. Mmmmm...
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured slowly with small head into Corsendonk goblet. Dark, cloudy. Visible sediment. Fragrant aroma of carmelized fruit, yeast. First taste: well-balanced sweet bitterness; chocolate and hint of figs; malty, even buttery. Taste develops, changes with second and third sips; stays on the tongue. Nice lacing. Warming sensation.
I could see myself enjoying this even more during the holiday season. Purchased at Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta; $5.99 for 11.2 oz. bottle.