jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orangish-brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, florals and belgian yeast. Base flavor of sweet malts with notes of citrus, florals and yeast. Herbal and light spice finish.
C05ty (6) - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A cloudy slightly reddish coloured beauty. 1st beer of the year from #beerbods and what a cracker it was. Delightful flavour and very moreish.
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear red-amber with a lasting and fine lacing off-white frothy small head. Aroma is coriander, bready, sugar, anise, dades, banana and nuts. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and light acidic. Body is light, texture is watery/thin, carbonation is moderate. Finishes quite dry and fruity. Very mild , accessible and well executed.
ScipioA (194) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immediately after opening the bottle it pretty much exploded about a fifth of the beer out the top. After cleaning that up I gingerly poured out an entire bottle worth of foamy fluff. After more waiting the head settles out into a dark opaque orange with a big tan foamy head on top. Minimum points for appearance for letting a gusher out to market. The aroma is fairly yeasty with some very strong notes of earth and herbs. Absolutely delicious flavors, it’s sweet, and fruity with notes of chocolate caramels. A little bit of a vaporizing alcohol presence towards the end of each sip. The extreme carbonation in this bottle thankfully doesn’t show up in the mouthfeel. Smooth, a little thick and leaves a sticky residue on the lips. Really good beer, I hope to try a bottle or glass of this some day that *doesn’t* explode in my face.
llkc (195) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rochefort Trappistes 6 Købt salling århus
Duft: kiks. nød, muskatnød,
karamel, meget fed og sød, en smule smag af græs/ halm.
Armadill0 (185) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown, foggy. Big light brown head. Aroma has nut, orange and some yeast.
Taste has cocoa, orange, yeast and nut. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Light aftertaste. Very pleasant overall. Not that complex though.
HuskerTan (297) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Dark fruits, raisins, nuts, toast, bread.
A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Dark fruits, raisins, dough, slightly sweet.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- A bit of a let down, but still great. I prefer the 8 and 10 over this. Seemed to lack a lot of complexities the other two have.
zaf (220) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura ma non troppo,con riflessi rossastri e schiuma sempre presente ma non molto spessa..aroma tipico da rochefort..lieviti fruttati,malto, zucchero candito,sentori dolciastri in generale..gusto altrettanto dolce e fruttato ma meno intenso delle sue due sorelle..corpo medio,carbonazione media e palato intenso e persistente..scende giù con estrema facilità!
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours a murky dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, banana, yeast, bread, brown sugar. Sweet malt and caramel hit first in the tasting with some dark fruit flavours coming afterwards. Slight yeasty notes too. Well carbonated as expected, overall very nice.
mt_hall (85) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown with a slight haze (having not poured the yeast sediment), lively carbonation, and a medium-sized, off-white head of small bubbles. A spicy nose of burnt sugar, malt, dried fruit, and a hint of bubblegum. Flavours are similar, with spice, acidity, and bubblegum, followed by a dry, acidic finish. Good, but failed to live up to its big reputation for me.