begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - OCT 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle shared with a friend. Very dark brown color, almost black. Tanned thick and longlasting head. Rich fruity aroma with earthy tones, some yeast. Thick, creamy and oily palate. Flavor is fruity, wine like rich. ABV is very well hidden. Roasted plums, citrus tones. Aroma, appearance and palate are excellent. Expected more from flavor.
Hoban34 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
BUY IT ITS Amazing
The top product from the Rochefort Trappist brewery. Dark color, full and very impressive taste. Strong plum, raisin, and black currant palate, with ascending notes of vinousness and other complexities
koleminer20 (1853) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. The pour is a dark brown color, nice shade, with a larger light khaki head that falls down to a finger high cap, but it fizzes like a soda, it’s definitely not thick beer like. The aroma is interesting. Very complex. There is a nice sweet malt that meshes with a light vinousness and carries a good bit of dark fruit. There is a strong sweetness that isn’t as bad as I thought it was at one time. Thanks, changing palate. The flavor is good. There is a lot of sweet malts and a good punch of dark fruits and a light caramel There isn’t a whole lot of complexity in addition to that. This is nothing like a traditional belgian, and all of the good qualities that I look for. The mouth feel is a little thin, but the fizzy carbonation really throws it off. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet and carries a light fruit to it. It’s not too bad, much better than I remember.
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rochefort 10 cellared 3 years
Pours a dark brown color with a fluffy, fizzy, two finger sized head.
Fantastic aromas of ripe sour cherries among rock sugar and roasted malts, very intense on the nose. Almost a little boozy, but amazingly well integrated into the decadent sweet aromas, balanced by old wood and toasted walnut shell.
Has a very lively, bubbly carbonation, which makes the beer’s heavy body unfold in a lighter manner on the tongue, also washing away its boozy peak, which is recognizable for just a split second, while leaving with a long lasting warmth down the throat.
Cherries from the nose are amongst the flavors from the very beginning, entangled into toffee, licorice, dried wood bark and autumn leaves. Malts have a toasty richness in this, which is heavy on the tongue, opening up the palate perfectly to the sweeter flavors, and makes it possible to integrate its warm boozy note so perfectly well. Nuttiness mingles into the warming alcohol, producing a cola sweetness, calmed by old earth and toasty malts, while finishing with a bubbly mineralic tone and dried plums.
I am blown away by this one, this tastes perfect. Love the dried, sugared, alcohol soaked cherry note, which blends into roasted, rich malts. All flavors are intense and well pronounced at the same time, creating an awesome balance, making it possible for the different components to pack such a huge punch.
ALIBALI (286) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Voluminös. Komplex. Spritzig. Atemberaubend. Man riecht, schaut und wenn dann das erste Schlückchen die Kehle hinab gegleitet ist, kann man es nicht fassen. So vielschichtig kann ein Getränk sein. Trockenobstsüße wird vom trocken Körper abgefedert, der Nachhall bricht mehrmals in verschiedene Richtungen aus um dann langsam und wärmend alkoholisch ins Ziel zu gelangen.HEAVY!!!! 0,33l/ca.2 Euro aus einem Carrefour in Belgien. Bottle by Baby.
markschiedon (517) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a 33cl bottle.
In the aroma alcohol
The clear brown beer has a medium Brown head
In the taste caramel and coffee
mcflylanister (60) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. Presencia caoba profundo con corona blanca persistente y compacta. Carbonatacion media. Aroma a frutos secos, caramelo y licor, En boca intenso sabor carameloso y licor acabando dulce, alcohol perfectamente integrado, Retrogusto potente a licor y caramelo.
nephirem (121) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark brown color with small, short lasting off-white head. Hazy appearance. Lovely smell, sweet and floral.
Full body with average carbonation. Creamy, thick texture. Very smooth on the tongue despite the alcohol burn. Taste is mostly sweet. Rich aroma. Herbal, floral, toffee, spices, nuts... Lovely. Dry finish with subtly noticeable alcohol presence.
TrappistLove (17) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you’re looking for a pooter go away! This is a quality Belgian beer! I’ve tried the 6, 8, 10 all delicious different abv. I even like Rochefort and saint bernadus better than the so called number one rated beer on this site. You don’t even taste the alcohol, that’s the thing about high abv beers u taste the alcohol more than all the malts/hops/barley/caramel....this you only taste yummy caramel, toasty molasses, n wonderful belgique malts! YUM!
17Beer (175) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scents of yeast and malt sweet and nuts. Pours opaque brown with a rocky big tan head. Big huge flavors of malt and leather umami combination of sweet and sour with an abrupt acerbic finish which is the only hint of alcohol. Oily mouthfeel with heavy carbonation. Quite a mouthfull. Rockin’.
mikkellund42 (728) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark chestnut brown with huge white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, prunes, black currant jam, port wine and hints of hay. Taste is medium acidic, light salty, light bitter and medium to very sweet. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long and mostly sweet and somewhat bitter with notes of sugar, malt syrup, honey, toffee, bitter grapefruit, pomegranate, port wine, sweet licorice and raw salty licorice. Very rich and complex