invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#200!<P>Pours a murky and dark brown, small head. Smells of raisons, candi sugar and malt. Tastes warming with hints of chocolate and strong alcohol - finishes bitter. Good, but not as good as I thought it would be. I liked the Rochefort 8 a bit more even though this was more complex
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great beer enjoyed at the Brickskellar.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark, rich beer, almost opaque. Thick coffee colored head. Powerful aromas - brown sugar, perhaps licorice. The flavor is full - raisins, chocolate...it’s almost like drinking a fruitcake or some similar dessert. A nice warming effect reminds you of the alcohol content. Very unique experience.
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Deep currant black, with a massive beige head. Strong, rich aroma -blackcurrant jam and treacle. Flavour: some choc, coconut, berries. Warms the chest with heavy sweetness. Big, bushy flavour, with a sweet finish. Impressive, but not top of my tree.
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Rochfort 10, is this cowboy’s favorite beer. IT is dark, powerful, and very complex. I get some BING< and some currant in it. My soul comes to life when i sip this sweet nectar. i am transported into the depths of my imagination. I am upon an ancient beach watching the PIRATES AND THE MERCHANT SHIPS barter for MANSLAVES> I am in space, I am in heaven. I am everything i want to be when i drink this beer. invincible. Drinking his beer reminds me of an Emily dickinson poem...wHen i close my eyes all the world drops dead, when i lift my lids all is born again...........My fire is eternally burning.....
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Dark brown with a long lasting medium tan head. Aroma is sweet of raisins, grapes and brown sugar. Vinous with some alcohol nose. Became sweet and more prunelike as it warmed. Flavor of dark fruits with a little bitter finish. Alcohol lends to the taste and warmth. You can tell this one is strong. Medium body maybe even a little thinner than expected.
Re-Rare: Poured a very hazy very dark copper with a good bit of floaters. Aroma of old fruit, alcohol, estery. Flavor of alcohol, spicey and a bitter dry finish. Dull carbonation.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jesus, this is a good beer! Bless the monks in all thier holy drunk-activities! This beer has a sweet fruity aroma with hints of caramel and nuts. A dark drown body and a nice head. A powerful and vinous flavor, tasts like fruits and caramel. Really nice mouthfeel, all in all a very nice beer!
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer I had on vacation in Ireland. Beautiful color and falvor. Dark caramel color. Great lacing. Little sediment in the bottom. A wonderful Belgian!
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy and "complete" tasting. Hard to define flavor. Fruity and a bit wavy tasting, but balanced somehow. I liked this quite a lot, and the vessel it came in was class in a glass.
Gachupines (1145) - USA - SEP 24, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is dark brown with tan head. Taste is a little nutty, with dark fruit flavors (fig). Also a coffee/chocolate hint. Definitely worth the price.