Darwenus (384) - Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew pours into the glass with an attractive and promising mingling of dark brown and deep red tones, and forms a small but lingering head. The aroma is very nice; strong, rich, fruity. Each drink was a dense, strong mouthful. The taste has a wine like quality, more of the fruitiness from the aroma, with caramel and coffee and noticeable alcohol. Slightly dry, but never enough to slow me down. Maybe thatís a not a good thing, I wish this had lasted a little longer. Really a delicious beer, if it werenít for the slightly high price Iíd make this a regular.
Markkind (10) - - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong raisin notes on the nose. More alcohol than the 8, but can barely tell. Full mouth, complex palate, semi clean finish.
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want1DIPA (8) - - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#top50 #trappistes #rochefort10 #beerporn #craftbeer Creamy, smooth mellow vanilla bold bliss! My mind can't comprehend right now what's happening. Simply a phenomenal brew!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!
Douberd (624) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a trappist glass. ABV 11,3%
Very dark mahogany brown colour, with two fingers of soapy light beige head on top. Good retention, no lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits,lots of plums, a bit of sugar, some hints of the alcohol too.
Taste of dark ripe fruits, a bit of bubblegum and banana at the end too. Sweet but delicious. Really great taste. The alcohol is only just a tiny bit notable.
Thick body, good amount of carbonation. Quite dry on the palate.
Overall a great beer, and without doubt the best of the three Rocheforts.
Hookemwahoo (5) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Worth the price of admission. Love the complexity in taste with various fruit notes of raisin, plum and cherry coming through as you sip.
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Marduk (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown color. Medium size, thick and sturdy head. Hold well. Plums, raisins, cake, toffee in aroma. Raisins, plums, sense of ginger, spicy flavor. Sense of alcohol and peppermint in the aftertaste. Full bodied. Delicious!
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite "shelf beers". Really similar to Westy XII. Donít drink this colder than 50 degrees F, IMO.
oneeighthcuban (92) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells spicey, a little fruity, and a little boozy. Taste is really smooth, some sort of spiceyness.
Mr_Hensen (45) - ís Gravenmoer, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heerlijk biertje. Flink zoet met een hoog karamel gehalte. Veel karakter en diepgang. Na een half glas wordt het biertje wel een beetje veel, maar toch zou ik zo een tweede nemen.
PattyBat (16) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark brown with light tan head. Smell of malt, prunes and raisins. Smooth taste of fruit with the alcohol well hidden. Great beer with an awesome palate.
ejcooney1 (1) - Hazlet, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is such an outstanding beer. So clean and smooth, with great mouthfeel. An intensely rich and dark fruity taste. This is the pinnacle of trappists.