GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ripe, velvety and smoothwith a yeasty zing. nutty accents, rich and full. Clouded dark nut brown body, big, dence rolling soft white head. Light in the mouth, caramel , toffee, moss. Plums and more ripe fruits. toasty bread and toffe finish.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and aged, just the way I like my beers.. and cheese… not yet my women, though.
Pours a dark and muddy amber/brown body. The beers head is a creation in and of itself. A gigantic mass of finely woven light tan colored lace fully drapes the glass. A rocky froth like cream in the blender…
The upfront aroma is initially sweet but slowly fades to a fruity tartness. I swirl the imported contents of my glass, tip it back, and imbibe. WOW.. That’s F-ing Bliss! Largely delicate notes of brown sugar and molasses are in the forefront. Immediately behind are large fruity esters. Suggestions of plum, apple, date sugar, walnut and light hazelnut, followed buy a slice of banana nut bread, and a glass of fresh pressed spiced cider. This beer truly has some amazing complexities, a depth that exceeds time.
My ONLY grievance… the body is a bit too thin… which is a trait in a woman that I do appreciate, a beer…. not so much.
Overall… # 6 is Sensational!
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red-brown with white head. Fruity taste (cherry) and a bit of spice and alcohol. Could have scored better on appearance.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy, deep reddish brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. Aromas and tastes of yeast, fruits and sweet malts. Fizzy body with a chalky finish. The 10 & the 8 are definitely better than the 6.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rai Wine Shop, Birmingham. Delicious sweet and creamy aroma - lke Angel Delight. Very dark red/brown, with a jagged, peaked head. A slight disappointment - some sweet syruppyness, with a teeny alcohol warmth at the end. Plainish, sweet, brown ale.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of candi sugar, alcohol and yeast. Very creamy texture, light body, soft carboantion, chalky finish. Personnaly, I feel it’s not up to the standards of Rochefort 8 and 10.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color, with lots of carbonation, but very little head (it’s more like "soda pop" style carbonation) - the aroma was richer than I thought it would be, given my experiences with the 10 and 8 - mostly chocolate, plums and brown sugar - the taste is very similar to its bigger brothers, just much more subdued, and with a thinner body - lots of fruits in the flavor - apples, cherries, pears, grapes - not as many dark fruits as expected - the finish disolves the complexity a bit, leaving not much more than an artificial sweetness, much like aspartame - go for the 10 or 8, the price is pretty much the same, and you get more bang for the buck.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color, pretty bubbly at first. Light body. Lasting fruitiness in the flavor, but not overly sweet. Dark fruit aroma, but again not overpowering. A well balanced excellent beer
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown color, little beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma, some spices present too. Flavor has also some spicyness with strong fruits. Mild carbonation can be noticed, spices last long in aftertaste. Surprisingly thin body for 7.5%, alcohol is covered nicely.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma like... plums, orange fruits and hops. Apperence like ... dark and hazy. Flavor like ... fresh, sweet fruits and caramel. Palate