xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours Black with red hint could be described as mahogony. A nice long lasting head that leads to some lacing. An AMAZING aroma: Raisin, plum, prune, tofee, sweet malt, and a little alc it really doesn’t get better than this. The flavor matches the aroma to a "T" (I’ve never tried to spell that before), with all those dark fruit flavors that were so apparent in the nose. Long lasting flavor that is sweet but balanced, light bodied but with a flavor to keep it from being dull. Alc is warming like a fine beer should. A definent treat, I’ve got to give to those monks.
BuckeyeSammy (599) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 I enjoyed this beer but drank it right after the rochefort 8. I was alittle dissapointed. i was good but not great. 10 was, 8 wasnt in the top fifty.. i dont agree. This carmel colored beer is not a quenching as the rochefort 8, not as sweet either, but enjoyable none the less. a good but not great beer,I would pick a triple over a quad though..
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy peacan brown with a dense light tan head. Hints of fig, spices and a touch of pepper in the nose. Full head-on body with fruit and spice laying atop a slight alcohol burn. Lingering medium-dry to sweet finish.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 This beer is very different from anything I’ve ever had. Very sweet and rich, a slight wine-like quality. Very high alcohol content, but it cannot even be tasted. I could definitely taste plum, but I also noticed some nutty and honey flavors. A little too sweet/creamy for my taste, but still an excellent beer, and quite an accomplishment to get this mix of flavors and also cover such a high alcohol content.
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very dark brown with decent tan head. dark fruits and alcohol dominate the aroma. very complex flavors...dark fruits, malt, yeast, maybe some honey....very well balanced and not overly boozy considering th 11.3%
very very good a must try for anyone.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Deep amber/brown color with a small quickly diminishing off white head. Aromas of dark grapes and notes of alcohol. Taste is of sweet fruits, grapes, sweet malts, with undertones of licorice and alcohol. Very nicely carbonated with a medium to full body. Very well rounded and balanced.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Liquid crack. Similar to me as the Rochefort 8 but with a stronger alcohol kick. The 11.3% is masked very well. Excellent excellent beer.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Very good heavy malty and caramellic aroma. Huge creamy light brown initial apperance. Excellent lacing. fully lasting longevity. Clear brown body. Heavy sweet and caramellic initial flavor with a long duration. Medium to full palate and a creamy texture.
garthicus (2889) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle in Porterhouse) Poured with only a hint of a head, a deep almost brandy like -cherry cum fruit aroma was a wonderful surprise. A sharp but sweet initial taste with a smooth and long finish, the alcohol is immediately apparant and I could feel the effect straight away, nice, but only for the one bottle per session!
HenrikSoegaard (12851) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark amber-brown colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy very complex
aroma. Fantastic powerfull flavor. Lpong finish. Truly one of the best beers. Creamy perfect palate. Price: 3 euro. Fantastic.