beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian beer festival Brussels 2006: the light and refreshing (?) cousin. Love it, more drinkable everyday...should you drink it everyday? no, not even if you can afford/ find it. I brought a couple bottles home. the best of it is the nice refreshing nose
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Malty aroma with caramel & raisin. Weak flavour, light yeasty & fruity.
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a moderated sized white head. Spice and some sweetness on the aroma. Mostly yeast and some sweet fruits with some dried fruit and some caramel.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and flavors of dates, with a nice measure of sweetness. The flavor is good, but a bit thin.
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber in color, carmel colored head. Winey smell, dried fruits, figs, raisins. Taste to match, dried fruits, tart apple, a little caramel. Smooth finish.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11 oz bottle. Apple cider borwn. Limited head. Sour apple, citrus, light carbonation. Hint of mustard. Watery and thin body like a diluted 8. Empty taste; a tart green tea.
marcus (7672) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This copper ale poured with a thin tan head that dissipated right away. The aroma is sweet and fruity. There is a highly carbonated mouthfeel and a very interesting chocolate raisin flavor that is nothing like the other versions of Rochefort. This is a very well-crafted brew.
StLsportsfan (60) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beutiful color. Light head. I was shocked at the carbonation...
Good, dry, mild citrus flavor. Somewhat yeasty. I am surprised at how light it is... Clean, raspberry finish.
You can taste the tradition of excellence.
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 330 ml (stamped L 22 03 11) in quart jar. Humongous, noisy (its alive!), frothy tan head that disappears quickly on an almost opaque, apple butter body. Aroma is delicious raisin-chocolate, smooth alcohol. Taste is same with some tingly dry hops at the end. Tastes like a watered down 8, but that isnít a bad thing! One helluva lot better than the Chimay Red or Corsendonk brown!
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Pours a deep dark amber, almost maroon color with a small crisp head with tiny bubbles cascading to the top of the glass. I smelled malt and chocolate on the nose. Very interesting smell, this is like nothing I have ever smelled before on beer I have rated. I tasted a light hint of chocolate, malt, raisins, yeast. There is a dried fruit taste on the end of the sip and nice mouthfeel. The taste lingers a bit in this solid beer. I have tried the ten and that is first class, but this really didnít disappoint. I didnít know what to expect, but this is very different from the ten. I really enjoyed this beer and I will pick up another one or two. I canít wait to try the Roch. 8.