oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, big beige creamy head. Sour grapefruit and earthy notes in aroma, very bitterish. Sweet plum along with grainy/mouldy earthy notes. Extremely complex, though still I find it quite boring. Some yeasty notes in finish.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty interesting beer. Very subtle in it’s flavors. some nice malt in the flavor. Very sweet. A good beer to pick up if it isn’t too expensive.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellente. Pours a deep burgundy, in accompaniment with a deep cream to tan head. The aroma is delicately faint with a hint of what occurs to this author as soil, perhaps, or maybe some household chemical. An awkward strangeness to that aspect of this experience. We move on now to the flavor, which expelled overtones of malt of an almost doppelbockian nature, along with a sinewy wisp of dark cherry-like fruit. This beverage offers a round, smooth (But soft! What light through yonder bottle breaks!), creamy palate and petite denoument worthy of a beer lover’s discerning attention. This ale can plausibly be enjoyed in polite company in tune with a carefully-crafted supper arrangement complete with hors d’ouvres and fine silver. You are kindly invited, dear reader, to partake in this worthwhile spirit for only $6.59 per the bottle, and experience an authentic Belgian of commendable name and reputation.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a nice beige head. Yeasty, earthy, sweet malt, and stone fruitiness all in the aroma. Malty, earthy, yeasty flavor with some fruitiness. Not as complex as the bigger Rocheforts and lighter in body.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice brown with a light head. aromas of fruit with a bit of sweetness. flavor is sweet and malty, nothing too complex. A bit watery and very drinkable. I think trying this one after the 10 and the 8 was a bit of a let down. should have started at the bottom and worked up. but all in all not a bad beer
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got a hold of the ol numero 6. I cut a green apple for contrast, and hammered down this chocolate and raisin bread loaf, comatizing and comming too, only to bear witness to Arsenal taking 2 nill defeat. ....but the beir aka bier aka this mofo don’t go bad till 2007!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful muddy rust appearance with a fuzzy, tan, 1/2" thick tanning head. Aroma produces the expected characteristics - chocolate, caramel, anise, nutmeg, cloves, chocolate covered raisins and a dash of unexpected tree sap. Flavor is decent, but a bit of a let down, piecing together a profile of water-logged red grapes, a dash of cocoa powder, cardboard and caramel cola. Some element of ginger distracts the spicing profile as well. Medium-to-light bodied and quite the depleted flavor, finishing like a bite out of packing boxes. Quel domage.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cloudy, dark amber coloured, thin, steady foamy layer; fruity nose (vinous, also liquorice, plums) with a tinge of hops; dry fruity taste, ending with a slight dry bitterness; creamy texture; astonishingly "light" and easily drinkable. Rochefort, the name of quality !
JayBaxter (408) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich dark beer...just what I like, the initial taste is chocolate and the aroma is vanilla-ish,sweet and malty.Thin lasting head,it just looks great to me...infact Rochefort just cant put a foot wrong!
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery colour. I was a bit worried to see how fizzy the head was on pouring but it quickly settles and lasts through the drink in a thin state. Beer is coppery colour.
Gorgeous aroma of malts, wood, caramel and toffee with a touch of fruit there as well. Taste is well balanced between hops and malt although not actually that strong. It is therefore not as amazing as other stronger trappist beers but is still seriously nice.