thesober (9) - Tølløse, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mpeture and Fantastic beer. Drank it at the rigth tempeture and made a carefull serving the first half of the beer which gave a sweet malty taste. After stirring the bottle and the yeast came together with the rest of the beer it was more tasteful and much more full in its taste. My favorite beer together with Rochefort 8. Number 10 is outside waiting for my tatebuds.
vyvvy (4573) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After having the 8 this was a bit of a letdown, still a fine beer though. Poured dark amber with a light tan head. Aroma has toffee, caramel, richness, chocolate, breadiness adn earthy qualities. Medium body with fairly sharp carbonation. The taste starts with caramel and a bit of cracker taste. Tastes like a watered down version of 8 with the flavors and complexity knocked down a couple notches. The finish is farily dry and spice is added. A good beer, but falls far below 8 and 10. Considering the price difference is not that much between the three I see the others always winning out.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB May 07). Mid brown with lasting head. Lots of baking aromas, bread, fruits and spices leading into malty chocolate and fruity bananaish yeast. More of the same in the mouth not too sweet and pretty drinkable but just a touch thin. Drinks quite like a toned down version of its bigger brothers but unfortunately lacks the luscious body of the 8.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is a hazy brown with some red highlights. Moderate, fizzy white head. Nose of berries, alcohol, berries, and perhaps bits of plum. Flavor is a bit sour, with spices coming through, plums, raisins, and malt. Mouthfeel is fizzy, but flows nice and smooth.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cold 11.2oz bottle: Pours a clear dark red amber color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma and taste are of rich malt, wood, subtle hops, spice, plum and sour notes. Dry, fizzy mouthfeel. Ending is malty and sour.
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
like this..... lighter weaker version of the other two as has been said before, not the fav of the 3 but still would never... never turn it away
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small offwhite head over dark brown hazy body. Light, wooden, spicy aroma, somewhat watery. Light, spicy, wooden taste. Dry, bitterish aftertaste. Good, low-key version of its bigger brothers. (0.33l bottle.)
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Pub Italia. Slightly cloudy red brown colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy tan head. Chocolate and dark fruit dominate the aroma and flavour along with plum and slight yeastiness. Simply a lighter version of the other Rocheforts - all the flavours and aromas are similar, just lighter. And that’s not a bad thing.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 11.2 ounce bottle conditioned beer poured a hazy rich reddish brown with a small off-white creamy head that was almost entirely diminishing but left some good lacing on the glass. The aroma was primarily fruity - dried spiced plums and raisins, but there were also subtle notes of sherry, oak and leather complimented by pepper, coriander and orange peel. It had a medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly dry texture. The flavor started out lightly sweet and fruity which lasted through the medium-long finish. Somewhere in the middle a cozy alcohol warmth began to make itself known. This one would be a nice beer to warm up with on a cold damp night.
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Again, same as Rochefort 10, I was pleasantly suprised to find this brew here in Canada. Tastes about the same as 10 too. However, the alcohol presense is less dominating which is a plus.