ippopotamo36 (509) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 bottle purchased at the Skopje Beer Shop (RIP) and consumed in Kosovo. BB 09/2018, so I guess the beer has been bottle in 2013 (over 1 year old). Pours a typical amber color, a bit cloudy with a very gassy and persistent ivory head which stays there. Nose: mild candy fruit, spices. Mouth: session beer feel for a 7,5% Belgian Strong Ale, easy drinking, dry end with a spicy body and a mild fruity aroma. Candy orange a bit of coriander. A very nice brew.
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy brown-amber; cloudier if sediment added, as I did. Lovely lasting tan head, towering at first, but settles to a nice creamy top coat.
T - complex and superbly balanced. Lacking the dark fruit flavor of a standard BSDA, this beer features a lighter fruitiness, lighter color and lighter aroma than usual for BSDA, but that’s not to be held against this beer which makes no such claims about style.
M - perfect carbonation. Light-medium body.
O - I had high expectations, based on my love of Rochefort 8. My high expectations were surpassed, although I believe I like the R8 better and I more eager than ever to try it, and the 6, again
PauloAG (90) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330cc bottle. Lovely orange colour. Spicy, fruity and kind of sweet. Tastes
"Trappist". Great beer
mjansen1310 (94) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Bronze brown coloured small white head. Light bitter, small fruity sweet and spiced.
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice. Brew smells spicy foremost, some fruit aromas as well. This beer looks impeccable. I’ve seen very few beers with such a vibrant yet natural and earthy hue. The lush off-white head stays at the top of the beer through the ENTIRE drink, and each time I tip my chalice, the foam smothers (not laces, smothers) the glass wall--amazing. Consistent with the aromas, I first taste the spices on the tip of my tongue. As the beer rushes through my mouth the creamy tingle dissipates a bit to reveal the beer’s subtle sweetness and floral notes. The finish is perfectly smooth and just a hint boozy. The mouthfeel of this beer is so delectably full and rich without being overwhelmingly heavy. The carbonation works so interestingly with an initial refreshing bite that turns into a smooth foam coating the tongue even after the finishing gulp. This is a fantastic beer and should be enjoyed by anyone who calls himself or herself a beer lover.
"Never turn your back on your beer."
rouhlas (522) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home, thanks skullgeorge! Dark copper brown color with beige head. Aroma is malty caramel, bran, bready, yeasty, light spicy, cloves? light fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.
StoutHead (778) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber/brown color with a large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is of malt, yeast, fruits, hops and alcohol. Slightly above medium body and soft carbonation. Fruity finish. Dare I say it - it feels a bit thin. Definitely a good Belgian ale but nothing too special...certainly not compared to the two "older-brothers".
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to sarkynortherner for this cheers Martin happy new year. Orange brown thin head. Fruity yeast malts taste same some swettness banana light hop bitters. Nice body. Decent stuff not in the same league as 12.
Sjohnh (329) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, but nowhere near as legendary as their 8 or 10. Autumnal orange brown with frothy white head. Aroma mostly malt with some spice - taste has malt, sugar, yeast, herbs and spices. Soft and mellow, fairly light on the palate with lively carbonation.
SinH4 (550) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown orange color with big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy-herbal, really tea-like, caramel, and a bit fresh. Taste is spicy yeasts, caramel, herbs. Rather dry finish, with nice bitterness. Not bad, and rather light, but it?s got a bit of that Belgian dirt feeling.