Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a beautiful tan foamy head. Very complex. Strong dark fruit aroma. Touch of sweetness mixed with nut flavors. Excellent.
dcshupe (1) - USA - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle was shaken and needed to settle a bit. but I couldn’t wait.
the particulate was rather thick and dense against a light.
But aroma was very nutty and delightful.
nose of alcohol wore off pretty quickly and there was no sense of it on the tounge
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy expensive but this quad really does live up to it’s hype. Sweet and thick with an in your face alcohol presence [in a good way]. This is a special occasion beverage for sure.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber pour. Nice off-white head. Sweet raisin aroma and taste. Very good beer.
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 2003 - This simply is an amazing beer, no matter how young or old it is!
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply Outstanding! Tried this in Brussels and carried a few bottles back to the US with me. Dark color & full of flavor. A Must although very pricey stateside at about $7/btl.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 [Sampled summer 2005 at the outside fireplace with René.]
Surprisingly less alcoholic in the "aroflavor" than the R8 with outbursts like "Irish Coffee". Personally I prefer mentioning "IC" as "It’s like a R10". One of my favourites always ready for beergeeks.
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color. Lots of fruit smell and taste. Medium body. Huge head. This is a top quality brew, but a bit sweet and lacking in hops for my taste. Alcohol well hidden.
eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is how a Beligum trappiste should be. Very strong and tasty. Has a very malty taste which also leads to its very high alcohol content. Color is a nice dark amber whcih lets you know that it could have lots of flavor. This beer is at top of the list in my book.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle from Systembolaget. Pouring more praise on this heavenly beer is unnecessary. It truely is a complete beer in all senses with the best palate of any beer I have ever tasted. I’ve been lucky to try several bottles (one in particular that was five years old and would have warranted a perfect 5). The difference between that landmark beer moment and this particular bottle is that in my experience fresh Rochefort 10 has a more aggressive phenol quality to it that softens with age. The juicy figs and raisin notes also thicken with time, lending a heavier, more aggrandized character to this exeptional beer. I’ll re-rate a vintage bottle in a few years to see if I can reach a perfect 5 once again.