mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with sediment and minimal off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, port wine. Taste is sweet raisins, dark fruit, port wine again. Alcohol definitely noticeable. Not the biggest fan of the style but good stuff.
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 (276) - 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 (516) - 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 (58) - 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 (173) - 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
AnG_BrgNor (371) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amazing beer where the aroma, and taste is blended together into one nice beer. Difficult to describe, but its very complex and a great beer in all ways.
Towey1989 (1504) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a deep brown colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of blackcurrant, plum, raisin, some cherry, slight bready malts, chocolate, a little cola, a hint of liquorice, Belgian yeast and subtle spice. Taste of blackcurrant, plum, cola, some chocolate, raisin, slight liquorice, spice, a little cherry, a hint of brown sugar and subtle herbal hops. Full bodied and slick texture. A powerfully long, fruity, spicy bitterness in the finish. Another wonderfully complex Belgian quad, lovely fruity flavours and lots of spiciness. Quite alcoholic and sweet at times but so flavourful. Best Belgian beer I’ve had so far.