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 won’t be my last. Murky brown. Delicious aroma of dark fruits and molassas. Mmm
Odeed (1787) - 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!!!!
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Divine stuff. Reasonably sweet but not too sweet, well balanced and an acceptable alcoholtaste. Heavy and rich, powerful and most of all: very, very enjoyable.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark brown with moderate offwhite head that lingered.
Aroma: Sweet like honey, touch of cocoa, and dark fruit.
Flavor profile: Complex at first, sweet dark fruit mixing with the darker cocoa’s sweetness. Big mouthfeel. Very interesting but I don’t like the mix.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 Dark brown beer, extreamly rich, thick and creamy, chocolate and dark fruit, sweet but not too much, powerfull, one of my favorits
, a real treat.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brown beer with a long lasting, creamy beige head. Very rich flavour with lemon, red berries and flowers. Complex flavour with lots of earthy notes and asome sweetness, but too my alcohol for my taste. Maybe I need to try an older one?