Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy amber body and a short lived off white head with full lacing. Intense aroma of malt, apple, dirt and raisins. Rich flavour with chocolate and caramel going through fruits to an alcohol/hops ending. Too much alcohol to be perfect.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color, little beige head. Fruity and hoppy aroma with notes of alcohol, very dimensional aroma indeed. Strong fruity flavor with some alcohol and dry ending. Fine beer, mildly alcoholic and dry ending fits nicely to medium body.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a reddish brown color, hazy and effervescent; plenty of co2 rolling up from the bottom. The head is light brown and creamy with a slippery lace and good retention. Aroma is of cookie dough, preserved fruits, spices, apples and raisins. Flavor is of rich fruits, caramel and a hint of alcohol with a sweet start with a peppery finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy and effervescent with a hop bite.
A great well-rounded beer with world-class qualities.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed this one. Poured a brown with red tinge. Nice thick head typical of belgians. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Taste is nice. Fruity, yeast tones. Very pleasant beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - AUG 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
great tasting beer with a hint of fruit, good brown color with a slight bit of red, very smooth taste, looking forward to trying the Trappistes 10
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown/amber head. Thick offwhite head, long lasting. MIld carbonation. Aroma is sugar and alcohol. Flavor is much the same, starts off sweet toffee and ends with potent alcohol and licorice. A bit on the medicinal side. Very interesting and complex but not something I could drink a lot of.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown with an aroma of chocolate, candied fruit, and brandy. Flavour is alcohol and malt with prunes and chocolate. Equally complex but better balanced than the 10.
Geiserich (3061) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dated: 20 02 07
Muddy brown with yeast colonies floating about in the murk. Fair off white colored head which left quickly. Outstandingly beautiful sheets of Belgian lace!
Aroma of dried fruits and sweet malt. No hint of alcohol here at all, light body from candi sugar.
Flavor is malt and light spice. Becomes slightly vinous as it warms.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A heavy beer with an obvious alcohol presence which is not surprising when you consider its strength. Dark and inviting with a long lasting flavour. Cant wait to try the Rochefort 10!