Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium brown with an off white fast disappearing head. Toffeeish aroma doesn’t really give away the complex and wonderful taste. Creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a very long finish. Noticable alcohol is only real mar.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another obligatory rating, it seems ... and, concurring with almost everyone, yes, this is a great beer. All the fruits everyone always mentions ... raisins, prunes, plums, currants. Vinous. A bit nutty. Relatively simple malt base lets all of the yeasty goodness come through in this one.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 Beautiful look and nose. Dry bitter, mild, yet long lasting. Lacks the annoying sweetness and fruit peal acidicy that hampers most belgian brews. Complex mix of dark fruits. Masterful in all respects.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of sweet malts,figs, and molasses. Flavor was outstanding with dark fruit,caramel, and raisin with a nice strong alcohol taste. Very smooth on the palate and full bodied. A excellent belgian quad
Brix (652) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Fresh bottle. Tasted 2007-03-08. This one was in quite a hurry to leave the bottle. Tissues where applied! After settling down it poured nicely with a beautiful head, that disappeared a little too fast for my liking (30 seconds, and no sign of any head left). Very deep, dark colour. The aroma was unbelievable; Very heavy with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, banana, caramel and alcohol. Ditto taste. Texture: Creamy, full bodied. I very much like this one, though I feel it will result in a massive hangover, if not handled with care!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice strong dark brown munk brew, conditioned in the bottle. Bitter-sweet flavour with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. A great beer that can last for years! One of the top beers of the world.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 I couldn’t wait to try this beer. It poured a deep dark amber/dark brown color. The head on this beer is a creamy beige/light tan color. The bubbles were tiny and crisp in the head. The smell is malty with raisin, carmel and alcohol. The taste is medium bodied with hints of raisin, plums, dried fruit and chocolate. As the beer warmed, the alcohol was more apparent. The mouthfeel is tremendous and really sticks around a while. Rochefort 10 really warms you up after a few sips. This is the best of the Trappistes beers that I have tasted. This is a world class beer that should be worshiped.
MikeHernandez (50) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma smelled of: malt bread, malt caramel, perhaps nutty malt, yeast dough, raisin, maybe plum. Average size, creamy, light brown head that sticks around. Body is a reddish brown hue. The duration of the flavor is long. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average texture. Sweet, malty, nutty?, delicious finish. Quite the beer, superb!
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My tasting notes for this dont actually break it down into aroma, appearance, flavor, etc. The notes I have are..." I bought this from Brodie & Brodie in Kelso, a lovely rich beer, absolutely delicicious. I had it at my mums" I gave it top marks as I obviously enjoyed it a lot! The wine shop I bought it from no longer exists unfortunately, it’s now a baguette shop!
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Rerate: Bottled 33cl. It pours a dark brown beer with a beautiful tanned head. The nose is of roasted malt, aniseed, herbs, pineapple and toffee accompanied by a huge amount of licorice and almonds. An extremely pleasant, complex and unique aroma. A lot more alcohol showing up in the Rochefort 10 than in the Rochefort 8. Wonderful taste with figs, roasted malt, aniseed (not noticeable in the rochefort 8), nougat (which adds a lot to this beer), herbs (I can’t make out which ones, but definitely an excellent blend), pineapple and homemade caramel showing up. A beauty. Deeply pleasant silky mouthfeel. Full bodied. Beautiful lacework. Definetely a lot of alcohol in this beer - which is a little too present for my liking. Especially just before the finish. Huge amounts of licorice appearing in the finish. A great beer - but I enjoyed Rochefort 8 more than than the 10. Additional Comment. Initial rating: March 6, 2007. Rerate August 5, 2008. 8th rating February 11, 2009: Surprisingly pale huge light beige head. A lot of aniseed in both aroma and flavor. Incredibly complex with hints of sage, pineapple and candy. A lot of reminiscent homemade caramel. Warming alcohol showing up with the swallow. Outstanding. I reveled in every sip. Without a doubt a lot better than Westvleteren Abt 12. Beyond world class. Reminiscence of coconut in both aroma and taste, Coca Cola....... oh, and raspberry.