JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich dark beer...just what I like, the initial taste is chocolate and the aroma is vanilla-ish,sweet and malty.Thin lasting head,it just looks great to me...infact Rochefort just cant put a foot wrong!
kwik-lime (1297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery colour. I was a bit worried to see how fizzy the head was on pouring but it quickly settles and lasts through the drink in a thin state. Beer is coppery colour.
Gorgeous aroma of malts, wood, caramel and toffee with a touch of fruit there as well. Taste is well balanced between hops and malt although not actually that strong. It is therefore not as amazing as other stronger trappist beers but is still seriously nice.
vanvenlo (1229) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 11 Jun 2005 - (Traddenback) - Strong floral and spicy hop, plum fruit aroma. Cloudy medium dark brown colour, sheet lacing, head that doesn’t linger (was not the cleanest glass). Deep stone fruit flavour with complex hops. Light easy to drink, could be better on mouthfeel, I guess that’s a trade for its lightness, but the great balance of malt-hop improves the palate.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ahh at last the rochefort 6, the only one i havnt tried. First upon pouring is heady, which deminishes quickly, though still presnt throughout the beer, hazy, dark red/brown colour as expected. Aroma seems a little harsh to start however this is quickly replaced with goodness after leaving for a min or so to warm. Mainly pulm and wood aroma but distinctly rochefort. Maybe alcohol noticeable here too, unusual for rochefort, but not nessesarly that bad. Taste ah rochefort is number one for me through and through, and this is a good rochefort. Vanilla, cocco, going onto fruity goodness, ranging from apples and maybe even pears too brambles and apricot skins.
As expected through and through an excellent dubbel, though thinner than its brothers, but an excellent experiance and one i cant wait to try again.
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [bottle - 33 cl] Dark brown copper color with a nice tan head. Slightly sweet aroma of malts, toffee, molasses and yeast. Rather simplistic flavor of malt, some molasses, caramel, yeast and a touch of alcohol. A little watery, but a good drink.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Robe brune légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige en dentelle et persistente. Arômes de chocolat, de caramel et de levure. Saveurs de caramel, de levure, de fruits et de houblon aromatique.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy (mit hefe) off brown with a thin everlasting head. Aroma of scones and molasses. Slightly sour with yogurt and sourdough bread notes. Not as complex as many Trappist beers. Thin body but quite a nice quaff.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thinner beer than the 10’er, but nevertheless, a great beer. Dark brown colour with a shortlasting light brown head. Taste and flavour of sweet malt
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:light sugar,fruit and spices...
Appearance:dark brown,good head...
Flavor:light version of the other rochefort.very good but less sugar on it...
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the appearance was cloudy and light brown.The taste was fruity and very complex.Apretty good beer but very expensive.