xetnauq (13) - USA - APR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, drinkable, smooth, rich beer... not too strong a flavor and not totally overwhelmed by its carbonation. Pours a nice head but kind of formal-looking.
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Extremely indulgent beer, but almost a little too indulgent. If it weren’t for the price and this beers ability to remind you what alcohol is, I could drink it all day. I know, I’m not very descriptive of the beer itself but I’ll never forget it. Isn’t that what it’s all about? You should write your reviews about how you feel not the brew itself, unless it’s rare and extremely tasty.
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Deep almost black colour,deep roast syrupy maly nose, with a very rich dark deep chocolate flavour.
bottle ... deep deep red black ... no head at alll ... soft rich vine fruits ... soft plums ... dark figs ... tooofizzy in my bottle ... dark treacle malts ... dark fruits ... again plums and dates ... heavy and sweet ... rich 4.2
Bottle at home, in Memory of Scoop, 5 years on the Aniversary of me meeting him.... deep brown black ... thinest tan lacing ... soft sweet berry malt nose ... juicy malts ... sweet berries ... dark malts ... light ovaltine ... very cakey ... plums and figs stick at 4.1
Bottle at home ... may 2015 ... bbf 032012 ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft plum roast fruit nose ... soft swet malts ... ligth blackcurrant .. soft cardboard ...light fruit 3.9
Aegrus (49) - USA - APR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Trappist Glass. Dark crimson/brown ale poured with thin tan head. Aroma is profoundly sweet, fruity and malt comes through on this beer. Mouthfeel is really thick, but not syrupy. Pleasant beer that features notes of caramel, roasted malt, banana, apple cider, warming spices and alcohol. Very complex, fruity and overall Belgian ale. Very good.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Bistro. Extremely complex and wonderful aroma. Can smell mango, pear, apples, a bit of strawberry even. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin head. Taste is very spicy at first taste, but the more you drink it, the most you are able to recognize and appreciate the more subtle flavours. Even 10-20 seconds after taking a sip, I am still picking up different flavours. Fantastic beer.
Isadaddy (11) - tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
While in Toronto at the Bier Market my server convinced me to try Rochfort 10. After a great buildup, she came back to tell me they were sold out and gave me the 8 instead, which I enjoyed as a followup to my meal. I later tried the 10 at home, and quite frankly, I thought the 8 was better. Similar appearance and fizziness (which isn’t that appealing), but the added alcohol of the 10 was not an improvement. Other similar beers like St. B 12 are a better choice.
JohnnyOlhus (43) - Amager (Copenhagen), DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong alcohol and fruity aroma. A bit sour. Very week malty taste. Strong alcohol taste. Not me at all.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark red-brown; large head. Aroma of dark fruit, bubbelgum, candy sugar; light hints of chocolate, malt and candy. Flavor was very similar; but more vinous and a strong alcohol presence. Some caramel malt and spice. Some mouth warming. A lot of complexity and a good mouthfeel, but the flavor was not amazing for me.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of bubblegum, pit fruit, and candy. Flavor is pretty much the same, but the pit fruit is mellow and balanced. The initial mouthfeel is a little acidic, but the finish is sweet and smooth.
swidyn (5) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 I had my first Rochefort 10 a few weeks ago at The Brickstore in Atlanta, Georgia -- it was in the standard 11.2 ounce bottle with the tan label and a blue encircled "10." It poured a ruby red-brownish color, with some pronounced carbonation (at first) and a thick, off-white/tannish head. The lacing went straight down the glass, slowly, but a little more clear than expected -- most likely due to the alcohol. The aroma, as per my notes, was fruity with specific emphasis on rum, dates, raisins, prunes and some molasses. The mouthfeel was full, with enough alcohol to give it breathing room (but not overdone). The flavor... Wow! Chocolately, with some cognac and a little bit of spice! A slightly bitter finish with caramel and other sweetness. Overall, this is one of my favorite beers.