zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [33 cl. bottle] Dark brown/amber color with a thin white head. Much darker than I expected it to be. Very complex fruity aroma, mainly dark fruits such as cherries and plums. The flavor is just as complex. Very sweet and filled with different fruits. You can definitely taste plums, raisins and the currants. Very thick and chewy with an extremely warm alcohol finish. Thereís a lot going on in this beer, but I absolutely loved it.
Chokehold (20) - cape town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer, although i must say that if i was going out for a couple of drinks one nite, i would not order this beer. More of a special occasion kind of beer, the sipping kind. Strong alcohol taste, not very pleasing on the back of your throat. \m/
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was quite disapointed when i sampled this beer. After all the hype iíve heard about this beer, it certainly did not live up my expectations. To me a good beer should be packed full of flavours,with nice bitter malty base, have a nice dark brown body, and a decent head. This beer was far too pungent for my likings. The palate is assaulted from all sides with chocolate, damson, and hops flavours. The problem i have here is that for me it is not an easy drinking beer, itís a sipping beer, for after a good meal. Still a decent beer though.
frets (4) - Rockville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nectar of the Gods. The aroma is wonderfully complex...dark and fruity. Taste is just as complex and wonderful: fruit, hoppy, sweet chocolate, alcohol, and some other tasty things going on I canít identify. Outstanding. The best beer Iíve ever had.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Very fine beer. The taste was a little stong for my taste. Plus it got me a bit too tipsy. But it is a high quality beer, so I will still give it a high rating. The aroma is highly complex consisting of berries, peach, banana, white wine, hops, graitfruit, chocolate, mocha and liquorice. Only the experienced beer drinker can understand this stuff. I think this beer is great, however it is too strong in terms of the alcohol. It is not hidden that well. This is amazing, but the Westy 12 is my favorite. I had the two side by side and I give the Westy the slight edge in terms of the taste and the palate. The Rochefort I am currently enjoying must be aged because it is unreal. .
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 330ml. Cloudy dark brown. Small tan head. Slightly hoppy with prunish fruity taste. Best at 65F. But still with too much bitter astringent taste.Similar to Westvleteren 8 but not quite as good becuse of the more prominant astringent taste. Multiple tastings.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 An excellent full bodied beer. Starts off with a hint of sweetness and ends with an excellent aftertaste worth savoring. If you can find this one, pick up one or 3 for yourself.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer. Very dark body with small light brown head. Aroma is malty with some sweetness from lots of dark fruits. Flavor is almost sherry or port like, very complex with fruit, yeast and alcohol. Very nice beer.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first time trying this beer.....certainly wonít be my last. Murky brown. Delicious aroma of dark fruits and molassas. Mmm
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2007 dropped this into my chimay trappist glass.bottle reads 04 03 09.once poured it had a bit of a small head for a belgian,and it soon simmerd down to almost nothing.this quad had a swampy brown apperance that let a very little light through.the aroma consisted of bread,licorice,malts,and hops.as for the flavor?its exceptional!so complex with cherries,belgian yeast,hops,and a smooth finish.this is unbelievable!!!!