SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2006 Sweet Raisin coffee and dark fruits Pours very dark brown almost black completely opaque with a light head and good lacing. Starts off very dark and smooth with raisins and black currant work into a smooth alchohol flavor and burn. Nice smooth finish of nuts and berries. A wonderfull mouth through out. This beer was great. Smooth delicious and delightfully warm very complex full of fruits nuts earthly flavors. quite the DD.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Fruity aroma, I can smell raisins the most. Can taste the alcohol a little too much, but otherwise nice and sweet. Too complex for my feeble mind to comprehend.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Phenomenal. Second only to the Westy 12 in my book. Somewhat fizzy carbonation and a tan head that quickly dissipates. Big warm sweet alcohol taste with currants and raisins on the tongue. Almost no hops but a big full bodied beer.
mike4aker (27) - USA - JUL 21, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is perhaps the best beer Iíve tried. Has a very high alcohol taste, but has a very smooth aftertaste. Well worth the price.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
For me, this is the quintessential trappist quadrupel. I enjoyed this one more than the Westy 12. I think it was somewhat because the rochefort had more of a kick and more easily pronounced flavors. The aroma and flavors are both of strong alcohol soaked dark fruits, raisins and plums. This beer is very complex and a real treat to drink. Now if I could only hold on to one long enough to see what some age does to those complexities...
lincoln1965 (5) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very creamy off white head. Nice aroma of plums. Nice full mouth feel. Very alcohlic taste at first then mellow at the bcak of the tongue. Plums and cherry extremely SMOOTH aftertaste. This is the best ale I have EVER had. This is to be enjoyed SLOWLY like a fine cognac.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle-This one left me wanting more-but I didnít have any! Poured a dark brown w/a slight hint of mahogany & an off white foamy head. Great aroma, very herbal/botanical/fruity. Itís just a flavor explosion-sweet, malty, plum, somewhat wine like but better. Very complex-many levels/waves. Just sit back & enjoy it. Long, long finish, very smooth.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What to say about this beer that has not been already said. The dark brown color the aroma of caramel and nuts. The flavor of berries. It is the beer that all good beer drinkers should have and that is all.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Second Abt style beer I have tried and I am in love. This was just wonderful. I wanted more. Dark brown pour with an off white head with lots of floating sediment. A wonderful sweet fruit flavor. Creamy, nutty flavor. Great Body. i wanted to make love to this beer. Very accessible in my area. A solid choice. Definite repeat buy.
NJDevilz69 (28) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Let me start by saying, I was taken out to dinner by the regional sales rep for Merchants Du Vin to sample me on some beers they had that I dont carry in my store. When we got to this one I was like...SOLD!! Sampled from a 11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a nice off white head.The nose has a very fruity/plum/raisiny scent to it. Also alotta malt in the aroma. The flavor is spectacular, the residual sugar taste masks the alcohol perfectly. In my short life and my experience (I have never been to belgium), this is the best beer I have ever had. #1 in my top ten. I would have to say my life goal now would have to be, to fly to belgium and try Westvleteren 12 then my life just might be complete. PERFECTION.