jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 2012-09-16. Sort of murky brown body with a modest tan head, there is more sludge from the bottom of the bottle than I expected. 3+ Mild aroma, lightly yeasty, mild alcohol, caramel and sweet malt notes, light alcohol grows as it warms. Flavour is similar, moderate sweet malty core has mild yeasty estery accents, fruit notes. A bit muddled I think from the yeast shot at the bottom, but pleasant. Smooth medium bodied palate has a soft carbonation. Decent, but less exciting than its bigger brothers. 7/3/7/3/15-16 Bottle close to a year old, from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
2005-03-XX. Hazy medium brown body, moderate creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma, touch of yeast and brown sugar, touch of alcohol. Warming alcohol sticks out a bit as the temperature of the glass rises but not as much as it could. Sweet malty flavour with a minute bite. Very small hint of anise like notes. Smooth medium bodied palate. Not nearly as tastey as the other Rochefort’s but a tasty beer nonetheless. Bottle at Smokeless Joe’s. Having seen my post on Bartowel.com that I was stopping by, Joe had this served before I had fully sat down! Nice! 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 mild malty flavor. caramel, a little roasty. candy sugar usage is evident. more drinkable (as expected) than the other rocheforts
BrockLanders (769) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy, long lasting head. Aromas of malt and fruit are prevalent, apple, banana, hint of orange...very nice. The taste is rich and sweet with hints of light fruits, flowers, chocolate and licorice. I love alll the Rocheforts, but this one could be a nice session ale.
CEZ (396) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color ranges from deep amber to muddy brown, dependig on the amount of yeast poured. Off-white head, generous, rather short-lived. Sugar, berries, orange and a distinct alcohol note in the nose. Yeasty (lots of yeast in the bottle), sweet, brandy-like, hints of raisins. Dry, long finish. Body is medium.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle) Sents of dark cane sugar and full roasted malts. In total, not a big nose, but to the sweeter side. A flat ryebread-feeling, with some warmth to it, but not alot. No real levels of taste. ASt this point I checked the bottle, it was not an old, old one, would last until 2007. A long lkasting, heavy malty finish and a small zing a the alcohol. Tasted oxidaded and flat, no real levels of taste as I expected.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 bottle, served at room temp. it has a bigger head than 8 or 10, which are barely carbonated. not as aromatic as its brothers, but still has the distinct rochefort aroma. very drinkable.
desurfer (1188) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s been a while since I’ve had a Trappist beer, and wow. Body is a gorgeous dark ruby with a ton of yeast settled at the bottom. Thick, even tan head that lasts forever. Aroma filled with plum, raspberry, some vinous notes, wood, and alcohol. Flavor kicks off quite carbonated and spicy, then settles into a rich, smooth maltiness with some complex fruit and spice tones in the background. The finish is dry and sweet, begging me to take another sip. Truly phenomenal stuff.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Served in Rochefort chalice. Pours a deep, opaque brownish red. Good-sized off-white head w/ good retention. Warm, inviting, spicy aroma. Beautiful, lightly spicy, pleasantly malty flavor. Complex and utterly satisfying. Soft, full mouthfeel. Good drinkability.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Malty, sweet aroma, plums and raisins. Same features occur also in the taste, with notes of caramel. It´s quite carbonated. I see it on par with Chimay Rouge. Excellent.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thans to JCapriotti for this one. Pours turbid brown with a solid, creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, some brown sugar, barnyard, fruit, toffee. Tastes fruity, malty, with hints of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, iced tea, and some hops. Very complex, with a medium, highly carbonated palate, and a fruity, caramelly finish. Outstanding!