zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy caramel, off white head. Aroma is grass, bread, fruit, slight pine. Flavor is bread tangy wheat, fruit, earth, molasses. Lovely.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright brownish red with persistant light tan head. Sweet aromas of dried fruits and malt. Flavors of slightly smokey malt, a touch of hops, and plenty of sweetness. This did not have the weight I would expect in a dubbel, and left me wanting more body. It was however very smooth with pleasant intense carbonation. A very interesting beer that makes me want to try the 8 and 10.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 All three Rocheforts tasted back to back, 11.2 oz bottles in a Trappist glass, of course. This one is ruby red in color with a lot of sediment. Nice, fruity aroma with raisans. Very smooth, fruity flavor that is slightly winey. Very good stuff though not as good as the other two.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark red/brown. Very sweet. High carbonation. Flavors of marzipan and bog myrtle. Kind of thinnish and boring.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wicked dubbel. Typical Rochefort yeast & malt profile, but lighter and softer than the 8 or 10. Very smooth & tasty.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 Pours a tawny honey color w/ a full, semi creamy forth that slowly reduces to a full puddle of cream. Nice lacework w/ peristant Champage streamers. Aromas are mild consisting of granite, tart dried fruits, and musty chocolate. Light to medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a soft, cottony texture. Flavors are brisk, delicate, and very complex but nothing really stands out but the acidity. Flavors of an earthy perfume nature w/ complexities of cocoa, tobacco, mild spices, dried dark fruits, leather, slight pine, and the signature Tequila trademark. The finish is bittered mildly in the peach pit fashion. The sweetness factor is mild with the acid component snuffing it out very quickly but it leaves a faint milk chocolately essence on the palate. Overall: this brew is very complex exhibting outstanding qualities. A bit lighter in nectar weight yet holding itís own. Highly recommended.
paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely beer that is better with a meal than the 8 or 10. Has a bit of a watery feel compared to the 8 or 10 but not watered-down, just less creamy and thick than itís heavier bretheren. This beer also has chocolate and fig tastes with a lovely aftertaste that makes you crave 4 more of them - if only I could afford 4 more...
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large equal fine head. Very sticky to the glass. Aroma of hops and spices which I find back in the taste as well. Medium carbonation and long lasting aftertaste.
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I finally got to try the 6 at Galbraiths in Auckland during a recent visit. It is very much the little brother to the 8 and 10. It poured a wonderful rich red colour with a small head which lasted well. The aroma was fruity and sweet while the flavor was much maltier than the aroma. I thought it more barley wine like than most abbey dubbels. Hopefully this beer will hit the supermarkets soon. Iíve never seen it before in NZ but Iíd like to drink a few more bottles at take-home prices.
steve/brandon (3) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a tough review for me, there is a definite comradery between this and the 8 & 10 - I have to say that the 8 & 10 are my favorites among all beers. However I have to look at the six as it is, not as a companion to the 8 or 10. The taste is malt & smoke w/ a perfect balance of sweetness ( it is not a overly sweet beer ). Drinkability is great, taste is smooth with all the necessities ( ie. Hops, malt etc ) present but in a cohesive grouping that many brewers are unable to produce. Truly a talented brewer produced this. It is definitely worth the price of admission should you come upon it. I think it may suffer review wise because it is compared to itís greater brethren. A great beer.