dwyerpg (4786) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full bodied head. Dark brown, almost black. Smells fairly nice, raisins or something. Nice flavor; definitely a Belgian strong since the alcohol is there throughout. Coats your mouth. Good stuff, though the 8 might be better because itís cheaper and the alcohol is more well hidden.
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried the 8 yesterday, now the 10. Very dark brown/black appearance with small dark tan head. Aroma of plum and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick with very slight carbonation. Tastes of raisin bread and smoke, with bitter burnt coffee apparent on the finish.
pfhyde (56) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best of Rochefort, by far, with brilliantly masked alcohol. Thereís a certain peppery spice present in this beer which I find repellent--the same spice in Westmallís Tripel--but I can see why this beer is so popular. Best served during the winter.
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a mysterious dark, cloudy color with lots of sediment. A very slight charcoal head lined the edge of the glass. The aroma is an intriguing mix of bubble gum, sweet fruit and a suggestion of alcohol. The body is slightly syrupy but very drinkable, considering the high alcohol content. The complexity of flavors is overwhelming. Sweet malt, sugar, fruit, raisin, caramel all balanced by a slight bitter presence of hops. This is a beguiling brew and an absolute pleasure to drink.
walsh90025 (2) - USA - JUL 25, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Very complex, fruitty undertones with a nice strong alcohol taste. Huge head. Little expensive, but worth picking up.
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Port-like dark red colour with some brownish notes. Tall coarse off-white head. High carbonation level as the beer came shooting out of the bottle with opened. Potent plummy, sherry-like and malty candy sugar aromas. Notes of soap. Ripe cherry and fruit. Lots of carbonation as it enters the mouth. Medium-bodied with a lot of alcohol at first. Very sugary with a plummy and raisiny flavour. Hops can only be detected in the finish where it is drying. Alcoholic nose. I didnít really enjoy it very much. Iíve had this beer before and liked it much better then. I think this perhaps was a rather odd bottle. Will try it again soon. (batch L150311 9:53)
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle best before 05/04/10: Dark brown pour with a medium white head that faded quickly. Aroma, raisins and other dark fruits, some sweetness. Flavor is fruity, grapes and other dark fruits, some carmelly malts, a light carbonation, that leeds to a sweet alcoholic finish. This beer is pretty damn amazing, but itís no westy.
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.