HenrikSoegaard (9119) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark amber-brown colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy very complex
aroma. Fantastic powerfull flavor. Lpong finish. Truly one of the best beers. Creamy perfect palate. Price: 3 euro. Fantastic.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Bottle. Deep aroma of dark fruits, but the black currant is clearly present. In strong light it is a deep mahogany color with a beige head that is decent but not outstanding. Thin to medium body with fine, mild, almost creamy, carbonation. There is heat, plumminess, and most definitely black currant. After the first moments, it seems a bit dusty. The finnish is rather dry, and leaves a dusty, fruity impression. Arguably a bit of wood accumulates. Bitter is not in it. It sips marvelously.
bierkoning (8944) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of yeast and hops. Yeast, chocolate, blackcurrant, coffee, alcohol and some roasted malt in the taste. Malty and syrupy with an intense long bittersweet finish. A classic!
After several tastings on the terrace of Café de Engel in Oldenzaal, I’ll stick to my rating. With every sample you discover more flavors and aroma’s.
madsberg (8780) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Sometimes life is beautiful. You come home from work on your birthday, and there it is. A Rochefort 10 served by your girlfriend at the right temperature. Appears dark brown with a huge head, that lasts. The aroma is very spiced and complex. You really want to try this beer. Notes of yeast and maybe corriander. The taste. Heavens. Find it hard to imagine that it gets any better. A remarkable balance between alcohol and the palate of tasteimpressions like chocolate, malt, coffee and other spices. The aftertaste is quite alcaholic but pleasant. This is absolutely the most complex and complete beer i’ve tasted till today. This I will revisit.
2009-10-03 I drink this temporarily, and are having one right now. It is still one hell of a beer, and I don´t have the urge to change my rating. This rocks big time.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor was very complex with with a fruit flavor and a long finish. Full body with a small alcohol bite at the end.
gunnfryd (8543) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown. A little taste and flavour of alcohol , but not unpleasant .
Creamy head. You know it’s a strong beer.
Koelschtrinker (8470) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Würzig schokoladiger, stark karbonisierter Beginn. Süßlich angehauchte Kräuternoten, etwas grasig, intensiv. Hefig, vergoren bananig, sehr trocken werdend. Karamellig herbes Finish. 8/10/11/13/9/11
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Conditioned Ale. Deep brown red beer with thick white head. Plenty of fruity notes, apple and blackberry, plums and sultana's. Strong alcoholic nose which follows into the body of the beer, a little over lively but this sample was aged 3 years. Lovely smooth sipping beer.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden brown hazy beer with a wonderful complex aroma of sugar, wine, hops and vanilla fudge/praline. Wonderful rich tatse of scotch with peach melba and hops intertwined, woody notes, very complex body, with a alcool warmth which lingers and pleases the tongue.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Bottle... The aroma is moderately malty and fruity (plums). Also hints of ruby port and the high ABV does come discreetly through in the nose. This murky dark brown beer has a tan, rocky head with excellent lacing. Fully lasting too. Bottle conditioned. The initial flavor is pretty darn malty with a lightly sweet and moderately bitter taste on the backside. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation with a long, slightly sweet finish. Personally, I was disappointed due to this beer’s extremely high rating. However, it’s definitely a quality Belgian ale.