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 (3530) - 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.
EHSRanders (1994) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My rating nr. 100.
Bottle. Dark brown colour with huge creamy off-white fully lasting head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Nice lightly sweet flavor with a lot of other stuff. Long moderately bitter aftertaste.
Very nice beer.
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intensely red brown color with quite active carbonation (when seen with a strong light behind it, otherwise you don’t see a thing), lots of sediment and a medium off-white head. Tremendous lacing. Aroma is fruity. Wonderful full mouthfeel. Present but not instrusive alcohol warmth. Flavor has more fruit (rum and raisin chocolate, even!), a spicey edge and some bitterness in the finish. My God but this is tremendous beer!
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a very dark opaque brown. Very hazy, with lots of floating particles. Head is foamy off-white. Aroma is so inviting...figs, raison, bready malts. Ummm. Lots of flavors in here. Dried fruit, spices, very rich and full. Great, great beer.
bodhijah (8) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
poured into a riedel crystal champagne flute to appreciate the deep brown, yet translucent color, well-retained head, and exquisite lacing...an intense and intricate amalgam of aromas and flavors best characterized in terms of dried fruit, chocolate, molasses, raisin(see: dried fruit), banana, and subtle cloves with a sweetness that lingers but never degenerates into anything near cloying...a nearly perfect beer if ever one has existed!
rleaf (3) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. It’s hard to pay so much for a beer! I have to say this one is worth it for those special occasions when nothing but the best will suffice.