TAR (2458) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2004 Trademark Rochefort persistent, rocky, and pillowy foam. Assertive grainy and candy malt aroma alongside herbal and phenolic notes, bubblegum, plum, concord grape, rye, fig, and wood. Firm and creamy on the palate. Moderate complex flavors of banana, dry light chocolate whisper, plum, candied malt, herbal notes, leather, cotton candy, phenols, and a lingering dry breadiness.
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious light chocolate/ caramel malt flavor. A bit overly malty though just as the 8 and 10 are, but the abv is balanced wonderfully in the finish. Not hoppy, very smooth. Better balance than the 10 but not as much flavor. Neither is better than the 8.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy brown with big beige head that eventually settles down. Flavor is sweet and smooth, fruity (berry), slightly caramel. One of the easiest drinking 7.5% beers I’ve ever had.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A toned down version of the 8 and 10. Still has the great soft fruit (plum, raisin) and coffee cake flavors of the other Rochefort beers. Lacks a bit of the complexity of its big brothers but still a hell of a beer.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plums and some banana in the aroma. Not as flavourful as one might have expected, some nice alcohol and caramel flavours are present though. The beer is quite thin and the aftertaste is unfortunately quite short.
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick white foamy head lasts a good while. Thicky syrup-sweet nose. Bronze color. Upon first taste the only word that came to mind was dark. Musky, and woody, like an autumn night.
skortila (4467) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, brown colour. Lasting thick head. Definately a rochefort appearance.Malt, sweet nose. Taste is definately less interesting than the brothers 8 & 10. But I will not compare them further. Easy drinkin beer, a little woodlike taste, perhaps a little water-like sweet taste. This one must be good during a dinner. Soft, bitter palate.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice woody and nutty taste and aroma. A bit less complex than both no. 8 and 10. Easier to drink because of the lower alcohol content.
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty woody and decent
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. A nice alternative to the 8 and 10 if you wanna drive home.