rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Worth the price. Accurately ranked so high. Pours purely with a nice robust head. The flavor is tremendous and long lasting. Best drank with some dark belgian chocolate
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours a deep cloudy brown with a nice tan head that slowly turns patchy. Wow, the aroma grabs your attention from across the room, and is bursting with plum, raisin, apricot, blackberry, and too many more dark fruits to even put my finger on. The taste is creamy and rich, slight carbonation, with plenty to ponder on the palate, and just a touch of alcohol blending in. Easy to see why this is at the top of the beer world.
Maverick34 (2956) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown color, impressive taste with strong fruit flavors. A masterpiece in every sense.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Nice dark brown color with minimal head. Sweet caramel aroma. Similar flavor.
Burrobuns (83) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap. I was surprised that I could even find this locally. The flavor is amazing, the smell is amazing, and best of all is the taste as it goes down. I appreciate it as one of the best beers in the world, even if it isnt my favorite to sit around and drink. Try it and appreciate the fine craftsmanship.
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great dark raisin color and aroma. A sublime taste of raisin and plums backed by the wonderful warmth of the high alchol. Put me down for the ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities too. good finish on the palate. Great beer.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle: pors a dark brown cleaner looking than the other rocheforts, with nice fizzy off white head. the aroma is of dark dark fruits raisins for sure and sweet sugars also some vinous qualities. flavour is dark fruits raisin and plum with a nice bitter finish that is kinda dry. i cant get over how good the dark fruit taste is. fantastic.
iLikeGoodHead (6) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Upon getting the first whiff of this brew, I immediately thought of plums, wine and raisins. Fruit and bitterness mix, with a bit more carbonation than I think necessary, to make one incredible beer. As close to perfect that I have tasted so far.
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers ive ever tried. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, fruits (raisins, plums). Nice carbonation. Alcohol can be tasted but it blends nicely.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is pretty much the king. Low carbonation with a nose of alcohol, raisns, and other dark fruits. This beer has a lot going on. All of this is complimented by just enough bitterness to put this as THE classic beer. I don’t know if there is a better beer. But the search continues.