rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Prespa. Plum, dark fruit, port/whiskey, brown sugar and vinous notes in the nose. Flavor is cherries, a bit of funk, brown sugar, grapes, slight alcohol burn in a chocolate finish.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with creamy head. Rich aroma with banana, peach, plums and candy. Complex flavour with toffee, chocolate and dried fruits. Slightly thin, perhaps because it is impossible not to compare with no 10.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red-brown hazy colour. The aroma is nutty and vinous. The flavor is little bitter and malty. Also a hint from yeast. There is lots of flakes from yeast in it. To much carbondioxide! In my taste, a bad Belgian trappist!
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep red in color with a sweet smell from the pour. A very smooth and well rounded beer to enjoy just relaxing. Not as strong in alcohol as it’s brother 8 and 10, but a nice beer that is worthy of a try.
Quinten (1044) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So its, time to try the 8 and 10,....is there a way to rate over 5??????
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer, with a reddish shine. Fresh, fruity aroma, with some flowers, the alcohol is not hidden. Mostly bitter flavour, some coffee and flowers. Smooth and refreshing, a good beer to enjoy outside on one of the few sunny days in Belgium.
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Utobeer. Hazy dark brown/ruby beer with thick lasting beige tight head. Lots of chocolate and darkish fruits. Really lovely dubbel, a cut above the others. Not as intense as the 8 or 10 but still a class beer.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium and evanescent foam. Dark brown color, little penetrable and much bubbly one. Lively and elegant. Alcoholic and much flowery scent. Determined and wrapping taste. Notes of coffee, licorice, bitter cacao and flowers buckets. Complex, powerful and pleasant.
rockwell (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head dissappeared on me in less than a minute, slighly cloudy appearance. Rich, malty nose. A very good double, but looking forward to try the Rochefort 10 & 8.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an effervescent dark ruby with an off-white head that refused to dissipate. Aroma of sweet grapes, molasses, candy, touch of bubble gum. Taste is dry grapes, touch of spice, somewhat medicinal. Finish is very dry. The body could be smoother... feels a tad too carbonated. Nice.