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) - LangŚ, 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 (2906) - 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 (13090) - 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.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head on a dark brown beer.aroma of sweet, dried fruit, cow manure and alcohold in a beautiful blend. The taste is of sweet malt, figs, banana, alcohol, tobacco and a nice bitterness. Full but drinkable. íMineralí-like taste, too.
The palate is lively and nice and complements this big and flavourfull beer perfectly. Very complex
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Palace in Poperinge. Served in old Rochefort glass-sweet. Opaque,dark color. Thick brown, sweet, chocolate, coffee, aromas from the earth abound. Goes down way too easy for such a strong beer. In the league with Westvleteren 12. Wonderful.
horto008 (181) - Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím sipping a glass as Iím writing this review -- really. It took a trip to England for me to find this brew courtesy of the state of Alabama being in the dark ages.
As for the beer, I really enjoy the sweetness of it. Looking at the alcohol content, I expected it to be a little bitter, but it didnít fail to surprise me. In the glass it has a moderate head (not too thick) and a dark nearly opaque color. It wasnít too thick and had an exceptional taste, feel, and complexity. I would put it in the top 3 beers Iíve ever consumed. If only I could have gotten a case back to the states.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 It had a bourban like scent and it had a creamy, frothy head. Very Smotth tasting with hints of bread, dates, figs,corriander and fruit. Well balanced and compleax
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 11/13/2012
Pours brown with fairly thick Cafť au lait kind of head that slowly left beautiful laces and circles revealing a beer still alive. Very vinous aroma and among many lovely scents - figs, dates, tobacco, cake, overripe plums, caramel and chocolate were most dominant. But what stroke me most was that lovely spice Iíve never been able to fully pinpoint. I could smell this for hours! The flavor is rich and though 11,3% itís never near boozy. Extremely well balanced with a high complexity. Sweet but no overly so. The esters gives it plenty of dark overripe fruit like plums, dates and figs and the roasted malt together with the brown sugar left me with thoughts of nuts, caramel and chocolate cake. Iím happy to report: Though itís been more than 10.000 beers since I last did this one properly. Itís still one of the all time greats. Itís a masterpiece. It warmed up my cheeks and put a big smile on my face. What a great beer. Boy I have missed it without being aware of it!!!
Nothing above this. Simply the best ever made...
Dark brown with floaties and tiny off white head leaving fatastic laces. Aroma has spices, overripe fruits, plums, dates, prunes and figs. Taste is rich with spices, raisins, plums and dates. Smooth and very complex with fantastic depth and the alcohol is so well hidden.
10, 5, 10, 5, 20 = 5,0